Date: 28 Jun 2006
Thank you for bringing back some good memories of the Deck Boy School and
YMCA where I stayed in the 70's then sailing Coastal with Elderdempsters and
Glen Line moving on to the Far East with the Blue Funnel Line and
Protesilaus. It was interesting to see she changed her name and was then hit
by a missile in the Persian Gulf. Great site Thank You again Nick Wileman.
Hi Nick, Many thanks for your comments. Mr Gwyn Jones
lent me the YMCA photographs, and much of the material for the Blue Funnel
pages, for which I'm most grateful, so we can share them with like minded
people. Regards Tony
Date: 29 Jun 2006
I am trying to find a record of my uncle, Claude Campbell, who was a seaman
with the Blue Funnel Line. He was last heard from in the 1920's. Thank you
very much, Judy Balcombe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for getting in touch Judy, we have left your
e-mail address here, in the hope that someone out there might be able to
help, Regards Tony.
Date: 01 Jul 2006
You have a great site I have found a lot of information regarding my family.
Many thanks to you. I was born in Bwlchtocyn and now live in Derby.
I am looking for any information you may have or can find regarding Griffith
Griffiths born around 1809 in the parish of Llanengan. I know he was a
Mariner and that his wife Ellinor was widowed by 1861, I know he drowned at
sea but that’s it. I would be most grateful if you could find any
information regarding this matter. Diolch yn fawr ichi. Tom Griffiths
Many thanks for your comments. Sorry but we don't have
much information before 1861. The only place that we can think of that may
be of help is The Welsh Mariners website, which is a great source of
knowledge. Regards Tony. http://www.welshmariners.org.uk
Date: 07 Jul 2006
Great collection or as we say in US Navy BRAVO ZULU but I missed not seeing
KING'S ARM in Kobe one of my favorites of 50-years ago on aircraft carrier
port calls. Bud Hoff Capt USN-ret Alexandria Va.
Thanks for your comments Capt, I did venture into the
King's Arms once or twice, but it wasn't what you would call your average
Far Eastern "Girlie Bar" but more like an English country pub.
Quite out of place in down town Kobe!!! Regards Tony.
Date: 08 July 2006
Thank you for bringing back some good memories of the Deck Boy
School and YMCA where I stayed in the 70's then sailing Coastal with
Elderdempsters and Glen Line moving on to Far East with the Blue Funnel Line and
Protesilaus I will see if I have any memorabilia you can use and email it to you
Thanks again Nick.
Many thanks for your comments Nick, we look forward to hearing
from you, Regards Tony
Date: 14 Jul 2006
Love your website...I am looking for working plans of Blue Star Line Ship..
Australia Star 1 1935...can you help me
Cheers Shane Doyle
Many thanks for your comments, please could you e-mail us, and we will
put you in touch with someone, who may be able to help, Rg Tony.
Date: 15 Jul 2006
Very good website and I see one of my old Ships which I sailed on back in
the 1960s " Plainsman " James Edgar Liverpool
Many thanks James, there was a lot of Llyn seafarers working on the
Harrison line as well. I was never on one myself, but I believe they were
good jobs. Rg Tony
Date: 18 Jul 2006
I found your site while looking for information on Nevin. What a great
site!! Really enjoyed all the information about the men of the sea and
pictures of the ships. A pleasure to visit with you. Thank you
for all the hard work and dedication it must have taken to put the site
together. Heather Rouse
Hi Heather, Glad you found the website enjoyable, and we
hope that you call again soon, Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 29 Jul 2006
Enjoyed the website of the Welsh Navy tremendously. Many thanks. I left
Holts 40 years ago (as Mate) and now live on top of a hill in central Texas,
100 miles away from the sea, where there are NO ships and NO hurricanes. My
father was on the Conway when anchored in the Mersey when it froze before
the Menai straits had been colonized, and Deck Boys joined Holts who didn't
speak English More recently I lived near the lady from League City (12
July comment). Nostalgic Richard Dixon.
