The Blue Funnel Line

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In the Fleet

1968 ~ 1973

In the list below you will find the ships that were in the Blue Funnel fleet between 1968 and when I left them in early 1973. It's as accurate as I can get it, but it's use in any research ought to be verified. Ocean Fleets who were Blue Funnel's owners during my brief stay with them, were constantly renaming vessels, and moving them to Glen Line or Elder Dempster, and back again to Blue Funnel. Sometimes they would change a ships name just before they were sold or scrapped (see Ajax), so that they could use the name on another new build. But hopefully I have managed in the main to get it right. By 1975~76, most of these ships were gone, and after that the fleet was made up of container vessels, bulk and car carriers, so this list is how it was at Blue Funnel's last final hours, as a conventional cargo ships company.

"Blue Funnel Classes"

(D)

"Diomed"

 

(A)

"Atreus"

 

(H)

"Hector"

 

(P)

"Perseus"

(M)

"Machaon"

(SP)

"Priam"

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Vessel and (class) Built In the Fleet Tons
Achilles (D) 1957 Sold in 1973. 7,969
Adrastus (A) 1953 Dutch Flag. 7,859
Aeneas (A) 1947 Scrapped in 1972. 7,641
Agapenor (A) 1947 Trapped in the Suez Canal 1967. 7,664
Ajax (D) 1958 1972 renamed Deucalion 1972, sold 1973. 7,969
Alcinous  (A) 1952 Dutch Flag. 7,799
Antenor (D) 1957 Left the fleet 1970. 7,965
Antilochus (A) 1949 In the fleet 1973. 7,635
Ascanius (A) 1950 Left the fleet 1972. 7,692
Astyanax (A) 1948 In the fleet 1973. 7,654
Atreus (A) 1951 In the fleet 1973. 7,800
Autolycus (A) 1949 In the fleet 1973. 7,635
Automedon (A) 1949 Scrapped in 1971. 7,636
Centaur (Passenger Cargo) 1964 In the fleet 1973. 8,286
Clytoneus (A) 1948 Scrapped in 1972. 7,620
Cyclops (A) 1948 In the fleet 1973. 7,632
Diomed (D) 1956 Left the fleet 1970. 7,980
Dolius (D) 1956 Left the fleet 1970. 7,960
Elpenor (A) 1954 In the fleet 1973. 7,757
Eumaeus (A) 1953 Dutch Flag. 7,681
Hector (H) 1949 Scrapped in 1972. 10,125
Helenus (H) 1949 In the fleet 1973. 10,125
Ixion (H) 1951 Scrapped in 1972. 10,125
Jason (H) 1950 Scrapped in 1972. 10,160
Laertes (A) 1950 Dutch Flag. 7,664
Laomedon (A) 1953 In the fleet 1973. 7,684
Lycaon (A) 1954 Dutch Flag. 7,859
Machaon (M) 1959 In the fleet 1973. 8,529
Maron (M) 1960 In the fleet 1973. 8,529
Melampus (M) 1960 Trapped in the Suez Canal in 1967. 8,509
Memnon (M) 1959 In the fleet 1973. 8,504
Menelaus (M) 1957 left the fleet 1972. 8,538
Menestheus (M) 1958 In the fleet 1973. 8,510
Neleus (Nestor) 1953 Sold in 1971. 7,800
Patroclus (P) 1950 Scrapped in 1973. 10,109
Peisander (SP) 1967 In the fleet 1973. 12,094
Peleus (P) 1949 1972 scrapped. 10,093
Perseus (P) 1950 1973 scrapped. 10,109
Priam (SP) 1966 In the fleet 1973. 12,094
Prometheus (SP) 1967 In the fleet 1973. 12,094
Protesilaus (SP) 1967 In the fleet 1973. 12,094
Pyrrhus (P) 1949 1972 scrapped. 10,093
Rhexenor (Empire) 1945 In the fleet 1973. 10,199
Stentor (Empire) 1946 In the fleet 1973. 10,203
Telamon 1950 Dutch Flag. 8,922
Talthybius (Victory) 1945 Scrapped in 1971. 7,671
Theseus (Nestor) 1955 Sold in 1971. 7,804
Titan (Tanker) 1972 In the fleet 1973. 113,551
Ulysses 1949 Sold in 1971. 8,976

Photographs (D) (P) (M) and (SP) from the collection of Capt G Owen, thank you very much.

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