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2020 Additions

CI Shipping

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures in   CI Shipping

01 Jan 2020

Bullard King Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures in   Bullard King

02 Jan 2020

Clan Line Ships

Picture of   Amara


04 Jan 2020

Clan Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures in   Clan Line General Cargo Ships

04 Jan 2020

Clan Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures in the remainder of   Clan Line Ships

06 Jan 2020

Hector Whaling Ships

Houston Line Ships

King Line Ships

Safmarine Ships

Scottish Shire Line Ships

Scottish Tankers Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Hector Whaling Ships   

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Houston Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    King Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Safmarine Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Scottish Shire Line Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Scottish Tankers Ships

07 Jan 2020

Union-Castle Ships

South American Saint Line Ships

Springbok Line Ships

Press cutting and photo of   Reina Del Mar   in Cape Town on her way to the breakers

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    South American Saint Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Springbok Line Ships   

08 Jan 2020

Castle Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Castle Line and Donald Currie Ltd


09 Jan 2020

Union Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Union Line Ships


10 Jan 2020

Union- Castle Line Ships

General tidy-up and rescanning of pictures of    Union-Castle Ships

15 Jan 2020

British & Commonwealth Group

Update with items about   Engineer Cadet Training

16 Jan 2020

Bowater Steamship Co

A brief history of   Bowaters in Shipping

18 Jan 2020

Clan Line Staff

Tributes to   Capt Bob Royan   who died on 18 January 2020

19 Jan 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

An account of Reina Del Mar’s voyage to the scrapyard by   Richard Speight

20 Jan 2020

Bullard King Ships
Union-Castle Ships

From Ships and South Africa by Marischal Murray some stories of the life of  the   Bullard King Ships

Picture of the Officers and Crew of   Walmer Castle (2)

22 Jan 2020

Clan Line Ships

Clan Line Chartered Ships

Clan Line Staff

Bullard King Staff

King Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Scottish Tankers

Recollections of Burn’s Night on   Clan MacIntosh

On charter to Clan Line in 1962   Trevean

Service records for    D Shanks   and   Capt L S Jones

Service record for   D J A Stuart

Service record for   A A Atwood

Service record for   N Parker

Christmas 1961 aboard   Scottish Eagle

23 Jan 2020

Clan Line Staff



Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Update with photo and service record for   Capt G A Shearer

New entry for   A J Rotherham

Service record for   Capt H Andrews

Update with photo and service record for   Bill Blanden

The rescue of the residents of Tristan da Cunha aboard   Stirling Castle



23 Jan 2020

Union-Castle Ships


Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

A Presidential Trip in 1962 on   Edinburgh Castle

A Royal Farewell to   Carnarvon Castle

Updates to   Capt Arthur MacIntyre   and his son   Capt A R MacIntyre   and   Capt Alphonsus Lynch

Updates to   Nicol Robertson

New entry for   Chris Laycock

24 Jan 2020

Crew Lists

New crew list for   August 1956

26 Jan 2020

Clan Line Staff



Scottish Shire Line Staff

New entries for   Capt W G Young   A McRae   Capt Q C Pagan   Capt R C Jones   C McIvor   Capt J B Gourlay

and   W P Orr   

Updates for   Capt D Davenport-Jones   and   Capt A B Lyall

New entry for   Capt W J Page

25 Jan 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Update with service record to   R C C Kirkwood   Stanley Logan

27 Jan 2020

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

King Line Staff

Update with service record to   Capt F W Last    Capt A McComish     A E Moore    C C Wade   James Stewart   

A C W Logie   J C Swan   G A Morison   

Emergency drydock for   Clan MacTavish

Update with service record to   Eric Shaw   Capt C Aylen   

Picture of   Warwick Castle   at the breakers in Barcelona

Update with service record to   John Stein

28 Jan 2020

Royal Navy Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Three paintings of   HMS Pretoria Castle

A very strange artistic work featuring   Pretoria Castle (1)   and a lady in a Union-Castle hat.


01 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Ships


Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

Pictures of the launch and fitting out of   Pendennis Castle

Some additional pictures including the launch of   Rhodesia Castle

Update to the service record of   Capt G D Fowler

Updates to service records of   Malcolm Smith   Capt T N Soane

05 Feb 2020

Clan Line Ships

A picture of   Clan MacKinnon (3)   in later life as Labuan Bay

An update to   Clan MacLachlan   and her collision with The Runcorn Bridges

09 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships

Saint Line Ships

Update to   Rotherwick Castle

Update to   Capt George Mayhew

Christmas 1970 aboard   Clan MacIndoe   and pictures of her bombed in The Shatt-al-Arab