Thanks for your interesting addition to our guest book,
glad you like the site, Rg Tony
Date: 29 Jul 2006
Thank you for an interesting and informative site. My gg-grandfather Daniel
Davies (b 1813) was a mariner and came from the area of Tydweiliog. He
sailed as mate on the vessel "Ellen" in 1860 was Captain of the
"Sea Lark" in 1869 and his last vessel "Clara" was lost
in 1870. I would like to hear from anyone with similar interest and I would
especially like to trace him in 1841. Best wishes Chris.
We have a copy of the 1841 census for Llyn, but a lot of
the villages are illegible. But we will look up Tudweiliog, to see if your
family is on it, Rg Gwenllian.
Date: 31 Jul 2006
Unbelievingly the best blue funnel site I have seen.
Many thanks for your comments, we will be adding more on
to the Blue Funnel pages shortly, Regards Tony
Date: 06 Aug 2006
Thank you for your site which brought back many memories of Blue Funnel.
I worked in India Buildings in the Inward Freight Department from 1968 and
then Bills of Lading until the last Blue Funnel sailing from Liverpool which
was a very sad day. My only trip on a Blue Funnel ship was a coastal trip
from Liverpool to Glasgow and back to Birkenhead on Ascanius shortly after
she had returned from a spell with Elders. Thanks once again for your site
and all the hard work that must have been put into it. Bob Vague.
Many thanks for your very interesting
comments Bob, I'm very glad you like you like my Blue Funnel pages, but it
has been a labour of love, Regards Tony
Date: 18 Aug 2006
Capt Nick Bennett
Sailed on:- Clan Malcolm, Clan Maclaren, Clan Graham, Clan Ross - Nee
Kinpurnie Castle, Clan MacGreggor, Clan Macintosh, Pendennis Castle,King
James and Rotherwick Castle. I'm still afloat!!! Good to see there's still
Best wishes Nick.
Many thanks for your comments
Capt. Regards Tony
Date: 06 Sep 2006
Wonderful site, found images of my grandfather's vessel 'Centurion' he
sailed from the UK in 1907 as ships carpenter, disembarked Newcastle N.S.W
Australia in February,1908 with illness. Never to return home. Would
like to obtain copies of photo's
Spencer G Jones
Thanks for getting in touch Spencer.
I'll have a look through the scans, and hopefully will be able to send you a
large image of the "Centurion". Regards Tony
Date: 20 Sep 2006
Yr wyf yn cysidro a oeddwn yn adnabod Tony ar longau caergybi,a oedd o yn
gweithio i lawr yr 'injan room'? Pob hwyl. Meirion.
Helo Meirion, Ar dec oeddwn i pan
oeddwn ar longau Caergybi, o Ionawr 1979 dan Fehefin 1995. Mi oeddwn yn Q.M.
ar y Stena Cambria, am y dair blynedd olaf. Hwyl Tony.
Date: 23 Sep 2006
Great Site and Credit to those responsible for creating. Brought back lots
of memories of ships and companies mentioned, having served with some
of companies mentioned whilst serving in Merchant navy myself after leaving
Gravesend Sea School 1952 thence left Merchant navy 1990
Glad you enjoyed our Maritime section,
it certainly was a labour of love setting it up, and I hope to add more over
the coming months. Rg Tony.
Date: 28 Sep 2006
Tracey Grimsley, Bangor.
My grandfather was Hugh Jones from Amlwch (Dempsey was his nickname) and he
died after falling from the Kylebank in 1952. I found an article in
the local archives office when researching the family tree:
Amlwch Officer’s Fate: Swept Away By Sea
“Chief Officer Hugh Jones, aged 40, of the 969 tons collier ‘Kylebank’
was swept away and presumed drowned on Monday when he was endeavouring to
free the ship’s anchor, which was fouled by a length of wood. His
home was at No.2 Council Houses, Burwen Road, Amlwch, and he leaves a widow
and three children.
The collier was anchored in Barry Roads, outside the dock entrance, and Mr
Jones went over the side in the bosun’s chair, watched by several members
of the crew. He was trying to clear the wood when the chair swung out
and he fell into the sea.
