Maurice Byrnes

Email from Trevor Rees, 15/11/2009

I was interested in your site & wondered if my details may be of interest to you

My name is Trevor N Rees  and I joined Union-Castle in March 1961.   My first voyage was as a Junior Engineer on the Athlone Castle 4th May 1961.   Whilst waiting to join U-C that there was the fatal explosion on the Capetown Castle on 17 Oct 1960.   The 2 Junior engineers who died were from the Portsmouth Dockyard, Maurice Byrnes who was in my year and Ben Hart who was a year behind. I only did two voyages on the Athlone and moved around various other ships.

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