The Blue Funnel Line
In Black and White Pictures
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Boat Drill Stentor, South Atlantic, c.1956
Stentor arriving at Port Adelaide.
Calchas in Hong Kong.
Jason not sure where :-)
Ajax in Long Beach, California. (Two years abaft the mast.)
Neleus at Hobart, Tasmania.
Menestheus on her trials.
Tantalus approaching the pilot station off Port Swettenham.
Laertes in her pilgrim garb.
Rhexenor in the Suez Canal.
Dolius in Singapore Roads.
Autolycus in the China Sea.
Overtaking in the Abu Ail channel, southern Red Sea.
Hong Kong Pilot Boat hitching a ride back to harbour.
San Francisco Pilot Boat plying her trade outside the Golden Gate.
South West Monsoon in the Indian Ocean.
Keppel Harbour, Singapore Breconshire alongside.
No. 2 Lower Hold in Singapore.
No. 5 Tween Deck in Hong Kong, 1949.
Tallying imports at Holt's Wharf, Hong Kong,1949.
Harbour junk bears away from Calchas, 1949
Deck cricket on the Calchas, 1949.
Agamemnon from the mainmast table, 1947.
Under sail in the Cochin river 1947.
49 ton locomotive on a 50 ton derrick.
Taking a bearing - a prizewinner.
Sunday Overtime :-) in a shipyard.
Whammy in its most seen guise.
Sew-sew ladies in Singapore.
Tank cleaning ladies in Singapore.
Tonsorial Artist on Sunday morning.
Officers' Bar on the Ajax, Christmas 1954.
Deck Tennis on the Ajax.
Surfboarding off Bugo, Mindanao in the Phillipines.
Calf born on the Ajax in the Pacific Ocean.
Imminent Surprise for the Fridge man.
Bales of Rubber destined for Dunlops, Liverpool.
Teak flooring on a family junk.
Dunnage landed on deck.
Football at the Mission Ground, Port Swettenham.
U.S.S. Valley Forge in Hong Kong harbour.
Flies round a honeypot - shopping, off Moji, Japan.
Bees round a derrick - up the Rejang River in Borneo.
Canoe visitors - boys and girls in Borneo and the Phillipines.
Wooden deck repairs - aboard the Ajax in Hong Kong
Lady hatch cleaners opening tween deck hatches in Hong Kong.
Log pond alongside Talthybius at Bohayan.
Preparing for star sights - the tools laid out on the chart table
Knitted alongside - Autolycus in Kobe, Japan, in 1952.
The Dock Road and bar staff in Kobe, Japan.
Deepsea sounding machine - a practise run.
Mechanically propelled lifeboat from a pilgrim ship.
Tam sisters in Hong Kong.
Galley girls in Hong Kong.
Shy ladies up from the tanks for a breather.
Line ashore in Keppel harbour, Singapore.
Leaving port and taking the shore side filth with us.
Health and Safety - Borneo style.
Swimming pool on number 5 hatch of the Ajax.
Fishing - but not for tiddlers.
Blowing tubes? A bit more than that!
Peggy on the spring in Singapore.
The Captain plays with his new toy.
Mail arriving in Sourabaya, 1947.
The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.
Casual gear on the Stentor.
* Holidays at sea in the 1930s.
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