A witness said Mr Jones was wearing a heavy overcoat and was seen struggling
to get it off. He grasped lifebelts which were thrown to him, but was
I would be interested to hear from anyone who worked alongside Hugh or knew
Hugh. Also his brothers Colin McLeod Marshall who drowned in Hamble
and John Norman Marshal (Johnny). Ant information would be gratefull
Hi Tracey, If you e-mail us we will try
our best to help you with this very sad account, Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 29 Sep 2006
Hi, stumbled across this site and very interested to read about Capt. Roberts,
I sailed with him in 1966 and would love to have more details about him
today many thanks by the way . Is the page available
in English regards Maurice Day
Hi Maurice, Yes the page is in English,
in the Llyn and the Sea section. Rg Tony
Date: 07 Oct 2006
My compliments for this brilliant site about Blue Funnel. My father sailed on
many of the "Dutch" blue funnel ships as a chief officer and master.
This gave me the opportunity to sail on a number of coastal trips from Liverpool
to Hamburg and Amsterdam on blue funnels "Laertus" "Eumaeus"
"Polydorus"and "Adrastus". Greetings
Dirk 't Lam - Zoetermeer - Holland.
Many thanks for your comments Dirk. Regards Gwenllian.
I would like as much information as possible about the Reina Del Pacifico - more
importantly from the years 1957 when she ran aground off bermuda. My
Father George Quilliam was at the wheel of the ship at the time and would love
to hear from anybody who was around in this period. Many Thanks -
Christine Quilliam (email@example.com)
I think shipsnostalgia would be a good place to try and get
some info, there's a link on our maritime links page, which you may find
helpful. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 05 Nov 2006
maynard (manny)smith, mn. ret. at sea. 1950.-1960.
then instuctor' 1960-1966 vindicatrix .tsharpness.glos.training ship.
just found your very enjoyable site. my father was. welsh. from ton pentre,
rhonda valley.will be looking at your site often. I live in the forest of
Many thanks for your comments Manny. Regards Gwenllian
maynard (manny)smith, mn. ret. at sea. 1950.-1960.
then instuctor' 1960-1966 vindicatrix .tsharpness.glos.training ship.
just found your very enjoyable site. my father was. welsh. from ton pentre,
rhonda valley.will be looking at tour site often. I live in the forest of
Thanks for getting in touch and glad you enjoyed the
website. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 8 Dec2006
I have just come across your excellent web-site and thoroughly enjoyed searching
through it. My own connection with Blue Funnel was as travelling to Hong Kong as
a child aged 10 in 1956. It remains the most exciting time of my life and I
often think about the Ascanius. I have collected, from various web-sites,
pictures of many of the ships for my personal enjoyment but have yet to come
across any interior photos, particularly of the A Class ships, of which the
Ascanius was, I believe, one. Thank you so much for your entertaining site, I
shall visit it often.
Hi Mike, Thanks for commenting and hopefully an interior
photo will turn up soon. Keep looking in, we have a few more Blue Funnel
pages to add in the next few weeks. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 17 Dec 2006
I have spent another extremely pleasurable hour trawling through Rhiw.com.
gets better and better,anhygoel.Meirion
Thanks for the comments Meirion, the New Year should see
a few more Blue Funnel memories, so keep looking in. Regards Tony
Date: 18 Dec 2006
Enjoyed the web of the Blue funnel line ships,I sailed with them for 11years,
first ship Menelaus,( football posts), perseus on maiden voyage, then on a
number of A boats, Jason, helenus, last ship was the Pyrrus, this web brought
back lots of memories, thank you for that, sincierly pete
rodgers, (ex A.B )
Thanks for your comments Pete, if you have any photos of
the Blue Funnel ships you sailed on please let us know. Regards Tony
Date: 31 Dec 2006
I had the pleasure of joining the Jason in Melbourne in 1966 as a junior
engineer. After several voyages I joined the Nestor on the Singapore Aussie
run, we took her back to the UK where she became the Glenafric. I did a trip
on the Calchas to the Far East then a quick trip down to West Africa on the
Oti. Deciding to return to Australia I shipped out to Singapore on the super
P Priam then flew home from there. My father sailed with Blue Flu as a
leckie and my grandfather was a mate that was torpedoed during the war. I am
still working as an engineer and over the years have met a lot of ex Blue
flu people working in Aussie.Within our industry ex Bluies engineers are
held in high regard although there aren't many of us left working these days.
