Capt George E ‘Bumble’ Matthews


From Chris Isaac

I had the good fortune to sail twice under his command.

In 1966 I was Jnr 4th Officer on Capetown Castle on the trip that she went aground in Flushing.

In 1969/70 he was in command of Rotherwick Castle on my first trip as 2nd Officer.

I always found a him to be a very gentle and likeable Master. He was not one to interfere, rather, he trusted his officers to do their jobs.

Service Record

From

To

Llangibby Castle

4th Officer

9/1939


Promoted

3rd Officer

1941


Llandovery Castle

2nd Officer

5/1943


Durban Castle

Chief Officer

1954


Capetown Castle

Chief Officer

1957

3/1959

Pretoria Castle

Chief Officer

6/1959

6/1960

Rowallan Castle

Master

8/1960

10/1960

Richmond Castle

Master

10/1960

2/1961

Riebeeck Castle

Master

4/1961

7/1961

Rustenburg Castle

Master

8/1961

5/1962

Tantallon Castle

Master

10/1962

12/1962

Richmond Castle

Master

2/1963

10/1963

Riebeeck Castle

Master

10/1963

3/1965

Rotherwick Castle

Master

5/1965

7/1965

Tantallon Castle

Master

9/1965

11/1965

Stirling Castle

Master

1/1966

3/1966

Capetown Castle

Master

5/1966

7/1966

Rotherwick Castle

Master

3/1967

4/1971

Retired

10/1971


Clansman - December 1971

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