The ex   St Rosario   shelled and lost in The Shatt-al-Arab

10 Feb 2020

Clan Line Ships

Memories of the final voyage of   Clan Sutherland

11 Feb 2020

CI Shipping Ships

Scottish Shire Line Ships

The maiden voyages of   Stirling Universal   and   Edinburgh Universal

The crew on   Ayrshire   at the time of her loss

12 Feb 2020

Clan Line Ships

Where known I have inserted crew lists on notable voyages for   Clan Line Ships

13 Feb 2020

King Line Ships

Safmarine Ships

Where known I have inserted crew lists on notable voyages for   King Line Ships

Where known I have inserted crew lists on notable voyages for   Safmarine Ships

14 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Where known I have inserted crew lists on notable voyages for  Union-Castle Ships

16 Feb 2020

Clan Line Staff

Update to the service record of   Ralph Bannister

17 Feb 2020

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Capt A J Tyrrell

21 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the early service record of   Capt GWB Lloyd

22 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Update to the page of   Braemar Castle

Tommy Steele sails to South Africa in 1958 aboard   Winchester Castle

24 Feb 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Recruitment leaflet   A Way of Life as a Navigating Cadet

A cargo plan for Voyage 10 of   Bratton Castle


25 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Ships

The launch of   Roxburgh Castle (1)



26 Feb 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Neil Ward

27 Feb 2020

Clan Line Ships

Royal Navy Ships

Additional information about   Clan Urquhart (1)

A painting produced to commemorate Operation Souce and the part played by   HMS Bonaventure

29 Feb 2020

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   John Reginald Founds

2 Mar 2020

Clan Line Ships

Photograph of   Clan Alpine   on charter to Hansa Line

4 Mar 2020

Clan Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

Pictures of an antique desk that refers to  Captain John Boag

New entries for   Robert G Smith   and   Alan Norman

Reference letter for   Chris Isaac   at the end of Saint Line


8 Mar 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Update to the service record of   Brian Georgeson

Pictures of the launch, fitting out and trials of   Windsor Castle (2)


9 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Maiden voyage departure of   Transvaal Castle


10 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff

Building, launch and subsequent refit of   Arundel Castle

New entry for   David Sellars

12 Mar 2020

Reunions

News of the cancellation of this year’s   Union-Castle Reunion

13 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

The 1938/9 MCC Tour of South Africa return home on   Athlone Castle

14 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

A number of changes have been made to the stories of   The Mail Ships

16 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

A number of changes have been made to the stories of   The Intermediate Ships

18 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Photograph of    Warwick Castle (4)   arriving at Cape Town

21 Mar 2020

National Service

An index of the ships of all companies that were called upon to provide   National Service

27 Mar 2020

Small Craft

Union-Castle Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff

An additional picture of   Ulundi (1)

An unusual view of the final Cape Town departure of   Windsor Castle

An update to the service record of   Andy Skarstein

28 Mar 2020

Union-Castle Ships


A final notice from Cape Argus on the demise of    Windsor Castle


29 Mar 2020

Safmarine Mailships

Union-Castle Ships


A group photo of the officers on the final voyage of   SA Oranje

Now Margarita L   Windsor Castle   in dry dock in Malta

The final departure from Cape Town for   Reina Del Mar

Press cuttings about the fire aboard   Good Hope Castle   in 1970 between East London and Durban


31 Mar 2020

Clan Line Staff


Update to service record of and photo of   Stanley Cain



1 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Small Craft

Houston Line Ships

Update to service record of   Capt Neville Upham

New entry for Messina Bros’   Eveline

Coronation Day celebrations aboard   Hellenes (3)




2 Apr 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Fred Ing

Updates to service record of and photos of   Stanley Cain


5 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

Photos of the 1971 intake of cadets aboard   Clan Matheson


6 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

Turnbull & Martin Ships

A broken tail shaft on   Clan Menzies   in 1976

No photograph of her but some interesting repair and survey documents on   Sandringham


7 Apr 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Jeff Wight


10 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Bowater Ships

Maiden Voyage departure from Southampton of   Pretoria Castle

A painting of   Nina Bowater   passing the Liver Building, painted by David Hawker

11 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Ships



Castle Line Ships


Final Departure of   Stirling Castle   from Capetown

Durban Castle   at the breakers in Hamburg

Llangibby Castle   equipped as a landing ship for the D-Day Landings

Avondale Castle   embarking troops for the Boer War

12 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

Safmarine

Small Craft

Photos of   Clan Chisholm   in war time colours and at the breakers

The former   SA Vaal   on her way to the breakers as The Big Boat

A photograph of the Union-Castle tender based at Port Elizabeth   Bellona

13 Apr 2020

King Line Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff

King Arthur   holed after striking the banks of the River Congo in 1961

A number of new photographs and service record updates for   Chris Dadson   and   Fred Ing

