2016 Additions

Union-Castle Staff


Some additions to the   Unknown Faces   page

1 Jan 2016

Union-Castle Advertising

Poster from 1900s

4 Jan 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

One of the Union-Castle “Unknown Faces” has been identified as   Craig Thomson

5 Jan 2016

Companies

A link has been set up on certain company home pages linking to a list of that company’s war losses.

Bullard King   Clan Line   Houston Line   King Line   Scottish Shire Line   Saint Line   Union-Castle

13 Jan 2016

Ports

I have opened a new section   “Ports”   that will bring back memories of all the ports we used to visit.

I will now start to add personal recollections as I receive them. Additional ports can be added as information is received. The page can be accessed via a new icon on the home page.

14 Jan 2016

Library

Addition of a brief review of   Ships of the Union-Castle Line   by Laurence Dunn

18 Jan 2016

Library

Crew Lists

Addition of    In The Shadow of The Hun   by Philip W Steel

I have just received from   Neil Smith   a CD containing a great number of missing    Crew Lists   between 1970 and 1988.

20 Jan 2016


Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


King Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Bowater Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Ships

Safmarine Mail Ships

CI Shipping Ships

Ports

Safmarine Mail Ships Staff

Houston Line Staff

Thanks again to Neil Smith I have been able to add to the following:

Capt Ian Shearer   Capt John Currie   Laurence Hollands   Sam McCleod   Capt Ross Will   Leslie Brown   Capt Ian Bennett   Capt John Caley   Capt George Charleson   Willie Ogg   Ernest Shone   James Stewart   Denis Capel

Commodore Harold Charnley   Capt Patrick Beadon   Stan Harron   Nick Nicholls   Barney Rice   Bob Somers

William Wheelton   Alexander Livingstone   Capt M S Hodson   Albert Macey   Sampson Brebner  

Capt Malcolm Whiteley

Paul Galbraith   Capt Raymond Hart

Capt Basil Biggs

Kinnaird Castle

Clan Matheson (5)

SA Vaal

Edinburgh Universal   Stirling Universal   Mistral Universal

Dar es Salaam   Manchester

Commodore Robin Thomson

William J Jones   Evan Rowlands

21 Jan 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Ships

A lovely painting of   Roslin Castle and Tantallon Castle   at Mauritius by   Gordon Frickers

An additional note about cadets on   Clan Matheson (5)

22 Jan 2016

Union-Castle Ships


Bowater Ships

Hector Whaling Ships

Another fine painting by Jim Rae. This one is of   Llanstephan Castle   leaving Liverpool in August 1941 as part of the Dervish Convoy to Archangel

Picture and article about WW2 evacuation of children to Canada aboard   Cornerbrook

Some recollections of life aboard   Hector Heron

23 Jan 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

A picture of the managed liberty ship   Samtrent

Photograph of   Capt W Pace

24 Jan 2016

Library


Addition of   The Golden Run   by Henry Damant

A Victorian Shipowner   by Augustus Muir & Mair Davies

Uncharted Waters   by David Sinclair

28 Jan 2016

Library


Addition of   Salt in My Blood   by George Young

29 Jan 2016

Library


Addition of   Ships That Pass   by George Young

30 Jan 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Colin Dubber

A picture of officers added to   Unknown Faces   serving Christmas Dinner 1967 aboard Tantallon Castle

3 Feb 2016

Ports

Houston Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Library

Picture of Capetown Castle alongside at   Walvis Bay

Picture of   Hypatia   aground on Robben Island in 1929

Pictures of   Capt A Barron   Capt C Bickford   Capt C Page   and   Capt J Fisher   plus an entry in    Unknown Faces   showing the officers on Edinburgh Castle on Commodore Byles’ final voyage

Addition of   Union-Castle Line - Purserette   by Ann Haynes

4 Feb 2016

Safmarine Mail Ships

Pictures of   SA Vaal   leaving Cape Town for the last time

8 Feb 2016

General News

Following a change of web host the domain name of this site is now www.bandcstaffregister.com.

