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.


Service Record

From

To

Joined Company

Cadet

5/1949


Arundel Castle

Cadet

10/1951

11/1951

Arundel Castle

Extra 4th Officer

11/1951

1/1952

Athlone Castle

Extra 4th Officer



Edinburgh Castle

Extra 4th Officer



Arundel Castle

3rd Officer

1957


Stirling Castle

2nd Officer

2/1959

7/1959

Capetown Castle

2nd Officer

9/1959

12/1959

James Lowe

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