I enjoyed my time with the company. I think at the time there were about 8
Aussies working in the company.
My name is Ian Berry and I can be contacted by Email, thank you for the web
site and photos.
Many thanks for your comments Ian, I'm
glad you like our Blue Funnel pages, and all the very best for the New Year.
Date: 21 Jan 2007
Good day to you all.
I was a Midshipman from October 1964 till September 1969 and my first trip
was on the Autolicus from Liverpool to Hong Kong and back. Your web site is
very well presented and I will return to search and read the full site with
many memories being recalled.
Paul J. Baxter
Living in Perth WA
Thanks for writing in our Guest book Paul,
and I'm glad that you found my pages interesting. Regards Tony
Date: 29 Jan 2007
my name is Ernest Cowan Taylor, and i was a chief engineer with blue funnel
from 1948 until retirement in 1983, then office working until 1986, now
living in Spain, would love to get in touch with old shipmates! please email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and congrats on fantastic site
Hope you get loads of response Ernest.
Date: 31 Jan 2007
My name is Tony Brand and I am currently Chairman of the Liverpool Pilots. I
was a cadet with Ocean Fleets from 1975 - 1979, when I was made redundant.
On passage out of the Mersey to Point Lynas on Sunday I spotted what
appeared to be a familiar vessel alongside in Seaforth. The name "Expert"
did not mean anything to me but my wife used her internet search skills to
discover that the ship was built as Menestheus at Nagasaki in 1977. She was
in fact my last ship as cadet. Love the site
Many thanks for your comments Tony.
Date: 20 Feb 2007
Greetings from Norway!! You have a great website.
Extremely impressive well done!! My interest is specially your great
picture from offshore and the D.S.V. Seawell.
I'll be back again soon!
Kindest Regard from Bjarne http://home.online.no/~bjaholte/
Hi Bjarne, Thanks for getting in touch,
and glad you like our pages on the Seawell. Regards Tony
Date: 08 Mar 2007
Hello, just found your excellent site. I joined Ocean Fleets in 1974 as a
deck cadet and stayed in Aulis in Liverpool. I sailed on a few Blue Funnel
ships namely- Agapenor & Melampus, when they both came out of the Suez
Canal in 1975, Atreus in 1976, Lycaon in 1978/79, Phrontis in 1979, Melampus
in 1980/1/2(8 trips) Other ships served in include, Dalla, Forcados, Pegu,
Daru, Liverpool Bay, Dolphin Point, Sherbro and Studland Bay (ex Maron, I
think) My cousin was Hugh Griffiths whose photos you have on your site and
it was because of him I joined the Merchant navy.
Many thanks for the memories, Gareth Griffiths, Tudweiliog.
Hi Gareth, Thanks for comments. If you
have any photos or memories you'd like to include on our Llyn Seafarers
pages please get in ouch with us. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 09 Mar
Bore Da! I sailed with Blue Funnel in the fifties; Memnon; Myrmidon;
Mentor; Euryades; Patroclus; Perseus; Neleus and others. I have just found
your site and like the looks of it. Although born and bred in England I am
half Welsh and now a resident of the United States.
Thank you for this site; Gorau dymuniad Keith BRanton
Hi Keith, Many thanks for your comments. We hope you
find the website interesting and that it'll bring back a few memories of
your seafaring days. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 09 Mar 2007
Wonderful site and keeping our old memories of Blue Funnel and Glen alive.
I would like to hear from anyone who was a crew member of any M or N class
vessel who traversed the Suez Canal and may think they were the ship
in Lawrence of Arabia.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HEAR FROM J. HUGHES WHO WAS A CREW MEMBER OF MELAMPUS.
PLEASE E MAIL ME AT CLYTONEUS@SYMPATICO.CA.
Take care everyone and thanks for helping in trying to PROVE which ship it
was in the goof shot of the film.
Capt. John Bax. BELLEVILLE. ONTARIO. CANADA
ex Blue Funnel and Starits Steamship. Singapore.
Hi John, Let's hope that J Hughes looks in and gets in
touch with you. Many thanks for your kind comments. Regards Tony.