The old site at bandcstaffregister.co.uk will remain live until April when it will be turned off. In the meantime no changes will be made to the old site.

9 Feb 2016

Library

Addition of   Escape to HiLife   by Trevor Blore

Addition of   British Box Business - A History of OCL   edited by Alan Bott OBE

10 Feb 2016

Union-Castle Staff

Ports

New entry for   Gilly Fraser

Additional pictures and update on the nightlife in   Cape Town

11 Feb 2016

Ports

I have opened a new page on   The Seamen’s Strike of 1966   I will add people’s recollections as I get them.

13 Feb 2016

Union-Castle Ships


Timetables & Fares

Ports

Safmarine Ships

Union-Castle Ships

I have recorded an email conversation between myself and Eddie Daly. We were each on the bridge and engine room movement books at the time    Capetown Castle   ran aground in Flushing.

From   September 1937   a timetable for Intermediate sailings from East Africa

A view of the site of   The Navigator’s Den

Picture of   SA Vaal   alongside in Richards Bay for the opening ceremony

Two additional paintings by Jim Rae of   Llanstephan Castle   during the Dervish Convoy to Archangel in August 1941. I have arranged them in chronological order of events.

14 Feb 2016

Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entries for   Ken Dixon   Arthur Jenner   Gerry Cartwright   Bob Gemmill   and   Jeannie Bonner

Three additions to   Unknown Faces

New entry for   Jack Frost

15 Feb 2016

Library

Addition of   Europe - The Mailship Way   by Arthur Goldman

17 Feb 2016

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   John Dunsmore   and his account of the attack on   Ville de Strasbourg

New entry for   Jimmy Skene

18 Feb 2016

Clan Line



Union-Castle Ships

I have added a section on the   Clan Line   page titled C W Cayzer Ships. It is well known that Charles Cayzer owned two sailing ships prior to the formation of Clan Line. I have now been informed that a third such ship, Amy, was part of this small fleet.

The story of a strange invitation to a cruise aboard   Tantallon Castle (2)   to commemorate the opening of the Keil Canal

19 Feb 2016

Library

Addition of   From Cadet to Commodore   by Capt Bob Royan

21 Feb 2016

Clan Line

Changed page title of “Amy” to   Ayos Andreas   as I have yet to find proof that she was actually renamed Amy

26 Feb 2016

Bullard King Ships

Updated pictures of   Umbilo   and   Umkuzi (1)

29 Feb 2016

Bullard King Ships

New picture of   Umhlali   aground on Cape Point

1 Mar 2016

Library

Addition of   Life With The Castles   by Brian Leathem

2 Mar 2016

Clan Line Staff

Library



Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   William Fry

Addition of   Maritime South Africa   by Brian Ingpen and Robert Pabst

Addition of   Clan Line In The Great War   by Archibald Hurd

Addition of   Clan Line - The Final Decade in Colour   by Iain McCall

New entry for   F B Nash

New entries for   Marcus Hanreck   and   Ben Hamilton

3 Mar 2016

Bullard King Ships

New picture of   Umhloti

4 Mar 2016

Clan Line Ships



Houston Line Ships

New pictures of:   Clan Forbes (1)   Clan Fraser (1)   Clan Gordon (2)   Clan Leslie   Clan MacAlistair ( 2)              

Clan MacKay (2)   Clan MacKenzie (2)   Clan MacKinnon (1)   Clan MacLeod (2)   Clan MacNab (1)

Clan MacTavish (1)   Clan Matheson (1)   Clan Ogilvy (1)   Clan Ranald (2)   Clan Robertson (1)

New pictures of:   Hilarius (1)   Homereus   Hortensius   Hyanthes

All of these pictures are sourced from   Clan Line - Illustrated Fleet History

5 Mar 2016

Clan Line Ships

New picture of   Clan MacGregor (2)   wrecked on her maiden voyage in 1902

6 Mar 2016

Clan Line Ships

Clan Line Staff

An update to the page of   Clan Sutherland   showing the provision of the 180 tonne heavy lift gear.

