Capt. William ‘Bill’ Pritchard

From Clansman July 1977

Bill Pritchard’s first appointment with Clan Line was Fourth Officer in Perthshire in 1954. He was appointed Chief Officer in 1961 and Staff Commander in September 1970 serving on Edinburgh Castle, Pendennis Castle and Windsor Castle. Prior to being appointed Master, Bill was Chief Officer of King James.

From CNI September 2013

Bill is much the same as ever, he lives in Chester and regularly attends all of the Group re-unions.

I sailed with him on Reina Del Mar and Pendennis Castle. A more amiable man it would be hard to find.

Bill at The Clan Line Reunion Oct 2 2013

Always with an eye for the ladies

As Staff Commander on Edinburgh Castle

Standing in for the master at a Captain’s Cocktail Party

Service Record

From

To

Perthshire

4th Officer

1954


Herminius

3rd Officer

7/1954


Clan MacKinlay

3rd Officer

3/1955


Clan Sutherland

2nd Officer

5/1957


Clan MacIntyre

2nd Officer

12/1958


Scottish Lion

1st Officer

4/1961


Scottish Lion

Chief Officer

10/1961


King Malcolm

Chief Officer

8/1962


Clan Matheson

Chief Officer

1/1965


Clan Ramsay

Chief Officer

3/1967


Clan Robertson

Chief Officer

5/1967


SA Oranje

Chief Officer

9/1967

5/1968

SA Oranje

Staff Commander

5/1968

6/1968

SA Oranje

Chief Officer

6/1968

2/1969

Edinburgh Castle

Chief Officer

5/1969

6/1969

SA Oranje

Staff Commander

7/1969

8/1969

Reina Del Mar

Chief Officer

9/1969

10/1969

Reina Del Mar

Chief Officer

5/1970

8/1970

Edinburgh Castle

Staff Commander

9/1970

8/1971

Edinburgh Castle

Staff Commander

10/1971

12/1971

Pendennis Castle

Staff Commander

2/1972

12/1974

Windsor Castle

Staff Commander

1/1975

1/1977

King James

Chief Officer

3/1977

9/1977

Clan MacIntosh

Master

11/1977


Clan Matheson

Master

5/1978


Clan MacIndoe

Master

4/1979


Kinpurnie Universal

Master

10/1979

8/1980

King Charles

Master

11/1980

2/1981

King Charles

Master

6/1981

10/1981

King George

Master

2/1982

5/1982

King Richard

Master

6/1982

9/1982

Edinburgh Universal

Master

6/1983

10/1983

Edinburgh Universal

Master

3/1984

9/1984

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