Eight Bells in 2021

Published on December 23rd, 2021

A ship’s bell is struck for each half-hour of a four-hour watch, and when a sailor has died, they are honored with the sounding of eight bells; meaning “end of the watch”.

For those sailors whose watch ended in 2021, their information submitted to Scuttlebutt Sailing News is listed below in the order it was published:

Simon ‘Fumesy’ Russell
George Hazen
Alex McAuley
Ding Schoonmaker
Joseph Vittoria
Bob Fisher
Derek Campbell
Bill Mauk
Richard Levesque
Frederick Frye, MD
Douglas Keary
Ted Jones
Chris Welsh
Robin Wallace
James Gillinder Carson
Gordo Johnson
Prince Philip
Conn Findlay
Bengt-Olof Hult
Burt Keenan
Albie Stewart
Thomas Harrington
Helmut Jahn
Rich Roberts
John Goode
William Poole
Vince Morvillo
Paul Phelan
Rodger Martin
Peter Haycraft
Bob McNulty
Bruno Bich
Larry Krause
Mike Butterfield
William Dalessi
Ray Burke
Dev Barker
Stewart P. Neff
Means Davis
Harry R. Keene, Sr.
Bruce Kirby
Geoffrey Ewenson
Ralph (Pete) Lawson III
Paul Erling Johnson
Mark McNamara
Robert L. James
Harry Allen
Kay Gillette North
Bill Herrschaft
David Sweeney
Judy Franco
Luiz Kahl
Jill Urban
Bob Chilton
Peter Poland
Jim Plaxton
Laurie Davidson
Billy Sherman
Roy Gunsolus
Patsy Ewenson
Paul Borssuck
Lindy Thomas
Art Diefendorf
Andy Macdonald
Art Mitchel
Ross Cameron
Morton Weintraub
James Wharram

To submit information to Scuttlebutt Sailing News, send to editor@sailingscuttlebutt.com

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