Dennis Tourell

Service Record

From

To

Pretoria Castle

Second Officer


May 1957

Stirling Castle

Second Officer

1958

1/1959

Stirling Castle

First Officer

2/1959

7/1959

Riebeeck Castle

Chief Officer

9/1959

11/1959

Tintagel Castle

Chief Officer

7/1960


Tantallon Castle

Chief Officer

8/1961

5/1962

Tintagel Castle

Chief Officer


6/1963

Edinburgh Castle

First Officer

8/1963

12/1963

Capetown Castle

First Officer

1/1964

8/1964

Capetown Castle

Chief Officer

9/1964

10/1964

Pretoria Castle

Chief Officer

12/1964

3/1965

Windsor Castle

Chief Officer

5/1965

10/1965

Reina Del Mar

Chief Officer

12/1965

9/1966

Reina Del Mar

Chief Officer

7/1968

9/1968

Pendennis Castle

Staff Commander

9/1968

9/1970

Clan MacIntyre

Chief Officer

1971


Died

25 January 2021


I am very sorry to tell you that Dennis passed away in hospital on 25 January 2021

He had had a few health problems over the last few months but nothing too serious until the wretched coronavirus got him.

He spent some time in hospital in December - in fact, he was there over Christmas - but then seemed more or less OK. The NHS had arranged for carers to come in when he came home from hospital to help him with anything he needed, i.e., getting dressed, going to bed, taking blood pressure and temperature - all well meant but really not necessary as he was almost back to normal. I dispensed with them after a couple of weeks. Anyway, we reckoned maybe one of them was carrying the virus or he picked it up in hospital but we shall never know.

He would have been 92 next month so he did really well. Of course, I miss him like crazy - we were together for more than 50 years! (with interruptions, of course, when he went to sea).

Please let any of his former shipmates know - he was with Clan Line before Union-Castle (where we met and sailed together on both Pendennis (my favourite) and Windsor.)

Jane Tourell

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