2018 Additions

Latest Additions

End of year statistics for   2017

1 Jan 2017

History

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jly

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

Unique Visitors

3,111

2,418

2,835

3,268

3,706

2,876

3,906

3,538






Visits

5,599

4,272

5,035

5,703

6,079

5,330

6,447

5,701






Pages Viewed

31,659

45,061

60,332

49,749

38,992

30,034

32,677

18,659






Clan Line Ships

Colour photograph of   Clan MacLachlan (2)  at the mouth of the Clyde

2 Jan 2017

Houston Line Ships

A press cutting on the enquiry into the collision between SS Patricia and   Fearless

6 Jan 2017

Clan Line Staff

An update to the history and service record of   Capt J K Currie   after his recent passing

8 Jan 2017

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   John Fanaken

New entry for   Herbie Morgan

9 Jan 2017

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the page of   Capt H A Causton   Master of Dunbar Castle

10 Jan 2017

Union-Castle Staff

Royal Navy

Bullard King Ships

A photo taken aboard Arundel Castle in the 1930s posted to   Unknown Faces

List of commanding officers of   HMS Bonaventure

Press cutting on the loss of   Umgeni (1)

11 Jan 2017

Union-Castle Voyages

A sequence of photographs in the   “The Mail Service”   showing Windsor Castle and Pendennis Castle passing near the Equator

12 Jan 2017

Union-Castle at War

A pair of French postcards depicting the embarkation of troops on Briton and Kildonan Castle bound for the Second Boer War in 1899.  

16 Jan 2017

British & Commonwealth

The   Ports of Call   section has been removed

The Seamen’s Strike   has been moved to Significant Events

21 Jan 2017

Bullard King Staff

Update to the service record of   Capt F O’Hea

22 Jan 2017

South American Saint Line Staff

South American Saint Line Ships

Update to the service record of   Capt Alan Stacey

Addition of   Charlton Hall

23 Jan 2017

South American Saint Line Staff

Update to the service records of   Capt Tommy Roberts   and   Capt Lenny Bainton

25 Jan 2017

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   David Stephens

26 Jan 2017

Royal Navy Ships

Further information and photographs of   HMS Pretoria Castle

27 Jan 2017

Royal Navy Ships

Clan Line Ships

Clan Line Staff

Further information and photographs of   HMS Bonaventure    HMS Clan MacNaughton   and    HMS Lamont

Further information and photographs of   Clan Ferguson (2)   and   Clan MacFarlane (1)

New entries for   Capt J W Swanston   and   G E Brown

28 Jan 2017

Reunions

Union-Castle Staff

Photo of braai and wine tasting at   Cape Town 1990

Photo of   Commodore T W McAllen   at a Crossing the Line Ceremony

16 Feb 2018

Clan Line Ships

Photo of MV Durham Trader that took part in the rescue of survivors from   Clan Keith

The cadet unit of February 1976 aboard   Clan Menzies

20 Feb 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Bob Venman

21 Feb 2018

Timetables and Fares

Clan Line Staff

A much clearer version of the   1965 Mail Ship Locator

An update to the page of   Capt Bill Pritchard   including his service record

23 Feb 2018

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

An update to the page of   Capt Ossie Barnsley  including his service record

An update to the page of   Capt Reg Kelso   including his service record

25 Feb 2018

Union Line Staff

Castle Line Staff

New page for   Unknown Faces

New page for   Unknown Faces

26 Feb 2018

Clan Line Staff

An update to the page of   Bob Gemmell   including his service record

28 Feb 2018

Clan Line Staff

An update to the page of   Eric Harvey   including his service record and some new photographs

1 Mar 2018

All Ships

During this month I have been adding further information about the building and engines of each ship

Mar 2018

Union-Castle Staff

A significant addition to the service record of   John F Coleman

28 Mar 2018

Clan Line Ships

A new photograph of   Clan MacLachlan (1)

3 Apr 2018

Whole site

Site redesigned and split into Staff Register and Ship Register to simplify user access

8 Apr 2018

Union-Castle Ships

Union Line Ships

New photo of   Talana   and some additional technical details of other Utility Vessel

An excellent new photo of the intermediate liner   Guelph

9 Apr 2018

Crew Lists

Staff list of the mail ship Briton for   April 1914

10 Apr 2018

Clan Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Howard Davis

Addition of a photograph of   Neil Purdon

Update to the service record of   Capt Ian Shearer

14 Apr 2018

Union-Castle Ships

South American Saint Line Ships

Update to the page of   Grantully Castle (2)   regarding the death of Rupert Brooke

