My first trip with Bluies, Atreus in 70, the entire deck dept. was from North Wales, I was the only "white man" in the mast house! It was a relief to arrive in Singapore and hear a civilized language! LOL.gdynia said:I sailed one voyage with Blue Funnel and 90% of the crew were from Wales hence the referral to the Welsh Navy.It was also roughly the same when visiting other Blue Funnel vessels in foreign ports - could be your answer
Jim,J Boyde said:I wonder - could the welsh refer to Blue Funnel ship that ran away from Napier straight after the earthquake, 1932 I think. It didnt give any help but ran away. Blue Funnel was banned from NZ after this, never to be returned. Not even allowed there during the war. A lot of people have long memories.
JIm B (Cloud)
Allan James said:Jim and Michael,
I too heard this tale, going to do some digging when I get home later this week and see if I can find the story....may make a new thread-or do we perhaps leave sleeping dogs lie?