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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:57 pm

Three of Alfred Holt's finest :

Jason (top) : Helenus (middle) : Hector (bottom)
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:11 pm

The 10,090 GRT steam turbine vessel PYRRHUS, one of the 18-knot 'P' Class at her launching from the Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, in 1949.

Worked on her a few times at KGV and Elderslie Drydock along with her sisters PELEUS, PERSEUS and PATROCULUS. The Pyrrhus suffered a bad fire shortly after I went off to sea myself, at Liverpool, I think, but was saved, refurbished and went on to serve the Company for another number of years.
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:20 pm

The CYCLOPS of 1948 out of Scotts' of Greenock. Went for breaking c. 1977 (Dalmuir)
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Post by yorkieman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:21 pm

HELENUS
1949, 10219grt
Harland & Wolff, Belfast for Blue Funnel
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 7/7/1972
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JASON
At Birkenhead on 5/9/1969
1950, 10160grt
Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend (1775) for China Mutual S.N. Co. (Blue Funnel)
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 19/5/1972
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PELEUS
At Rotterdam on 10/5/1966
1949, 10093grt
Cammell Laird, Birkenhead (1186) for Ocean S.S. Company (A. Holt), Liverpool
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 13/3/1972
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:24 pm

Iconic view of a couple of the mighty Blueys - from an old calendar, I think.
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Post by yorkieman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:26 pm

AJAX
1958, 7974grt
Vickers Armstrong, Walker (154) for Blue Funnel (A. Holt)
1972 DEUCALION
1973 KAILOK
Broken up at Kaohsiung 7/1982
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ANTILOCHUS
1949, 7702grt
Harland & Wolff, Belfast (1372)
transferred to Elder Dempster in 1974
1976 GULF ORIENT
Broken up at Gadani Beach arrived 9/5/1978
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AUTOLYCUS
At Birkenhead on 5/9/1969
1949, 8236grt
Vickers Armstrong, Walker (107) for China Mutual S.N. Co. (Blue Funnel)
1976 GULF TRADER
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 31/7/1977
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BELLEROPHON
1950, 7707grt
Caledon, Dundee (473) for Ocean S.S. Co. (Alfred Holt) 'Blue Funnel Line'
1957 CARDIGANSHIRE under Glen Line management
1972 BELLEROPHON
1976 OBHOR, Saudi
Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking 23/9/1978
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Post by yorkieman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:30 pm

CLYTONEUS
1948, 8213grt
Caledon, Dundee (465)
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 20/6/1972
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ANTENOR
1957, 7965grt
Vickers Armstrong, Walker (152) as for Ocean S.S. Co., Liverpool
1970 GLENLOCHY, Glen Line
1972 DYMAS, Ocean S.S. / China Mutual
1973 KAIYUN
Broken up at Huangpu 1983
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ASCANIUS as MASTURA
1950, 7431grt
Harland & Wolff, Belfast (1416) as ASCANIUS for Blue Funnel
1972 AKOSOMBO
1973 ASCANIUS
1976 MASTURA, Saudi Europe Line
Arrived at Blyth for breaking 8/4/1978
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:38 pm

Great selection there, Yorkiemannie, especially that classic shot of Bellerophon/Cardiganshire - thanks !
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:53 am

MEMNON
1959, 8504grt
Vickers Armstrong, Newcastle (166) for Blue Funnel (A. Holt)
1975 STENTOR
1977 OWERRI
1978 EUROPE
1987 PRIMUS
Broken up at Alang, arrived 5/2/1988
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NELEUS
1953, 7802grt
Caledon, Dundee (486) for Blue Funnel (A. Holt)
1971 AEGIS FABLE
1972 AEGIS TRUST
Broken up at Shanghai, arrived 3/1974
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POLYDORUS
1952, 7785grt
Vickers Armstrong, Newcastle (126) as ALCINOUS for Blue Funnel (A. Holt)
1960 POLYDORUS, Dutch flag
1976 (April to Nov.) JOHARA, sold to Jeddah agents and re-flagged to Saudi Arabia
in order to get flag preference in the queues at Jeddah
1976 POLYDORUS registered to Elder Dempster Lines
1978 MATINA, Panama
Broken up at Gadani Beach, arrived 23/4/1978
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TEIRESIAS
1950, 8922grt
J. L. Thompson, Sunderland (666), launched as SILVERELM for Silver Line
completed as TEIRESIAS for Stoom. Maats. 'Oceaan' (Alfred Holt group)
1960 TELEMACHUS, Ocean S.S. Co. (A. Holt)
1971 AEGIS COURAGE
Broken up at Shanghai, arrived 25/1/1974
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TELAMON
1950, 8922grt
J.L.Thompson, Sunderland (668), launched as SILVERLAUREL
completed as TEUCER, Blue Funnel
1960 TELAMON
1971 AEGIS EPIC
Broken up at Shanghai 5/1972
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CENTAUR
1964, 7899grt, passenger, cargo & livestock carrier
John Brown, Clydebank (722) for Blue Funnel, Australia - Singapore trade
1985 HAI LONG
1986 HAI DA
Broken up at Xinhui in 1995
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:00 am