An update to the page of   Capt Frederick Thornton

7 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

An update to the war time record of   Capt W S Byles

An update to the war time record of   Capt Frederick Thornton

10 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Cayzer Ships

A press cutting of   Kildonan Castle   at the breakers yard in Norway

A series of memos sent from Head Office to   Ronald Harris   instructing him to join Gloucester Castle as Saloon Boy in 1927 and in 1928 to join Walmer Castle

Silhouette pictures of the likely rigging of Cayzer’s Brig   Ayos Andreas   Barque   Jalawar   

and the fully rigged Ship   North Star

11 Mar 2016

Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

An update to the page of   Capt J D Elvish

An update to the page of   Clan Sutherland   showing the provision of the 180 tonne heavy lift gear.

An update to the page of   Capt J Wilford

13 Mar 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Bruce Richmond

14 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Staff

An addition to the entry for   Rodney Mills.   His account of his life shows that there certainly was life after Union-Castle.

15 Mar 2016

Ports

Additional pictures and narrative about:   Cape Town,   Durban ,    London   and   Southampton   Including the history of the opening of the new 102 berth in 1956

17 Mar 2016

Ports

Union-Castle Ships



British & Commonwealth Staff

The pool at The Flying Angel Mission in   Dar es Salaam

New pictures for:   Anglian 1,   Mauritius,   African 2,   Hansa,   Koodoo 1,   Ulundi,   William Messina,

Dolphin,   Midge,   Stork,   Union 2,   and   Lion

All of these ship pictures were sourced from Peter Newall’s book   Union-Castle Line - A Fleet History

Update to the page of   Stephen Westwood

19 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Ships

A much improved picture of the training ship   Iolaire

20 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Ships



Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships

New pictures for:  Carlisle Castle,   Carlow Castle,   Carnarvon,   Dane 2,   Empire Success,   Finland,

Huntscliff,   Lapland,   Mafia,   Polglass Castle,   Sampan,   and   Stettin

All of these ship pictures were sourced from Peter Newall’s book   Union-Castle Line - A Fleet History

New entry for   John Prescott

Photograph of   Bullionist

21 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Ships

A painting of the Union Line ship   Phoebe   by William Clark

22 Mar 2016

Union-Castle Ships

A waterline drawing of the Union Line ship   Scot   the artist is unknown

25 Mar 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

A new page for   Michael Fortescue

A new page for   Unknown Faces

28 Mar 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

A new page for   Bob Taylor

Update to   Unknown Faces

29 Mar 2016

Library

Union-Castle Staff

Addition of   The Last of a Salty Breed   by Roy Vaughan

Tributes to   Stan Harron   who passed away today

4 Apr 2016

Hector Whaling Ships

A very interesting pencil drawing of   Hector Heron   in 1971 on The Grand Canal in Venice

5 Apr 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Roy Vaughan

6 Apr 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Art Gallery

Ports

South American Saint Line Ships

A magnificent painting of   Dane   by Peter Bilas

New entry for   Peter Bilas

Departure of Edinburgh Castle from   Cape Town

An improved picture of    St Helena (2)

7 Apr 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Art Gallery

Union-Castle Staff

Two paintings of   Capetown Castle  with aircraft of the RAF and SAAF by Ron Belling

New entry for   Ron Belling

Photo of an unknown steward aboard SA Vaal in   Unknown Faces

8 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff

Some fascinating recollections of life with Clan Line in the 1950s from   Brian Hollman

10 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

New entries for   Herbert Anchor   Charles Carroll   and   Geoffrey Drake

New entries for   Gustavus Barton   and   John Dearnley

15 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff



Union-Castle Staff

New entries for   Geoffrey Fox   Herbert Guttridge   John Hartley   Henry Laidlaw   Trevor Strange   

and     Robert Wildman

Addition information for   James Riach   Frederick Thornton   and   Hedley White

New entries for   Peter Monk   and   John Wilson

Additional information for   Sebastian Newdigate

18 Apr 2016

Library

Addition of   South African Merchant Ships   by Brian Ingpen

20 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff

I have created a page for   Unknown Faces  and started with an engineer c1900

21 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff

I have created a page for   Clan Line Commodores   there are clearly some missing and I would be grateful for any further information

