Known to all his friends as Paddy, we met when he was Chief Officer of the "Riebeeck Castle" and I the 2nd Mate.   I seem to recall my being somewhat upset when he insisted upon the crew chipping the boat deck just above my head in the mornings!

Nevertheless we became very good friends, his wife Sandy whom he met when she was a purserette on the "Athlone" was with him, a very decorative feature to an otherwise very typical and not so interesting voyage.

Paddy resigned from the Company on the same day as myself!   He to join Ellerman & Bucknall in Cape Town in their office.

Paddy died in 2009, he had not been well for some time.  Sandy lives today in the Cape.

Paddy and his future wife, Sandy Dove on Carnarvon Castle

Service Record

From

To

Pretoria Castle

4th Officer

1954


Carnarvon Castle

4th Officer

1955


Warwick Castle

3rd Officer

1958

2/1959

Carnarvon Castle

3rd Officer

3/1959

8/1959

Rhodesia Castle

Extra 2nd Officer

12/1959

2/1960

Athlone Castle

2nd Officer

1960

8/1961

Carnarvon Castle

2nd Officer

2/1962

4/1962

Roslin Castle

Chief Officer

4/1962


Riebeeck Castle

Chief Officer

2/1963

1963

Resigned

4/1964


Died

2009


Obituary - 2009

Patrick J O Sheridan

‘Paddy’

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