Chris Burge

Service Record

From

To

Clan MacDonald

Cadet

9/1960

6/1961

Clan MacLeod

Cadet

7/1961

4/1962

Clan MacNair

Cadet

6/1962

8/1962

Landed sick in Cape Town

Clan MacInnes

Cadet

1/1963

11/1963

Clan Forbes

Cadet

11/1963

11/1963

Pendennis Castle

Jnr 4th Officer

8/1964

8/1964

Pendennis Castle

4th Officer

9/1964

9/1964

Braemar Castle

4th Officer

10/1964

3/1965

Stirlingshire

3rd Officer

3/1965

1/1966

Rothesay Castle

3rd Officer

5/1966

8/1966

Clan MacIlwraith

3rd Officer

8/1966

5/1967

Rowallan Castle

2nd Officer

5/1967

7/1967

Roxburgh Castle

2nd Officer

8/1967

9/1967

Rothesay Castle

2nd Officer

9/1967

9/1967

Rotherwick Castle

2nd Officer

9/1967

12/1967

King Henry

2nd Officer

1/1968

2/1968

Clan MacLachlan

2nd Officer

3/1968

5/1968

Clan Farquharson

2nd Officer

5/1968

6/1968

Clan MacDonald

2nd Officer

9/1968

11/1968

Rothesay Castle

2nd Officer

1/1969

3/1969

Clan MacDonald

2nd Officer

5/1969

10/1969

Elizabeth Bowater

2nd Officer

10/1969

12/1969

Clan Robertson

2nd Officer

7/1970

7/1971

King Henry

2nd Officer

2/1972

3/1972

Glan Graham

2nd Officer

4/1972

4/1972

Elbe Ore

2nd Officer

5/1972

9/1972

Clan MacLay

2nd Officer

3/1973

4/1973

Clan MacTavish

Chief Officer

8/1973

8/1973

Clan MacLaren

Chief Officer

8/1973

9/1973

Clan Alpine

Chief Officer

3/1974

4/1974

Left Company

1974


So many memories , carrying giraffes, dropping heavy derrick in Tanga, first two trips to Oz and my happiest two ships Rothesay Castle and Braemar Castle.

In 1974 joined British Rail where I finished my career as Senior Master on fast craft in 2006

Always a cadet’s job, looking after animal deck cargo.

As Third Officer

With Capt. And Mrs. Harber was a trip with my wife who I met on Rothesay Castle and here we are 54 years on

Deserting in Walvis Bay

By  C C Burge - Third Officer - Stirlingshire

Government House

Modern buildings in Kaiserstrasse

Review - Feb 1965

With thanks to Second Officer T Johns, without whose co-operation this article would not have been written

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