14 Apr 2020

King Line Managed Ships

Union-Castle Ships


Empire Bombardier   shown in her wartime disguise and restored to normal appearance

The officers of   Pendennis Castle   in January 1969

15 Apr 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle - Documents

Union-Castle - Timetables

New entry for   Alan Papworth

A 1974 publication   Wanted on Voyage

The final mail ship schedule   Jan 1977 - Sep 1977


16 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

More photos of the 1971 intake of cadets aboard   Clan Matheson


17 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

In 1972 a cargo of White Rhinos arrived on   Clan MacLeod


18 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Ships



Union-Castle Staff

Union Line Staff

Union Line Ships

Currie’s Castles

Castle Line Ships

Senior officers of the maiden voyage of    Pretoria Castle

Photographs of the Maiden Voyage of   Winchester Castle   including a Crazy Golf Course

Photograph of   Pretoria Castle   on trials near the Isle of Arran

Picture of   Captain G F Gardner

Picture of   Commodore Henry Strong

A painting of   Briton

A photograph of the sailing vessel   Carnarvon Castle

A lithograph of   Kinfauns Castle


19 Apr 2020

Union Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships


Scottish Tankers

Photograph of   Capt Sir George Vyvyan

Additions to the page of   Capt C Clutterbuck

An interesting change of crew between   Clan Robertson   and HMS Finwhale

The Christening of   Clan Murdoch   in 1960

Scottish Lion   rescues survivors of Norwegian tanker Polyana in 1960

20 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Updates to the service records of   Stephanie Peel-Yates   and   Capt Peter Rose

21 Apr 2020

Union-Castle

Union-Castle Ships


Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

The design of the new   Cargo Mail Ships

The end of life for   Rovuma

Pendennis Castle   arriving in Port Elizabeth on her maiden voyage

New entries for   John Lovett   and   Charles Barnes

The service record of   Capt J D F Elvish


22 Apr 2020

King Line Staff

Clan Line Staff


Scottish Shire Line Ships

New entries for   Capt J L Ritch   and   John Lisle

New entry for   John Ruthven

Update to   Capt R B Linsley

Farewell notice for   Perthshire

23 Apr 2020

King Line Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Bullard & King Ships

Scottish Tankers

A cargo of huge logs on   King Henry

A rescue but with a sad outcome on   Winchester Castle

New entry for   E H Pitt

Crossing the Line Ceremony on the Cadet Ship  Umtata

Scottish Lion (1)   rescues lone yachtsman

24 Apr 2020

King Line Staff

Houston Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Cadet Training

Union-Castle Ships

New entry for   Capt J A Lewis

Update with the service record of   Capt A G Benyon

New entries for   J Callender   and   A J Fisher

A consignment of animals on   Clan MacIntosh

A voyage aboard Hansa Line’s   Spitzfels

The first bulk shipment of wine on   Southampton Castle


25 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Line

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

A new section on   The R Vessels

New entry for   F J Huxtable

New entries for   F C Petit   John Chalmers    H E Forbes   and   Thomas Gray   

26 Apr 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships


Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Hector Whaling Ships

New information about   J T Matthews   L G Cooper-Thorne   

A painting presented to Princess Alexandra by the Chairman of   Southampton Castle

Reina Del Mar   leaving Cape Town for South America in 1965

New entry for   T Byers  

Final voyage of   Clan Urquhart

Voyage Notes 1965 for   Hector Heron

26 Apr 2020

Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Bullard King

A lovely set of photographs from 1965 of a voyage to Australia on   Clan Matheson

New entry for   J F Westwood

A torpedo fails to explode after striking   HMHS Guildford Castle

Initial entries for   White Cross Line   ships and staff


1 May 2020

Bullard King

Clan Line Staff

Further entries for   White Cross Line   ships

Photograph of   Philip Prescott


3 May 2020

Bullard King

Further entries for   White Cross Line   ships including accounts of the losses of the barques   Wolseley   

 Palala (1)   and   Verulam (2)

4 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff

New entries for   G Browning   and   T Barnes

Service record for   T Conway   

5 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entries for   A E Perkins   A Wake   A Price   W A Meyer   D Organ   H W Moss   G A Peddie   V Jordan   

D Daysh   F Henbury   A Gervasi   G V Thornback   E Rennie   H G Skipp   and   W A Jackson

Update to the page of   Richard Speight


6 May 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Ships

Bowater Ships

Safmarine Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Tim Nixon   Tom Martel   

A ski trip for some of the officers of   Clan MacGillivray   in 1966

First transit of the St Lawrence Seaway in 1966 for   Gladys Bowater

New propellors for   SA Vaal

Cadets on   Kinpurnie Castle   doing some charity work in Mombasa in 1966 and take part in a Regatta

