Capt Alec T Underdown

From the B&C Review, April 1969

Captain A.T. Underdown retired on April 4 as master of Tantallon Castle.  He served his apprenticeship with Ellerman & Bucknall joining Union-Castle as fourth officer in 1937 on Warwick Castle.  

He was promoted to chief officer of the mail vessels in May 1952 and was promoted to command the Roxburgh Castle in 1955.

When he was chief officer on the Llangibby Castle in 1949 Captain Underdown received a commendation from the managers for his action in dealing with an outbreak of fire.                  

From B&C Review October 1962

Service Record



Llangibby Castle

Chief Officer


Edinburgh Castle

Chief Officer


Clansman - September 1983

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