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Old 23rd December 2011, 13:20
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Hi, I'm new to this site, interested in finding out more about my great uncle, who was a Captain with the Blue Funnel line until about 1946/7. His name was Gwilym Roberts and had the nickname 'Dogface'! Ring any bells with anyone?
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The Outward Bound Trust are looking for information on your great uncle. Can you help?
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Old 22nd February 2012, 17:51
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Hi, do any of you remember Michael Rennie? He joined Blue Funnel as a Junior Engineer in 1962, he eventually became a Third Engineer and sailed aboard the MV Glenartney in 1966. Would bo good to hear from anyone who may have known him.

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Could be George (Hadgi) Donnely, sailed with him and bosun Charlie Taylor in Lycaon 1958. He died of a heart attack while coasting a P boat to Glasgow, a lovely "gentleman" in every sense of the word.
Theres a name from the past Charlie Taylor he was bosun in the Agapenor when I did my first voyage with Blue Funnel a fine man I had my 20th birthday aboard her Charlie told me to take the day off and get myself a case of beer he was truly one of a kind .
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Old 17th April 2013, 03:26
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Made this post initially in the wrong thread (Ceylon/Sri Lanka).
Anyone out their remember Paddy Hartnett and Don Troupe. Similar seniority, promoted Ch.Off mid 1960.
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Old 17th April 2013, 10:12
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G'day "China Sea Pilot",

Like you, I'm ex-BF and Jardines, and in HK. You remember me?

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Old 17th April 2013, 11:29
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G'day "China Sea Pilot",

Like you, I'm ex-BF and Jardines, and in HK. You remember me?

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Richard
I do indeed Richard. I have pm'd you.

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Old 17th April 2013, 18:34
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Made this post initially in the wrong thread (Ceylon/Sri Lanka).
Anyone out their remember Paddy Hartnett and Don Troupe. Similar seniority, promoted Ch.Off mid 1960.
Took Theseus to lay up in King Harry Ferry. Paddy H was mate. During previous voyage around Aussie coast he relieved the Old Man of his command for being constantly incapable. The Old Man was recently out of rehab and this was his first trip back. He became dangerous and Paddy relieved him. The Old Man immediatly got a razor, cut his throat, and jumped over the side.

The Bosun was Ginger Pollitt, Lamp trimmer North East Roberts and George Dalziel was carpenter. Paddy was of the opinion his career with AH was over saying no Old Man would have him as Mate. What an awful decision to have to make.

After Theseua I never saw him again.

The Dog.
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Old 17th April 2013, 19:09
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Ah N.E. Roberts - a gentleman Bosun. Always paid off skint when I was with him

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Old 17th April 2013, 21:13
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From the best of memory the Goul was Harry Evans. He was Bosun of the Pyrrhus for most of the Sixties. Don't know about driving buses during his leave but like all Bosuns in the Blue Funnel he got there because he was an excellent sailor
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The Goul s name was Bert Evans he was about two feet taller than Harry Evans
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Old 18th April 2013, 11:50
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Old 19th April 2013, 01:57
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Took Theseus to lay up in King Harry Ferry. Paddy H was mate. During previous voyage around Aussie coast he relieved the Old Man of his command for being constantly incapable. The Old Man was recently out of rehab and this was his first trip back. He became dangerous and Paddy relieved him. The Old Man immediatly got a razor, cut his throat, and jumped over the side.

The Bosun was Ginger Pollitt, Lamp trimmer North East Roberts and George Dalziel was carpenter. Paddy was of the opinion his career with AH was over saying no Old Man would have him as Mate. What an awful decision to have to make.

After Theseua I never saw him again.

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Don't recall this incident. When did it happen as I left in 65 and would have some memory of such a tragedy.
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Old 19th April 2013, 12:25
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Don't recall this incident. When did it happen as I left in 65 and would have some memory of such a tragedy.

Was that when you left Bluies with a fresh 2nd mates ticket Bill?

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Old 19th April 2013, 12:31
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Was that when you left Bluies with a fresh 2nd mates ticket Bill?

