Capt Neville E Upham

From B&C Review  November 1959

Neville Upham was born at Taunton in Somerset in 1927.

After attending Prior Park school, Bath, he began his seafaring career as a cadet on the training ship WORCESTER at Greenhithe.

He started training as a deck officer with the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd in 1944 and gained qualification as master mariner (certificate numbers 57051, 63338 and 72577).

In the period 1955-1972 he was engaged on vessels operated by the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, Bowater Steamship Co Ltd and also the King Line, frequently on voyages to South Africa or the USA.

After a period as Port Superintendent at Southampton, Upham left the merchant service and subsequently became first a Research Assistant, 1973, and then Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ships at the NMM between 1975 and 1982 before retiring to Somerset where he became parish clerk of Nynehead.

 He was also a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

He died at home at Taunton on 2 July 2016.

Service Record

From

To

Joined Company

Cadet

1944


Edinburgh Castle

1st Officer

1957


Pendennis Castle

1st Officer

1/1959

1959

Rowallan Castle

Master

6/1959

1/1960

Shore Staff

Southampton

1/1960

1967

Riebeeck Castle

Master

11/1967

8/1968

Rustenburg Castle

Master

12/1969

2/1970

Riebeeck Castle

Master

1/1971

6/1971

Left Company

1973


Died

2 July 2016

Aged 89

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