John ‘Jack’ Love

Service Record

From

To

Athlone Castle

Carpenter

1939

1941

Llangibby Castle

Carpenter

1941

1945

Athlone Castle

Carpenter

1945

1946

Good Hope Castle

Carpenter

1946

1950

Llanstephan Castle

Carpenter

1950

1950

Warwick Castle

Carpenter

1950

1951

Llangibby Castle

Carpenter

1952

1952

Durban Castle

Carpenter

1953

1957

Capetown Castle

Carpenter

1957


Pretoria Castle

Carpenter

1958

1960

Edinburgh Castle

Carpenter

1961

1963

Pendennis Castle

Carpenter

1963

1967

Edinburgh Castle

Carpenter

1967

1967

Reina Del Mar

Carpenter

1967

1967

SA Oranje

Carpenter

1967

1967

Reina Del Mar

Carpenter

1968

1968

SA Vaal

Carpenter

1969

1969

SA Oranje

Carpenter

1969

1969

Died

1972


Jack kept a book about his service with the company and from the cover I have produced the service record shown above.

I traced further records from the Crew Lists section.

Jack was clearly one of the many long service Petty Officers that were so valuable to the officers aboard the mailships. They were the most loyal of “company men” who were always utterly reliable and ready to give discrete advice to junior officers when they thought it was necessary.


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