Commodores Of  

The Union-Castle Line

Commodore

Vessel

From

To

R Duncan

Kinfauns Castle

1900

5/1902

J Morton

Kenilworth Castle

1/1908

1/1910

R Rendall

Kenilworth Castle

Balmoral Castle

1/1910

1/1912

J W Creaghe

Edinburgh Castle

2/1912

9/1914

G W Armstrong

Kenilworth Castle

Balmoral Castle

7/1919

12/1919

T J Bremner

Balmoral Castle

Arundel castle

1/1920

8/1922

J W Hague

Arundel Castle

Carnarvon Castle

8/1926

6/1927

H Strong

RD  RNR

Windsor Castle

Carnarvon Castle

5/1927

9/1927

J George

OBE

Nominated Commodore but died after appointment

9/1927

10/1927

W F Stanley

Carnarvon Castle

12/1927

5/1930

G Owens

Carnarvon Castle

Warwick Castle

6/1930

6/1933

B M Betts

Warwick Castle

6/1934

12/1935

J H Kerbey

Appointed but Resigned

1/1936

2/1936

C E Stuart

Stirling Castle

2/1936

12/1936

A Barron

Athlone Castle

Capetown Castle

1/1937

1/1939

E Vincent

Athlone Castle

2/1939

1/1940

A H Blackman

Capetown Castle

2/1940

7/1940

B Ray

Capetown Castle

7/1940

2/1941

Sir E H Thornton

RD  RNR  KBE

Capetown Castle

2/1941

1946

J C Brown

CBE

Capetown Castle

Pretoria Castle

1/1947

8/1950

T W McAllen

Edinburgh Castle

8/1950

12/1953

G Mayhew

CBE

Pretoria Castle

Pendennis Castle

Windsor Castle

1/1954

9/1960

H A Dellar

RNR

Pendennis Castle

10/1960

8/1962

J F Oakley

Windsor Castle

9/1962

11/1962

A G V Patey

CBE

Windsor Castle

11/1962

1965

Commodore Patey was the last master to be appointed as Commodore of Union-Castle Line.

After 1965 the Commodore was appointed for the whole of the B&C Group.

The first such appointment was Commodore W S Byles

Commodore

Chief Engineer

Vessel

From

To

T P Noble

OBE

Edinburgh Castle

1957

1959

J Pinkerton

Pretoria Castle

1959

1960

D B Abercromby

CBE

Windsor Castle

1960


Commodore

Purser

Vessel

From

To

L A Harding




M A Bain

Pendennis Castle

1960


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