Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home!

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourn of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

Name   Crossed the bar served Message
Steve Bates


Crossed the bar 1976.   

In his name this site 

was originally dedicated.

Paul F Haynes OS 17 July 1969 Unknown  
William McClair AB 6th  July 1971 Unknown

Rest in peace 

Timothy Lombard AB(M) 24th July 1976 Unknown Rest in peace 
John ‘Ned’ Garvie.




Rest in peace
Mick Fielding LRO(W) ? 2000 67-70 Rest in peace 
Taff Hathaway   3rd Feb 2007   Rest in peace 
Allistair Ronald Fraser AB 19th Feb 2007 1958 -60 Rest in peace
Ron Fielding M E August 2009   Rest in peace 
Michael Brown CPO AB May 2010   Rest in peace 
John Kelleher X O July 2010 - 76 Rest in peace 
Jim M R Carlill

Lt Cdr

Sept 2010


Rest in peace 
Bill Moore RO2(G) ? 2010 67-70

Rest in peace 

David Mayo


Passed away during the night of
3rd / 4th April. 2012


Rest in peace 

 Kenneth Snow

Rear Admiral.

Died on 5th December 2011, aged 77,

As a Cdr he was Captain of the Llandaff  between 1970 - 1971

1970 -1971

Rest in peace

Peter McDonnell   Had Motor Neuron Disease and died peacefully at home 14th June 2013  

Rest in peace

Michael (Pedro) Pete LRO(W) 5th July 2014 aged 71

1967 - 1970

Rest in peace

Mike Brady LREM June 2016 - After a short Battle with Cancer Mike Leaves a wife and Two Daughters 62 - 67 m
Geoff Say


Geoff Say crossed the bar at 0500 this morning 21/06/16 after his long battle


74 - 76

Rest in peace

Trevor Bloom


The last Joss Man to serve on the Llandaff has crossed the bar after  a short illness



Rest in peace

Dave Coleman

AB Tas

 We announce the Crossing of the bar after A  long illness, he passed away with His wife and family at his side



Rest in Peace

Derek Ferdinand


After A long Illness crossed on 3rd of November 2019, aged 82 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. His wife, Denise, died five years ago; they had no family - Ken and Anne Rutherford with Brian (Paddy) Gogerty & John Bolton attended the cremation , on the 22nd of November 2019 - Ken Rutherford piped Derek's arrival at the chapel, his coffin was draped with a white ensign, John Bolton  read 'Crossing the Bar' and the last-post was played. He would have approved but it brought an end to a family sharing friendship of over 60 years and we will stay in touch with the family. RIP Ferdy.

1958 -60

Rest in Peace
Ken Chadwick   Died at the age of  82  We were informed by a family member

Feb 2020


Rest in Peace
Paul  Packham


Packy  Passed away suddenly after a severe heart attack

Weds 11th April 2020

1973 - 76 Rest in Peace
 John Darke  

 Sadly passed away 

Early 2020 

-76 Rest in Peace
 Paul (Doc) Jones    Sadly passed away peacefully   -76

 Rest in Peace 

 Jim Delleur    Sadly passed away due to a long illness 14th Dec 2020 -76 Rest in Peace