Capt Richard ‘Ricky’ Flint

From Captain R. Flint  25.06.07

Having come across your website in which you endeavour to compile a list of UCL employees I felt moved to contact you.

As you probably know I stuck it out until the demise of the Mail Fleet at which time I swapped horses. I worked ashore for Safmarine from 1974-79 by which time I was in the words of my long suffering wife "impossible to live with".

I resurrected my sea-going career with Safmarine in 1979 and sailed for a while as c/o being promoted in 1980.

Latterly I was fortunate enough to serve in the "big whites" doubly so as they were at that time still calling at Southampton!

I made it to the Mail Service albeit not a Mail Ship which was of course the height of my ambition.

I accepted an offer of early retirement in 1994 and found myself "unemployed" for the first time since March 22nd 1955 when I joined the "Good Hope Castle" as Cadet my first ship.

30th April 2013.

Captain Ricky Flint passed away peacefully at his home in East London today.

He is survived by his wife Maggie and three daughters.

Service Record

From

To

Good Hope Castle

Cadet

3/1955


Rochester Castle

Cadet

3/1957


Second Mate’s

Certificate

1958


Carnarvon Castle

Jnr 4th Officer

11/1958

2/1959

Kenilworth Castle

4th Officer

3/1959

8/1959

Pendennis Castle

4th Officer

10/1959

12/1959

Pendennis Castle

Extra 4th Officer

12/1959

2/1960

Kenya Castle

4th Officer

2/1960

4/1960

Pretoria Castle

4th Officer

5/1960

8/1960

Kenilworth Castle

3rd Officer

8/1960

1961

Rochester Castle

3rd Officer

10/1961

1962

First Mate’s

Certificate

9/1962


Kinpurnie Castle

2nd Officer

11/1962

11/1963

Edinburgh Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

12/1963

3/1964

Athlone Castle

Jnr 2nd Officer

7/1964

4/1965

Master’s

Certificate

1965


Clan Ross

2nd Officer

3/1966

8/1966

Kinnaird Castle

Cadet Training Officer

2/1967

10/1967

Clan Malcolm

Cadet Training Officer

12/1967

12/1968

Clan MacLeod

Chief Officer

2/1969

2/1971

Clan MacIlwraith

Chief Officer

1971

12/1971

SA Vaal

Chief Officer

3/1972

2/1974

Left Company

1974


Died

30 April 2013


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