Date: 16 Mar
Just looking in following a trail for info on m.v. Lycaon with Dutch Flag.
Interesting site and will return for a longer look later.
Mark V. Colman
(Port Line 66-81)
Date: 19 Mar
Hi - just found your website. Brilliant! I did 3 trips as
a cadet with Blue Funnel in 1951/52: s/s Melampus (built 1924); Aeneas;
Hector. I wonder if there are any former shipmates out there.
Does anyone have a wartime history of the Melampus?
David Hadfield, Talybont, Ceredigion
Date: 22 Mar
Hi just came across your website, looking for blue flue websites after a
nostalgic trip to Liverpool last week. I joined in 1968,sailed on Theseus,
later onto bay boats, finishing on Peisander for chief`s combined motor
time. Would like to hear from any past shipmates. Keep up the good work
Geoff Brant - email@example.com
Date: 25 Mar
Fantastic web site of MN nostalgia.
Ex Junior Electrician
Melampus Suez 1967
Date: 13 May 2007
There is much more to see - so will return later. Meantime I was very
interested to see the photographs of coastal vessels from the collection of
John Griffith Jones. In your introduction to his collection you refer to
Liverpool - others may have been in contact and you may now know that the
majority, I am confident, were taken at Preston. Many of the Preston photos
show vesssels entering or leaving the outer lock or passing through the half
tide basin which were always popular locations for photography. Others show
vessels within the dock at Preston, coming alongside or at berth, and in
many ways these are more interesting as I have seen fewer of these. Do you
know if Mr Griffith Jones had any connections with Preston? Was he a
seafarer or involved in the shipping industry? Am I right in concluding this
is only a part of his collection? If it is, the chances are his collection
includes more photographs taken at Preston. In his lifetime the Diversion
Quay would still have been open and as far as I can ascertain photographs of
shipping at this wharf are rare - I have never seen one. It would be
interesting to know more.
I grew up overlooking the Ribble Estuary which sparked my interest in the
sea. This developed into a career - initially shoreside with Ben Line and
then moving into shipping agency and ship broking.
With kind regards
Many thanks for getting in touch John.
I knew that some of them were taken in Liverpool, but had no idea that most
were taken at Preston. The three albums that we borrowed from Mr Jones's son
gave no indication of the locations, only brief descriptions on some of the
ships e.g. if they had called at various quarries around Llyn, or were lost
around our coast. And I assume, that this was his only interest in these
vessels. This is the complete collection, as far as we know.
Thanks once again for passing this
interesting information on to us. Regards Tony
Date: 22 May 2007
Hi, great site,spent a few happy year's with Blue Funnel,I sailed on
a couple of the featured ship's,Menalaus and Machaon,1967-1969,sorry
to see how they ended up but that's life,keep up the good work,I'll
try and work my way through the rest of your site could take a
Hi John, Many Thanks for your
comments. We've a few more photos and articles to add to the Blue
Funnel pages, so they are very much on going, hope you keep looking
in. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 28 May 2007
Hi, very nice web site, I sailed on the Myrmidon in 82 to the south
Atlantic, then on the Ocean Fleets bay boats which then was bought
by P&O, I have done a very amatuerish web site for lads who were on
the bay boats.
About 50% of the lads on the bay boats in the early days were from
again, nice site
Hi Lofty, Thanks for adding
your comments and the link to your website, it'll be of great
interest to many of those who sailed on the Bay boats after their
time on Blue Funnel, as well as to others. It's good to keep the
memory of these fine ships going. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 30 May 2007
David Clues of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea here.
Originaly from Aberystwyth though (went back last year for the first
time in 6 years!).
I spent 7 years in the Merchant Navy in the 70's and it were
I did not come to PNG in those days so I know not of any bars but I
note you are missing the Criterion Hotel in Napier in your list -
fond memories but I recall she had a big nose!
Hi David, Guess Port Moresby's
a bit warmer than Aberystwyth, no wonder it took six years to come
back !! - It's been so cold here this last week, but things are
looking up, albeit the warmth is accompanied by the rain ! Thanks
for the bar name, we'll pop it on to the list soon. Regards
Date: 30 May 2007
Really good website.... Nice to see so many pictures of the
Did you know that the Germans wrote a ditty about Blue Funnel Line?
