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Old 8th August 2021, 23:03
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HI there,
I am looking for some help with the Blue Funnel Ship Dolius, if anyone might oblige or perhaps point me in the right direction please? My Dad (Ian Jones) was an Engineer cadet on his second voyage but Dolius first (H&W to Liverpool) and then on her maiden deep sea voyage Jan of 1956 to April of 1956 and I can find nothing on ports or cargo on the trip, I'd love to have some help or advice if anyone could chip in?

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HI there,
I am looking for some help with the Blue Funnel Ship Dolius, if anyone might oblige or perhaps point me in the right direction please? My Dad (Ian Jones) was an Engineer cadet on his second voyage but Dolius first (H&W to Liverpool) and then on her maiden deep sea voyage Jan of 1956 to April of 1956 and I can find nothing on ports or cargo on the trip, I'd love to have some help or advice if anyone could chip in?

Thank You & Best Regards

Colinj
Ian,
I have been meaning to call my Dad, now a good excuse! Dolius was his favourite ship. He was meant to be married on his birthday, 14/03/58 but she was delayed and the marriage put back till 21/03.

She was a typical Far East Bluey, UK/Euro ports, Suez, Aden for bunkers, Ceylon, Swettenham/Penang etc., Singapore, Djakarta et al, Japan.

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Old 9th August 2021, 01:05
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As an aside, I found my Dad's name/signature in a registery in the Penang Bar, Penang. It was January '58. I had worked out that that was a probable date given the story of the delay. Unfortunately, in those days, no one had a cellular camera to hand (1981).

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Greetings Colin and welcome to SH. Bon voyage.
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Just a side thought. It used to be a policy not to post email addresses on forum.
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Yes, odd Malcolm. I checked the original message and that doesn't have an email. It only appears in the quote. Maybe a "glitch"? I shall alert Admin to the post.

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DOLIUS “A” class steel motorship - Mk.V. or “D” class.
O.N. 187121. 7,960g. 4,539n. 491' 6" x 62' 4" x 28' 5" oa
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (750 x 1500mm) B&W type by the shipbuilder. 8,000 BHP. 16½ kts.
4.8.1955: Launched by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast (Yard No. 1497), for the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd.
2.1.1956: Registered at Liverpool.
1.1956: Completed.
8.1970: Transferred to Glen Line Ltd., and renamed GLENFRUIN.
4.1972: Reverted to the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd., and to DOLIUS.
1972: Sold to the Nan Yang Shipping Company, (Ocean Tramping Company Ltd., managers), Macao, and renamed HUNG MIEN.
1973: Sold to Ocean Tramping Company Ltd., Somali Republic.
1976: Sold to United Freighter Corporation, Panama.
1977: Sold to the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, (Bureau of Maritime Transport Administration, (Kwang Chow Branch), managers), and renamed HONG QI 119.
1983: Transferred to the managers' Guangzhou Branch.
1984: Transferred to the managers' Shanghai Branch, and renamed ZHAN DOU 51.
11.1991: Lloyd’s Register deleted the entry due to her continued existence being in doubt.

This link should take you to her photo in the gallery

https://www.shippinghistory.com/gall...searchid=17719

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Ian,
I have been meaning to call my Dad, now a good excuse! Dolius was his favourite ship. He was meant to be married on his birthday, 14/03/58 but she was delayed and the marriage put back till 21/03.

She was a typical Far East Bluey, UK/Euro ports, Suez, Aden for bunkers, Ceylon, Swettenham/Penang etc., Singapore, Djakarta et al, Japan.

Best Rgds.
Dave
Dave, thanks for responding, I hope your dad might have something to share, I am trying to find the ports/cargoes for the Maiden voyage after her sail from H&W. I have some H&W photos inbound from their archives which might be of interest too. I will also try to take a look in the Archive at Liverpool but getting there is an issue as they only open it weekdays and I still work, it would be lovely to hear what your dad might have to say! Thanks again & Best Regards Colin
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DOLIUS “A” class steel motorship - Mk.V. or “D” class.
O.N. 187121. 7,960g. 4,539n. 491' 6" x 62' 4" x 28' 5" oa
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (750 x 1500mm) B&W type by the shipbuilder. 8,000 BHP. 16½ kts.
4.8.1955: Launched by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast (Yard No. 1497), for the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd.
2.1.1956: Registered at Liverpool.
1.1956: Completed.
8.1970: Transferred to Glen Line Ltd., and renamed GLENFRUIN.
4.1972: Reverted to the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd., and to DOLIUS.
1972: Sold to the Nan Yang Shipping Company, (Ocean Tramping Company Ltd., managers), Macao, and renamed HUNG MIEN.
1973: Sold to Ocean Tramping Company Ltd., Somali Republic.
1976: Sold to United Freighter Corporation, Panama.
1977: Sold to the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, (Bureau of Maritime Transport Administration, (Kwang Chow Branch), managers), and renamed HONG QI 119.
1983: Transferred to the managers' Guangzhou Branch.
1984: Transferred to the managers' Shanghai Branch, and renamed ZHAN DOU 51.
11.1991: Lloyd’s Register deleted the entry due to her continued existence being in doubt.

This link should take you to her photo in the gallery

https://www.shippinghistory.com/gall...searchid=17719
Bill, really appreciate your response, thank you, I love photos of the Blue Funnel ships it reminds me of visits I used to make when they were docked in Liverpool and dad would get us down in the engine rooms, no surprise I ended up a mechanic..... Thanks & Best Regards

Colin
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Old 5th October 2021, 12:56
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Greetings Colin and welcome to SH. Bon voyage.
R5844957, why thank you sir, very kind of you! I look forward to getting some time to look through the site more thoroughly!

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Good, thanks Admins!
Apologies everyone, my mistake, I used my e-mail as a username, often have on other sites, had no idea it was poor form on here

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Colin,

Just realised you are not a great distance away from me
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Colin,

Just realised you are not a great distance away from me
Bill, not 10 miles away by the look of things Bill, small world eh!
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