"Crossed the Bar"

Billy1963
26th January 2006, 01:12
23rd January 2006. Age 87. Albert Mustoe. Albert was a Fireman & Trimmer onboard the SS Chaucer, 5,792grt, (Shakespear Shipping Co.) which was sunk by the German commerce raider Orion on the 29th July 1941 while sailing in ballast from Middlesbrough to Buenos Aries. The Chaucer was intercepted off the Cape Verde Islands and shelled and torpedoed to destruction. Miraculously all 48 crew survived and were taken prisoner, eventually ending up in the Merchant Navy PoW camp Milag Nord. Four of her crew were eventually repatriated. Albert Mustoe (PoW No. 110940) and the rest of his shipmates were interned for the duration of the war until the camp was liberated on the 28th April 1945.

All calm sea's from now on Albert.

John Rogers
26th January 2006, 02:45
Rest well Albert,you earned it.

Pat McCardle
26th January 2006, 10:46
23rd January 2006. Age 87. Albert Mustoe. Albert was a Fireman & Trimmer onboard the SS Chaucer, 5,792grt, (Shakespear Shipping Co.) which was sunk by the German commerce raider Orion on the 29th July 1941 while sailing in ballast from Middlesbrough to Buenos Aries. The Chaucer was intercepted off the Cape Verde Islands and shelled and torpedoed to destruction. Miraculously all 48 crew survived and were taken prisoner, eventually ending up in the Merchant Navy PoW camp Milag Nord. Four of her crew were eventually repatriated. Albert Mustoe (PoW No. 110940) and the rest of his shipmates were interned for the duration of the war until the camp was liberated on the 28th April 2005.

All calm sea's from now on Albert.

May His spirit be guided by fair winds on calm waters (Thumb)

Harry Nicholson
26th January 2006, 11:05
I was reading this last night and thought of Albert and I hope in the end he thought his journey 'good'.

Happy is he who, like Ulysses, has made a good journey
Or like that other who won the golden fleece,
And then returned, used well by the world and wise,
To live among his kin and thereby end his days!

Joachim du Bellay, French, 1522-60

macrae
30th November 2006, 18:36
Home is the sailor, home from the sea.
The hunter home from the hill

benjidog
30th November 2006, 22:29
Albert must have lived a rich and interesting life.

I hope he enjoyed his retirement - may he rest in peace!

Brian

david mustoe
20th May 2009, 22:17
Thanks for all you wonderfull coments ref my dad albert mustoe
thanks again
david mustoe

hughesy
20th May 2009, 23:57
safely anchored now Mate

with respect for your loss

hughesy

tsell
21st May 2009, 01:18
No flowers on a sailor's tomb lie,
just memories of ocean days gone by.
As family and shipmates weep at his grave,
He's off to a new life - on another wave.

'Bye Albert.

Taffy R556959

billyboy
21st May 2009, 01:36
All fast foward mate. secured the gangway. Rest in peace shipmate.

tell
21st May 2009, 02:00
Quietly engulfed by the waves of time but will be remembered ,goodbye old salt

Don Matheson
25th May 2009, 16:34
Albert, you can lay aside your shovel and rake, no more coal needed. You have reached your final harbour.
Rest in Peace

Don