Clan Grant (4)


Life after Clan Line

The Launch - December 1961   &   Maiden Voyage - May 1962

Voyage Notes - 1964

As Enriqueta


Search for Missing Aircraft - 1966

Review - December 1966

Clan

Grant

Left Liverpool

23 May

For E Africa

Master

W H Dalley

Chief Officer

R A Escolme

Second Officer


Third Officer

T A Enevoldson

Cadets

J E Kirkpatrick

Radio Officer

H MacKay

Carpenter

A MacLennan

Purser/Catering Officer

R Jones

Chief Engineer

A G Kenny

Second Engineer

J J Hughes

Jnr Second Engineer

I Laing

Third Engineer

M I McArthur

Fourth Engineer

J C McGuigan

Junior Engineer

J Smith

A H Smith

First Electrician

G R Tait

Clan

Grant

Left Marseilles

30 August

For India & Australia

Master

C H Thomas

Chief Officer

C Gowans

Second Officer

L Roy

Third Officer

J Simpson

Cadets

T Dorken

Radio Officer

J MacNeil

Second Radio Officer

M Snell

Carpenter

W Hughes

Chief Engineer

A Kenny

Second Engineer

W Newton

Jnr Second Engineer

R Phillips

Third Engineer

J Brown

Fourth Engineer

J Banks

Junior Engineer

N Zepka

D Baillie

Engineer Cadets

A Thomson

Electrician

R Williams

Purser/Catering Officer

R Murphy

From Andy Thomson - Engineer Cadet - 15 Feb 2021

I must confess to “taking time out” this morning for a short cruise through some of the contents and I am happy to say that I found a photograph I’ve never seen before of my father at a presentation on board “Windsor Castle”, and – the story of ‘Clan Grant’ being called upon to search for a crashed aircraft on a small island to the North of New Caledonia in the Pacific.

I was on board at the time!

We had been chartered by Messagerie Maritime for a voyage round Europe for loading, and discharge around Australia. Once done, and with an empty ship, we were short on stability so sailed East from Australia to Noumea in New Caledonia to load 3,000 tons of Nickel as a bottom weight cargo, but were interrupted by the French military who wanted us to play at aircraft carriers and take a helicopter North to another small island to search for the crashed aircraft.

Quite an experience but that’s a tale for another day (including us damaging the motor lifeboat!).

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