James Lowe

I sailed with Union-Castle from the 27th May 1949 until the 24th December 1959. My last ship was the Capetown Castle as 2nd Officer.

I was a deck officer from October 1951 until my last ship the "Capetown Castle " as Second Officer in 1959

The ship that feature mostly in my discharge book was the Arundel Castle. I was sent ther first when still a cadet in October 1951. The Captain was DD Mackenzie- who was really upset to have an officer wthout a licence.

When they sent me back as Extra 4th he was even more upset and exclaimed that next voyage I would be Fourth.

That did not happen. I went to the Athlone and then the Edinburgh.

By that time I had my sea time in and went to get qualified.


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