New entry for   Henry Holfert-Knight   D G Wheelband   William Hevicon   F W Benham   

Update to   Capt O K Pitts   

7 May 2020

King Line Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   G I Brown

Update to   S Lamy

New entry for   J Tuck   E Harman   F Rabbetts   E Murray   K M McKeever   J A Stone   R G Cooper   R Furness

J Clay   A Fabian   

Update to   W A Meyer   

9 May 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Uuion-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


King Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff


Houston Line Staff

Futher pictures aboard cadet ship   Kinpurnie Castle   

New entry for   R Harding   J MacMillan   G B Pretswell   

Update to   F C Petit   A J Hicks   

Update to the service record of   Capt J West   

New entry for   A Potts   S Ewing   

New entry for   A W McDonald   

Update to   Andrew Meikeljohn

New entry for   W Melvin   

New entry for   W J McGaughin   

10 May 2020

Clan Line Staff



Clan Line Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff


Union-Castle Staff



Scottish Shire Line Ships

Houston Line Staff

Bowater Staff

Bullard King Staff

Update to the service record of   Capt K Morton   Capt C M Powell   Commodore R P Galer   Capt F B Parker

Capt I C Scott   

New entry for   Capt I A Williamson   H W A MacFarlane   C H Black   

Search for Missing Aircraft   Clan Grant

Update to   Jonathan Jones   

New entry for   Guy Baker   

New entry for   R Whitmore   A E Buckland   J Brunning   G Colombe   W Crawford   E Lovell   W Tidman   

G W Lees   J W Hall   

Update to   J L White   F Taylor   

Update to   Stirlingshire  

Update to   Capt S S Davidson   

New entry for   B McNulty   

New entry for   V A Luff   

11 May 2020

Clan Line Staff


South American Saint Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff



British & Commonwealth Staff

Significant Persons
Castle Line Ships

New entry for   Capt G A D Sargeaunt   W Williamson   

Update to   H W A MacFarlane   F J Huxtable   Capt L Pogson   J Weir   

Update to   W L Marrs   

Update to   David Klasen   Capt W Aldous   

New entry for  W J Lawry   W S Leaity   A Rook   A Gadson   F Webb   L Karanicolas   L Collins   D V Embley   

R O Wallace   A Wolfe   W Smith   A E Gosney   J Murray   

New entry for   P J D Bradley   

New entry for   Sir Francis Evans   

In 1899 Sir Redvers Buller arrived in Cape Town aboard   Dunottar Castle   to take command of British forces

12 May 2020

Union Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Additions to the pages of   Dane   and   Syria   

New entry for   Albert Randall   T E Churchill   E Morris   Paul Bugeja   George Carr   

13 May 2020

British & Commonwealth

Hector Whaling Ships

South American Saint Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

The formation of   Overseas Containers Ltd   

Voyage notes for 1966 of   Hector Hawk   

New entry for   Arthur Weaver   

New entry for   Capt John Robertson   

New entry for   E J Stevens   G E Hopper   

Update to   G V Thornback   

14 May 2020

Clan Line Ships


Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Bullard King Staff

Additonal material to   Clan Alpine (5)   

1967 Cadet intake on   Clan Sutherland   

New entry for   R D Foster   Capt J W Innes   J Charles   A Trenholm   

Final voyage of   Kenilworth Castle (3)   

New entry for   O M Williams   K C Sibelia   J S Houston   Capt E G Fullick   D W Evans   

Update to   A C Simpson

New entry for   J C Wlton    

15 May 2020

Clan Line Ships

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Bowater Ships

Bowater Staff


Notes of a voyages aboard   Clan Finlay    Clan MacIver   and   Clan MacTaggart   in 1967   

New entry for   Capt A F Banks   George McCall   D M McLaren   

Update to   E W Shone   

New entry for   George Baker   Thomas Cutler   William Francis   S R Grove   W H Biggs   H Littlejohn   

Update to   E J Bateman  

Notes of a voyage aboard   Roslin Castle   in 1967

Notes of a voyage aboard   Phyllis Bowater   in 1967   

New entry for   D J Nicholson   

16 May 2020

Union-Castle Ships
Union-Castle Staff



Bowater Ships

Safmarine Mail Ships

King Line Ships

Union Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

WW1 service as a Hospital ship   HMHS Garth Castle   

Update to   G W Kilmister   J N Wilkins

New entry for   L Rossiter   J Stebbings   A Cadden   L W Hockley   W Carlin   C G Thornback   

A Darroch   J J Glavin   H Hughes   

A trip up The St Lawrence Seaway on   Phyllis Bowater   and   Constance Bowater   in 1967   

