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Dedicated to all the ships on which we sailed - most now only a fond memory. If you would like to add your ships photos to the list, please EMAIL us.


Everyone who went to sea has a story to tell and photos of the "good old days" to share. So, dig out those treasured memories and EMAIL them to us.

Remember all our favourite ports and haunts and see how they have changed! Plenty of  photos taken when we were there & some more recent.

A great  collection of Discharge Book "Mug Shots". Add yours -  EMAIL it to us. You never know, someone might just recognise you & get in touch!

Got mementos of your time at sea lurking in the back of the cupboard? It's time they saw the light of day, so dig them out and EMAIL them to us.

We all have stories to tell and it is said that there is a budding author in all of us. Well, here's your chance to publish that story of your time at sea.


 

End Of An Era

The 1950’s and 60’s arguably saw the heyday of the world's merchant fleets. Although those of us still at sea in the early 1970’s didn’t realise it at the time, technology was eating into our world producing bigger and bigger ships needing fewer and fewer crew.

Sailors of Britain (and no doubt other countries) felt the economics of cheaper labour costs from smaller European countries, and gradually, those men who did find jobs discovered that the days of working on ships from their own country, with crews made up of their own countrymen, were fast disappearing.

Regardless of the flag flown, passenger ship crews are now just civilians, working on ten month contracts, generally out of Miami, and even though Cunard still flies the Red Ensign, the company is now owned by Americans.

Sailors from other countries around the world have felt the same vice like grip on their chosen profession.

All that is left now are the memories we cherish of the best times of our lives; when we were young and bullet-proof, “money was made round to go ‘round” and we could always count on our shipmates.

This web site is dedicated to seafarers of all countries, of any rank or rating, and regardless of sex. If you have memories of your time at sea, please share them with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is the site called All At Sea?

A. Apart from the obvious, the site was born out of frustration and a feeling of being "all at sea" - most of the web sites around the world only cater for a small minority of ex and serving merchant seamen who trained at one or two sea schools. We felt the need to broaden the appeal for all seafarers, regardless of rating, rank, sex or training.

Q. Why does the address end in .cx?Christmas Island - Indian Ocean
A. The domain name allatsea is registered in Christmas Island, a small land mass of approximately 135 square kilometres off the Australian west coast. All domain name registrations on Christmas Island use the little known .cx instead of .com. Christmas Island domain registrations are easier to obtain and cheaper than on the mainland.


Q. How is All At Sea funded?

A.
During 2005 All At Sea was built, maintained and funded by Bill and Julia Young, with hosting very kindly provided free of charge by www.kalnet.com, a Kalgoorlie based ISP whose server is located in Perth, Western Australia.
From January 1, 2006 we are totally liable for all registration and hosting costs. If you have enjoyed this site, please consider making a small donation to help us defray the costs - CLICK HERE

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