Kinnaird Castle


KINNAIRD CASTLE was built in 1956 by Greenock Dockyard at Greenock with a tonnage of 7718grt, a length of 502ft 10ins, a beam of 65ft 10in and a service speed of 16 knots. She was launched on 17th January 1956 as the Clan Ross (3).

In 1961 she was transferred to Safmarine and renamed South African Scientist but in the following year reverted to Clan Line and renamed Kinnaird Castle for Union-Castle operations.

During 1969 registered ownership was transferred to King Line Ltd, without a change of name. In October 1975 she was sold to Dasonab Nav. S.A. of Panama and renamed Nazeer. She continued in service until 26th April 1978 when she arrived at Gadani Beach and broken up.

This picture must date from the time of her transfer from being South African Scientist to Kinnaird Castle in 1962. The hull has been painted in Union-Castle black but her upperworks remain in Safmarine colours. She is flying the Red Ensign

Visit the Cadet Training Page

Clansman - June 1975

A Long Wait at Lobito - 1974

As South African Scientist

Life before Union-Castle Line

As Nazeer

Life after Union-Castle Line

Oil Painting

Artist: Stephen J Card

Kinnaird Castle - Art Gallery

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - November 1971

The cadets with Training Officer Richard Mennell on the left and Captain Basil Biggs in the centre

Kinnaird Castle in Barcelona

Taked by Cadet Richard Hughes from the cable car

The Kinnaird Castle became a cadet ship on the 8 June 1964.

Below is the formal programme carried out that day.

There were twelve cadets, 4 of us had already done one trip on various vessels, and the other 8 were all first trippers. Initially we were a bit miffed about being put on a cadet ship having already done a voyage. That soon changed as it was great fun especially in the evenings when all sorts of social activities could take place.

Obtaining beer was a bit of a problem as not everyone was over 18 and those that were had the amount rationed. However the engineers always came to the rescue with discrete payments being made.

We had a great crew with Zulus on deck and Durban Indians as stewards. The Zulus were fantastic and all the cadets learnt a lot while working with them. The bosun looked like a pirate as he only had had one eye and wore a black patch. His name, as far as I can remember, was Sandhu. ……. Mike Dowsett

Tom Hazelton, Phil Steer, Keith Bateman and Tim Cartwright.

Tim was a wild South African from Germiston.

On his second trip he went on leave and never came back.

In the foreground,

George McLaren, George Walters, Mick Tonkin and Tom Hazleton.

Mike Dowsett looking after the 10 dogs that were being taken to Cape Town.

It was a nice little earner and he got nearly 20 rand.

The only problem was that he had the bright idea of using the old nets that were used for deck games in the passenger ship days to make an enclosure so that all the dogs could be out at once.

This saved putting leads on them and walking them, as running around together gave them plenty of exercise.

However sex must have reared its ugly head as he found out later one of the pedigree breeds gave birth to a mongrel.

