Peter Roy Cresser       

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Peter Roy Cresser with father Les on passing out

Peter Roy Cresser was born on the 16th of January 1944 he joined the Prince of Wales Sea Training School at Dover in October 1959 at the tender age of 15. He was 5 2" tall and weighed 7 stone. He left in February 1960.

Ships served included:

Orion
Carnarvan Castle
Harpalycus
Devon Moor
Orcades
Orsova
Rfas Tidespring
Eddyfirth
MVGothland
King ALexander
Penelope Everard
Darro
Annuity

He left the Merchant Navy in 1966 to work briefly for the post office before returning to the sea as a fisherman for 30 years. He remained a lifelong friend with former school member Chris Walters.


 



Peter with father Les on passing out

FIRST TIME AT SEA ON THE ORION
First time at sea with the Orion



Peter had some of his happiest days of his life at sea where he also celebrated his 16th 18th and 21st birthdays on the waves, he always said what fun it would be to meet up with old school pals and old shipmates to share these with.

Peter sadly died on the 14th August 2006 after a long illness, he is still extremely missed by all his family and friends. Unfortunately he was unaware of the web sight so never attended any of the reunions but his memories and stories were always told with great affection and fondness.

PETER ROY CRESSER

 

1944 2006

 

 

 

 

by Marc Cresser