The    SA Oranje   Formation Dance Team of 1967

King Arthur    on charter to BI in 1965

New entry for   Arthur Anderson   

New entry for   R P MacLachlan   D R Wilkie   

New entry for   F McKiernan   

17 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff



British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   A J Burroughs   Kenneth Barnes   Robert Shaw   William Hardy   Lewis Nicholson   William Woods

Jack Denton   

New entry for   Philip Clifford   Albert Butler   

New entry and a wonderful story of life on King Malcolm by   Tommy Minogue


18 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   John Chivers   Joseph Higgins   

Update to   J Massey   Barry Thomas   

The final voyage of   Roslin Castle   

Update to   D C Gibson   

New entry for   P A MacNiven   

New entry for   W J Bartlett   J A Nunnick   

19 May 2020

Union Line Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Reunions


New entry for   Alfred Giles   

Additional pictures of the rescue of survivors of the sinking of   Richmond Castle (1)   

The attendee lists for the Clan Line Reunions in Liverpool for   2010   2012   and   2013


20 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

Castle Line Ships

New entry for   Sir George Christopher   M M Wren   P P Williams   

Update to   A E West   H W Moss   J N Wilkins   

Update to   A R M White   Alex Johnstone   G G A Bint   

New entry for   N Birnie   

The sinking of   Clan Ross (2)   in 1942

A tragic suicide aboard   Dunvegan Castle   in 1903


21 May 2020

Bullard King

White Cross Line
South American Saint Line

Background information about    White Cross Line

A model of the figure head of the barque   Durban

New entries for   Significant Persons

22 May 2020

White Cross Line Staff


New entry for   J H Lawrance   

23 May 2020

South American Saint Line Ships





SASL Chartered Ships


New pictures of   St Margaret (2)   

The launches of   St Essylt (2)   St Thomas   

Collision with American ship War Hawk   St Thomas

The launch and view of the modern fittings on   St John

The launch and maiden voyage of   St Rosario (2)

New pictures of   Rosedale Park   

24 May 2020

Union-Castle Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff


New entry for   Jimmy Gage   F J Roach   

Update to   Colin Osmond   

New entry for   R Millwood   

27 May 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   G F Du Toit   

New entry for   Keith Hanson   R J De La Cour   

New entry for   H W Spottiswood   George McGarrity   William Hornall   

29 May 2020

South American Saint Line

Crew Lists   from 1947 to 1953

30 May 2020

King Line Ships

King Henry   on charter to EANL in 1970

31 May 2020

South American Saint Line Staff

Ongoing task of updating the   Staff Service Records

2 Jun 2020

Clan Line Ships

A picture of the cadets aboard   Clan Malcolm   for Christmas 1967

6 Jun 2020

Bowater Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Additional picture of the launch of   Sarah Bowater

The 1946 MMC Tour of Australia & New Zealand on   Stirling Castle

8 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Picture of   Capt Matthew Wiliams

New entry for   Andy McCulloch   

9 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff


New entry for   Ted Smyth   

10 Jun 2020

Ships Lost

Tables of war and peace time losses of   Bowaters   and   Hector Whaling

13 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff

Bowater Ships

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Steve Stevens   

A season on The Great Lakes aboard   Phyllis Bowater   

New entry for   Capt John Robinson   

15 Jun 2020

South American Saint Line

Clan Line Staff

Update to many records of   Ships and Staff

New entry for   Commodore Ch Eng George Raine   Capt F Petherbridge   Leonard Bailey   

Update to   Capt D T Griffiths   

18 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

King Line Ships

Safmarine Mailships


New entry for   H Laight   R Watkins   Neil Hailstone   Keith Underwood   Walter Taylor   John Castleman   

Francis Leal   Percy Leggett   Thomas Jenkins   Reginald Everett   

New entry for   Harry Atlay   George Stanley   

Sales of   Clan Finlay   Clan Forbes   

The purchase of   King Alfred (4)   

Engineers prize on   SA Oranje   in 1968


19 Jun 2020

Hector Whaling Ships

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


King Line Staff


Hector Whaling Staff

Bullard King Staff

Update to   Catchers

New entry for   M O’Kane   C H James   

Update to   W MacDonald   

New entry for   G Morgan   Horace Houghton   

Update to   Capt F Norfolk   H Hunton   William Medley   William Laverty   William Vince

New entry for   M C Herridge   

Update to   H C Gilbert   

New entry for   W R C Purdon   

New entry for   Capt J E Lycett   

20 Jun 2020

Safmarine

Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth

Change of registry for    SA Vaal and SA Oranje   

New entry for   Edward Bloomfield   Thomas White   Ernest Cull   Frank Head

Update to   Capt W Anson   

Engineer Cadets at Plymouth from 1966 - 1968   

21 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff



New entry for   F B Halstad   J W Mawson   Philip Nicholls   

Update to  Norman Ruffell   

22 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Final voyage to the breakers for   Arundel Castle

