Anthony John Ireland

Served on the Clan, and Hansa Line, plus Scottish Tankers for cadetship, then on Union Castle, Bowaters, King  Lines and Clan Line as Deck Officer.

Having received an email from Mike Morley, I am responding for inclusion in the U.C. Staff Register.

Although you suggest the web page is easy to navigate for forwarding one's details, I cannot find a link to do so.

Therefore I am sending an attachment with details, and hope it is satisfactory.

As I mentioned in the attachment, I sailed with a 3/O Chris Isaac, when I was 2/O on the Tantallon Castle.

He was a Spurs fan - especially when they achieved the double in the 60's - and we celebrated somewhat in Hamburg !

Look forward to hearing from you and swinging the lantern !

I live in Spain after 20+ years as a Pilot in Gibraltar.

Still playing golf and staying young.

As aye,

Tony Ireland.

Hi Tony

Same person!

It was more than Tantallon, we first sailed together on Roslin Castle, my first trip as 3rd Mate and your first as 2nd. Then on to a double header on Tantallon.

The Spurs celebration was in Durban, it was 20th May 1967 my 21st and Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 in the cup final on same day.

I have given up playing golf but did spend 10 years as a professional but now at nearly 67 I cannot play to the standard I used to be capable of.

I now live in Cornwall and still work a bit as a paralegal.

I am also dad of 19 year old triplets.

Do you ever come back to UK, do you attend Pursers do in Sept, I have not been before but plan to this year. I do tho attend Reg Kelso’s do in May.

Kind regards


Hi Chris,
What a small world thanks to internet ?
I went to the Purser Do in 2010 and hope to go over again for this year's Bash.
If I see you, I'll remind you of the Zillertal in Hamburg, when I conducted the Band on your behalf.
This was also a celebration of Spurs Double, and you wanted them to play 'MacNamara's Band' .
When they realised I was 'Englander' they piped up with 'Colonel Bogey', instead !!
I think you still owe me for the Band's round of drinks !   Ha !
I didn't know about Reg Kelso's do. I sailed with him on the Windsor, and know him well, being both members of the Southampton Master Mariners.
Please let me know more about his do, and also, if you have any more info about the U-C Staff register ?
Hold onto your parts in the meantime,
Yours aye,

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