Blue Funnel war-built tonnage

TALTHYBIUS
1943, 7219grt
Bethlehem-Fairfield, Baltimore (2217), launched as PETER COOPER
completed as SAMARKAND for Min. of War Transport
1947 TALTHYBIUS, Ocean Steam Ship Co., Liverpool
1954 GLENIFFER, Glen Line, Liverpool
1958 DOVE
1965 PATRAIC SKY
Broken up at Sveti Kajo, Split, arrived 30/3/1971
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TANTALUS
1943, 7297grt
Bethlehem Fairfield, Baltimore (2272), launched as JOHN T. CLARK
Completed as SAMCLEVE
1947 TANTALUS, Blue Funnel Line
1958 URBANIA
1965 COCLER
Broken up at Vado, reported 1/1975
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TROILUS
1943, 7237grt
Bethlehem-Fairfield, Baltimore (2293), launched as MARTHA C.THOMAS
completed as SAMHARLE under Lend-Lease
1947 TROILUS, Blue Funnel
1958 GREEN RIVER
Broken up at Osaka, reported 3/1963
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TYDEUS
1944, 7234grt
Bethlehem-Fairfield, Baltimore (2339) as SAMJACK
1947 TYDEUS, Blue Funnel (Alfred Holt)
1950 GLENBEG, Glen Line
1958 ROAN
1960 JUCAR
Broken up at Mihara 9/1967
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.... and some more modern ones

AJAX
1973, 16406grt
Mitsui, Osaka (938) for Blue Funnel
1984 ADLER
1992 NORTH WIND
1993 CANNES
1999 ELIZEBETH
Reported sold to Indian breakers, last report at Aden 10/2001
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TITAN
1971, 113551grt, 230000dwt
Gotaverken, Gothenburg (847) for Ocean group (registered with Elder Dempster)
1975 MOBIL CONDOR
Broken up at Pusan, arrived 8/6/1982
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:06 am

MEMNON - Victory type -later GLAUCUS
1945, 7607grt
Permanente Metals Corp. No.2, Richmond Cal. (758) as PHILLIPS VICTORY
1946 MEMNON, Ocean Steam Ship Co., Liverpool
1957 renamed GLAUCUS
1962 PERSIAN FERDOWSI, Iranian Lloyd
1965 KASHAN, Iran
1966 ELENI K
1968 PIROUZI
Broken up at Hong Kong, arrived 3/6/1969
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:19 am

Some from before our time
.... well before MY time anyway

ASCANIUS
1910, 10048grt
Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast (295) for Ocean Steam Ship Co. (Blue Funnel)
1949 SAN GIOVANNINO, Italian owners, Panama flag
Broken up at La Spezia, commenced 20/7/1952
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ATREUS
1911, 6699grt
Scott's S.B. & Eng., Greenock (432) for China Mutual S.N. Co. (Alfred Holt)
Served as a minelayer 1939-1945
Survived two World Wars, broken up at Rosyth, arrived 3/10/1949
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DEUCALION
1920, 9513grt
Harland & Wolff, Glasgow (502) as GLENOGLE for the Glen Line, Glasgow
1949 DEUCALION, Blue Funnel (A. Holt)
Broken up at Briton Ferry arrived 11/3/1956
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:21 am

DIOMED
Fitting-out prior to her short time in service
1917, 7523grt
Scott's, Greenock (468) for Ocean S.S. Co. (A. Holt)
Sunk by gunfire from U.140 on 21/8/1918 when 195 miles ESE of Nantucket Island
Liverpool for New York in ballast
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EURYADES
1913, 5713grt
Chas. Connell, Glasgow (353) as INDRA for Indra Line (T.B.Royden), Liverpool
1915 Ocean Steam Ship Co. (A.Holt), Liverpool
1916 renamed EURYADES
Broken up at Briton Ferry, arrived 19/10/1948
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EURYBATES
1928, 6443grt
Scott's, Greenock (533) for Ocean SS Co. (Blue Funnel)
Broken up at Ghent, arrived 15/7/1958
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:25 am

PATROCLUS
1872, 2080grt
A. Leslie, Hebburn (140) for Alfred Holt
Transferred in 1892 to the Dutch subsidiary 'Oceaan'
1895 SHIGANOURA MARU
Broken up in Japan in 1924
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PATROCLUS
In a spot of bother in Mutton Cove, Portland
1896, 5509grt, 422ft. x 49.4ft.
Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast
This incident is not mentioned by Duncan Haws in his 'Blue Funnel Line' but is well covered and illustrated in the Ships in Focus publication of the same name by Clarkson/Harvey/Fenton. She grounded here on 13 September 1907, homeward from Australia. Despite the postcard being captioned 'wreck of', she was lightened and pumped out, and subsequently repaired. She was renamed PALAMED under Blue Funnel's Dutch subsidiary in 1923, but sold to Italians as AUSTRALIA in 1924, being broken up at Genoa in 1929.
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PHEMIUS
1926, 6640grt
Scott's, Greenock (526) as ALCINOUS for N.V. Nederland Stoom. Mij 'Oceaan', Amsterdam
1950 PHEMIUS, Ocean Steamship (A. Holt)
Broken up at Hong Kong, arrived 27/7/1957
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:29 am