Photograph of   Empire Cameron

24 Apr 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the page of   Chris Hobson   after hearing of his passing

25 Apr 2018

Castle Line Ships

Addition of a lovely profile drawing of   Tantallon Castle (2)   by Bob Wilson

27 Apr 2018

Castle Line Ships

Photo of a cricket match on   Tantallon Castle (2)   

28 Apr 2018

Union-Castle Staff

An update to the service record of   Commodore Harold Charnley

29 Apr 2018

Crew Lists

A complete redesign of   Crew Lists   from 1955 onwards

1 May 2018

Memorials

Southampton Reunion

I have combined all the memorials into one section, this can be accessed from the   Home Page

The attendees of the   2018 Southampton Reunion

7 May 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Certification of Death of an Able Seaman from Glenart Castle   George Stephenson

8 May 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

An update to the page of   David Bradley

New entry for   David Lines

9 May 2018

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   David James

12 May 2018

King Line Ships

Picture of   King Malcolm (1)

13 May 2018

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   James Lowe

14 May 2018

Clan Line Staff

Memories of Clan Line by   David James   including the famous Doxford Song

18 May 2018

Clan Line Staff

An update to the service record of   Capt Ross Will   after the announcement of his passing

24 May 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

An update to the service record of   Ernest St John Tuck

An update to the service record of four Clan Line commodores:   A E Moore   F Briggs   E Eddisford   and   T Main

25 May 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

An update to the service record of   Barend Akkerman

26 May 2018

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


King Line Ships

Union-Castle Ships

An update to the service record of   Capt R Shattock

An advertisement for Windsor Castle featuring   Capt G Mayhew

An update to the service record of   Steve Cazalet

Photograph of   King Charles (1)   in San Francisco

Photograph of   Walmer Castle (3)   

27 May 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Stanley Cain

Update to the service record of   Sean Gay

30 May 2018

Union-Castle Staff

An update to the service record of   Keith Donald   following notice of his passing

1 Jun 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Nigel Preston

4 Jun 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the page of   Capt A J Culpin

6 Jun 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the page of   Capt Rodney Lofts

8 Jun 2018

Union-Castle Ships

Press release and photograph of the maiden voyage of   Southampton Castle

12 Jun 2018

Clan Line Staff

Update to the service record of   Capt John Catterall

18 Jun 2018

CI Shipping Ships

Union-Castle Ships

New photographs of   Pluto

Deck Plans and Memorandum of Sale for   Pendennis Castle


19 Jun 2018

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Katherine Campbell


21 Jun 2018

Clan Line Ships

A rare colour photograph of the ill-fated   Clan Keith   entering Mombasa


24 Jun 2018

Bowater Staff

Update to the service record of   Capt Charles Mavitty


27 Jun 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Joe Zanre

28 Jun 2018

Union-Castle Ships

Scottish Shire Line Ships

Photo of the senior officers on the final mail voyage of   Pendennis Castle

Photo of the officers of   Perthshire (2)   in the early 1950s

29 Jun 2018

Clan Line Staff

Update to the service record of   Sam McLeod

9 Jul 2018

Union-Castle Ships

Memories of her first voyage as a cadet ship of   Kinnaird Castle

10 Jul 2018

CI Shipping Ships

Memories of sea trials on   Everett F Wells

15 Jul 2018

Union-Castle Reunions

An update to the plans for    The Pursers and Shipmates 2019 Reunion

1 Aug 2018

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Albert Howe

3 Aug 2018

Union-Castle Staff

New entries for   William Stone   and   Peter Jackson

5 Aug 2018

Ship Register

A copy of the relevant Tower Hill War Memorial panel has been inserted on the page of each ship that incurred losses in each of the two world wars

10 Aug 2018

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Lennard Trestrail

12 Aug 2018

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Joe Duffy

16 Aug 2018

Clan Line Reunions

British & Commonwealth Staff

The   October 2018 Reunion   application form can now be downloaded

New entry for   Bob Strick

18 Aug 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to the service record of   Ken Grindrod

19 Aug 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Graham Harkup

26 Aug 2018

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Mike Dowsett

4 Sep 2018

Union-Castle Staff

Update with service record for   Gerry Cartright

New entry for   Judy Nelson

5 Sep 2018

Royal Navy Ships

New entry for   HMS Durham Castle

6 Sep 2018

Castle Line Staff

New entry for   Capt Francis Gruzelier

12 Sep 2018

Castle Line Ships

Castle Line Staff

Update to   Carnarvon Castle

Update to the service record of   Capt J C Robinson

Update to the service record of   Capt J T Robinson

12 Sep 2018

Hector Whaling Ships

Now includes   Bransfield   Enderby   Ketos   Biscoe   and   Thule

17 Sep 2018

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