Owen Griffiths Keen


Service Record

From

To

Kenilworth Castle

Cadet

9/1953

7/1954

Tantallon Castle

Cadet

8/1954

12/1954

Kenilworth Castle

Cadet

1/1955

7/1955

Roxburgh Castle

Cadet

8/1955

3/1956

Richmond Castle

Cadet

6/1956

10/1956

Roxburgh Castle

Cadet

3/1957

3/1957

Riebeeck Castle

Cadet

4/1957

5/1957

Rochester Castle

Cadet

5/1957

7/1957

Richmond Castle

Cadet

7/1957

12/1957

Roxburgh Castle

Cadet

1/1958

3/1958

King Edward VII NC

2nd Mates

4/1958

7/1958

Winchester Castle

Jnr 4th Officer

8/1958

1/1959

Winchester Castle

Extra 4th Officer

1/1959

2/1959

Rochester Castle

3rd Officer

2/1959

6/1959

Capetown Castle

4th Officer

6/1959

6/1959

Winchester Castle

4th Officer

6/1959

7/1959

Edinburgh Castle

4th Officer

7/1959

10/1959

Durban Castle

4th Officer

10/1959

1/1960

Pretoria Castle

4th Officer

1/1960

4/1960

Sir John Cass College

1st Mates

4/1960

7/1960

Roxburgh Castle

3rd Officer

7/1960

10/1960

Roslin Castle

2nd Officer

10/1960

12/1960

Athlone Castle

3rd Officer

12/1960

12/1960

Rowallan Castle

3rd Officer

2/1961

6/1961

Roxburgh Castle

3rd Officer

7/1961

4/1962

Edinburgh Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

8/1962

8/1962

Rustenburg Castle

2nd Officer

8/1962

10/1962

Stirling Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

11/1962

1/1963

Rieebeeck Castle

2nd Officer

2/1963

5/1963

Transvaal Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

6/1963

7/1963

Rochester Castle

2nd Officer

7/1963

8/1963

Capetown Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

10/1963

1/1964

Master’s Certificate


4/1964

Resigned


4/1964

Joined CI Shipping

8/1989


Meltem

2nd Officer

8/1989

6/1990

"Roxburgh Castle" 1962

Born 26th June 1936 my parents then lived in a house in Hill Lane, Southampton.

My father was Captain C.S.G. Keen, marine superintendent for the Union-Castle Line at Southampton.

My mother was born Ruth Morris in George, Cape Province South Africa.

School at Birkdale

Formby School, (Miss Milton)

Jan. 1945 - July 1947 Prep. School, Berkhamsted. (Mr. J. Chinneck)

Sep. 1947 - June 1949 Junior School, Incents, Berkhamsted. (Mr. Campbell)

Sep. 1949 - July 1953 King Edward VI Grammar School, Southampton.

Owen passed away 8th December 2014

Owen was the founder of this site in it’s original form of the Union-Castle Staff Register. All of his original data is incorporated into this site. I hope he would have been happy with subsequent developments.

OGK in Centre

Owen in 2007

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