PHILOCTETES
1922, 11446grt, turbine steamer
Scotts S.B. & Engineering, Greenock (505)
Built for the Trans-Pacific service of Blue Funnel
From 1940 served as H.M.S.PHILOCTETES, converted to a destroyer depot ship
Broken up at Newport Mon. in 1948
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PHRONTIS
1926, 6636grt
Caledon, Dundee (295) for N.V. Nederlandsche Stoom. Mij. 'Oceaan', Amsterdam
1958 RYAD, Saudi Arabia
Broken up at Hong Kong, arrived 25/8/1959
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TYNDAREUS
1916, 11347grt
Scott's S.B., Greenock (460) for Ocean S.S. Co. (A. Holt), Liverpool
Deck passenger accommodation added in 1949
Broken up at Hong Kong, arrived 9/9/1960
.... a fine view of a long-lived Blue Flue and the end of my BF file!
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Post by peter sommerville » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:22 pm

Great selection of Blue Funnel ships! - Here is the Tyndareus again - Blue funnel postcard
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Post by kevin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:42 pm

Deucalion,
1930, 7516grt.
Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn (568).
Sunk 12 August 1942 while in covoy to Malta 5 miles west of Cani Rocks, Gallita Island.
Pictured here running trials in November 1930.
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:57 am

WWII LOSSES OF THE BLUE FUNNEL LINE

THE FOLLOWING BLUE FUNNEL LINE SHIPS WERE LOST THROUGH ENEMY ACTION DURING THE COURSE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE LIST IS PRESENTED CHRONOLOGICALLY AND SHOWS THE DATE OF THE LOSS, VESSEL NAME, YEAR BUILT AND GROSS REGISTERED TONNAGE WITH DETAILS OF CAUSES, POSITION OF LOSS INCIDENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION DETAILS


21-01-1940 PROTESILAUS 1910 9,577 GRT
Struck a mine off the Mumbles Lighthouse, in position 51.31 N, 04.04 W. Had been on passage from Swansea to Liverpool. Taken in tow but ran aground and was seriously damaged. Broken up at Briton Ferry in 1942.

17-02-1940 PYRRHUS 1914 7,417 GRT
Torpedoed by U-37 (Korvettekapitan Werner Hartmann) 100 miles NW of Cape Finisterre, in position 44.02 N, 10.18 W. Had been on passage from Liverpool to Far East - Convoy OG18. Eight crew lost their lives in this incident. (The U-boat responsible for the loss of the SS PYRRHUS was responsible for the destruction of 53 ships totalling almost 200,000 gross tons and became the second highest scoring U-boat of WWII)

17-06-1940 TEIRESIAS 1914 7,405 GRT
Bombed and sunk in a fierce German air attack off St. Nazaire, in position 47.07 N, 02.23 W, whilst evacuating troops from that port and loaded with military vehicles and stores (This was the same incident when the Cunard-White Star liner LANCASTRIA was attacked whilst undertaking the same troops evacuation mission, with the loss of over 3,000 of the estimated 6,000 - 7,000 troops on board )

02-07-1940 AENEAS 1910 10,058 GRT
Attacked and sunk by German aircraft, in a position 21 miles SE of Start Point, Devon, whilst on passage from the Far East to Glasgow via London. Nineteen crew lost their lives in this incident.

04-09-1940 TITAN 1906 9,035 GRT
Torpedoed by U-47 (Korvettekapitan Gunther Prien) West of the Outer Hebrides in position 58.14 N, 15.50 W, whilst on passage from London to Australia. (U-47 under Gunther Prien was responsible for the most famous single incident of WWII when he torpedoed HMS ROYAL OAK inside Scapa Flow during the night of 13th/14th October 1939)

25-09-1940 EURYMEDON 1924 6,223 GRT
Torpedoed by U-29 ( Kapitanleutnant Otto Schuhart) West of Ireland in position 53.34 N, 20.23 W, whilst on passage from UK to the Far East. EURYMEDON had been part of Convoy OB 217 before it dispersed. Sank on 27-09-1940, 54 hours after being torpedoed.

03-11-1940 PATROCLUS 1923 11,314 GRT
This large Blue Funnel passenger-cargo liner had been requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to serve as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in January 1940, armed with six 6-inch guns and two 3-inch guns. Flying the White Ensign she was returning from a Western Patrol in company with another AMC (the 18,734 ton Cunard White Star liner LAURENTIC) when they were sighted by U-99 ( Korvettekapitan Otto Kretschmer) late on the evening of 03-09-1940, some 300 miles off Bloody Foreland on the Donegal coast. AMC LAURENTIC had been proceeding to the assistance of the Elders & Fyffes cargo ship CASANARE, which had earlier been torpedoed by U-99 in a position West of Black Rock, when she too was torpedoed by U-99. AMC PATROCLUS was in the process of picking up survivors when U-99 torpedoed her in the early hours of 04-11-1940.

11-11-1940 AUTOMEDON 1922 7,528 GRT
Sunk by the German Raider ATLANTIS off Sumatra, Indian Ocean, in position 04.18 N, 89.20 E, whilst on passage from Liverpool via Durban to the Far East, carrying a cargo worth millions to the Allied war effort - crated aircraft, motor cars, machinery spares, bicycles, microscopes, service uniforms, steel and copper sheets, cameras, sewing machines, whisky, beer, cigarettes, mailbags and food supplies. Severe damage sustained to the bridge and officer accommodation, Captain W.B. Evans and most of his officers killed. Survivors of this particularly punitive attack included 31 British crew ( of whom two were later to die from their wounds) 56 Chinese crew (including about 20 survivors of Lawther & Latta’s steamer ANGLO-SAXON sunk by another German Raider - WIDDER) and three passengers of whom one was a woman. Time bombs were set on board AUTOMEDON by her captors and at 15:07 hours on 11-11-1940 the thirteenth victim of the German Raider Atlantis sank by the stern in the Indian Ocean.