Update to   H Triggs   R J Wynter   

23 Jun 2020

Clan Line Staff

Update to   Capt George Young   

24 Jun 2020

Clan Line Staff

Update to   Hugh Cameron   and   Capt A Campbell

26 Jun 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   James Kerr   

27 Jun 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


Bowater Staff

Scottish Shire Line Ships

Bullard King Staff

Update to   J T Matthews   Capt H Colwill   

New entry for   O C Middleton   H G Liggins   

Update to   Capt A Palethorpe-May      

New entry for   Capt W R Roberts   R J Jones   H G E Mason   

Update to   E Cottingham   

New entry for   Encounter Bay   

New entry for   Capt R Wise   

28 Jun 2020

Castle Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff



Clan Line Staff

King Line Staff

Scottish Shire Line Ships


New entry for   James Stevens   

Update to   J Carmichael   Gilbert Ferrier   W Y Morris   George Webb   William Barfoot   Edwin Rose   

Albert Nowlson   Capt Henry Harvey   

New entry for   Reginald Harvey   

New entry for   Capt W G Holman   

Update to   M Hassan   

Update to   Encounter Bay  

29 Jun 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Andrew Meiklejohn   

“Life at Sea in 1962” aboard   Rustenburg Castle   

Update to  A O Wilkins   Sir W A Codrington    

30 Jun 2020

Bowater Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Sale of   Alice Bowater   

Update to   Tony Blackler   

New entry for   Eddie Gie-Hamilton   

01 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


Reunions

Update to  Capt A O Wilkins   

New entry for   Capt W T Chalmers   

Update to   Capt C C Atkinson   

New entry for   D McNeil   F B Ovenstone   

Cancellation of the   2020 Clan Line Reunion

02 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Capt C W Banbury   

Update to   Denis Capel   Capt F Petherbridge   

Update to   Clan Lamont (1)   

New entry for   Maeve Ginnety   John Hire   Alan Mortimer   Clarence Parker   

03 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Frederick Southwell   W H Nicholas   G Bungard   H Dunn   D C Fraser   S Elgar   

Update to   Charles Frost   D H C Jenkins   Capt W A Pace   

New entry for   L MacKinnon   G G Anderson   

05Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

Bowater Staff

Castle Line Ships

New entry for   George McCoubrey   George Young   Arthur Borelace   Warwick Hyde   Walter Hatcher   

Update to   Arthur Mailer   Percy Leggett   

New entry for   Donald MacKinnon   

New entry for   Capt H Simpson   Richard Barnett   

Update to   Edwin Cottingham   

Update to   Carnarvon Castle   

07Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


South American Saint Line Staff

CI Shipping Ships

New entry for   Eric Brooks   

Update to   Capt D D MacKenzie   Capt D Nicoll   Capt N M Lloyd   

New entry for   G Smith   H W Busher   Capt D H MacMillan   

Update to   Capt F H Turton   Capt K M Banks   

Update to   W T Fleming   

New picture of   Causeway   

11 Jul 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

South American Saint Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Mark Williams   

New entry for   Capt A A Graham   Capt N F Stewart    Capt T R Halliday   

Update to   St Briavels   

Update to   Arthur Mailer  

14 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


New entry for   C J McArdle   

New entry for   V N Cutlack   

15 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Additons to   Capt N M Lloyd   

19 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Hector Whaling Ships


Getting ready for war on   Athlone Castle   

New entry for   W Lockhart   

Update to   Capt C S Keen   

Update to   Balaena   

20 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Alec Allan   Capt J E Townrow   Capt C Edwards   

New entry for   John Wilson   H Oliver   Fred G Tizard   

Update to   Capt J C Simpson   

21 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Owen Parry-Williams   Phil Cannings   Alick Carey   

Update to   Sir William Codrington   

New entry for   J ‘Mac’ McCullagh   

Update to   Capt A M Kennedy   

22 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff



New entry for   Alexander MacKenzie   E A Inkpen   J McInnes   

Update to     Arthur Shute   Capt James Wilford   Capt R M Wright   Capt J P Smythe   

23 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff

Bullard & King Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff



Update to   Capt J H Wright   

New entry for   J W Nevin   

New entry for   Brian Hardy  

24 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff


Hector Whaling Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Crew Lists


New entry for   J J Waring   

Update to   Capt C D Mavitty   

New entry for   H Finch   

New entry for   Robert Sherbourne   Thomas Evans   F Shepherd   Jesse Lloyd   

Update to   James Mills   

Update regarding a fire aboard in 1970 on   Good Hope Castle   

Update to   1970 - October   

25 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Percy Orchard   A H Forster   