29 Apr 2016

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Commodore G P Phillips

New picture in   Unknown Faces   of the officers of Clan MacPherson in the 1930s

2 May 2016

Library

Two books have been added. Both of which have been written by professional seafarers, this makes a welcome change as most nautical books are authored by people with little seafaring experience:

Two Million Miles on Salt Water  by   Commodore G P Phillips

All at Sea - with Union-Castle   by   Cecily Brownlee nee Froehlich

5 May 2016

Bullard King

In the early days of Bullard King they operated a fleet of sailing ships under the flag of   White Cross Line.

I have started tracing the ships and people that provided this service.

7 May 2016

Bullard King

Interior pictures of the dining saloon and smoke room of   Umtali (2)

14 May 2016

King Line Ships

King Line Staff

New pictures of:   King Cadwallon (3),   King George (1),   King Henry,   King Lud (2)   and   King Robert (1)

New entry for   A R Williamson.  

30 May 2016

Bullard King Staff

Bullard King Ships

New entry for   Richard Woodget   who later commanded Cutty Sark

New entry for the Billyboy ketch   John

31 May 2016

Bullard King Ships

New entries for   Peace   and   Sarah King

1 Jun 2016

Bullard King

Bullard King Ships

Further information about the history of   Bullard King

New entry for   Palala (1)   and   Kaffir

2 Jun 2016

Bullard King Staff

Bullard King Ships

Library

South American Saint Line Ships

New entry for   Richard H Paynter

New entry for   Caroline

New entry for   The Quiet Heroes - British Merchant Seamen at War   by Bernard Edwards

Accounts of the war time losses of   St Essylt (1)   and   St Usk

4 Jun 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff

New entries for   Robert Nicol   Laurence Clubb   and   Russell Smith

New entries for   A McGeachin   W Wallace   D Burgoyne   A Cunningham   K Burton   and   D McElvogue

New picture for   Eric Harvey

New entries for   P Smith   F O’Grady   E Main   P Hull   A Ashfield   J Littlewood   D Leggott   D Bradman

                               K Seiler   N Alford   and   R Lawson

6 Jun 2016

South American Saint Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

New entries for   Duncan Robertson   and   Michael McNeil

New entries for   P Kelly   J Currie   R Parkin   L H Peters   P Hodgkinson   W McFarlane   

                               P Robson   and   E Goodwin

New entries for   N Watson   D Robertson   J L Brown   C Lea-Swain   and   B F Johnson

7 Jun 2016

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

Bullard King Ships

New entries for   Tom Drakard   John Shaw   Neil MacGregor   Robert McNiven   Louis Bartrip   James Woods

                               E T Burke   William Sutherland   M J Meyer   J P Allan   and   Robert McKay   

New entries for   John Piper   Alan Devine   Brian Russell   C Crowe   D Young   W Scrivens   Norman Curd

                               and   Barbara Evans

New entries for    James Riddell   

New entries for   Wolseley   Includes an account of her loss in 1888

8 Jun 2016

Bullard King Ships

New entry for   Basuto

9 Jun 2016

Clan Line & Union-Castle Ships


Union-Castle Staff

Role of Casualties, Honours and Awards made to the crew members of   

Clan Ferguson (2)   and   Rochester Castle   for their role in Operation Pedestal in 1942

New entries for crew members of   Rochester Castle   in 1942

14 Jun 2016

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Capt. William Oliver   master of   Clan MacTavish (1)   when she was sunk by the German Raider Moewe

15 Jun 2016


Clan Line Staff



Union-Castle Staff

South American Saint Line Staff

New entries and/or updates concerning honours awarded during service in WW2

W J Jones   Hector McLean   John Strain   James Vooght   Raymond Gollop   James Gilchrist   John Holman