08-01-1941 CLYTONEUS 1930 6,278 GRT
Bombed and sunk by German Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft, in position 56.23 N, 15.28 W, 280 miles NW of Bloody Foreland, NW of Ireland, whilst on passage from the Far East to Liverpool. No lives were lost.

14-01-1941 EUMAEUS 1921 7,472 GRT
Torpedoed by the Italian Submarine ‘Cappellini’ 150 miles West of Freetown, in position 08.55 N, 15.03 W, whilst on passage from Liverpool to the Far East. Eight crew and nineteen naval ratings lost their lives in this incident.

26-01-1941 MERIONES 1922 7,557 GRT
Ran aground on South Haisborough Bank, off Great Yarmouth, in position 52.53 N, 01.47 E, on 22-01-1941, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. Whilst undergoing lightering and still aground but with part of her cargo removed, the MERIONES was attacked by German aircraft on 25th and 26th January 1941 and set on fire.

29-01-1941 EURYLOCHUS 1912 5,723 GRT
Sunk by the German Raider KORMORAN, some 500 miles South of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 08.15 N, 25.04 W, whilst on passage from Glasgow to Takoradi, carrying amongst other things a valuable cargo of sixteen aircraft ultimately bound for Egypt. 3rd Officer George Povey along with 42 other survivors were taken on board the Raider as prisoners of war. Captain A.M. Caird along with 27 other survivors were picked up the following morning by the Spanish vessel MONTE TEIDE. Eight Europeans and the wounded were subsequently transferred to the 6,500 tons AMC BULOLO, an ex-Burns Philp freighter. Eleven crew lost their lives in this incident.

28-02-1941 ANCHISES 1911 10,000 GRT
Attacked and bombed by German Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft on 27-02-1941 in position 55.30 N, 13.17 W, off Bloody Foreland on the NW coast of Ireland, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. Further attack from aircraft on the following day and finally sunk.

11-03-1941 MEMNON 1931 7,506 GRT
Torpedoed by U-106 ( Kapitanleutnant Jurgen Oesten) South of the Canary Islands, West of Cap Blanc, in position 20.41 N, 21.00 W, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. Five crew lost their lives in this incident.

21-04-1941 CALCHAS 1921 10,305 GRT
Torpedoed by U-107 ( Korvettekapitan Gunter Hessler) off West Africa and North of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 23.50 N, 27.00 W, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. Master and three deck officers perished, but 66 men survived and got away in the boats, sailing for some 650 miles in sixteen days without instruments other than compasses, under the leadership of the ship’s Bosun, the Carpenter, an AB and the Chief Steward. (The U-107 Commander, Gunther Hessler, was the son-in-law of Grand-Admiral Karl Donitz)

07-05-1941 IXION 1912 10,263 GRT
Torpedoed by U-94 (Kapitanleutnant Herbert Kuppisch) South of Iceland, in position 61.29 N, 22.40 W, whilst on passage from Glasgow to New York as part of the West-bound Convoy OB 318.

26-12-1941 TANTALUS 1923 7,224 GRT
Bombed, set on fire and sunk by Japanese bombers at Bataan, in Manila Bay. The ship, which had been undergoing repairs at Hong Kong and whose main engine parts had been stored on board, had to leave that port urgently due to events leading to the introduction of the USA into the war. She left Hong Kong under tow by the tug KESWICK on 05-12-1941 and arrived at nearby Manila from Hong Kong, on 11-12-1941 but was again moved to Bataan on 25-12-1941 as Manila had been subjected to bombing almost on a daily basis. [ The Master and his crewmen were taken prisoners on 03-01-1942 when Manila was captured by the Japanese. Subsequently her third mate and a seaman were caught trying to escape from the internment camp and later executed ]

12-01-1942 CYCLOPS 1906 9,076 GRT
Torpedoed by U-123 ( Kapitanleutnant Reinhard Hardegen) SE of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, in position 41.51 N, 63.48 W, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. Eighty-eight of the 181 crew on board lost their lives in this incident.

16-02-1942 TALTHYBIUS 1912 10,254 GRT
Previously damaged by Japanese aircraft bombing on 03-02-1942, whilst unloading military stores at Singapore, the TALTHYBIUS was abandoned. The vessel had had arrived at Singapore on 25-01-1942 loaded with tanks, lorries and other military equipment, having been diverted from her previous destination of Suez to Bombay and then in convoy to Singapore. Discharged by her crew and men from the New Zealand Air Force, she came under heavy attack from the air and sustained two direct hits resulting in fire breaking out in several parts of the ship. The ship was moved into the Empire Dock whilst the crew tried desperately to repair her. However, due to the unavailability of shore assistance and the continuing heavy air raids attempts to save the vessel had to be given up as she rested on the bottom of the Dock. (The Master and crew of TALTHYBIUS escaped from Singapore safely on one of the large flotilla of small craft engaged in evacuation work, namely PING WO, which safely made the passage to Batavia) Salvaged by the Japanese, refitted and renamed TARUYASU MARU. Struck a mine on 30-06-1945, off Sado Island, on the North West side of Honshu in the Sea of Japan, and was subsequently scuttled in Honshu’s Maizuru Harbour. Was later raised and repaired in Hong Kong during 1946 on behalf of the Ministry of War Transport and renamed EMPIRE EVENLODE. Broken up at Briton Ferry in 1949. (This ship was one of the many damaged in Liverpool Docks on 3rd May 1941 when German bombers launched a massive bombing attack on that port)

