Clan Robertson (4)

MV Clan Robertson. Entering East London

Artist: Claude Muncaster

© Courtesy Caledonia Investments

Review - June 1965

Vessel

Built

Years in Service

Tonnage


Clan Robertson (4)


1965


1976 transferred to Union-Castle Line, renamed Balmoral Castle (3)


10541

Clan Robertson - Art Gallery

The Launch - May 1965   &   Maiden Voyage - November 1965

Crew Exchange with HMS Finwhale - August 1969

Clan

Robertson

Left Liverpool

22 November

For South Africa

Master

S S Davidson

Chief Officer

G S Gann

Second Officer

W Dancer

Third Officer

I Cameron

Cadets

M Dowsett

S Duckworth

Radio Officer

D Galbraith

Carpenter

J Wight

Chief Engineer

A Coutts

Second Engineer

H P Aitken

Jnr Second Engineer

G Pears

Third Engineer

E Searle

Fourth Engineer

R Charlesworth

Junior Engineer

M Danielson

R Huntingdon

Chief Frig Engineer

D McCormack

First Electrician

R McNeil

Second Electrician

M MacDonald (Supy)

Purser/Catering Officer

J Godwin

Asst PCO

G Nash

Clan

Robertson

Left Rotterdam

8 August

For South Africa & Mauritius

Master

R Harber

Chief Officer

J Cowie

Second Officer

R Slack

Third Officer

R Kamau

Cadets

P Philpott

Radio Officer

R Hammond

Bosun

Mnyandu

Chief Engineer

T Reay

Second Engineer

M Burton

Jnr Second Engineer

R Carrington

Third Engineer

A Bloor

Fourth Engineer

C Dubber

Junior Engineer

H Gourlay

Engineer Cadets

C Smith

G Curtis

Chief Frig Engineer

J Sctoo

Electrician

R Webster

ERS

D Buthelezi

Purser/Catering Officer

P MacCormick

Chief Cook

Mkize

Second Steward

Khaula

HMS Finwhale (S05) was the fifth Porpoise class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 21 July 1959 and first commissioned on 19 August 1960. During her first commission she went further under the ice than any other submarine at the time.

She was recommissioned on 27 January 1964. In March 1965 on her second Arctic patrol she further eclipsed her first ice patrol, penetrating 95 miles into the ice. She was present at Portsmouth Navy Days in 1965 and 1966.

While in the Far East she was fitted with an oerlikon deck gun.

She was used as a harbour training vessel between 1979 and 1987. She left under tow for scrapping in Spain on 28 March 1988. She has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to be named after the Fin Whale.

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