James Cruikshanks   Harry Chadd   Roderick MacNeil   H E G Scott-Smith   Frank Lofthouse   Thomas Ellis

Alexander MacInlay   Thomas Main   Joseph Drennan   Frederick Bonney   F B Parker   E Eddisford

Thomas Allen   Walter Gibb   Ernest Hayes   Angus Murray   F J Pye   John MacIver   Daniel Taylor

Charles Bailey   Edward Canlan   Percy Jones   Stanley Anderson

19 Jun 2016

Union-Castle Staff

South American Saint Line Ships

Additional information about   David Lochhead   and   Ronald Swain

A typical example of a war-time Liberty Ship   Samoresby   and additional data about   Shakespear

20 Jun 2016

Union-Castle Staff


New and additional entries regarding honours awarded aboard Llangibby Castle:

R F Bayer   J A Ferguson   James Mills   James Balls   Richard Harper   Harry Holkham   Armour McConnell

George Reardon   Alfred Thompson   George Wildman   C Harvey   Arthur Wickens   Albert Hooper

John Aplin   Edmund Triggs   William Norris   William Palmer

Additional information about   H H Robinson   who was Chief Officer on Dunbar Castle when she was lost

21 Jun 2016

Art Gallery
Union-Castle Staff


New entry for a painting by John H Smith of   Clan MacGregor

An update to the information about   Michael Eavis   Appropriate to today on the opening of this year’s Glastonbury Festival

22 Jun 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Ships

New entry for Alan Morton

New picture of cadets aboard   Clan Malcolm.   Pictures of   Clan MacLachlan   after striking a bridge on the Manchester Ship Canal.

25 Jun 2016

Clan Line Staff

New entry for    George Chadwick.   Purser/Chief Steward with Clan Line recounts his story of a voyage on HMT Cameronia.

27 Jun 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

King Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Ports

New entries or additions for   Garry Moore   James Innis   E H Greenhill   James Thomson   and   Callum MacIver

New entries or additions for   A J Burke   Hugh Cameron   A MacLennan   Andrew Linsley   and   Peter Kidd

Additions for   Malcolm Whiteley

New entries or additions for   D S Haynes   F M Cranna   Catherine Mortimer   Simon Roberts   Sarah Kempthorne

Brian Watt   Donald Cook   S G McLean   and   Christopher Brown

Aerial view of   Cape Town   showing Pendennis and Transvaal Castles

2 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Scottish Shire Line Ships

New entries or additions for   M Pycraft

New entries or additions for   T Enevoldson   J Costly   J Cunningham   and   R Royan

New entries or additions for   D Dawson   E Mayo   S Melvin   R McCulloch   K Ferguson   D Rawlins

A D Foulkes   and   H Lenham

New picture of   Buteshire (3)

5 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff


Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

New entries or additions for   S Downes   R T Anderson   M W P Forster   D P Cousins   G G Matthew

E Miller   M S Hobbs   and   W Little

New entries or additions for   A G Linsley   D B C Morris   D Shaw   P Ward   and   G Cooper

New entries or additions for   E St Tuck   and   S Cazalet   

Pictures of Cadets on   Kinnaird Castle

7 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships


Ports

New entries or additions for   J Towler   J W Tricket   A C Scott   W Pearce   D P Cousins   and   J Conacher

New entries or additions for   G S Rowland

New entries or additions for   R Bamlett   P M Ayers   M Ransome   and   Unknown Faces

New entries or additions for   Clan Ross (4)   Clan Robertson (4)   Clan Ranald (4)   

and   cadets aboard   Clan Malcolm

New entries or additions for   Manchester   and   Mombasa

8 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff


New entries or additions for   K G Gibb   P Fleming   T Smith   R Clarke   S Stokes   and   R Charlesworth

New entries or additions for   Clan MacLeod   and   Clan Menzies

New entries or additions for   Kinnaird Castle   and   Athlone Castle

New entries or additions for   D T Griffiths   C E Lawrence   J Catterall   and   G A Donald