03-03-1942 HELENUS 1913 7,366 GRT
Torpedoed by U-68 ( Korvettekapitan Karl-Friedrich Merten) off Monrovia, South of Freetown, in position 06.01 N, 12.02 W, whilst on passage from the Far East to the UK. Five crew lost their lived in this incident.

05-04-1942 HECTOR 1924 11,198 GRT
The HECTOR, which had served for two and a half years as an Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC) and whilst in the process of de-commissioning at the Royal Navy base at Colombo Harbour, was bombed, set on fire and sunk by Japanese carrier-based aircraft on this Easter Sunday morning. The air attack came from 91 Japanese bombers escorted by 36 fighter aircraft and HECTOR took the brunt of the attack, suffering six direct hits from which 114 personnel were killed. All the bombs exploded in her fuel tanks and she became a raging furnace within minutes. Resting on the bottom she large ship burned for fourteen days.

06-04-1942 AUTOLYCUS 1922 7,621 GRT
The AUTOLYCUS was part of a six-ship convoy out of Calcutta, India, which was attacked by a Japanese surface force in the Bay of Bengal, off Calcutta. All six Allied ships were sunk by the Japanese warships in the ensuing actions.. The position in which AUTOLYCUS was lost was 19.40 N, 86.50 E.

06-04-1942 DARDANUS 1923 7,726 GRT
The DARDANUS, in ballast off Vizagapatam, bound for Colombo, was damaged through enemy aircraft attack on 05-04-1942 when two bombs dropped from Japanese carrier-based aircraft exploded in her engine room. The Blue Funnel liner was under tow by the 5,281 tons cargo-liner GANDARA of British India Steam Navigation Company, the following day, when both vessels came under attack from Japanese warships and carrier-based aircraft, whilst heading towards Madras, in position 16.00 N, 82.20 E in the Bay of Bengal and were both sunk.

11-04-1942 ULYSSES 1913 14,647 GRT
Torpedoed by U-160 ( Kapitanleutnant Georg Lassen) South of Cape Hatteras, in position 34.23 N, 75.35 W, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK. The ULYSSES was carrying refugees from the war in the Far East and had been involved in a collision and suffered damage three days earlier off the coast of Florida.

03-05-1942 LAERTES 1919 5,825 GRT
Torpedoed by U-109 ( Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Bleichrodt) some 20 miles off Cape Canaveral, off the coast of Florida, whilst on passage from the USA to India.

17-05-1942 PEISANDER 1925 6,225 GRT
Torpedoed by U-653 ( Kapitanleutnant Gerhard Feller) some 400 miles SE of Nantucket Island, in position 37.24 N, 65.38 W, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK.

26-05-1942 POLYPHEMUS 1930 6,269 GRT
Torpedoed by U-578 ( Korvettekapitan Ernst-August Rehwinkel) in the North Atlantic, some 500 miles ESE of New York, 340 miles North of Bermuda, whilst on passage from Australia to the UK via Halifax. Fifteen Chinese crew members lost their lives in this incident. All others, including fourteen survivors picked up the previous day from sunk Norwegian oil tanker NORLAND, survived.

28-05-1942 MENTOR 1914 7,383 GRT
Torpedoed by U-106 ( Kapitanleutnant Herman Rasch) North of Cabo Catoche, Mexico, in position 24.11 N, 87.02 W, whilst on passage from the US Gulf to India.

10-08-1942 MEDON 1923 5,445 GRT
Sunk by torpedo and gunfire from the Italian Submarine ‘Giulliani’, SW of the Cape Verde Islands, midway between Freetown and Trinidad, in position 09.26 N, 38.28 W, whilst on passage from Mauritius to New York.

[ In this incident, Captain Evans with fourteen men spent 8 days adrift in Lifeboat No. 1, voyaged 108 miles, when they were seen and picked up by the Panamanian vessel ROSEMOUNT. Lifeboat No. 2 contained the Chief Mate with thirteen men who spent 35 days adrift, voyaged 383 miles, when they were seen and picked up by the Portugese vessel LUSO. Lifeboat No. 3 contained the Second Mate with sixteen men who spent 36 days adrift, voyaged 313 miles, when they were seen and picked up by the British vessel REEDPOOL. One week later the REEDPOOL was herself torpedoed by U-515 and the MEDON survivors were once more adrift before being rescued for a second time by the Schooner MILLIE M. MASHER which landed them in Georgetown, British Guiana. Lifeboat No. 4 contained the Third Mate with nineteen men who spent 7 days adrift, voyaged 40 miles, when they were seen and picked up by the Norwegian vessel TAMERLANE ]

