William Wenborn

E-mail 21st July 2008

I am trying to trace my maternal grandfather William Wenborn. He was a trimmer/fireman on a number of Union Castle ship including SS Guildford Castle, SS Grantully Castle, SS Garth Castle and SS Dunluce Castle dring the 1920s up to and including 1932.

His Merchant Seaman's book number is 964198.

regards

Lynn Hayes

Here is a verbatim copy of his seaman's book.  

He died in 1939 of Malaria he contracted while away at sea.

regards

Lynn Hayes

Discharge Book Number:  964198

Address: 19 Stewart Street, Poplar, London

Place of Birth:  London

He had a tattoo on his right arm Heart, Cross and Anchor.

SHIP                                Dominic 105350


REGISTERED                 Liverpool 1898


FROM                             Engagement 21 June 1918


TO                                   Discharge 20 September 1918


PORT OF DISCHARGE Manchester


RATING                          Trimmer, Fireman


Description of voyage:  Mediterranean, USA, Black Sea, Australia, West Indies, New York, Cape Ports, S. Africa. Beira, Mauritius.


 


SHIP                                Windhoek


Official No.                       143110


REGISTERED                  London  3950


 


SHIP                                 Quilpue


Official No                        124085


REGISTERED                  Liverpool


TONNAGE & H.P.          T. 1959   H.P. 800


Year                                 1920


VOYAGE                         West Indies


 


SHIP                                 Vennonia


Official No.                       142630


PORT OF ENGAGEMENT Liverpool


Year                                  1920


 


SHIP                                 SS Gaika


Official No.                        10890


ENGAGED                       Southhampton


TONNAGE & H.P           T.13975  H.P. 508


Year                                  1922


Description of voyage         Home Trade


 


SHIP                                  SS Grantully Castle


Official  No.                       129058


REGISTERED                   London


TONNAGE & H.P.           T. 4794   H.P. 058


Year                                  1924


Description of voyage         South Aftica


 


SHIP                                  SS. Garth Castle


Official No.                        129078


TONNAGE & H.P.           T.4751   H.P. 680


Year                                  1928


Description of voyage         Beira


 


SHIP                                  SS. Duncastle


Official No.                        118490


TONNAGE & H.P            T. 5019   H.P. 965


Year                                   1930


Description of voyage          Home Trade


 


SHIP                                  Guildford Castle


Official No.                        132611


TONNAGE & H.P            T. 4907  N.H.P. 752


Year                                  1932


Description of voyage         South and East Africa

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