10 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Clan Line Staff

Ports

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entries or additions for   R A Purssell   E Dressel   Ian Dewar   P Bowes   Peter Bagley   and   A V McCarroll

New entries or additions for   S J Cresswell

New entries or additions for   Birkenhead

New entries or additions for   Reina Del Mar   and   Braemar Castle

New entries or additions for   Fred Taylor   Monica Greening   Paul King   Rodney Kenyon   and   William Byles

11 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entries or additions for   Gene Pears   P A Pears   F E Anderson   and   Stanley Mills

New entries or additions for   Kenya Castle

New entries or additions for   Bob Gemmell

12 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff



Union-Castle Ships


Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Bowater Ships

New entries or additions for   R A Newlands   P A Pears   R B Sneddon   J C Howell   Brian Cook   Ian Bell

Peter Moore   Leslie Morris   A H Eastoe   B J Coates   Stanley Simpson   David Campbell   G R Jolley

D S Williamson   Richard S Smith   R M Kirby   and   D R Johnson

New entries or additions for   Kinnaird Castle   Garth Castle (2)   Capetown Castle    Llangibby Castle   and

Windsor Castle

New entries or additions for   Alex Johnston   C Ritchie   Norman Wynne  Arthur Flenley   and   George Charleson

New entries or additions for   Clan Matheson   and   Clan MacTaggart

New entries or additions for   Phyllis Bowater

13 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff


Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

New entries or additions for   R G Ritchie   W J R Walsh   D S McLaren   Ronald Lyall   Peter Laurie   

Martyn Pacey   E K Lamb   Simon Gledhill   Barrie Twiddy   R N White   and   Rob McLean

New entries or additions for   J Browne

New entries or additions for   Clan Matheson

19 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff


Clan Line Ships

Ports

Union-Castle Staff


New entries or additions for   A Greensides   A Garside   W Mathieson   G H McLaren   M R W Burton   J Trawber

Douglas Smith   Ion Browne   John Wignall   Simon Caddy   Phil Richardson   P S Imeson   and   Douglas Reid

New entries or additions for   Clan Menzies   and   Clan Malcolm

New entries or additions for   Southampton   and   Glasgow

New entries or additions for   Alec Hort   and   C S Pyne

 

20 Jul 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Entertainment for the troops aboard   HMT Briton   in 1917

21 Jul 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entries for   Simon Bennet   Robin White   and   Keith Austin

26 Jul 2016

Memorials

Plaques for Windsor Castle and Charles LD at the   Tower Hill Memorial

27 Jul 2016

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Andrew Blair

1 Aug 2016

Union-Castle Ships

The launch of   Bloemfontein Castle

4 Aug 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

The report of the enquiry into the stranding of   Winchester Castle (1)   near Portland in 1936

Picture of   Commodore J H Kerbey

13 Aug 2016

Union Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Castle Line Staff

New entries for   A Brooke-Smith   E G Baynton   J A Miller   L F Cattlin   and   F K Thimm

New entry for   Towyn Jones

New entry for   Alex Wallace

17 Aug 2016

Art Gallery

Ports

New entries for   Jan de Reus   and his painting of   Southampton Castle

A great aerial shot of   Cape Town   during the Suez Crisis in 1956

20 Aug 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Library

New entry for   Philip Rentell

New entry for   Master Mariner - A Life Under Way   by Capt. Philip Rentell

21 Aug 2016

Timetables & Fares

A complete schedule of sailings of the mail service from 1893 to 1914   the outbreak of the Great War

24 Aug 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Robert Dixon-Carter

25 Aug 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   Colin Gatehouse

26 Aug 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Some press cuttings on the loss, in 1900, of   Mexican.   Also included are the findings of the Court of Inquiry

27 Aug 2016

Union-Castle Ships

New entries for two vessels that were chartered and managed by Union-Castle at the end of The Great War

Prince Arthur   and    Prince George

28 Aug 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Library

Additions to   Pretoria Castle (2)   regarding her role in the Spithead Review of 1953

Additions to   C J Clutterbuck

New entry for   Deryck Spence

New entry for   Officers and Gentlemen?   By Deryck Spence


2 Sep 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to the page of   Capt Philip Rentell   on his award of The Merchant Navy Medal


4 Sep 2016

Union-Castle Staff

Update to the page of   Towyn Jones   detailing his remarkable service with Union-Castle from 1929 until 1978.


