Robert Hugh MacMillan

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After G.B. Cadet with Bullard King and Union Castle.

Obtained second ‘mates’ in London and signed on the dredger ‘Blesbok’ for delivery voyage from the Glasgow Builders to S.A.R. & H. in Durban.

Obtained ‘mates’ in Hong Kong and “Masters’ in Durban whilst sailing on the SARShip ‘Aloe’.

At end of the war (WWII) moved to Australia and sailed on the Coastal Trade.

Incidentally his first position was with the Adelaide Steamship Co on their Vessel the ‘Moonta’, which traded to the Gulf Ports.

Also carried out 120 passengers on its six day voyage.

This ship was affectionately known as the ‘love boat.’

Retired as Master.

Deceased 27/09/2008.

Obituary - 2008

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