Nigel Butterfield

This is Clan Malcolm in Beira early in 1965 on my first voyage to sea, and the first voyage as a Cadet Ship.

The photos show the discharge of a 90 ton diesel locomotive for Rhodesian Railways that had been loaded at Birkenhead; the body being on deck and the bogies in the hold.

The Mate in the photo is "birdseed" Bevan, so named as he was always whistling. Can't remember the name of the 3rd Mate in the photo.

Quite amazing seeing that forest of derricks and wires. I have more photos to send but I will wait until you have had a look at the ones sent.

Cheers

Nigel

4 October 2014

Nigel and I served together on Ayrshire in 1965 whilst she was aground on Abd-Al-Kuri.

Nigel was one of four cadets transferred to Ayrshire after she had stranded.

I met Nigel again at the Purser’s Reunion in Southampton in September 2013. He told me that he was in poor health.

I have now learned from another of the Clan Malcolm cadets that were transferred, John Wright, that Nigel passed away earlier in 2014.

Sad news

Chris Isaac

Service Record

From

To

Clan Malcolm

Cadet

8/1964

3/1965

Ayrshire

Cadet

3/1965

5/1965

Clan MacIndoe

Cadet

6/1965


SA Oranje

Cadet

12/1966

2/1967

SA Oranje

4th Officer

2/1967

7/1967

Second Mate’s

Certificate



King Henry

3rd Officer

3/1968

1968

Clan Alpine

3rd Officer

1/1969


King Henry

2nd Officer

2/1970

5/1970

Clan Alpine

2nd Officer

7/1970

1972

King Charles

2nd Officer

3/1972

8/1972

Clan Ross

2nd Officer

11/1973

6/1974

Died

2014


Clan Malcolm - 1964/5

Obituary - 2014

Nigel on the right

At the Clan Line Reunion 2 October 2013

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