This post appeared on the Our British Merchant Navy site, I have his permission to post it here, can anyone help, please? Roy Hi i wondering if anyone on the page can help my with some information about my great uncle William Holmes Mckeen born 20/7/1915. He was torpedoed on December 27th 1942 on the ss melrose abbey and was rescued bt the ship Toward off the azores and taken to halifax Nova Scotia. Sadly he passed away in 2007 but never gave me much details on the other ships he served on as he used to say he was sank 3 times! And survived. His position was stoker/ fireman. Any help of where to find more records would be much appreciated. Thanks Clark Mckeen Fulston.