23rd August 2005, 02:19
I sailed as AB on the final voyage of the Fourah Bay although most of the 11 month voyage was spent at anchor outside Lagos.
we paid off in Hull and she was sold to a Mexican shipping company but still manned by Ocean Fleets.
My watch mate was Terry Scell who I believe still holds the record for the longest peace time voyage without going home 3 yrs 3 mths this was on the M/V Dumurra I did three voyages while he was still there.. He was 21 when he joined and 25 when he finaly paid off in Amsterdam.
I also sailed on the Ascanious when the football team went ashore to play a game against a german ship..we were in a bus accident with a train on the way to the game. The bus driver was killed minor injuries to both crews. We went onto play the game but lost 1-0
29th August 2005, 20:27
I joined the Fourah Bay as Junior Engineer in Hull when I left her a few weeks later she had been renamed the Magda Josefina
30th December 2005, 20:37
I did many coasting voyages on Fourah Bay and deep sea other 'F' boats in the 60's and 70's. My last voyage with Elders was 2 Eng on the Forcados 1978.
Thumbnail of Fourah Bay
14th May 2007, 17:38
I was Senior Lecky on the final voyage of this ship when Ocean Fleets officers were manning the vessel on behalf of Trans Maritime Mexicana.
I joined her in New York on 14/02/80 and we finally paid off on 01/09/80 at Norfolk, Virginia naval shipyard whilst she was still in drydock. The ship was sold to Greeks.[=P]
14th May 2007, 19:53
It may be of interest to the above to learn that there is a 'Fourah Bay Association' run by Mike Thurman. They have a reunion in Liverpool each year and I understand it is well represented.
21st May 2007, 20:51
Sorry, I got my dates wrong. I joined her in N.Y. on 22/05/80 and paid off on 21/07/80 when she was sold.
18th July 2007, 19:34
I sailed on Fourah Bay in '71 as Cadet Engineer. Also on Dummura, Dalla, Forcados and several Glen and Blue flue ships. Left in '73.
15th November 2007, 22:58
were is Terry Scell now???
28th January 2008, 21:38
were is Terry Scell now???
Last I knew of Terry he Joined the Lycaon in Japan 1978.
I see one of his old ship mates is on the members list Bob White he may know where Terry is
11th March 2008, 15:45
Photo of MAGDA JOSEFINA ex Fourah Bay in link below. Ken.
12th March 2008, 03:38
Just checked the link - she looks awful in that livery!
27th January 2009, 16:53
I was 2nd Engineer on the Fourah Bay in 1962. A fine vessel and no engine problems .
8th August 2010, 20:35
I sailed on the Fourah bay in 1976 as a cadet engineer. It was my 2 nd. bay boat as my first one was the Tokeyo bay. joined in Middlesbourgh and did a 2 month trip down 2 west africa.
23rd September 2010, 23:00
I ALSO SAILED ON THE FOURAH BAY 7 Feb 66 TO 2 May 66 AS 4/E I THINK I REMEMBER THAT SHE WAS THE CADET TRAINING SHIP AT THE TIME FRANK MOORHOUSE
10th July 2012, 06:22
I was Second Headman on her on her maiden voyage.
27th July 2012, 05:35
Re Pertius- My first two trips were the opposite to yourself. My first was on the Fourah Bay, joining in Middlesborough in 1976 along with '******', cannot remember his proper name. My second trip was on the Tokyo Bay.