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RE: Captain Jack Leslie - ex 'Furness Withy shipping line

RE: Captain Jack Leslie - ex 'Furness Withy shipping line'


My father served in the RNR during World War 2, and was Commanding Officer of HMS Tirana in the Mediterranean during 1942. He was also later in charge of a corvette of smaller naval vessels,and was awarded the MBE by King George VI for bravery at sea. In 1945 he returned to the Merchant fleet, and sailed with Furness Withy, Prince Line and Pacific line as a master mariner, retiring to Glasgow and then Liverpool as Marine Superintendent for Furness Pacific Line sailing out to Seattle and Panama (a round trip). He finally retired in the late 1970s to the Wirral, and died in May 1984.

He was a member of the Liverpool branch of the Sea Urchins, and I have asked them to find old friends or contacts, who may have served with him in the Royal Naval Reserve during WW2 or in Furness Withy after 1945. He knew several master mariners in and around Liverpool, in particular a Capt. Cooper, who I think was a member of Trinity House, and he lived in North Wales.

I'm trying to piece together my father's biography, so any information concerning the above, would be much appreciated. please contact Gerry Myles who will kindly forward the message to me.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Leslie