5 Sep 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Details of the Wartime movements of:   Arundel Castle   Athlone Castle   Capetown Castle   Carnarvon Castle

Dunnottar Castle   Durban Castle   Llangibby Castle   Llanstephan Castle   and   Stirling Castle


6 Sep 2016

King Line Ships

New photographs of   King Alfred (4)   and   King James (3)


9 Sep 2016

Clan Line Staff


Art Gallery

Update to the page of   Capt Harry Cater   with details of the rescue of the yacht Moyana when he was in command of    Clan MacLean

Painting of   Durban Castle   by Robert Lloyd

11 Sep 2016

Safmarine Mailships

Library

Update to the history of   Safmarine

New entry for   The Politics of The South African Run   by G R Berridge

15 Sep 2016

Houston Line

A cartoon of the founder of Houston Line   Robert Paterson Houston

16 Sep 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

Significant Persons

Photograph of   Kirk Laws-Chapman

New entry for   Sir Vernon Thomson

23 Sep 2016

Union-Castle Ships

A press cutting and photograph of   Pretoria Castle (2)  leaving Belfast for Southampton to commence her maiden voyage on 22 July 1948

28 Sep 2016

Union-Castle Ships

A press cutting and photograph of   Arundel Castle (4)   on her return to the mail service in 1950

29 Sep 2016

All Cargo Ships

I have entered against each cargo ship in the company a record of their masters and voyages from 1958 onwards. The data was taken from Crew Lists in Review / Clansman. To trace the entire ship’s staff go to “Crew Lists” and select the edition for the nearest date after the commencement of the voyage.

10 Oct 2016

Houston Line Ships

Addition of three ships from the very early days of R P Houston:   Athlete,    Dauntless   and   Fearless

13 Oct 2016

Houston Line Ships

Addition of   Hermes

19 Oct 2016

Houston Line Ships

Addition of   Heliades   Helius   Hercules   Hermione   Hippomenes   Hyades   Hydarnes   and   Hylas

20 Oct 2016

British & Commonwealth


Houston Line Staff

I have started a new section within    “British & Commonwealth Group”    showing attendees etc of each of the annual re-unions.

New entry for   John Hayes   and engineer officer who was later lost on the Lusitania

21 Oct 2016

Houston Line


Houston Line Ships


Union Line Staff

An excerpt from “Historical Steamship Companies” first published in 1903.  A valuable insight into the history of rapid growth of   The Houston Line

Pictures of   Harmodius (1)   and   Harmonides (1)

Loss report of   Athlete

Photograph of   Commander C Crutchley

24 Oct 2016

Library

New entry for   My Life at Sea   by Capt Caius Crutchley.  

The entry contains a hyperlink where the entire book can be downloaded free of charge.

25 Oct 2016

Houston Line Ships

A fascinating picture of the original Blue Print of the General Arrangement of   Heraclides (1)    from 1886

26 Oct 2016

Art Gallery

Painting of   Clan MacDonald (4)   by Jim Rae

27 Oct 2016

Art Gallery

Painting of   Clan MacIntosh (3)   by Jim Rae

28 Oct 2016

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Alan Paul

29 Oct 2016

Timetables & fares

Schedule from   Mar 1971 to Dec 1972

31 Oct 2016

South American Saint Line Ships

A press cutting on the maiden voyage of   St Essylt (2)

1 Nov 2016

South American Saint Line

Timetables & Fares

A press article from   “The Motor Ship”   announcing the building of the new post-war Saint Liners

Schedule from   Oct 1975 - Mar 1977   This is the South African edition

2 Nov 2016

Scottish Shire Line Ships

A colour picture of   Fifeshire (1)

3 Nov 2016

British & Commonwealth

Details of the fleets of   The Cayzer Irvine Group and the Union-Castle Group   at the time of the merger.

