Sir W A Codrington

(Bart)

Very popular he had a lively sense of humour telling the story of how there came to be to Sir William Codrington Bart.   

Sadly he said he was the one without the money!

Bill Codrington left Union-Castle and joined World Wide Shipping where he was until he retired.

He died in December 2006.

Sir Bill on right as Chief Officer of Sarah Bowater in 1968

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

1952 joined Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co (Shell Tankers) as apprentice, promoted to 2nd Officer.

1960 joined Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. until 1972 when Chief Officer.

Included 5 years as Cadet Training Officer both ashore and afloat.

1973 joined Gulf Oil Tankers and served in command of their tankers until 1976.

Then joined World Wide Shipping Agency in command and served at sea until 1979 when came ashore in Hong Kong as Port Captain and presently (1996) in charge of group safety, training and environment with various ancillary responsibilities.

Also serving on assorted nautical and educational committees in Hong Kong.

Appointed a Director of World Wide Shipping Agency on the 1st of January 1994.

1998 retired in London but acts as Marine Advisor to World Wide Shipping Agency.

Deceased 01/12/2006.

Service Record

From

To

Pendennis Castle

3rd Officer

8/1961

10/1961

Pendennis Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

10/1961

2/1962

Rustenburg Castle

2nd Officer

2/1962

5/1962

Roslin Castle

2nd Officer

6/1962

9/1962

Tantallon Castle

2nd Officer

10/1962

6/1963

Windsor Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

7/1963

2/1964

Kinnaird Castle

Training Officer

6/1964

1/1967

Elbe Ore

2nd Officer

5/1967

8/1967

Elbe Ore

Chief Officer

8/1967

11/1967

Sarah Bowater

Chief Officer

1968


Hector Heron

Chief Officer

1971

12/1972

Died

1 December 2006


Clansman - August 1970

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