12-08-1942 DEUCALION 1930 7,516 GRT
North of Cape Bon, in position 37.56 N, 08.40 E, whilst taking part in Operation Pedestal (Convoy WS 215) the DEUCALION, carrying 2,000 tons of cased petrol, was the first of many casualties of this famous convoy which was attempting to break through, against formidable odds, to save the fortress Island of Malta from capitulation. Bombed and on fire, the vessel tried to clear away for the Tunisian coast but further aerial attack resulted in a hit by an aerial torpedo and the ship blew up in a tremendous explosion some 5 miles from Cani Rocks, Galita Island, off the Tunisian coast. This famous convoy included a total of thirteen fast merchantmen which has sailed from the Clyde on 02-08-1942, and as they passed through the Straits of Gibraltar during the night of 10-08-1942 they were joined by the most powerful escort group of any wartime convoy. What awaited them was one of the largest attack forces ever assembled with the result that only three ships got through to Malta, including the legendary oil tanker OHIO which refused to sink despite being bombed, torpedoed, set on fire, boilers blown up, engines destroyed beyond repair, and having a Stuka aircraft crash-land on her deck. Survivors from the DEUCALION were later transferred over to OHIO to assist her crew in getting the ship to Malta.

05-09-1942 MYRMIDON 1930 6,278 GRT
Torpedoed by U-506 ( Kapitanleutnant Erich Wurdemann) South of the Ivory Coast, Gulf of Guinea, in position 00.45 N, 06.27 W, whilst on passage from the UK to India. All 116 crew and 129 passengers saved. ( This ship was no stranger to troubles. During an air raid on Merseyside on 13th March 1941, MYRMIDON was sunk at the dock where she had been loading, when she was hit by a parachute mine. She was later raised and repaired but in June of the same year she fell victim to a mine when entering the Mersey. The following December, she was the subject of an air attack off the Butt of Lewis, but the attack was limited to being sprayed by machine gun bullets and no bombs were dropped. A few days after this last incident, she was in collision with a Norwegian ship which had just been launched at Clydebank and both vessels suffered damage from this incident)

11-10-1942 AGAPENOR 1914 7,392 GRT
Torpedoed by U-87 ( Kapitanleutnant Joachim Berger) South West of Freetown, in position 06.53 N, 15.23 W, whilst on passage from India to the UK. Six crew lost their lives in this incident.

27-10-1942 STENTOR 1926 6,148 GRT
Torpedoed by U-509 ( Kapitanleutnant Werner Witte) West of the Canary Islands, in position 29.13 N, 20.53 W, on passage from West Africa to the UK as part of the North-bound Convoy SL 125. (Forty-five lives were lost in this incident, including the Master, Captain R. H. Garstin RNR Retd who was the convoy Vice-Commodore, the Chief Engineer, the ship’s Doctor, as well as all the deck officers with the exception of the staff Captain and 2nd Mate. The ship’s Doctor was awarded the Albert Medal for his performance during this devastating incident. He was last seen helping the Vice-Commodore who had been blinded during the attack)

13-11-1942 MARON 1930 6,487 GRT
Torpedoed by U-81 ( Kapitanleutnant Friedrich Guggenberger) North of Oran, off Algiers in the Mediterranean, in position 36.27 N, 00.58 W, having unloaded part of her military cargo at Algiers and proceeding out of that port bound for Gibraltar in convoy with other vessels. Sank in less than 15 minutes but no lives were lost.

27-11-1942 POLYDORUS 1924 5,922 GRT
Torpedoed by U-176 ( Korvettekapitan Reiner Dierksen) West of Freetown, South of the Cape Verde Islands, whilst on passage from Liverpool to Freetown. Had been under attack from the U-Boat for fifty hours during the previous two days, prior to being caught and finally sunk. This is the longest recorded ‘chase’ by a U-Boat throughout WWII.

03-02-1943 RHEXENOR 1922 7,957 GRT
Sunk by torpedo and gunfire from U-217 ( Kapitanleutnant Kurt Reichenbach-Klinke) in the Central Atlantic area 1,400 miles North East of the Leeward islands, in position 24.59 N, 43.37 W, whilst on passage from West Africa to St. John, New Brunswick.

[ In this incident, four lifeboats got away with the survivors from RHEXENOR, and considering that they found themselves adrift 1,200 miles from the nearest land an incredible feat of seamanship and the strength of her officers and men resulted in all lives being saved. Lifeboat No. 1 containing Captain Eccles and nineteen men spent 18 days adrift before finally landing at Guadeloupe. Lifeboat No. 3 containing the 2nd Mate and seventeen men spent 21 days adrift during which she covered 1,236 miles before being sighted and rescued by the American merchant vessel CONQUEROR and landed at St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Lifeboat No. 4 containing the Chief Mate and sixteen men spent 19 days adrift before landing in Antigua. Lifeboat No. 5 containing the 3rd Mate and seventeen men spent 20 days adrift before landing at Jost van Dyke Island of the Tobago Island group ]

05-05-1943 DOLIUS 1924 5,507 GRT
Torpedoed by U-638 ( Oberleutnant Oskar Staudinger) South of Cape Farewell, in position 54.00 N, 43.35 W, whilst part of South-West bound Convoy ONS 5, on passage from the UK to Canada/USA. (U-638 was herself destroyed soon afterwards by one of the Convoy escorts, the Corvette HMS SUNFLOWER under the command of Lieutenant Commander J. Plomer. There were no survivors from the U-Boat’s complement of 44 men)

