Capt William John Howson


From left

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Bert Harrop - Catering Officer  Capt GWB Lloyd  John Howson - Chief Officer  ?

Edinburgh Castle

Clansman - July 1977

Capt Howson joined the company as a cadet in May 1939. He was appointed Chief Officer of Roslin Castle in November 1951 and joined passenger ships in March 1957. Captain Howson was promoted to master of cargo vessels in 1965 and is at present in command of Good Hope Castle.

Married with 3 children, Captain Howson lives in West Chiltington, Pulborough Sussex. His spare time activities are golf, history and home improvement.

Service Record

From

To

Joined Company

Cadet

1939


Winchester Castle

2nd Officer

1951


Roslin Castle

Chief Officer

1951


Kenya Castle

Chief Officer

1957

1958

Rhodesia Castle

Chief Officer

1958

1960

Athlone Castle

Chief Officer

5/1960

10/1961

Edinburgh Castle

Chief Officer

10/1961

4/1962

Carnarvon Castle

Chief Officer

4/1962

5/1962

Edinburgh Castle

Chief Officer

6/1962

3/1963

Transvaal Castle

Chief Officer

4/1963

6/1964

Tintagel Castle

Master

2/1965

2/1965

Alice Bowater

Master

3/1965

10/1965

Riebeeck Castle

Master

4/1965


Gladys Bowater

Master

12/1965

2/1966

Roslin Castle

Master

3/1966

7/1966

Clan MacDougall

Master

9/1966

10/1966

Clan MacLachlan

Master

10/1966

11/1966

Clan MacGregor

Master

11/1966

11/1966

Clan Ross

Master

12/1966

12/1966

Rowallan Castle

Master

1/1967

1/1967

Clan MacDougall

Master

1/1967

2/1967

Tantallon Castle

Master

3/1967

3/1967

Nina Bowater

Master

3/1967

12/1967

Alice Bowater

Master

1/1968

2/1968

Constance Bowater

Master

2/1968

2/1968

Rochester Castle

Master

4/1968

9/1968

Rowallan Castle

Master

12/1968

12/1968

Richmond Castle

Master

2/1969

9/1969

Clan MacDonald

Master

9/1969

10/1969

Clan MacLaren

Master

11/1969

1/1970

Clan MacLachlan

Master

2/1970

3/1970

Clan MacLean

Master

4/1970

5/1970

Clan MacTavish

Master

6/1970

2/1971

Clan MacLay

Master

6/1971

6/1971

Clan MacTaggart

Master

6/1971

01/07/1971

Clan MacLachlan

Master

8/1971

8/1971

Tantallon Castle

Master

9/1971

9/1971

Clan MacLaren

Master

9/1971

4/1973

Clan MacIlwraith

Master

11/1973

1/1974

Clan MacLean

Master

4/1974

4/1974

Clan MacNair

Master

5/1974

10/1976

Clan MacIlwraith

Master

12/1976

1/1977

Good Hope Castle

Master

2/1977

12/1977

Southampton Castle

Master

2/1978

2/1978

Dover Castle

Master

4/1978

4/1978

Clan MacInnes

Master

4/1978

8/1978

Clan Menzies

Master

8/1978

8/1978

Clan MacNab

Master

10/1978

1/1979

Dover Castle

Master

3/1979

1979

Dover Universal

Master

1979

8/1979

Retired

11/1979


Clansman - April 1980

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