Graham Mannall

After obtaining 2nd Mates Certificate I joined Clan Line on 5th July 1960 as third Mate signing on Clan MacLennan in Avonmouth for a relieving voyage around the UK west coast, the Master was  pucking Jones! He was relieved by Harry Cater a permanent coastal relief Master. During this coastal the ship was dry-docked in Liverpool.

During this period, across the water at Camel Laird the Windsor Castle was to be launched and we all received an invitation to attend.

I declined unfortunately, little was I to know that I would serve on that ship in the not too distant.

Various relief duties were carried out over the next few weeks McKinley for a week in Birkenhead. The Clan Macindoe from Manchester to Glasgow .

Finally signing on the Clan Mackellar on the 7th September 1960 under Captain Shattock for an Indian voyage signing off in Avonmouth in January 1961.

After shore leave I signed on for a delivery voyage as the ship was to be sold delivery being in Ceylon. We were signed off at the consulate in Colombo on 9th July 1961 and flown back to London on a BOAC de-Havilland Comet!


Service Record

From

To

Clan MacLennan

3rd Officer

7/1960


Clan MacKinlay

3rd Officer

Coastal


Clan MacIndoe

3rd Officer

Coastal


Clan MacKellar

3rd Officer

9/1960

7/1961

Clan MacLaren

3rd Officer

2/1962

8/1962

Clan MacIntyre

3rd Officer

10/1962

1962

Clan Graham

3rd Officer

12/1963

1964

Windsor Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

8/1964

11/1964

Pretoria Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

12/1964

3/1965

Master’s

Certificate



Kinnaird Castle

2nd Officer

10/1965

9/1966

SA Vaal

2nd Officer

12/1966

12/1967

Promoted

Chief Officer

1968


Resigned

7/1968


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