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What on earth a you talking about?
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Old 19th April 2013, 12:37
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Old 19th April 2013, 13:05
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Why don't you tell the site who you are as you appear to be some self appointed moderator. Inspection of your posts reveal that you make many allegations all based on the same theme. In the short time I have been a member Paddy, Fred and a Greek Capt have received similar mails. With respect I suggest you seek help. The vast majority of the site prefer to use log on names for their own reasons. In conclusion I left Glen Line in 1965 with a Masters(FG). Further, I was in 'Helenus' (a ship obviously dear to you) in the late 50s and find it sad that my memories are a little altered by individuals like you who seem to have free run on the site without any check by moderators.
So, My name is not Bill I do not live in Shropshire. Try focussing on something else and stop making a fool of yourself.
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Old 19th April 2013, 13:23
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Ouch Bill that really does hurt my soul.

To clarify and for the avoidance of any doubt - I am JMCG - a one account man here on s/n - not a moderator of any sort. Just one who cannot stand deception . I do of course find it easy to spot a troll.

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Old 23rd April 2013, 11:28
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[QUOTE=Bill Davies;310332]John,
Never heard that name before!
Remember a Bosun by the name Theo Van De Bloom who lived in Liscard and, I believe,
a portrait/Photograph of the man hanging over the Bar at 'The Queens' (close Manor Road, Liscard)
THE PHOTO STILL HANGS UP IN THE BAR PLUS HIS DUTCH FLAG
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Old 23rd April 2013, 11:34
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John,
Never heard that name before!
Remember a Bosun by the name Theo Van De Bloom who lived in Liscard and, I believe,
a portrait/Photograph of the man hanging over the Bar at 'The Queens' (close Manor Road, Liscard)

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HIS PHOTO STILL HANGS UP IN THE BAR PLUS A FRAMED DUTCH FLAG STOREY GOES HE WAS TORPEDOS A COUPLE OF TIMES
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Old 23rd April 2013, 11:46
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My cousin Derek Roberts was with Blue Funnel but unfortunatley he was killed in Glasgow when I believe he fell down the hatch, Derek was from Ruthin North Wales and is buried at Llanfwrog Church Ruthin,does anyone remember him I understand he ws well liked.
I remember the incident well. Yes, he fell or tripped and then fell into the hatch below. Ajax or Atreus - cannot remember.

Coasted with Derek but not on either of the above. A sad and tragic loss.

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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:40
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HIS PHOTO STILL HANGS UP IN THE BAR PLUS A FRAMED DUTCH FLAG STOREY GOES HE WAS TORPEDOS A COUPLE OF TIMES
It would appear that a small number of Dutchmen crossed over to the British flagged Blueies . Another name,(also Dutchman) was Dietzel (Duchy) .

Just like TVdB he was Bosun- coasted with each of them on Autolycus.

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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:40
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I remember the incident well. Yes, he fell or tripped and then fell into the hatch below. Ajax or Atreus - cannot remember.

Coasted with Derek but not on either of the above. A sad and tragic loss.

BW

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Thank you for your help as you say it was a sad loss to all who knew him.His dad was a great man he was Mayor of Ruthin and an ex R.N. man he never got over the loss. I am going down to Ruthin today I will visit his grave and pay my respects. Thankyou again Tom Roberts.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:52
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My Apologies regarding the place where my cousin Derek Robert is It is easy to find any of the local people will help you.
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Old 23rd April 2013, 12:55
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Again I must apologise my posting The cemetery is at Llanrhyhd not Llanfwrog.
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Old 28th April 2013, 10:38
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Took Theseus to lay up in King Harry Ferry. Paddy H was mate. During previous voyage around Aussie coast he relieved the Old Man of his command for being constantly incapable. The Old Man was recently out of rehab and this was his first trip back. He became dangerous and Paddy relieved him. The Old Man immediatly got a razor, cut his throat, and jumped over the side.

The Bosun was Ginger Pollitt, Lamp trimmer North East Roberts and George Dalziel was carpenter. Paddy was of the opinion his career with AH was over saying no Old Man would have him as Mate. What an awful decision to have to make.

After Theseua I never saw him again.

The Dog.
I sailed as a junior middy with Paddy Harnett on the Telemachus in 1962 when he was mate (relieved Barry Mothersill; Captain was Stuart Allerton). Paddy ended up in the RFA. I believe he died in service.
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