Interviews and memoirs

Listen to the interviews and read the memoirs

Oral histories from Elder Dempster Lines' staff

As part of the Homeward Bound project, we’ve collected a number of oral testimonies and memoirs from Elder Dempster’s seafaring and office staff. Click on the links below to listen to the interviews and read the memoirs.

Memoir: My Life at Sea by Captain John Owen Jones

The project was contacted by Ted Jones whose father, Captain John Owen Jones, had recorded his memories of his time with Elder Dempster Lines, Ocean Fleets and Blue Funnel in a fascinating book which can be read here. We are grateful for Ted for sharing his father’s memoirs with us.