Update to   Capt N M Lloyd   

New entry for   W R Whyte   

Update to   Capt J H Wright    Capt R Escolme   

New entry for   George Martyn   

Update to   Brian Hardy   

26 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


New entry for   Edward Wallace   J F O’Leary   Arthur Connolly   Harold Gough   

Update to   G P Rankin   John Hodgson   

Update to   Hector McLean   Mally O’Kane   

27 Jul 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Robbie Rutt   Mike Dyer   Heather Lindon   Edward Young   Henry Toms   Alexander Walter

Alan Bartlett   

New entry for   G Cowley   

Update to   Capt George Spiller   

29 Jul 2020

Bullard King Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

Houston Line Staff

New entry for   N H Haley   Capt P N V Rewell   

New entry for   William Gibson   John Varney   Ernest Axtell   

Update to   H E Forbes   Albert Wake   

New entry for   J W L Brown   

New entry for   Harry Pengelly   

30 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff


Union-Castle Staff


Houston Line Staff

New entry for   John Forbes   E R Harvey   

Update to   Ernest Shone   Capt H D Lockyer   Capt G B Owen   

Life as a cadet in 1971 on   Clan Sutherland   

New entry for   Stephen Duckworth   

Update to   B&C Commodores   

New entry for   Ernest Philpott   Edwin Bessant   Norman Ward   

Update to   Arthur Mailer   William Wheelton   Alexander Livingstone   

Update to   Capt W J Jones   

31 Jul 2020

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


Bullard King Staff

New entry for   Capt R K Wilson   

Update to   Capt N F Stewart

New entry for   Frederick Nicolas   J Lyon   A L Turpin   

Update to   Capt L P Wilkie   Capt A S R Parker   R F Leith   W N Makepeace   Charles Farr   James Bradford   

New entry for   P B Colling   

01 Aug 2020

Reunions

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff



Scottish Shire Line Ships

New entry for   1971 Pensioners Reunion   

Update to   Capt N F Stewart   Capt R A Harris   

New entry for   Bill Taylor   Edward Snelling   J McKenna   Shelagh Bell   Robert Murray   William Boreland   

Roy Norman   S E Martin   William Windebank   

Update to   W S Leaity   D B Abercromby   

Update to   Encounter Bay   

02 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff


King Line Staff

New entry for   Bill Eady   Len Davey   George Walcroft   William Forde   John Ferry   Fred Rose   

Update to   Capt George Matthews   Richard Reeves   Capt G S Cochrane   

Emergency return to Cape Town for   Southampton Castle   

New entry for   Capt A Mair   Capt E G Mobbs   

Update to   Roy Foster   

New entry for   John Brook   

Update to   Bryan Settatree   

Update to   Capt George Craig   

03 Aug 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Photographic memories from   Mark Williams   

New entry for   John Carnegie   

Update to   Capt Ronald Bayer   Alfred Child   

06 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

New entry for   George Ridges   Sidney Wheeler   

Update to   Arthur MacArthur   Dr James Donald   Frank Head   

New entry for   Capt Robert Helme   Sydney Owens  

07 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   James Wilcock   William Rogers   

Update to   George Walcroft   

Update to   Mark Williams   

08 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff



Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Charlie Benson   Archie Haddow   Albert Spinney   W G Retford   George Crimble   

Edwin Wheeler   

Update to   William Forde   

Update to   Southampton Castle   and Kite Flying aboard   Edinburgh Castle

New entry for   Capt P G de Gruchy   

09 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Evan Rowlands   Charles Sutton   L J Marshall   

Update to   Denis Capel   Capt S J Cresswell   

New entry for   Arthur Warren   Joe Painter   Thomas Brookwell   W F Fitzroy-Kelly   

Update to   Sampson Brebner   

New entry for   Gilbert Olotu   Michael Farmer   

10 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Details of the war-time movements of   Arundel Castle   

11 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Details of the war-time movements of   Athlone Castle   

13 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Details of the war-time movements of   Capetown Castle   

New entry for   Walter Paynter   

14 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships


Details of the war-time movements of   Carnarvon Castle    Dunnottar Castle  


15 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships


Details of the war-time movements of   Durban Castle   

16 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships


Details of the war-time movements of   Llangibby Castle

18 Aug 2020

King Line Ships

Union-Castle Ships

A long trip on   King Henry   in 1967

Details of the war-time movements of  Llanstephan Castle   

19 Aug 2020

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Update with service record for   Eddie Bremner   

