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Furness Bermuda Line: ships’ crew reunited

The crest of the Furness Bermuda Line,  as used on  the ships’ lifeboats.


Ocean Monarch joining Queen of Bermuda in Hamilton harbour, Bermuda c. 1965.                  Photograph: Judi Davidson

Photo: Allan Davidson.


Welcome to Furness Bermuda Line: ships’ crew reunited 

Edition no. 47,

Thursday, 15 May, 2014


You may have missed from the previous update:


1. In Archives 10, former assistant purser, Rod Pattinson, finds a rare photograph of Monarch of Bermuda berthed in Liverpool during WWII.  Also in Archives 10, Stephen Card imagines how it would be if Furness Bermuda Line took over MS Kungsholm, Sir Alan Duddle, former Snr. Assistant Purser, lets us see his newly commissioned model of Queen of Bermuda, and Tony Roberts shows us his collection of model ships. Click here

2. Can You Help? includes a request for information from the granddaughter of  Sidney Earl Lewis, a fireman, also known as Soda Pop. Click here




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In this update:


1. In Archives 11, recently discovered public address announcements recorded during the final commission 1965 - 66 of Ocean Monarch;  new photographs from Allan Davidson and an inscribed ring is found by John Matthews.  Click here

2. In Memories 9, Tony Mason recalls the eventful year of 1958.  Click here

3. In Memories 10, Keith Hallett’s cine record of life on Ocean Monarch in the 50s, including rare pictures of his flight in a seaplane and HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Berrmuda and news and photographs from Peter Stephens.   Click here

4. In Can You Help? 2  A cousin of Ray Gleave asks for more information about him.  Click here