Mike McHugh 23rd May 09
I sailed to Kure, Japan, on the Dunera in 1954. After we left Singapore, the Captain announced that as there was a Typhoon moving down from Japan we would have to go up athe Formosa (now Taiwan) straits to miss it. He also said to disregard any shell fire between mainland China and Formosa as it would pass harmlessly over us.
When we came out of the straits we ran into the typhoon and we were confined to sleeping quarters. Fortunately I was one of the few who was not seasick. When we got to Kure we saw the devastation the typhoon had done to the docks. The whole journey took 5 weeks.
My return journey was on the MS Empire Fowey in December ’55 and we raced the Dunera back to Southamton from Hong Kong.
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