Robert (Roy) G Smith

Made redundant 05/04/86    

Joined BP Shipping 06/04/86

Master BP.   Made redundant 1992 on grounds of age. -- told I was too old;  they wanted young vigorous Masters!   I was actually 51.

Joined TK Shipping(Canada) 07/92

Took early retirement             05/97

I was offered more sea service , but declined the offer, however I did almost two years consultancy work for them out of TK's Glasgow office..

Initially on retirement I did quite a bit of angling, and took an HNC in IT.  

I started on the HND course but the funding was withdrawn to fund mental health

Now due to health issues do very little, but read avidly.    

Email from Neil Smith 1st April 2020

Sadly I have to advise you that Roy Smith passed away today from a heart attack at home.

I believe Roy only joined in the The Staff Register recently.

Roy was a Chief Officer of many years standing when made redundant in the late 80's from Cayzers.

He then went on to another Company before taking command.

A strong supporter of the Ancient Mariners in Gourock and thoroughly enjoyed the annual Liverpool Reunion

Service Record

From

To

Clan MacLean

3rd Officer

12/1959


Clan MacBrayne

3rd Officer

4/1960

1961

King Charles

3rd Officer

10/1961

10/1962

Perthshire

3rd Officer

1/1963

12/1963

Elizabeth Bowater

2nd Officer

3/1964

4/1964

Nina Bowater

2nd Officer

5/1964

1/1965

Stirlingshire

2nd Officer

6/1965

1966

Southampton Castle

Extra 2nd Officer

3/1966

11/1966

Reina Del Mar

Extra 2nd Officer

3/1967

4/1967

SA Oranje

2nd Officer

4/1967

10/1967

Clan MacLeod

Chief Officer

10/1967

1/1969

Clan Ross

Chief Officer

1969

9/1969

Clan MacTavish

Chief Officer

10/1969

1971

Clan MacDougall

Chief Officer

2/1971

1971

Rothesay Castle

Chief Officer

12/1971

7/1973

Clan Ranald

Chief Officer

9/1973

1975

Clan MacIntosh

Chief Officer

10/1975

1976

King Charles

Chief Officer

10/1976


Scottish Lion

Chief Officer

1/1980


Scottish Eagle

Chief Officer

2/1985


Redundant

4/1986


Died

01 April 2020


Obituary - 2020

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