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Old 28th April 2018, 08:21
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Captain Tony Griffiths

Still looking for Captain Tony Griffiths...last saw him 38 years ago with UASC. Heard he had retired and possibly had a pub down south. Would love to renew contact before its too late (I'm nearly 79 now!)

We had such good times.
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Old 28th April 2018, 16:40
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Is this him?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Hi again. This was from the guys daughters facebook page, if this is the guy I am sorry but it looks as if he's passed away.
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Old 28th April 2018, 21:56
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That is Tony Griffiths, I sailed with him on the Bibby Liner Staffordshire. He was then Chief Officer. Great guy to sail with. So sorry to read that he may have passed away.
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Old 28th April 2018, 22:57
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Is this him?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Hi again. This was from the guys daughters facebook page, if this is the guy I am sorry but it looks as if he's passed away.
Aye it's Tony alright verified by UASC cap badge. I sailed with him a few times and had great runs ashore with him, he always left his rank on board when he went ashore. Sorry to hear of his passing if true.
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Old 30th April 2018, 17:36
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So sorry to hear Tony Griffiths may have passed away. He was a good friend and colleague.
I still laugh out loud recalling our time together in Hamburg on the Al Mubarakiah(1)
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Old 30th April 2018, 19:13
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He looks a lot like Roger Moore, happy looking fellow. R.I. P. Captain Tony.
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Old 30th April 2018, 22:13
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So sorry to hear Tony Griffiths may have passed away. He was a good friend and colleague.
I still laugh out loud recalling our time together in Hamburg on the Al Mubarakiah(1)
Tom, your post made me think about what Kenny Coombes once said to me "When I am in my wheelchair drooling and staring into space people will look me in the eye and ask why is he smiling and I will be thinking [I]Because I was at sea with the best[/I]".
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Old 1st May 2018, 08:19
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Lived next door to his parents for a number of years - used to meet up with Tony on his visits.
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:22
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Tony Griffiths

Oh so sad...this is definitely Tony.

What a great photo...says it all, so fond of him, a great mate.

RIP Tony
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:28
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Tom, your post made me think about what Kenny Coombes once said to me "When I am in my wheelchair drooling and staring into space people will look me in the eye and ask why is he smiling and I will be thinking [I]Because I was at sea with the best[/I]".
What a lovely thought, I shall try to remember that when I am in my dotage.
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Tom, your post made me think about what Kenny Coombes once said to me "When I am in my wheelchair drooling and staring into space people will look me in the eye and ask why is he smiling and I will be thinking [I]Because I was at sea with the best[/I]".
Jeez, a quote such as that brings a shiver down my spine. I, too sailed with best and worked the refineries with a lot of them too.

Sadly,on my present and hopefully final job I have no ex seamen with me.

BW

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Old 21st May 2018, 22:19
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Thank you Landi

Tony Griffiths died suddenly & unexpectedly in August 2015 from a virus which attacked his brain...very cruel, very sad.

I have written a tribute to him for his wife and daughters

John Clement
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Old 19th April 2019, 23:59
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Thank you Landi

Tony Griffiths died suddenly & unexpectedly in August 2015 from a virus which attacked his brain...very cruel, very sad.

I have written a tribute to him for his wife and daughters

John Clement
I remember sailing with him on my first K class in UASC if its the same one. I believe his initials were D.A.G. thereby getting the nickname DAG Griffiths
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Old 17th May 2019, 14:08
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I remember Capt. Griffiths and probably sailed with him when he was Mate. Grand guy and would also like to know his whereabouts. Abe
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Old 17th May 2019, 14:10
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Just read the thread and sad to know he passed away.
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Old 25th June 2019, 09:56
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Just read the thread and sad to know he passed away.
Just come on to this site by chance, I sailed with Tony on the Kadisiah in 1972, two trips down to Aussie, he was mate then and had some great times on the coast. Met him later when he was old man we were in Jardines and he was going to the Shamiah and I to the Battotah, both under Jardine management after being bareboated out.
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