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - 1964

Kinnaird Castle

Left London

11 June

For S & E Africa

Master

J G Smith

Chief Officer

A R McIntyre

Cadet Training Officer

Sir W Codrington

Second Officer

B F J Buddle

Third Officer

P Nind

Cadets

C J Rudman

G H McLaren

M E Tonkin

G A Walter

F T Cartwright

T P Hazelton

M D Dowsett

K R Bateman

A S Hill

B F Fountain

Radio Officer

G H Hudd

Carpenter

J Coyle

Chief Engineer

J Weir

Second Engineer

P Wilson

Jnr Second Engineer

A Pollock

Third Engineer

P Elliott

Fourth Engineer

I Anderson

Junior Engineer

C T Lewis

G J Pryra

Engineer Cadets

P J Steer

M Burton

Electrician

G R Moon

Purser Catering Officer

E G Gibbs

Review - August 1966

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - 1966

Kinnaird Castle

Left London

13 July

For S & E Africa

Master

D T Griffiths

Chief Officer

I Williamson

Cadet Training Officer

W Codrington

Second Officer

G Mannall

Third Officer

P Richardson

Cadets

J MacMartin

T Mercer

G Paxton

J Chaperon

L d’Espagnac

F de Gersigney

P Farmer

T Gunner

A Edwards

S Ransome

Radio Officer

J Pedre

Carpenter

S McCourt

Chief Engineer

J Weir

Second Engineer

F Rae

Jnr Second Engineer

C Johnston

Third Engineer

B Gunton

Fourth Engineer

J Christie

Junior Engineer

R Giles

T Norris

Electrician

G Moon

Purser Catering Officer

H Cryer

Review February - 1967

Kinnaird Castle

Left Marseilles

26 October

For S & E Africa

Master

D Griffiths

Chief Officer

I Williamson

Cadet Training Officer

W Codrington

Second Officer

J Madge

Third Officer

P Richardson

Cadets

J MacMartin

I Mercer

G Paxton

J Chaperon

L d’Espagnac

F de Gersigny

P Farmer

T Gunner

E Edwards

S Ransome

Radio Officer

G Emmett

Carpenter

H McCourt

Bosun

M Dlamini

Chief Engineer

A McLean

Second Engineer

F Rae

Jnr Second Engineer

C Johnston

Third Engineer

B Liebenberg

Fourth Engineer

J Christies

Junior Engineer

R Giles

T Norris

Electrician

G Moon

Purser Catering Officer

K McGinty

Asst PCO

D Crossley

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - 1966

Review - April 1967

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - 1967

Kinnaird Castle

Left Liverpool

9 February

For S Africa & Mauritius

Master

D Griffiths

Chief Officer

I Williamson

Cadet Training Officer

R Flint

Second Officer

P Laurie

Third Officer

I Berry

Cadets

P Silver

J Barton

M Burley

A Davidson

K MacLeod

R Stuart

R Thomas

G Thomson

T Tye

A Harding

Radio Officer

G Emmett

Carpenter

D MacPhail

Bosun

A Tabeta

Chief Engineer

A McLean

Second Engineer

F Rae

Jnr Second Engineer

C Johnston

Third Engineer

M Ritchie

Fourth Engineer

J Christie


Junior Engineer

T Norris

T Seymour

Electrician

G Moon

ER Storekeeper

F Mzobe

Purser Catering Officer

K McGinty

Asst PCO

A Kerley

Crossing The Line - Southbound 1971

Canvas Pool rigged after leaving Madeira

Tony, Chris Thompson, Tim Broughton and John Harris

Captain Basil Biggs

King Neptune - L White, Purser

Mermaid - R Thomas, 3rd Officer

Radio Officer  - Charles Pratt

Chief Officer - Phil Atkinson

Cadet - John Gilburt

Chippy - Pete Jeffrey

Rick Hamilton,  Bob Nell  and  John Harris

Cadet - Rick Hamilton

Cadet - Nigel Hughes

Cadet - Nigel Hughes

Kinnaird Castle Cadets - February 1971

Kinnaird Castle

Left Birkenhead

8 February

For E Africa

Master

B Biggs

Chief Officer

P Atkinson

Cadet Training Officer

R Mennell

Second Officer

S Ondondo

Third Officer

R Thomas

Cadets

J Gilbert

J Harris

P Weston

R Hamilton

M Williams

N Hughes

C Thompson

