Captain Mike Furlong

Tom Inglis
20th January 2012, 15:03
Sad to report that Captain Mike Furlong died last weekend following a long fight against cancer. Funeral at Marple Bridge RC Church , Marple Bridge. 1130 on Monday 20th January 2012.

Tom Inglis

20th January 2012, 16:41
RIP Captain. Tom, I think you have got the date wrong.


Tom Inglis
21st January 2012, 14:03
RIP Captain. Tom, I think you have got the date wrong.


Yes , thanks Trader, that should be Monday 30th January


Peter Martin
22nd January 2012, 11:28
I did a trip with Mike when I was a senior midshipman. I think it was on Menestheus. He had, at the time a 'Charles Dickens' style beard and he astounded everybody by shaving it off one morning. I, for one, didn't recognise him until he spoke.

He had a love of good music which he played on a large Akai reel-to-reel in his cabin. He would invite anybody who was interested in to listen. It was there that I heard Tchaicovsky Symphony 'Pathetique' for the first time.

I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

22nd January 2012, 12:22
Condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

Barber Hector
1st February 2012, 19:25
Sorry to hear about Mike. Sailed with him on the Java run on some A boat when he was C/O a life time ago. Real nice guy.