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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. 49,

Sunday, 17 May 2015


You may have missed from the previous 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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In this update:


1. In Memories 11, Anne Boulton Leading Stewardess Ocean Monarch, remembered by her son;  Benny Goodman remembered by Ian Bray, and further names added to New Year’s Eve picture.  Click here

2. In Archives 12, stunning new photographs from Allan Davidson. Click here


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B R E A K I N G   N E W S

A Grand Reunion to mark the 50th Anniversary of the end of Furness Bermuda Line is to be held, at the MSWMS near Gatwick, UK Saturday 14 May 2016.     More details in the next update.