I think Lale Anderson sung it in english... Charlie and his
orchestra played it..... Based on a wartime song.. es geht alles
copyright on this...
All the best Richard Castle
Hi Richard, Thanks for your
comment, we hadn't heard about the song, and I don't suppose many
others will have either, so once again thanks for this interesting
little snippet. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 07 Jun 2007
Enjoyed your excellent website-particularly the
Blue Funnel parts. First ship mv Maron , was
also on Melampus as a middy when we got stuck in Suez.Have a nice
original oil of Melampus on office wall!
Been living and working Panama Canal since 1974. Pete.
Thanks Pete. The Skipper of the
Scottish Star, that was also caught in Suez at the time only lives a
couple of miles away, small world. If you've any photos or stories
we could include in our Blue Funnel, pages, please let us know, we'd
be more than grateful and could add them to the pages we already
have. All the best. Regards Gwenllian.
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Thanks for a brilliant website, my father left the Blue Funnel in
1961, (sadly passed away 12yrs ago) below are names of ships that he
sailed on, Atreus, Ascaneus, Demodocus, Peleus, Perseus & Priam.
Keep up the very good work.
We've got more Blue Funnel
photos to include on the website and a few more articles on the way.
Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed the site. Regards
Date: 22 Jun 2007
I am doing my family tree, my brother Cyril William D'Arcy from
Liverpool was a chef on Blue Funnel Boats during the fifties, he was
on Hector, Perseus,Sarpedon,Nestor and others,
Great web site very helpful for my in my research.
Thanks for your comments Ged and good luck with the research.
Date: 26 Jun 2007
This is a wonderful website and I have spent many hours looking. I
would have loved to find out any info on my seafaring ancestors. My
GG John MacDonald (Portmadoc b Inverness 1863) and my GGG Richard
Jones (born Nevin 1857)who was captain of the Glen Ogwen when he
drowned in Portmadoc harbour in 1903. It would have been amazing if
I had come across a photo in your "Llyn Master Mariners" section!!!
Any info greatly received. Many thanks
Hi Janet, Hopefully someone
reading this may have a photograph of your great grandfathers and
more information about the Glanogwen. Thanks for your comments.
Date: 23 Jul 2007
Hello all at rhiw.com
What a great site,and to see your photographs of the cape horners
was great.there is a photo of the langdale,she was a barque built by
charles lamport at workington in 1854, 832 gross tons, 3 masts,
female figurehead, ellipti stern, with a poop quarter deck, and
coppered and copper-fastened, she was built for a liverpool firm
for the eastern trade.if i get anymore info will contact you all the
best JOHN DOLAN WORKINGTON
Hi John, Many thanks for the
info and also the comments. The Cape Horners, were fantastic ships
and the sailors who sailed them a real hardy breed. Regards
Date: 23 Jul 2007
I keep returning to this site and enjoying the atmosphere.....and
Completed my cadetship with Ocean, sailing on the following;
Polydorus, Glenfalloch (two voyages), Eumaeus, Perseus, Rhexenor
(when she became the Opobo), Phrontis, Kowloon Bay and Ajax (the
Bulker)and ED's Dummurra. Left the Merchant Navy and became a plod,
now work in a most unusual (but very satisfying)job
Got a box full of photos and memories...and a scanner! so when my
current employers allow me some time I'll get to work and copy them
to you for you to share with others......if they're good enough!
Anyway thanks for making me a happy person.
Hi Allan, We'll certainly look
forward to seeing your photos and sharing your memories - hopefully
there'll be time to scan and time to write. Many thanks for your
comments, it's nice to know folk enjoy our website and that we can
bring back happy memories, makes it all worthwhile. All the best
Date: 04 Aug 2007
Still like to look at the site keep up the good work....
Hope you are keeping well Mark,
nice of you to drop in! Regards Tony
Date: 12 Aug 2007
I am amazed to find such a good website. I have been researching my
family history and out of desperation typed in "Hugh Pugh Carnarfon"
in a search engine and bingo!
