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Hugh Griffiths

A Voyage East

In 1969 through to 1970, Hugh Griffiths from Llangwnadl sailed on the Blue Funnel cargo vessel Diomed, on voyages to the Far East, we are lucky that he took his camera with him, and we bring you some out of his fine collection here.

 

 

Diomed leaving Birkenhead, and heading down the Irish Sea

Dirty weather in the Bay of Biscay

Some of Diomed's deck hands

A run ashore in one of the lifeboats at Trincomalee

In dry-dock at Singapore

 

Albatross in the Southern Ocean, sunset at Singapore roads

 

Bunkering at Cape Town

Lycaon

Tokyo Bay

 

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The Lycaon and Tokyo Bay were just two of the many ships that Hugh later sailed on, and hi last voyage was on the container vessel Cardigan Bay in early 1988.

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Sadly, Hugh passed away in 1988 when he was 36 years old.

"Forever Young"

 

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Many thanks to Mr & Mrs J Griffiths, for lending use these images.

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