Stanley James William Cain

Photograph taken in 1972 when Stan J/2/E on Nicolas Bowater

Email from his son Ken 3rd April 2020

I attach his seamens card at the start of his career in 1954, a pic of him in his uniform later the same year and a pic of him with his motorbikes, which I assume was in the IoM as he attended the TT most years, having ridden in the TT for 2 years in 1962 and 1963, when mum and dad ran the Wavecrest hotel in Douglas, returning to England in early 1964 and subsequently mum and dad divorced. (Four sons from this marriage (Chris (B1956), Robin(1960), Terrance(1962) and myself(1964).

Dad remarried to Audrey in 1968 and had 2 further sons Douglas (1969) & Geoff (1971), I think he left the ships in the early 1970's and subsequently founded Giro Engineering https://www.giroeng.com with a friend, Paull Williams, here is an article from the Maritime Journal when Paull Williams was given an MBE for the work done with Giro Engineering which mentions Dad & his involvement in the business.

I have scanned a poster size pic of Dad racing the Norton, I don't know the year or place

Dad was a keen motorcyclist and died on the car park of the Hampshire Bowman in Feb 1993, waiting for some friends.

He owned a number of Rudge and Norton motorbikes and maintained them himself in his garage at home in Archery Grove Southampton, he also enjoyed sailing his Dinghy

As you probably picked up he is known for having a good sense of humour and wit, I also attach a news article i found from the Isle of Man when dad was 18, that shows both the motorbike enthusiast and his humour.

Christmas 1953

Service Record

From

To

Hellenes

5th Engineer

6/1953


Argyllshire

4th Engineer

11/1958

2/1959

Argyllshire

3rd Engineer

2/1959

4/1959

Clan MacLennan

Jnr 2nd Engineer

5/1959

8/1959

Rhodesia Castle

Snr 3rd Engineer

11/1962

4/1963

Clan MacLachlan

4th Engineer

2/1964

1964

Edinburgh Castle
Snr 3rd Engineer

9/1964

8/1965

Edinburgh Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

8/1965

9/1966

Clan Sutherland

3rd Engineer

11/1966

10/1967

Reina Del Mar

Snr 3rd Engineer

3/1968

10/1968

Reina Del Mar

Jnr 2nd Engineer

10/1968

12/1968

SA Oranje

Jnr 2nd Engineer

1/1969

7/1969

2nd Class Steam

Certificate



Edinburgh Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

7/1970

10/1970

Good Hope Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

12/1970

3/1971

Edinburgh Castle

Extra 2nd Engineer

5/1971

8/1972

Nicolas Bowater

Jnr 2nd Engineer

1972


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