Commodore A R Cossar

From B&C Review  April 1960

Exchange of Emails with Tony White 2 May 2016

I coasted with A R Cossar on the Matheson, which was probably in 59, so although officially retired, he came back to do the odd coastal voyage.

He was quite a character, we left the Mersey in tandem with a faster Blue Flu for Glasgow, and he was determined to be there ahead of her, which we achieved by cutting corners!

Off the South Wales coast he wanted to give a friendly wave to the crew of the light vessel, which I think must have been the Helwick  off  Worms Head. It was mid afternoon on a bright sunny day in flat calm conditions -- the crew were not amused!!! Today that would have been the subject of a Chirp report.

Very little phased him from what I can recall.

Regards

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What were you doing off the South Wales coast if you were on passage from Mersey to Glasgow?

Or was that later from Glasgow to Avonmouth?

Regards

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Always good at navigation!!

Yes South Wales was the following leg after Glasgow most probably to load tin plate in Cardiff - Swansea or Newport before return to Birkenhead.

Regards

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Captain Cossor was master of Clan Ferguson (2) in 1942 on Operation Pedestal

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