14-05-1943 CENTAUR 1924 3,222 GRT
This Blue Funnel passenger-cargo liner was requisitioned and converted into a Hospital Ship by the Australian Government in 1940. Whilst proceeding on passage from Sydney to Cairns and then bound for New Guinea, the CENTAUR, fully illuminated and painted in the traditional colours of a non-combatant ship and showing her Red Cross markings, was torpedoed during the night of 14-05-1943, without warning, by the Japanese Submarine I-177, East of Brisbane, in position 27.17 S, 154.05 E. The vessel sank in less than three minutes, allowing no time to send distress signals or launch any of her lifeboats. Of the 333 crew, nursing staff, and military personnel on board CENTAUR, only one nurse and 63 men survived this atrocity committed by Commander Nakagawa of I-177. 269 lives were lost altogether this night - the Captain of CENTAUR along with 44 of his crewmen, the ship’s padre, and 223 medical personnel.

19-12-1943 PHEMIUS 1921 7,406 GRT
Torpedoed by U-515 ( Kapitanleutnant Werner Henke) off Takoradi, East of Accra, in position 05.01 N, 00.17 W, whilst on passage from the UK to West Africa. One crewman from a PHEMIUS lifeboat taken prisoner on board the U-Boat in order to obtain information.

16-01-1944 PERSEUS 1923 10,286 GRT
Torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-165 off Madras, Indian Ocean, in position 12.00 N, 80.14 E, whilst on passage from Trincomalee to Calcutta.

31-08-1944 TROILUS 1921 7,422 GRT
Torpedoed by U-859 ( Kapitanleutnant Johann Jebsen) East of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, in position 14.10 N, 61.04 E, whilst on passage from Colombo to the UK. (Following the destruction of TROILUS, U-859 departed the area on a course for Penang. On 10-10-1944 she was spotted by the British submarine HMS TRENCHANT in the Straits of Malacca as she was about to go into Penang. Lieutenant-Commander A. R. Hezlet of HMS TRENCHANT fired three torpedoes at the U-Boat, one of which found its target and sank the enemy submarine. 11 survivors were picked up by HMS TRENCHANT, 8 survivors were later picked up by a Japanese vessel, and the remaining 47 crew members of the U-Boat, including her Commander, perished in the incident.

SUMMARY OF WWI SHIP LOSSES SUFFERED BY ALFRED HOLT & COMPANY THROUGH ENEMY ACTION

1940 8 vessels
1941 9 vessels
1942 18 vessels
1943 4 vessels
1944 2 vessels

Total number of vessels destroyed during WWII : 41 ships
Total gross tonnage destroyed through enemy action : 321,673 tons
Total number of lives lost through enemy action : 324 lives


OTHER WARTIME INCIDENTS AND EFFECTS INVOLVING
SHIPS OF THE BLUE FUNNEL LINE AND THE GLEN LINE


ORESTES 1926 7,845 GRT
02-04-1942 Attacked by Japanese aircraft off Madras. Escaped serious damage.
09-06-1942 Attacked by surfaced Japanese submarine off Sydney. Escaped serious damage.

IDOMENEUS 1926 7,847 GRT
07-05-1943 Attacked by submarine off Sierra Leone. Took evasive action and torpedoes missed.

AGAMEMNON 1929 7,857 GRT
1939-1943 Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to Minelayer (HMS AGAMEMNON)
1947 Returned into normal commercial service.

MENESTHEUS 1929 7,771 GRT
1940 Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to Minelayer (HMS MENESTHEUS)
1942 Attacked by German aircraft off Iceland, hit by two bombs and sustained damage to
main engines. Towed to Lochalsh by HMS AGAMEMNON for repairs.
1943 Converted at Vancouver for amenities/recreation ship in Far East waters.
1948 Returned into normal commercial service.

GORGON 1933 3,533 GRT
14-04-1943 Bombed and set on fire at Milne Bay, New Guinea. Six lives lost. Towed to Brisbane for repairs.

TELEMACHUS 1939 9,061 GRT
1939 Requisitioned by the MOWT before being completed by Builder. Transferred to the Admiralty under the new name EMPIRE ACTIVITY and completed as an Aircraft-
Carrier.
1942 Entered service as HMS ACTIVITY
1946 Bought by A. Holt & Company, re-built as merchant ship and assigned to Glen Line

RHEXENOR 1945 10,199 GRT
1945 Bought on the Builder’s stocks by A. Holt & Company. Had been laid down as one
of the fast ‘Empire’ class vessels for the MOWT.

MEDON 1942 7,376 GRT
1942 Built for the MOWT as the EMPIRE SPLENDOUR. ( Managers - G. Heyn & Sons)
1945 Management re-assigned to A. Holt & Company.
1946 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named MEDON.

STENTOR 1946 10,203 GRT
1946 Bought on the Builder’s stocks by A, Holt & Company. Had been laid down as one
of the fast ‘Empire’ class vessels for the MOWT.

POLYDORUS 1944 7,671 GRT
1944 Built in USA as the SALINA VICTORY for the USMC.
1946 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named POLYDORUS.
1960 Re-named TALTHYBIUS on transfer into the Ocean S. S. Company.

POLYPHEMUS 1945 7,674 GRT
1945 Built in USA as the MACMURRAY VICTORY for the USMC.
1946 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named POLYPHEMUS.
1960 Re-named TANTALUS on transfer into the Ocean S. S. Company.

