Captain A J Murdoch served with Eastern & Australian Steamship Company until he retired in 1982. Hailing from Melbourne, during his 37 years’ service, he served for a period as second offi cer on the SS Eastern (2). This ship was built as Empire Dynasty by J L Thomson &…Read More
The nature of the world’s sea trade routes means that relatively few mariners have the opportunity of circumnavigating the globe in the course of a single voyage. I was fortunate to do so on just the one occasion. Even more fortuitously, I was able to sail in the company of…Read More
One of the last tea clippers to be built, the Cutty Sark was the fastest of her time. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built, coming just before the advent of the steam ship. Today she is one of London’s top sights, attracting thousands of visitors…Read More
First published in the January 1984 issue of Sea Breezes, this article describes the few days before Christmas 1894 which saw the wildest weather experienced in the British Isles and Northern Europe for many years.
Just mention the word “Terschelling” to any lover of stories involving sunken gold and silver, and the name Lutine will crop up next. She is one of the most famous and legendary treasure ships of all time.
There was an ominous feeling in the air as the old liner Steuben slipped her moorings under dark clouds and set off across a slate-grey Baltic Sea. Crowded onto the ship were 5,200 German refugees and wounded soldiers. Everyone on board was attempting to escape the fast-approaching Russian forces that…Read More
The following article was originally published in the April, 1961 issue of Sea Breezes and will be the first of our special centenary features which look back at stories from our past 100 years.