5 Nov 2016

King Line Ships

Addition of   Barnstable   Brookline   and   Mexicano

9 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Ships

Addition of a watercolour of   Rosyth Castle   during her previous life as War Earl

10 Nov 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry for   John Phelps

11 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Mick Shaw

12 Nov 2016

Clan Line Steamship Co

Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co

South American Saint Line

A new section with new additions devoted to   Clan Line Managed Ships

A new section devoted to   Union-Castle Managed Ships

A new section devoted to   South American Saint Line Managed Ships

14 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co


A couple of posters from pre 1900 for both   Union Line and Castle Line

16 Nov 2016

British & Commonwealth

Scottish Shire Line Ships


A lovely cartoon of   Sir Charles W Cayzer

New pictures of   Fifeshire (2)   and   Nairnshire (1)

17 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Staff


A new entry for   Able Seaman William Dawkins

21 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Staff



A new entry for   Bert Tonks

Company entrants in the 19th Century are now separated into either   Castle Line Staff   or   Union Line Staff

25 Nov 2016

British & Commonwealth Staff

British & Commonwealth

A new entry for   Jonathan Mercer

Cayzer Irvine / CI Shipping has now been consolidated into   British & Commonwealth

26 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Line

A voyage to South Africa aboard   RMMV Southampton Castle

29 Nov 2016

Union-Castle Line Ships

King Line Ships

South American Saint Line Ships

A press cutting of   Bloemfontein Castle   leaving Belfast to enter service

A picture of   King Egbert   fitting out prior to entering service

A picture of   St Rosario (2)   in later life as Hermiston

29 Nov 2016

Safmarine Mail Ships

Union-Castle Ships

From Clansman a picture of   The SA Vaal Flappers   from 1976

A photograph of   Athlone Castle   at Singapore in 1946

1 Dec 2016

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   Ian Coull

4 Dec 2016

British & Commonwealth

Some preliminary information about the   2019 Pursers Association Reunion

5 Dec 2016

British & Commonwealth

An artist’s impression of the refurbished Cayzer House venue for    2019 Pursers Association Reunion

8 Dec 2016

Union Line Staff

Union-Castle Ships

New entries for   Fred Coathupe   and   Sammy Valler

Picture of the doomed   Cawdor Castle   aground in Conception Bay

10 Dec 2016

Union Line Ships

Bullard King Ships

Bullard King Staff

A lovely painting of   Scot   by Peter Bilas

An account of the loss of   Umona (1)   in 1903

New entries for   Capt Charles Hedley   A W Bruckland   and   Mr Tollemache

14 Dec 2016

Union Line Ships

New pictures of   Nubian   shown before and after she was lengthened

16 Dec 2016

Union-Castle Line Ships

New picturer of   HMS Pretoria Castle   undergoing conversion from Armed Merchant Cruiser to Aircraft Carrier

19 Dec 2016

Cayzer Irvine / CI Shipping

A new section has been created for this little understood organistion.   Cayzer Irvine Shipping & CI Shipping.

27 Dec 2016

British & Commonwealth

Attendees of reunions:   1990 Purser’s Association Cape Town   and   2014 Union-Castle

28 Dec 2016

British & Commonwealth

Attendees of reunions:    2015 Union-Castle

Address by Sir Nicholas Cayzer to shareholders at   1959 Annual General Meeting

29 Dec 2016

Bullard King Ships

I have found evidence of an iron barque   Umzinto (1)   built in 1871, I regard it’s existance as questionable.

Further research has revealed that Umzinto (1) did exist and consequently all further ships of that name have been advanced by one.

A photograph of   Umzinto (3)   the former Sabine.

30 Dec 2016

Clan Line Staff

Some additional information about   Capt Harry Cater   master of Clan MacLean (3) and the rescue of the crew of the yacht Moyana in 1956

31 Dec 2016

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