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Search: Posts Made By: MICHAEL SQUIRES
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 22nd February 2016, 23:18
Replies: 119
Views: 41,860
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Capt. Pettigrew

My father new Capt Pettigrew . We lived in Wallasey, as I beleive your father did. Are you the Lady who married Ernie Wingeat, he lived opposite me in Eric Road when we were lads. If so send him my...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th August 2015, 15:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
If you write to Dave Molyneux, 375 Leasowe Road,...

If you write to Dave Molyneux, 375 Leasowe Road, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside,CH46 2RE. I'm sure he will send you a badge and a monthly news letter for a small fee. I think its 5.00.

Regards
...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st December 2013, 09:50
Replies: 35
Views: 8,771
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Ulysses

Hello Robert

According to Convoy Web the Ulysses left the Clyde on 12/6/41 in convoy OB 334 bound for Halifax were she arrived on 26/6/41.
She then sailed independantly for Hong Kong on 27/6/41...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th April 2013, 11:25
Replies: 29
Views: 5,285
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Thanks John I was hoping someone would...

Thanks John

I was hoping someone would remember that trip. The ships troubles didn't end there as she had engine trouble on the way to Cape Town, please see attached correspondence.


Regards.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th April 2013, 13:41
Replies: 29
Views: 5,285
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Time ashore in Ceylon/Sei Lanka

I t really does sound idylic but my late father had a rather different experience when he brought the Antilochus to Sri Lanca in April 1971.I found copies of correspondence to India Blds amongst his...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th September 2012, 16:27
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
I'll look into that, maybe check with the...

I'll look into that, maybe check with the Nestorians or the Blue Funnel Association.

Regards


Mike
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th September 2012, 14:42
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
I've made a mistake, again, It's Tudor Owen....

I've made a mistake, again, It's Tudor Owen. Tudor Jones was the name of a science master I had at school. Talk about a bad memory.

Regards


Mike
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th September 2012, 14:32
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Hello Hugh My father remembered the incident...

Hello Hugh

My father remembered the incident with the 2nd mate because it was so unusual. He was adamant however that he had not fallen out of his bunk but if you say he did then he must have.He...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 17th September 2012, 14:25
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Everything was fine after that the 2nd mate...

Everything was fine after that the 2nd mate turned up for his watch on time during the rest of his voyage. The thing is, it was a very unpleasant experience being toldd off by my Dad, my brothers and...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 22:11
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Hi Dave I've attached a photo of Chief...

Hi Dave

I've attached a photo of Chief Officer Tudor Jones circa 1949, you may be able to recognise him although he'd be a lot older if you sailed with him.


Regards


Mike
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 21:02
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
ED'S Trade was to West Africa which I don't...

ED'S Trade was to West Africa which I don't think was popular with Blue Funnel men who preferred to go to the Far East. There had been a connection between the companies before they merged, Holts...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 12:08
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
High Hugh You mention his punctuallity when...

High Hugh

You mention his punctuallity when taking over the watch, he told me a story about a 2nd Mate from Elder Dempster, they had merged with Blue Funnel in the late 60's, who had joined my...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 11:15
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Thanks Hugh

Thanks Hugh
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 10:38
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Hello Hugh Yes you are right, my Mum's name...

Hello Hugh

Yes you are right, my Mum's name is Joan, he was still 2nd Mate when he was on the Gorgon, it wasn't until January 1951 that he was appointed Chief Officer, his first trip as mate was...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th September 2012, 00:52
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Dave I take your point about the engineers...

Dave

I take your point about the engineers name, trouble is how do I blot his name out now. The damage is done, have you got any ideas. This wouldn't have happened in a Bluey !

Regards

Mike
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 15th September 2012, 13:05
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Hello Hugh That A Class Bluey was probably...

Hello Hugh

That A Class Bluey was probably the Calchas, which was the Midshipman's training ship. He did 7 trips on her between 1955 &1956 as Chief Officer. One of his favourite ships. He always...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 3rd May 2010, 23:25
Replies: 116
Views: 13,695
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
John My Dad once said to me that Ship Owners...

John

My Dad once said to me that Ship Owners had no sentiment or soul, when a ship had done its time, send it to the breakers, obviously our ship manager, Octavious is of the sme ilk.

There's...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 2nd May 2010, 19:50
Replies: 116
Views: 13,695
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Do you think an approach to the Philip Holt Trust...

Do you think an approach to the Philip Holt Trust may be in order ? the Trust supports the Blue Funnel Association and the Nestorians so I imagine that they would be sympathetic to the idea. Perhaps...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th April 2010, 20:34
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Radar Robb

Hello Hugh

I did not men to offend, perhaps I should have used the word "foolish behaviour" to describe Captain Robb's actions, as descibed in the previous posts, please accept my appologies for...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 11th April 2010, 16:54
Replies: 722
Views: 127,071
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Radar Robb

Tom

I asked my Dad about Radar Rob and those pictures, he did get them published, my Dad bought a copy of the book. He hasn't got it now, thinks he left it on a ship somewhere. He coasted as first...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 8th April 2010, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Capt Brian Killham

I've just spoken to my father who new him. He sailed with him a couple of times and was on stand by on the Gunung djati when she was fitting out up in Glasgow. My Dad said he was a "good lad".

We...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 5th March 2010, 20:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
A long shot - a ship laid up in Greece, in the 1980's with funnel unchanged...

There were a couple of M class ships laid up in Greece at that time one was the Maron laid up in Piraeus the other was Menon laid up in Stylis.Maron was scrapped in April 1987. Memnon was scrapped in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 21st November 2009, 21:45
Replies: 11
Views: 2,394
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
If you purchase the book Ships In Focus - Blue...

If you purchase the book Ships In Focus - Blue Funnel Line by John Clarkson,Bill Harvey and Roy Fenton and turn to page no. 133 you will see pictures of all 3 ships on the one page. This may help...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th October 2009, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Hello Mark My father was Master of the...

Hello Mark

My father was Master of the Telamon from Feb.1964 to April 1965 and the Chief Officer was Johnny Pilling, could this be your father? I'll mention this to my Dad and if he has any more...
Forum: The Bridge 16th August 2009, 22:41
Replies: 40
Views: 4,611
Posted By MICHAEL SQUIRES
Bill I know of Capt. Pettigrew his daughter...

Bill

I know of Capt. Pettigrew his daughter married a childhood friend of mine have'nt heard from him in years. My Dad sailed as 2nd mate with Pettigrew when he was chief officer, not sure which...
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