Clan Grant (4)


Voyage Notes - 1964

Life after Clan Line

As Enriqueta


The Launch - December 1961   &   

Maiden Voyage - May 1962

Clan

Grant

Left Liverpool

23 May

For E Africa

Master

W H Dalley

Chief Officer

R A Escolme

Second Officer


Third Officer

T A Enevoldson

Cadets

J E Kirkpatrick

Radio Officer

H MacKay

Carpenter

A MacLennan

Purser/Catering Officer

R Jones

Chief Engineer

A G Kenny

Second Engineer

J J Hughes

Jnr Second Engineer

I Laing

Third Engineer

M I McArthur

Fourth Engineer

J C McGuigan

Junior Engineer

J Smith

A H Smith

First Electrician

G R Tait

Search for Missing Aircraft - 1966

Review - December 1966

Clan

Grant

Left Marseilles

30 August

For India & Australia

Master

C H Thomas

Chief Officer

C Gowans

Second Officer

L Roy

Third Officer

J Simpson

Cadets

T Dorken

Radio Officer

J MacNeil

Second Radio Officer

M Snell

Carpenter

W Hughes

Chief Engineer

A Kenny

Second Engineer

W Newton

Jnr Second Engineer

R Phillips

Third Engineer

J Brown

Fourth Engineer

J Banks

Junior Engineer

N Zepka

D Baillie

Engineer Cadets

A Thomson

Electrician

R Williams

Purser/Catering Officer

R Murphy

From Andy Thomson - Engineer Cadet - 15 Feb 2021

I must confess to “taking time out” this morning for a short cruise through some of the contents and I am happy to say that I found a photograph I’ve never seen before of my father at a presentation on board “Windsor Castle”, and – the story of ‘Clan Grant’ being called upon to search for a crashed aircraft on a small island to the North of New Caledonia in the Pacific.

I was on board at the time!

We had been chartered by Messagerie Maritime for a voyage round Europe for loading, and discharge around Australia. Once done, and with an empty ship, we were short on stability so sailed East from Australia to Noumea in New Caledonia to load 3,000 tons of Nickel as a bottom weight cargo, but were interrupted by the French military who wanted us to play at aircraft carriers and take a helicopter North to another small island to search for the crashed aircraft.

Quite an experience but that’s a tale for another day (including us damaging the motor lifeboat!).

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan Grant (4)

1962

1981 Sold to Panama renamed Enriqueta

9322

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

301480

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

Barclay Curle

Glasgow

Motor 6 Cyl

Sulzer

8500 BHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

W H Dalley

5/1962

Liverpool

E Africa

J de Garis

10/1962

London

Mauritius


3/1963

Liverpool

S & E Africa

N F Stewart

6/1963

Liverpool

India


11/1963

London

S & E Africa


3/1964

London

S & E Africa


8/1964

Liverpool

S Africa


1/1965

Liverpool

E Africa

C A Thomas

6/1965

Liverpool

India


10/1965

London

S & E Africa


4/1966

Liverpool

Pakistan


8/1966

Marseilles

India & Australia

H Walden

2/1967

London

S & E Africa

W Rodger

6/1967

London

S & E Africa


11/1967

Liverpool

India & Pakistan


5/1968

London

S & E Africa

W Keith

8/1968

Rotterdam

S Africa & Beira

W Rodger

1/1969

Liverpool

Australia

H Walden

6/1969

London

E Africa


10/1969

Birkenhead

India & Pakistan


4/1970

Newport

S Africa & Beira


9/1970

Liverpool

India


3/1971

Birkenhead

Beira


7/1971

Genoa

Beira

G Russ

10/1971

London

E Africa


3/1972

London

S Africa & Mauritius

S Hay

9/1972

Birkenhead

India


3/1973

London

S Africa & Mauritius


7/1973

Genoa

S Africa & Beira

T Parsons

12/1973

Birkenhead

S Africa & Beira


6/1974

Birkenhead

E Africa

E Owen

3/1975



T Parsons

7/1975

Nacala


R Lofts

1/1976



R Will

3/1976

Genoa



6/1976

Port Said/Suez


R Lofts

8/1976


Port Said


2/1977


Cape Town


11/1977


Aden

G Gowans

2/1978

Durban


R Bessant

11/1978

Suez Bay


T Parsons

4/1979

Manchester



11/1979

Colombo

Manchester

K Morton

3/1980

Chittagong


R Fullarton

9/1980

Chittagong


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