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Search: Posts Made By: Tom Inglis
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 31st October 2014, 18:17
Replies: 52
Views: 8,507
Posted By Tom Inglis
Ale House was mate in the mid sixties when I...

Ale House was mate in the mid sixties when I sailed with him . He was a little runty chap who had to have a can of Guiness and a rolled fag by his bunk for when he woke up, and always wanted to be...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 8th May 2014, 16:38
Replies: 0
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tom Inglis
Captain Ken Jack

Once again I am the purveyor of sad news . Captain Ken Jack died on 1st May . His funeral will be held on Tuesday 20th May at 1400 at the Landican Crematorium on Merseyside.

Tom Inglis
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th April 2014, 14:06
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By Tom Inglis
Len Holder

I am sad to inform all Ocean/Blue Funnel colleagues that Len Holder died on 21st April.
Len's funeral will be on 7th May at 1130
At St Lawrence Church, Towcester.

Family flowers only ...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 19th March 2014, 22:15
Replies: 0
Views: 1,001
Posted By Tom Inglis
Memoirs of a Blue Funnel Midshipman 1941-1944

Tom Effeny joined Blue Funnel as Midshipman in 1941and completed his apprenticeship in just 4 voyages, seeing the world against the backdrop of war. A challenging time for any brave young man to take...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th February 2014, 17:03
Replies: 1
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tom Inglis
"Diomed" voyages 4&5, 1958

In setting up a reunion of the middies who sailed on the training ship mv "Diomed" voyages 4 & 5 during 1958 we are trying to trace John Roriston and Carl Evans.
Does any body know where they are...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th February 2014, 16:59
Replies: 0
Views: 893
Posted By Tom Inglis
"Diomed" voyages 4/5

Trying to trace John Roriston and Carl Evans who were middies on Blue Funnel line's mv "Diomed" on voyages 4 & 5
Can anyone help??
Tom Inglis
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th January 2014, 18:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,629
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hello Jayne, Try google utube and search on...

Hello Jayne,
Try google utube and search on Blue Funnel or Ocean Nostalgia and a few presentation you will see there.
Also have a look at flickr.com/photos/kingspyon there you find a bunch of...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th January 2014, 10:37
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By Tom Inglis
Bill Niblock

Sad to report that Bill Niblock died last week at his home on the Wirral. Bill was the Chief Engineering Superintendent for Ocean Fleets, based in India Buildings for many years.
Funeral...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th December 2013, 13:51
Replies: 40
Views: 10,531
Posted By Tom Inglis
Blue Funnel memories

To add to Mike's sterling efforts you will find another Youtube presentation of Blue Funnel people , places and ships dating back to 1927 and up to 2013. Just Google Youtube "Blue Funnel Ocean...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th December 2013, 15:20
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By Tom Inglis
Captain John E Robinson

Sad to report that Captain John Robinson died on 22nd December 2013.
The funeral service for John will be held at The Thornton Garden of Rest, Crematorium, Lydiate Lane, Crosby , Liverpool L23 1TP...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th December 2013, 08:31
Replies: 0
Views: 771
Posted By Tom Inglis
Richard Williams

Sadly, I have to report that Captain Richard [Dickie] Williams died suddenly on Saturday at his home in Norwich. No further details at present.

Tom Inglis
Forum: Glen Line 12th December 2013, 09:17
Replies: 7
Views: 4,381
Posted By Tom Inglis
Yes this the type of stuff I am including Hugh,...

Yes this the type of stuff I am including Hugh, But please advise the names. I can superimpose them as required .
I already have the George Edge obituary thanks.

Regards
Tom
Forum: Glen Line 11th December 2013, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 4,381
Posted By Tom Inglis
Memories of Glen Line

Hugh,
I have ,nearing completion, a cornucopia of memories in photographs of Blue Funnel/ Glen /Ocean dating from the 1920's through to the present time. Photos of the people, the places and the...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 10th December 2013, 09:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tom Inglis
Captain John Hanney

Regret to advise that Captain John Hanney passed away last week. His funeral will be on Friday 20th December at The Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane , Formby at 1045

Tom Inglis
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd November 2013, 10:44
Replies: 10
Views: 4,895
Posted By Tom Inglis
Allan, I tried sending you a private message but...

Allan, I tried sending you a private message but the system tells me your inbox is full and cannot accept any more until you clear the old stuff
Would like to talk more about your idea.
regards...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 14th November 2013, 17:11
Replies: 40
Views: 10,531
Posted By Tom Inglis
Blue Funnel memories

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Hi Hugh,
you will see your old friend Mark Stone on the attached photo from 1944 and I expect you also knew the others. Tom Effney is still going strong
Regards
Tom Inglis
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 9th November 2013, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,057
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hello Peter, and Denis. Calchas is fondly...

Hello Peter, and Denis.
Calchas is fondly remembered by many ex Blue Funnel middies because for many years she was the training ship and there is still a Calchas reunion each year in Liverpool. She...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th October 2013, 09:38
Replies: 170
Views: 22,820
Posted By Tom Inglis
Blue Funnel Hey-day

The last "Ocean" Vessel to enter the Mersey was "Menelaus" on 17th March 1989, Captain Brian Jones. I think she was flying Elder Dempster colours, being inbound from West Africa. The end of an era. ...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 1st October 2013, 17:10
Replies: 1
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tom Inglis
Jack Thomas

Many people who were at sea with Blue Funnel will have come across Jack Thomas, particularly, during his during his time as Engineering Superintendent in Singapore.
I am sad to report that Jack...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th September 2013, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hi Clive, thanks for that lead ref Radio...

Hi Clive,
thanks for that lead ref Radio Officer , I have contact with a couple of R/O's and will fish a bit more.
I also googled Brian at Aberdare Grammar School and found the correct spelling ....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th September 2013, 09:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Inglis
Further to above message, I contacted the...

Further to above message, I contacted the Association of ex Ocean [Alfred Holt & Co ] people and they have no person by the name of Plaice on their data base.
regards
Tom
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th September 2013, 15:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hi Grayson, Well the address is Liverpool is...

Hi Grayson,
Well the address is Liverpool is correct.
I have spent some time today going through old copies of the company magazine for cadets.That magazine used to give a list of list of the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th September 2013, 17:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hello Grayson, I sailed on Monmouthshire from...

Hello Grayson,
I sailed on Monmouthshire from London on 3rd November 1957 as a first trip Middy [cadet] to the Far East . Do you know what your friend Bryan did at sea? Was he an engineer or a deck...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 24th August 2013, 15:31
Replies: 0
Views: 1,480
Posted By Tom Inglis
The Yellow Fleet/ GBLA/ Agalampus

I have been contacted by a gentleman by the name of Howard Kitrosser, from a Californian TV Company, who is making a documentary about "The Yellow Fleet" and The Great Bitter Lakes Assoiciation. He...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th August 2013, 19:55
Replies: 28
Views: 7,731
Posted By Tom Inglis
Hi Geordie Chief, as far as I know Marshall...

Hi Geordie Chief,
as far as I know Marshall Meek did not have a son, but if he had he was not an engineer in Blue Funnel

Regards
Tom
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