Why this website was created, and a little about me and my wife who has played her part in the work as long as having to be patient.

The subject of this site is a very specialised area, we know that.  There are many people who are more qualifed  to carry out research, write a history or who are maritime specialists.  We do not profess to be historians and we do not really want a critique written about the site and its content.

The whole site has been written based on information I have gained from reading, some research and finding some very nice and helpful people along the way.


Creators of this site










Photo.  Creators of the site

We are based in Staffordshire, just about the furthest you can get from the coast in all directions.  Although as many people find we have a love for the coastal areas, we do not have any maritime connections.  The only loose connection may be the fact that we have been on 2 cruises, one to the Baltic States, and the other to the Med.

We run our own very successful company in the health sector, and this project has been a complete change of direction.