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Hugh Ferguson



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This photo was taken by John Callis whilst he was a crew member in the S.Goodwin L/S.
· Date: Mon, 1 January 07 · Views: 3,781
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gadgee
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Mon, 1 January 07 17:06

Hugh

Lovely shot of a real cargo ship the likes of which are gone forever - shame.
Was this taken by the JG Callis who had many of his photos reproduced by Ian Allan Publications?

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Hugh Ferguson

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Tue, 2 January 07 03:38

Yes Paul, he is. He also had many of his pictures published in Sea Breezes. He was a friend of mine, but sadly, he died some years ago. He gave me all of his shots of Glen boats as he knew I had sailed in them. This one was taken 23rd Aug.1956. I was 2nd mate there for 2 years and left to go piloting in 1953. Glad you liked it. I'll be putting the rest on d'rectly, as they say in Cornwall! Hugh.

(Twelve days after this photo was taken by John, aboard the S.Goodwin L/S., I piloted the Glenroy into Aden!)
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Tue, 2 January 07 03:50

Hugh, an excellent image and thank you for sharing it with us.
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paul0510

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Wed, 3 January 07 16:17

If I remember correctly, John Callis's son was a classmate of mine at Dover Grammar School for Boys around 1961. I can't remember his first name only that he gave me a few pics taken by his Dad that I have misplaced over the years. Do you know him, Hugh?

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Hugh Ferguson

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Thu, 4 January 07 07:57

Hullo Paul, I don't think that I ever met him but the name Steven/Stephen sticks in my mind.
Quite unconnectedly, (having noted that the photo of the GLENROY taken by his dad on 28th Aug.1956, whilst aboard the S.Goodwin L/S), I thought I'd check my Aden log, and discovered that 12 days after the picture was shot I piloted her into the port. I bet they weren't thinking at that time that they would not be returning homeward via Suez! Hugh.
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Hugh Ferguson

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Sat, 6 January 07 06:22

Some of the history of this splendid ship was recorded on a plaque in the passengers' lounge. It read:-
"Converted for service and commissioned as Infantry Landing Ship-1940. In Feb. 1941 formed part of Force Z and proceeded to the Mediterranean. April 30th, Operation Demon-the evacuation of Greece-ran aground at Boghus Pass and was considerably damaged. May, took part in transporting troops to Crete and was heavily bombed. Nov. Operation Aggression-the landing of personnel at Tobruk-badly damaged by aircraft torpedo and taken in tow by H.M.S. CARLISLE. Had to be beached near Mersah Matruh-later re-floated and towed to Alexandria. Nov.1942, returned to U.K. for refit. June 1944, took part in Operation Overlord-the invasion of Normandy-mined and towed to Portsmouth. March 1945, sailed for India. May, took part in Operation Dracula-the occupation of Rangoon. Proceeding thereafter to Singapore-took part in operations in the Dutch East Indies."

This remarkable ship then went on to give 18 year in commercial service before being broken-up, in Kure 1966.
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TABNAB

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Sat, 6 January 07 11:18

I enjoyed your photo of Glenroy, going well and down to her marks. I was 2R/O in Glengarry, Capt MacArthur, same time, Thanks again. Tabnab
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Hugh Ferguson

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Sat, 6 January 07 18:10

Sold For Scrap. GLENROY. 1966
With sacred song and holy word
Both saint and sinner are interred:
the short, the tall, the fool,the sage,
Ermined lord and buttoned page,
Premier,poet, pimp or peasant,
Under cross or under crescent,
When it's time for them to go
Are so carefully laid below

Yet I, who all my life have worked
And never have duty shirked,
Who fought the winds and fought the seas,
Fought King George's enemies,
Brought cargoes home for such as you,
Kept safe my passengers and crew
I know for me there'll not be heard
One sacred song, one holy word.

"God bless this ship!" the lady said.
And spilled champagne about my head;
The cheers were loud, the cheers were long,
And I was very young and strong,
And proudly slid I to the sea;
But now there's no champagne for me;
They'll make me into trains for boys,
And prams for girls and such like toys.

For they will come with vicious tool,
Scarce waiting for my guts to cool;
And they will rip my plates apart,
And they will break my hull and heart:
When falls my stack then falls my pride,
No more I'll meet the morning tide;
So bid I farewell to the sea;
There's none will ever weep for me. H.G. (unknown poet)
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Sun, 7 January 07 15:02

To add to the comments about John Callis, I also knew him when I came ashore for a while, working at Dover Coastguard CNIS. John worked there when it was all being set up. He was a charming old salt and made me feel very much at home in the coastguard. He drove an old white Bedford van in which he kept his photographic gear and I think he slept in it if he went further afield than Kent to photograph shipping. One amusing trait he had was to turn the engine off whenever he got to the top of a hill and free-wheel down the other side.
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Dave Townson
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Mon, 8 January 07 07:58

A romantic view of a classic cargo ship, and a very interesting exchange of comments. Glad I chanced to find it.
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Hugh Ferguson

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Tue, 9 January 07 07:13

How extraordinary-thanks to this remarkable website- to have so much interest shown in this photograph taken so many years ago. I just wish that John Callis was still around to witness it.
The first time I set eyes on the GLENROY I was an apprentice aboard the
M.O.W.T., Glen Line managed EMPIRE CAPULET, and we were at anchor close to the Western Entrance, Singapore sometime in September, 1945. Suddenly this ship emerged from the tree shrouded entrance going like the clappers, and I can clearly remember how she listed to starboard as she turned. I was impressed, and we all wondered what ship it was. It was in fact H.M.S. GLENROY and she had arrived in that part of the world for yet another episode of her somewhat disaster strewn wartime career.
Next month we found ourselves in her company on Operation POPCORN; the re-occupation of the Andaman Islands. There she was associated with a bizarre rumour that her crew of matelots had expropriated the samurai sword of the surrendering Japanese commander!
It was just another wartime rumour and bore no resemblance to the facts which emerged for me some 40 years later when, by sheer chance, I contacted a crew member of H.M.S. ROCKET who told me the true story.
The surrender was taken on board that destroyer and as the Japanese commander, sword in hand, arrived at the top of their gangway, the 1st Lieutenant raised his revolver, whereupon the sword carrier, thinking he was going to be executed, dropped his sword into the deep waters of Port Blair anchorage! That was not the first time it had taken me many years to discover what had actually happened during that never ending wartime voyage of the EMPIRE CAPULET.
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Hugh Ferguson

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Wed, 17 January 07 14:05

I clocked up about 4000 hours of sea watches in this ship during 7 voyages to China & Japan. Is this anywhere near a record for sea watches kept in a particular ship?
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Wed, 17 January 07 15:47

Like many others, I've just chanced across this photo.
A beautiful ship, the likes of which we'll never see again, and a great exchange thereafter.

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Hugh Ferguson

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Tue, 23 January 07 06:24

What a disgrace to the nation that the Red Duster does't fly on ships like this anymore, but on ships like the NAPOLI, that don't have a British crew and
can't even stand up to a dusting in the "Chops of the Channel."
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Tue, 23 January 07 06:47

You won't find many disagreeing with you there Hugh.

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