Email October 2006

Looking at your shipmates information I see there is a ships master of the "Athlone Castle" 1937 by the name of Barron.

This is my family name (Brian Barron). I was informed by my late father that he met a Commodore Barron, whether this was his rank I do not know, on the Capetown Castle when he was being transported to the Far East during the second world war around about 1943.

I am trying to do a family history and if you have any information relating to this, or where I can obtain it, I would be very appreciated

regards


Brian Barron

Picture from Salt in My Blood by George Young

Commodore Albert ‘Bertie’ Barron

Service Record

From

To

Arab

3rd Officer

1897


Goth

3rd Officer

1899


Spartan

2nd Officer

1900


Cluny Castle

Chief Officer

1910


Garth Castle

Master

12/1916

4/1917

Susquehanna

Master

5/1917

6/1918

Grantully Castle

Master

11/1918

12/1918

York Castle

Master

4/1919

9/1919

Rosyth Castle

Master

11/1919

8/1921

Bampton Castle

Master

1/1922

8/1922

Bratton Castle

Master

9/1922

1/1923

Gascon

Master

3/1923

7/1923

Corfe Castle

Master

7/1923

12/1923

Gascon

Master

2/1924

5/1924

Grantully Castle

Master

5/1924

6/1924

Gloucester Castle

Master

6/1924

7/1924

Sandgate Castle

Master

8/1924

4/1925

Grantully Castle

Master

5/1925

9/1925

Gloucester Castle

Master

10/1925

1/1926

Garth Castle

Master

1/1926

2/1926

Guildford Castle

Master

3/1926

4/1926

Sandown Castle

Master

4/1926

7/1927

Grantully Castle

Master

9/1927

4/1928

Gloucester Castle

Master

4/1928

7/1928

Llandovery Castle

Master

7/1928


Durham Castle

Master

8/1928

6/1929

Balmoral Castle

Master

7/1929

9/1929

Llandovery Castle

Master

10/1929


Llangibby Castle

Master

12/1929

5/1930

Kenilworth Castle

Master

5/1930

11/1930

Walmer Castle

Master

11/1930

1/1931

Kenilworth Castle

Master

1/1931

8/1931

Balmoral Castle

Master

10/1931

10/1932

Edinburgh Castle

Master

11/1932

11/1933

Windsor Castle

Master

12/1933

3/1936

Athone Castle

Master

5/1936

1/1938

Capetown Castle

Master

4/1938

12/1938

Retired

1938


Died

25 September 1940

Killed on Fire Watch

Aged 66

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