I would like to know more about Hugh Pugh though as he is a
relative, I need to know about his wife and childrens names together
with any siblings. I have a marriage certificate for 1818 in
Llanbeblig he is only listed as full age, assuming he was 21 then it
fits except his wife is listed as Jane Ann Jones. Did he marry twice
or is this another relative? any help would be gratefully recieved.
Jayne Merrington (Aberystwyth)
Hi Jayne, Thanks for your
email. I hope someone can help you out with this one. All we have on
Hugh Pugh is what is already on the website. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 13 Aug 2007
Thoroughly enjoyed browsing this site. Am looking for any photos of
A Class ships, including interiors and am happy to supply my e-mail
address if required.
Mike Downing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi Mike. Glad you enjoyed
browsing the website and hope you get the old photos you're looking
for. If we come across any will let you know. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 21 Sep 2007
CURRENTLY, I AM READING 'THE HAND OF AQUILA POSSETT' WITH A YEAR 8
CLASS, A STORY ABOUT 18TH CENTURY SMUGGLERS IN WALES. WE HAVE FOUND
YOUR WEBSITE INVALUABLE IN PROVIDING BACKGROUND INFO ON THE TOPIC.
THE GROUP PARTICULARLY LIKED THE IMAGES AND SOUND CLIPS WHICH ALL
ADD TO THIS FASCINATING TOPIC, WHICH IS VERY WELL COVERED ON YOUR
SITE. MANY THANKS, S.A.LEWIS AND YEAR 8 (PENYRHEOL COMP)
Many thanks for your comments.
All the best with the work Regards Gwenllian
Date: 22 Sep 2007
Thanks so much for the info on the San Demetrio. My Great Uncle
Charlie was one of the crew who brought her home. He was paid £1000
pounds salvage for her which was a lot of money in those days.
Good to have such an
interesting comment. Thank you for getting in touch and glad that
you came across the information about the San Dememtrio on our
website, if you would like to add a few words to our pages you're
more than welcome. All the best. Regards Gwenllian
Date: 4 Oct 2007
As a (young) Nestorian, ex
Engineer Cadet, (Aulis and all that), Second Engineer and then
Superintendent with Cory Towage here in South Wales, I have often
looked at this site and admired it.
If you want to see a blue funnel that is still working, check out my
www.elpenor.co.uk . Not quite what you might be expecting, but
the video taken on Windermere this summer is quite interesting.
Many thanks for your comments.
Folk will be pleasantly surprised when they click on to your website
- well worth a visit, most interesting. All the best Gwenllian
Date: 10 Oct 2007
Helo Tony a Gwenllian,
'dach i ar y "Rem Etive" byth Tony?
Dyma fi yn ol ar hen llong eto! Y "Scotia" oedd hi gynt. Efallai 'dachi'n
cofio hi yn Aberdeen rhyw ugain mlynedd yn ol. Rhywsyt, mae'r tywydd
yn braf a'r bwyd digon da! Hwyl a fflag,Robat Cadiw o Gricieth
Neis clywed gynno chi Bob. Mae
Tony ar y Maersk Reliance ar hyn o bryd - heb fod yn bell oddwrthoch
efallai - mae yntau allan yn yr Aifft. Mae o i fod adref wythnos
nesaf os eith pob dim i amser. Hwyl i chi am y tro. Gwenllian
Date: 18 Oct 2007
Actually am trying to find the names of ships my father sailed on as
a chief engineer in the 30's possibly on this line - he sailed to
Rio - Panama canal - Russia- injured at sea in storm and
hospitalised in Alexandria. Any advice welcomed. His name Andrew
Dempster Whitton now deceased.
Date: 29 Oct 2007
I've recently started looking into the background of
my family and came across your site today! Without doubt, it's one
of the best put together sites that I have come across in recent
months and the contribution of photographs by members is extremely
good. I was surprised to see four of Buries Marks' ships on the
site, such as the La Falda and La Colina! My uncle, Captain William
Davies was master on these vessels during the 60s and he later
became commodore skipper of the company.
I've made the site one of my favourites and will certainly be
visiting it weekly if not more often.