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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. 48,

Saturday, 6 December, 2014


You may have missed from the previous 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 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 Bermuda, 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





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In this update:


1. In Archives 12,  ‘From cabin boy to Master Mariner’, two recollections of Queen of Bermuda as a troopship,  Hollywood legend, Gene Nelson, dancing on Queen of Bermuda in 1959, the launch of Queen of Bermuda in 1932 and photographs of Bermuda found in an antique shop. Click here

2. Peter Manley organised a get together for his friends and former shipmates in May 2014.  To see a pictorial record of Peter’s party, click here

3. In Memories 11, Photographs of David (Benny) Goodman and from Jim Baston’s collection. Click here

4. In Can You Help? 2,  do you remember John Cooper?  Click here



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