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B&B in Canada

John Aspin (47/48) resides Prince Edward Island, Canada.He and his wife run a B&B

"Snugged between woodland hiking trails and a broad expanse of private beach, The Anchorage beckons the outdoor enthusiast and the lover of nature. Here you can find a perfect balance between exhilerating physical activity and complete rest and relaxation in our quiet, pastoral area of Prince Edward Island. Excellent golf courses, great cycling trails, fresh and salt water fishing all abound nearby. "

OC's are half rate at our cottage-allows them and us to book ahead. Book now!

Book - Away To Sea by Captain A W Kinghorn (49-51)

Sequel to the book by the same author below, including nine years with Singapore's Golden Line.

Hardback, Illustrated, UKP.00 + P&P UKP.50

Book - Before The Box Boats by Captain A W Kinghorn (49-51)

A life at sea in British Blue Star Line 1951 - 1982.

Softback, Illustrated, UKP.50 + P&P GBP1.50 pounds sterling

Buy both books above for UKP 26 (post free United Kingdom, GBP3 overseas.)

Captain A. W. Kinghorn
15, Kendal Ave
Tyne & Wear, NE0 3AQ
United Kingdom

Book - Haikuan - The Sea Gate by Christopher Briggs MBE (1921-23).

The book covers his time on Conway at Rock Ferry, life at sea in the 20s and then his time in China when employed by the Marine Department of the Chinese Maritime Customs. An adventurous time spent tending lighthouses and chasing smugglers. Well illustrated, the book gives an interesting overview of life for the foreigner in pre-war China.

Obtainable from:

A.Lane, Publisher, 61 Charles Street, Stockport, SK1 3JR.


Soft cover UKP 12.00 + UKP 1.20 postage
Hard cover UKP 15.00 + UKP 1.80 postagepostage
Anyone in Australia or New Zealand requiring a copy can get one from Christopher quicker and cheaper than UK. Cost USD25 for soft cover plus P&P.postage
Order by E-mail:

Book - A Midshipman's War: A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943

by Frank Wade
Cordillera Publishing Company, Vancouver. 1994
ISBN No 1-895590-06-X
The author relates his Conway experience.

More information, including details on how to order the book online can be found on this excellent site:

Figurehead model NEW!

Costs UKP 9.50 as a resin kit to asdemble and print yourself . UKP 20-30 fully assembled and painted. All plus postage and packaging. Click here for details.

CD Masefield's Salt Water Ballads 

                                                                                             has an image of the ship on the cover




CD John Masefield's first commercial recording. For details and to order click here

Photos for sale   This is supposedly a photo of the ship at Rock Ferry in the 1940s. Trouble is she left Rock Ferry in 1941 and by 1939 her white lines had beeen painted out .The figurehead was masted in 1938 so the image is 38-39

iStockphoto has an image of the Coway anchor for sale

Plans Of HMS Nile

Available from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Size 4' by 2'

Print of HMS Nile Sailing

Available from Brown, Son & Ferguson click here

Ships Timber

Timbers and copper still survive and are held by an OC. I believe they spent some time in someone's back garden. He has kindly offered to turn them into items of interest for OCs - tankards, coaster, belaying pins etc. Contact details are on page 5 of the Spring 98 Newsletter, and I'm sure the Hon Sec could also put you in touch.


Benson & Clegg sell Coway ties (the striped version for UKP 32.50 inclu VAT) and MN ties. Click here.

Video - Seasoned Sailors (Set 4 No.2)

A video in the Seasoned Sailors series features Old Conway R. W. (Bob) Timbrell (1935-1937).

He left Vancouver in 1935 to find his way in the naval world and first went to the training ship HMS Conway in the Mersey. The video has brief background shots of Conway.

During WW II he was given command of a hired yacht (Llanthonthy) and sent to the beaches of Dunkirk to rescue allied troops. He became the first Canadian naval officer to be decorated in WW II and was awarded the DSC "for good services in the withdrawal of Allied Armies from the beaches of Dunkirk". He gives a gripping account of his three trips to the evacuation beaches. The Dunkirk film coverage is impressive.

Seasoned Sailors: "Rear Admiral R.W. Timbrell CMM DSc MID CD RCN (Retired)". Set 4 No.2. Video running time 52 minutes.

Produced by:

Policy Publishers Inc, PO Box 74001, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2HM, Canada

Fax: (613) 741-6013.

E-mail address:

The video is available in NTSC (US and Canada) and PAL or SECAM formats. Additional info, including pricing and order form, is available on the Seasoned Sailors website:



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