John Nutt


Service Record

From

To

Clan Buchanan

3rd Officer

1952


Clan MacLachlan

2nd Officer

1954


Clan Robertson

2nd Officer



Scottish Eagle

Chief Officer

6/1956


Umkuzi

Chief Officer

1958


Perthshire

Chief Officer

1959


King Charles

Chief Officer

2/1960


Clan MacLean

Chief Officer

1961

1964

Riebeeck Castle

Chief Officer

1964

1965

Clan Graham

Chief Officer

12/1965

1966

Posted on Facebook in 2022

When I joined in 1952 Captain Elvish was the Senior Marine Superintendent and Captain Mitchell his Assistant.

My first sea going ship was the Clan Buchanan and a South African voyage. I found it all a bit different to my previous company Standard Vacuum Oil. I served my time as a Cadet with The Ellerman's Wilson Line of Hull. Joining them in October 1944.

Coming from Devon it was like being in another country that spoke English (Sort of).

Looking back to those years (I am now 94) there is no doubt in my mind that Clan Line as such ceased to be with formation of the British and Commonwealth.

 Apart from serving my time with white crew from then on I sailed with either Indian or Pakistani crews. White crew came as a cultural shock but managed to survive it.

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