Doug Hodge

We have received the very sad news that former sea-going Electrical Officer and Electrical Superintendent Doug Hodge (Fleet Management Division, Beagle House) has passed away.   On the OCL Bay Boats Facebook group William (Bill) McLaughlin announced Doug's passing as follows:

"It is with great sadness that I am passing on the sad news that a great friend and workmate, Doug Hodge passed away with a brain tumour on 8th of June.  Valerie, his wife, tried contacting me while I was away but did not have my mobile number.   She has asked me to pass on details of his funeral to all his former colleagues in OCL where he sailed from day one till he joined Ken Blackett as Electrical Superintendent in Fleet Management.   He then joined forces with me at Mannings Marine where we continued to work on the Bay Boats.

His funeral will be held on 7th July at 2.30 pm at:

Three Counties Crematorium

Halstead Road

High Garrett




Valerie has said that all that knew Doug are welcome and that there is no particular dress code.

I am sure we all send our deepest condolences to Valerie and all the family."

Doug and Valerie Hodge on the Flinders Bay in 1969

Bill passed the sad news on via the OCL Bay Boats Facebook group where a number of Doug's former shipmates and colleagues followed up with their own tributes.  These included the following recollections:

Sincere condolences to Valerie, the other members of Doug's family and his friends.  He will clearly be much missed.