I have just come across your site.

My name is Ian McKendrick and I served as a Deck Officer from about 1962 to 1972 on several UC vessels. I was in Stirling, Edinburgh, Pendennis and finally 2nd Mate in Windsor Castle.

I remember Sammy Hagan, R.A.D. Cambridge, Lemmy Curd, Dennis France, Keith Parker, Paddy Sheridan ( I see my name in 1962 on the officers' list in his diary), Reg Kelso, Danny Robson, Stan Harron, Bill McIntosh (R/O), Louis Bartripp, Eric Talbot, Dickie Olden, Peter Crabtree (what happened to him?), Mike Banbury, Capt Hort. Also several of the female staff. Others will no doubt come to mind.

Email 09/06/07

Hello Owen,

These might be of interest.

As far as the grounding of the "Pendennis" at Calshot is concerned I was Third Mate and on the bridge at the time keeping the Bridge Book. I have searched high and low for the front page of the newspaper but cannot find it. Reg Kelso was Staff Commander and Danny Robson the Chief Officer.

From the sunny north,

Regards,

Ian

Service Record

From

To

Stirling Castle

Jnr 4th Officer

4/1962

7/1962

Stirling Castle

4th Officer

8/1962

11/1962

Edinburgh Castle

4th Officer

7/1963

8/1963

St John

3rd Officer

9/1963

12/1963

Kinpurnie Castle

3rd Officer

1964

11/1964

Pendennis Castle

3rd Officer

4/1965

9/1965

Constance Bowater

3rd Officer

10/1965

1966

Promoted

2nd Officer

1966


Clan Robertson

2nd Officer

2/1967

2/1968

Windsor Castle

2nd Officer

8/1968

2/1969

Windsor Castle

Chief Officer

2/1969

4/1969

Windsor Castle

2nd Officer

4/1969

3/1970

Promoted

Chief Officer



Nicolas Bowater

Chief Officer

1970

1972

Ian McKendrick

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