MEMNON 1945 7,687 GRT
1945 Built in USA as the PHILLIPS VICTORY for the USMC.
1946 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named MEMNON.
1957 Re-named GLAUCUS.

MARON 1945 7,688 GRT
1945 Built in USA as the BERWYN VICTORY for the USMC.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named MARON.
1957 Re-named RHESUS.

MENTOR 1945 7,642 GRT
1945 Built in USA as the CARTHAGE VICTORY for the USMC.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named MENTOR.

MYRMIDON 1945 7,715 GRT
1945 Built in USA as the RIPON VICTORY for the USMC.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named MYRMIDON.

EUMAEUS 1943 7,308 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the SIMON B. ELLIOTT for the USMC but completed as the
SAMNESSE for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named EUMAEUS.
1952 Re-named GLENSHIEL on transfer into the Glen Line.
1957 Re-named EURYADES on transfer back to the China Mutual S. N. Company.

EURYMEDON 1943 7,314 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the MATTHEW BRUSH for the USMC but completed as the
SAMOA for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named EURYMEDON.
1952 Re-named GLENLOGAN on transfer into the Glen Line.
1957 Re-named EURYMEDON on transfer back to the China Mutual S. N. Company.

EURYPYLUS 1943 7,292 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the AUGUSTINE HERMAN for the USMC but completed as the
SAMSETTE for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named EURYPYLUS.
1950 Re-named PEMBROKESHIRE on transfer into the Glen Line.
1957 Re-named EURYPYLUS on transfer back to the China Mutual S. N. Company.

TALTHYBIUS 1943 7,317 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the PETER COOPER for the USMC but completed as the SAMARKAND for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named TALTHYBIUS.
1954 Re-named GLENIFFER on transfer into the Glen Line.

TANTALUS 1943 7,297 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the JOHN T. CLARK for the USMC but completed as the
SAMCLEVE for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named TANTALUS.

TITAN 1943 7,297 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the JAMES CARROLL for the USMC but completed as the
SAMGARA for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named TITAN.
1950 Re-named FLINTSHIRE on transfer into the Glen Line.
1958 Re-named TITAN on transfer back to the Ocean S. S. Company.

TROILUS 1943 7,287 GRT
1943 Built in USA as the MARTIN C. THOMAS for the USMC but completed as the
SAMHARLE for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named TROILUS.

TYDEUS 1944 7,234 GRT
1944 Built in USA as the SAMJACK for the MOWT with A. Holt & Company as the
Managers.
1947 Bought by A. Holt & Company and re-named TYDEUS.
1950 Re-named GLENBEG on transfer into the Glen Line.

Note Below : Sorry if a bit untidy - copied and pasted from a Word document put together years ago and just found. Honestly, it was quite neat and organised in the original format .... honestly ..... !
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PROMETHEUS off Penang 1968. From a Blu Flu postcard.
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Nice painting of the ANTENOR
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CENTAUR
1964, 7899grt, passenger, cargo & livestock carrier
John Brown, Clydebank (722) for Blue Funnel, Australia - Singapore trade
1985 HAI LONG
1986 HAI DA
Broken up at Xinhui in 1995
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:02 pm

Paul - she must be arriving at Elderslie D.D. - no ship ever left Elderslie with paintwork like that ..... ex-Elderslie wallah !!
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by peter sommerville » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:51 am

Pilglim ship Gunung Djati
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:12 pm

Worked on her at Elderslie during the big conversion - think I spent about 6 weeks or so on her.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Deepol » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:29 pm

Anyone able to identify this one.
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Post by Deepol » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:33 pm

BritishPower wrote:Paul - she must be arriving at Elderslie D.D. - no ship ever left Elderslie with paintwork like that ..... ex-Elderslie wallah !!

Yes of course, she's probably coming up stern first.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Magoonigal » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:06 am

Wild guess!!!

DEMODOCUS 1912 or TEIRESIAS 1914.
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Post by Deepol » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:35 pm

Thanks- splendid ships.
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Post by Deepol » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:07 pm

ASCANIUS launch at Belfast on 15th June 1950. Broken up at Blyth as MASTURA in 1978.
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Post by Deepol » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:19 pm

PROMETHEUS passing Renfrew outbound from KG5 in May 69. Vickers on Tyneside built her in 1967. 12 years later she became ORIENTAL MERCHANT and was broken up in 1986.
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Post by Magoonigal » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:38 pm

Deepol wrote:ASCANIUS launch at Belfast on 15th June 1950. Broken up at Blyth as MASTURA in 1978.
Great, I've got a beginning and an end picture now!!
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Post by Deepol » Tue May 15, 2012 1:13 pm

Another pic sadly with no identification from the Clyde Shiplovers' Collection.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Deepol » Tue May 15, 2012 1:19 pm

No problem with this one; SARPEDON built in 1923 by Cammell Laird and scrapped in June 1953 at Newport.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Deepol » Wed May 23, 2012 9:44 am

Super P memories
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Post by Deepol » Wed May 23, 2012 9:47 am

Some more.
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Peisander outbound passing Customhouse in August 1971.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:50 pm

Autolycus in King George V Dock on 9 February 1969.
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Re: Blue Funnel Line

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IXION at Cape Town date unknown.
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