Details of the war-time movements of  Stirling Castle   

20 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

Bullard & King Staff

At the breakers in South Wales in 1936   Kenilworth Castle   

Update to   Capt Dai Rees   John Leitch   

New entry for   Andrew Teer   

Update to   Capt William Thomas   John Ruthven   

Rescue at sea in 1972 on board   Clan MacIndoe   

Update to   Capt Roy Harber   

21 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

Hector Whaling Ships

New entry for   Ernest Brown   Bert Gilfoy  Len Rooker   Horace Rushton   Maurice Henbury   George Hamson

Update to   Alexander Chisholm   James Bradford   

New entry for   Harry Adams   

Update to   Capt Ian Shearer   Capt T Inman   Capt P MacMillan   

New entry for   Billy Maulana   

Rescue of wrecked trimaran in 1972 on   Hector Heron   

22 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff


Hector Whaling Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

King Line Staff

New entry for   Charlie Read   Percy Phillips   Sidney Loveland   Maria Milton   Helen Gooch    

Update to   Robert Shaw   

New entry for   F Fawcett   Capt T H Graham   

Update to   Capt J G Smith   

Update to   Capt D Cornwell   

New entry for   David Kioko   

New entry for   Capt A J MacInnes   

23 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

Bowater Staff


Bullard King Staff


Update to   Capt R M Wright   Capt H Landless   Capt T Kendra   Percy Phillips   

New entry for   William Lovell   Leslie Walker   

Update to   Capt A M Kennedy   Capt Alec Mair   

New entry for   Capt M Storrier   

Update to   Capt W Bosanquet   

New entry for   Herbert Hall   

Update to   Capt H M Walden   

23 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Update to   Capt G A D Sargeaunt   Capt Alec Mair   

New entry for   Harold James   Ernest Tupper   J Davies   A C Barnes   A P Churchill   

R B Bannerman   D Wardlaw   

Update to   Capt F J Pye   Capt Alan Freer   E St J Tuck   

24 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Ronald Forehead   James Davis   Eugene Devlin   

Update to   Capt A S R Parker   

New entry for   Jimmy Harper   

Update to   John Simpson   

25 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff


New entry for   Capt R F Fullarton   Capt P R Kent   

Update to   Capt T R Parsons   

26 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Capt R A G Simmons   

New entry for   Ernest Alfred Pyne   Edward Parsons   

27 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


South American Saint Line Staff

New entry for   W J Gear   Capt W A Ross   

Update to   James Swan   

New entry for   Frederick Keen   Tom Collett   David Wolfsohn   Stanley Chambers   John Hunter   

Update to   Vincent Jones   H G Liggins   

Update to   Capt A Stacey   

28 Aug 2020

Union-Castle Staff


King Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   William O’Connell   Bert Voller   George Chivers   

Update to   Henry Stuart   Commodore D W Sowden   

New entry for   Capt F W Moss   

New entry for   David Innes   F H Murray   

Update to   Capt R Shattock   John Forbes   

30 Aug 2020

Scottish Tankers Ships

Bowater Ships


Reunions

Union-Castle Staff

King Line Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

In 1974 B&C ordered   Two New Tankers   

New photo of   Constance Bowater   

A final trip to Liverpool NS in 1973 for   Nina Bowater   

Reunion in 1973 of   Retired Sea Staff   

Update to   Capt G S Cochrane   F W Benham   

New entry for   Capt George Russ   

Update to   J C Metcalfe   

Update to   Capt R Shattock   

31 Aug 2020

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Capt R Cawdery   

New entry for   Capt W G McFarland   

09 Sep 2020

Union-Castle Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

New entry for   Gordon Bristow   Norman Bailey   Jock Gray   

Update to   Capt A Stacey   

10 Sep 2020

Union-Castle Staff


Britsh & Commonwealth Staff


New entry for   Douglas Jago   

Update to   Mike Hackett   Gordon Bristow   George Baker   

New entry for   Paul Ireland   

11 Sep 2020

Crew Lists


A start to the long task of digitising crewlists so they can be searched, starting at   1954 Autumn   

12 Sep 2020

Crew Lists

Clan Line Ships


Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format

A series of photographs of   Clan Malcolm (1)   after her stranding off The Lizard in 1935

21 Sep 2020

Crew Lists


Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format now done up to and including September 1959


01 Oct 2020

Union-Castle Staff


New entry for   Patrick Burns


04 Oct 2020

Crew Lists


Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format now done up to and including February 1960

10 Oct 2020

Crew Lists

Clan Line Staff

Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format now done up to and including April 1960

New entry for   Bill Dancer   

13 Oct 2020

Crew Lists


Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format now done up to and including August 1961

20 Oct 2020

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