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.