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On a recent visit to the Flying Angel Club, in Flinders Street ,Melbourne, I saw a magnificent , very large Ships Bell, supported in a large brass frame embossed with beautiful mermaids!. The bell was from 'DIOMED', and a plaque at the bottom said --
'Diomed'
Alf Holt (Blue Funnel) 1922 -- 1952
Presented April, 1953.
Can anybody tell me the history of the first Diomed, hopefully with directions to a photo, and does anybody know who, how and why this lovely artifact ended up in the Mision?? I have been curious about this for many years, as I first saw the bell there many , many years ago when visiting the Missions to Seaman as a child with my parents.
 

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Ahoy,
Here a link to her:
http://merseysideviews.com/Merchant%20Vessels/Blue%20Funnel/pages/Bue-Fel%20026.htm

DIOMED (4) was built in 1921 by Workman Clark & Co. at Belfast with a tonnage of 10453grt, a length of 490ft 10in, a beam of 62ft 4in and a service speed of 14 knots. Sister of the Calchas she was launched on 14th January 1922 and completed for the China Mutual Steam Ship Co's Liverpool - Far East service on 16th May. She saw war service when she took part in the assault on Sicily in July 1943. On 2nd September 1952 she arrived at Dalmuir where she was demolished by W. H. Arnott Young after 30 years service.
(Photo: John Clarkson Collection)
Note:Source www.Red-Duster.co.uk
 

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I think this was the second Diomed. The first was apparently torpedoed in 1915.
I have a cutlery box with an inscribed brass plaque "From the officers and staff of S.S.Diomed 1912" and my grandfather's name underneath - Capt C. Duggan.
If anyone knows the history of this Diomed I'd be most interested to find out more.
 

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I think this was the second Diomed. The first was apparently torpedoed in 1915.
I have a cutlery box with an inscribed brass plaque "From the officers and staff of S.S.Diomed 1912" and my grandfather's name underneath - Capt C. Duggan.
If anyone knows the history of this Diomed I'd be most interested to find out more.
Information I have says the Diomed was sunk in 1918 please see attached, regards, Nick
 

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