James Harper Stewart


First known vessel served was the Steam Yacht " Myrtle " as an AB. Discharged on August 26, 1887

September 11, 1888 sailed on the sailing vessel ARTHURSTONE from NORTH SHIELDS as a AB September 11, 1888 and discharged in HAMBURG, Germany on March 2, 1889.

April 1, 1889 sailed on the NORHAM CASTLE as an AB on a voyage to Cape Colony and discharged July 24, 1889

Serves as an AB on the SS Windsor from December 17, 1889 till May 29 1890

June 22, 1890 Sailed on the FALLS OF DEE from BARRY as AB on a voyage to INDIA returning April 11, 1891. Discharged in DUNDEE.

April 29, 1891 Sailed on the FALLS OF DEE from DUNDEE as AB on a voyage to MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, returning April 19, 1892. Discharged LONDON.

May 26, 1892 sailed on the BARFILLIAN from CARDIFF as Bosuns Mate discharged June 14, 1893 in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

June, 1893 to January 1895 worked as a gardener in Belmont cemetery in California. At some point while in the USA, made a DECLARATION OF INTENTION to become an AMERICAN CITIZEN. There is no prove that he completed this process.

January 10, 1895 sailed from SAN FRANCISCO as a AB on BEN-LEE and discharged in ANTWERP June 4, 1895

June 7, 1895 sailed as an AB on the NORSE KING and discharged July 19, 1895

August 8, 1895 sailed on the CAIRNGLEN from NORTH SHIELDS as a AB to CARTHAGENA discharged November 15, 1895 in NORTH SHIELDS.

December 2, 1895 sailed as a AB from Leith on a Foreign voyage on the Dora. Discharged March 7, 1896 Blyth

March 9, 1896 Sailed as a AB from BLYTH on SS DORA to MALTA discharged April 30, 1896, CARDIFF

May 2, 1896 Sailed as a Bosun Mates on the SS DORA from CARDIFF for the WHITE SEA and USA discharged September 4, 1896, WEST HARTLEPOOL.

June 2, 1896 Sailed as a Bosun and Lamp Trimmer on the SS DORA from CARDIFF to American & White Sea Ports. Discharged September 4, 1896 in West Hartlepool.

October 24, 1896 sailed to CHINA & JAPAN from POPLAR as a AB on the SS BEN LOMOND, discharged  April 24, 1897, LEITH.

May 29, 1897 sailed from LONDON as a Lamp trimmer on the S.S. RAKAIA to New Zealand discharged October 14, 1897, LONDON.

Served as an Able Bodied Seaman on the Steam Yacht Myrtle till August 26, 1887

October 30, 1897 sailed as a AB on the SS JELUNGA for HONG KONG for trooping discharged February 14, 1898 in SOUTHAMPTON.

March 31, 1898 sailed from LONDON as a AB on the KAIKOURA for New Zealand Mail Service. Discharged July 25, 1898, LONDON.

August 4, 1898 sailed from LONDON as a AB to CAPE TOWN on the SS HARLECH CASTLE discharged December 1, 1898, LONDON

December 21, 1898 sailed from LONDON as 2nd. Mate to CAPE TOWN and MAURITIUS on the SS HARLECH CASTLE. Discharged April 14, 1899. LONDON

May 25, 1899 sailed from LONDON as a 2nd. Mate on the NORHAM CASTLE( 4200grt. Built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow, 1883: 400 passengers in three classes, broken up in Italy in 1932 ) to CAPE COLONY. Discharged July 24, 1899 POPLAR

September  26, 1899 sailed from TILBURY as 2nd. Mate on the RMS KINFAUNS CASTLE ( 9664 grt. Built by Fairfield SB & E Co., Govan: Three classes of passages: broken up Holland 1927 )to the CAPE COLONY. Discharged November 27, 1899.POPLAR

The Boer War resulted in heavy military traffic for Union-Castle Line with vast quantities of troops and supplies being shipped to South Africa. Many "Intermediate" ships were requisitioned by the British Government for the purpose.

January 19, 1900 sailed from TILBURY as 2nd. Mate on the KINFAUNS CASTLE to the CAPE COLONY. Discharged March 17, 1900, TILBURY

April 12, 1900 sailed from TILBURY as a AB on the KINFAUNS CASTLE to the CAPE COLONY. Discharged June 8, 1900, SOUTHAMPTON.

August 2, 1900 sailed from LONDON on the RAGLAN CASTLE ( 4324 grt. Built by Barclay Curie & Co. Glasgow, 1897: 200 passengers ) as Quarter Master to CAPE TOWN. Discharged November 7, 1900, POPLAR.

November 20, 1900 sailed from LONDON as AB on BORNEO to CALCUTTA INDIA. Discharged February 21, 1901, LONDON

March 4, 1901 sailed as AB on the SS JAPAN, to JAPAN discharged August 17, 1901.

August 18, 1901sailed as an AB from LONDON on the SS JAPAN to JAPAN, discharged January 10, 1902

February 11, 1902 sailed as AB from LONDON on the RUAPEHU to NEW ZEALAND, Discharged September 11, 1902, VICTORIA DOCKS, LONDON.

October 11, 1902 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON on the RMS BRITON as a AB to CAPE TOWN. Discharged November 29, 1902, SOUTHAMPTON.

December 8, 1902 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON as a AB on the SYRIA for FAR EAST TROOPING. Discharged March 25, 1903, SOUTHAMPTON

January 1, 1903 sailed as Quartermaster on the RMS RUAPEHU, discharged September 17, 1903

April 7, 1903 sailed from LONDON as a AB on the SYRIA for CALCUTTA. Discharged May 30, 1903, SOUTHAMPTON

June 5, 1903 sailed from LONDON on the S.S. SYRIA for CALCUTTA. Discharged September 20, 1903, VICTORIA DOCKS, LONDON

September 21, 1903 sailed from LONDON as a AB on the SS SYRIA for CALCUTTA. Discharged December 25, 1903, VICTORIA DOCKS, LONDON.

February 1, 1904 sailed from TILBURY as a AB on the S.S. MACEDONIA for BOMBAY. Discharged April 8, 1904, TILBURY.

April 9, 1904 sailed from TILBURY as a AB on the S.S. MACEDONIA for AUSTRALIA. Discharged August 7, 1904, TILBURY.

September 16, 1904 sailed from LEITH as a AB on the COASTER FIONA. Discharged September 24,   1904 LEITH.

September 26, 1904 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON as a AB on the SOUDON for INDIAN TROOPING.     Discharged November 14, 1904. SOUTHAMPTON.

December 19, 1904 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON as a AB on the STEAM YACHT IOLAIRE for cruising.   Discharged June 1, 1905 SOUTHAMPTON.

June 11, 1905 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON as AB on the YACHT IOLAIRE for cruising, discharged   September 15, 1905 SOUTHAMPTON.

October 24, 1905 sailed as AB on the VIENNA to HAMBURG, discharged December 28, 1905 in LEITH

February 6, 1906 sailed from SOUTHAMPTON as Quartermaster and Signalman on the Yacht MAUND,   Discharged September 12, 1906

January 7, 1907 sailed as AB on FIONA for COASTAL SERVICE. Discharged September 24, 1907, LEITH

Became a Bank Messenger for Union Castle Lines

Buried at Barking Cemetery

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