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Name

Last Rank

Last Ship

Last Known

What is Known

Andrews, Keith

Apprentice

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Arthur, Ernest E

Master

Clan MacTavish

10/1942

Lost when ship torpedoed and sunk by “U 159”

Beer, Samuel

Master

Clan MacIntosh

1886

Master when ship was in collision

Bell, George

Chief Steward

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Carment, Andrew G

Surgeon

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Cranwell, Thomas, P

Master

Clan MacPhee

8/1940

Lost when ship was torpedoed and sunk by “U 30”

Dodds, Keith M

Carpenter

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Dominy, Michael

Apprentice


1953

Information from T.S. "General Botha" Old Boys Association web site:

T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay, 1952 - 53, cadet no.1760

Served his apprenticeship with Clan Line and remained with them until he had passed his Master's Certificate. He then returned to S.A. and joined the harbour service. Served on their tugs in all S.A. ports before returning to Durban as harbour pilot. 1982 promoted to assistant Port Captain and later as Durban Dockyard Manager.

Foulds, Robert W

2nd Engineer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Gordon, Samuel

Asst Steward

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Gray, David

3rd Radio Officer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Hughes, William J

Master

Clan Menzies

7/1940

Master of ship when torpedoed and sunk by “U 99”. Survived

Kinder, Francis V

1st Radio Officer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Le Roux, Andries G

Apprentice



From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line

Loftus, William K

Apprentice



From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line and joined the R.N.R. as a midshipman.

Later became General Manager of Premier Mines. Deceased.

Mair, John

6th Engineer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Masters, Roderick S

Master

Clan MacWhirter

8/1942

Lost when ship torpedoed and sunk by unknown U Boat

Maylor, Thomas G

8th Engineer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

McGowan, John




From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line

Park, James

Asst Steward

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Parry, Robert J

Master

Harmodius

3/1941

Master of ship when torpedoed and sunk by “U 105”. Survived

Paterson, Donald




Joined the South African Harbour Service c1965.   

Served all his time in Durban, never lost his broad Scots accent!

Pollecutt, Edward J

4th Engineer

Clan Keith

1961

Lost when ship foundered in the Mediterranean

Poole, Arthur

Chief Engineer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Preston, James

Apprentice



From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line. Reported in “Old Salts” 1947/48:

Has been re-elected to the Simonstown Council.

Shapland, C C

Master

Clan Alpine

1910

Master of Clan Alpine (2) in 1910

Master Certificate No 024162

Shotton, Derek H




Died on January 27, 2011, peacefully, in St Ann's Hospice, Salford, Derek Horatio, aged 75 years. He attended The North East Marine College before becoming a Merchant Seaman with the 'Clan Line'.

Smith, Alfred

3rd Engineer

Clan Murray

5/1917

Lost when ship was torpedoed and sunk by “UC 55”

Stewart, Joseph M

4th Officer

Clan Buchanan

4/1941

Lost when ship sunk by German Raider “Pinguin”

Thomson, William

Master

Clan MacWilliam

12/1927

Died when his ship, the "Clan MacWilliam", sank after a disastrous fire whilst loading copra at Neiafu Harbour, Vavau

Thorsen, John T

Apprentice



From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

After Bothie apprenticed to Clan Line.

Webster, William

Master

Clan MacDuff

10/1881

Oct 20th, aged 34, lost at sea, captain of the steamship Clan Macduff

Williams, Percy E

Master

Clan MacFadyen

11/1942

Lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by “U 508”

Wollger, Len

Master


Died 12/2013

Capt Len Wollger who served with the Port of London.

His seafaring career with Clan Line I think was pre formation of B & C

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