Capt W Bainbridge

In 1895, RMS Norman (2) grounded near Port Shepstone with slight damage, and Capt Bainbridge was stripped of his command.

Commodore Bainbridge was in command of  R.M.S. "Norman" when she grounded off Port Shepstone in July 1895.  (U-C Line, A Fleet History)

I am certain every navigator on the South African coast must feel great sympathy for Captain Bainbridge because we all 'sniffed the shore' off Port Shepstone trying to keep out of the Agulhas current which could run at 5 knots.

Service Record

From

To

Anglian

3rd Officer

11/1875

3/1876

Anglian

2nd Officer

3/1876

11/1876

Nubian

Chief Officer

12/1976

6/1877

Nubian

Master

6/1877

3/1882

Pretoria

Master

11/1882

1884

Mexican

Master

3/1884

2/1887

Athenian

Master

3/1887

8/1894

Norman

Commodore

10/1894

8/1895

Dismissed after grounding

9/1895

Port Shepstone

Port Elizabeth

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