Richard “Dickie” Day

Service Record

From

To

Kinnaird Castle

Cadet

10/1965

6/1966

Argyllshire

Cadet

11/1966

2/1967

Southampton Castle

Cadet

3/1967

5/1967

Pendennis Castle

Cadet

4/1968

6/1968

Clan MacTaggart

3rd Officer

3/1969


Clan MacDougall

2nd Officer

2/1971

5/1971

Nicolas Bowater

2nd Officer

7/1971

1/1972

Phyllis Bowater

2nd Officer

3/1972

7/1972

Nicolas Bowater

2nd Officer

8/1972

10/1972

Clan Menzies

2nd Officer

3/1973

8/1973

King James

2nd Officer

9/1973

12/1973

SA Vaal

Extra 2nd Officer

1/1974

4/1974

Clan MacGillivray

2nd Officer

1975

1975

Died

November 2020


From TS Mercury Old Boys

We have news of the death of Richard H Day (4656).

Richard was at Mercury 1961-63 and went to sea in 1964 as an Apprentice with the British and Commonwealth Shipping Co. and is known to have served in Clan Line and Union Castle Line ships.

Later in life he settled in Canada and was one of several OMs who joined the Marine Safety Department of Transport Canada.

He retired in 2010 after 26 years service, the last 14 of which was as Director for Operational and Environmental Programs based in Ottawa.

In retirement he continued with consultancy work including projects in Nigeria and elsewhere with the IMO.

Described by a former colleague as ‘an officer and a gentleman’ he died in Ottawa in November 2020

When 2nd Officer on Phyllis Bowater in 1972

Photo by Mike Burley

Wedding Day in Cornerbrook in 1972 on Nicolas Bowater

Photo by Davie Dawson

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