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SS. ST NINIAN
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Picture added on 04 March 2007
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i have a little medal dated 1909 with GE on the front and St ninians SS 1909 on the back i wonder if any one would have any information on it.
Added by Peter Brazier on 08 April 2013
I think that would more likely stand for Sunday School than Steam Ship, especially coming after the name. It could be the Deerness one, but there must be plenty other churches in Scotland called after St Ninian.
Added by Jim Eunson on 08 April 2013
St Ninian's (church) Sunday School?
There'll be lots of churches with that name, but maybe you have some sort of family connection with one of them Peter? If Ninians is spelt with an s, and particularly if it's 'apostrophe s', it's not likely to have anything to do with the ship.
Added by Ian Hourston on 09 April 2013
I crossed the Firth on this ship in 1943. Looks more like Lerwick than Stromness.
Added by Fred Johnston on 09 April 2013
I agree Fred. If that isn't Lerwick Town Hall I'm a Dutchman, so goedenavond mijnheer, slaap lekker!
Added by Ian Hourston on 12 April 2013
Certainly is Lerwick (Victoria Pier) - with the Town Hall clock tower on the skyline.
Added by Dave Dawson on 12 April 2013
My Grandfather [John Redmore Evans] an Australian by birth, served as "Fireman" on the S S St Ninian from 14/11/1918 until 11/02/1919, when he was discharged to the Hospital Ship at Orkney [he contracted the Spanish Flu unfortunately]. I have his "original" Discharge Certificate, issued by the Board of Trade, and his certificate is signed by the Ships Master at the time whom was :-W J Williamson, and the witness to the signature was signed by the ships Engineer: John Stewart. Nb: I am happy to supply a copy of the original certificate if you would like same.
Added by John Underwood on 14 June 2015
I would love to see a copy of this John. What a wonderful keepsake.
Added by Barbara(Jolly)Watt on 03 July 2015
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