R Neil

P Drew

A Snell

J Broughton

Radio Officer

C Pratt

Carpenter

P Jeffery

Bosun

J Mzobe

Chief Engineer

T Drysdale

Second Engineer

J Watt

Jnr Second Engineer

H Robson

Third Engineer

D O’Connell

Fourth Engineer

M Walton

Junior Engineer

M Matthews

R Cockcroft

Electrician

B Clark

ERS

T Phewa

Purser Catering Officer

L White

Asst PCO

P Robbins

Chief Cook

W Mhlongo

Second Steward

F Sikosania

Cadet Intakes


1964 - Aug

1964 - Sep

1965 - Feb

1965 - May

1965 - Oct

1966 - Jul

Cadet Training Officer

Sir W Coddrington

Sir W Coddrington

Sir W Coddrington

Sir W Coddrington

Sir W Codrington

Sir W Codrington

Cadets

C J Rudman

G H McLaren

M E Tonkin

G A Walter

F T Cartwright

T P Hazelton

M D Dowsett

K R Bateman

A S Hill

B F Fountain






C J Rudman

G H McLaren

G A Walter

F T Cartwright

T P Hazelton

K R Bateman

B F Fountain









C J Rudman

G H McLaren

J Hemmings

G A Walter

E H Morrison

E S Osborne

M E Tonkin

L W Roberts

A S Hill

B F Fountain

M G Ward





C J Rudman

G H McLaren

J Hemmings

G A Walter

E H Morrison

E S Osborne

M E Tonkin

L W Roberts

A S Hill

B F Fountain

M G Ward

T W Blake

D W Fellows

S C Waters

P J Steer

M Hunt

J Craig

N Haddon

B Wilkinson

R Day

R Wilson

R Sawcyn

M Leaver

D Broadley

A Holt

T Dorken

R Anderson




J MacMartin

T Mercer

G Paxton

J Chaperon

L d’Espagnac

F de Gersiny

P Farmer

T Gunner

A Edwards

S Ransome







1966 - Oct

1967 - Feb

1967 - Jul

1969 - Jul

1971 - Feb

Cadet Training Officer

Sir W Codrington

R Flint

R Flint


R Mennell

Cadets

J MacMartin

T Mercer

G Paxton

J Chaperon

L d’Espagnac

F de Gersiny

P Farmer

T Gunner

A Edwards

S Ransome


P Silver

J Barton

M Burley

A Davidson

K MacLeod

R Stuart

R Thomas

G Thomson

T Tye

A Harding


P Silver

J Barton

M Burley

A Davidson

K MacLeod

R Stuart

R Thomas

G Thomson

T Tye

A Harding

A Smith


J Gilbert

J Harris

P Weston

R Hamilton

M Williams

N Hughes

C Thompson

R Neil

P Drew

A Snell

J Broughton

Engineer Cadets




J Kihela

N Kihui

W Moshi

S Caddy

D Andrews

I Lapsley

A Fountain

J Sutherland

J Fisher


Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Kinnaird Castle

1956

Ex Clan Ross (3) ex South Africa Scientist

1962 Transferred to Union-Castle renamed Kinnaird Castle

1975 Sold to Panama

7737

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

185040

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

Parsons Marine

Wallsend

3 x Steam turbines

10340 SHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

F E O’Hea

6/1962

London

S & E Africa

A C Black

9/1962

Liverpool

S & E Africa


1/1963

London

Mauritius


7/1963

London

S & E Africa


10/1963

London

S & E Africa


2/1964

Genoa

S & E Africa

J G Smith

6/1964

London

S & E Africa


9/1964

London

S & E Africa


1/1965

London

S & E Africa


5/1965

Genoa

S & E Africa

D T Griffiths

10/1965

Liverpool

S & E Africa


2/1966

Genoa

S & E Africa


7/1966

London

S & E Africa


10/1966

Marseilles

S & E Africa


2/1967

Liverpool

S Africa & Mauritius

M N Ure

11/1967

Rotterdam

Australia


5/1968

London

E Africa


10/1968

Birkenhead

E Africa


3/1969

Genoa

S Africa & Beira

J S Catterall

6/1969

London

E Africa


4/1970

Rotterdam

S Africa & Mauritius


9/1970

Rotterdam

Mauritius

B S Biggs

2/1971

Birkenhead

E Africa

T R Halliday

9/1972

London

E Africa


2/1973

London

E Africa


7/1973

Birkenhead

S Africa & Beira


10/1973

Genoa

S Africa

G S Gann

8/1975

At Sea



10/1975

Lobito


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