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2021 Additions

Crew Lists


Ongoing conversion of   Crew Lists   to a digital format now completed

You can find crew members by entering their name into   “Search The Site”   and the locations of their names will be shown

10 Feb 2021

King Line Ships


Update to   King Alexander   

06 Jan 2021

Clan Line Ships

An account of civil unrest in Chittagong and the role of   Clan MacNair

11 Jan 2021

King Line Ships


A voyage to The Gulf on   King Malcolm   in 1971

28 Jan 2021

Clan Line Staff

Additions to the page of   Capt Raymond Shattock   

29 Jan 2021

Union Line Staff

Union Line Ships

Additions to the page of   C S Du Sautoy   

A broken propellor shafft on   Roman (1)   in 1877

31 Jan 2021

King Line Ships

Picture of   Don Benito   

09 Feb 2021

Crew Lists


New entry for   1935 - November

11 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Ships


King Line Staff

Additional photographs of 1971 Cadets aboard   Kinnaird Castle

Addition to   The Cargo Mailships   

New entry for   Capt Magnus Ritch   

12 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Staff

King Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Update with a service record for  Christopher (Ken) Jones  

Updates to   Capt Magnus Ritch   

Update to   Clan Grant   

15 Feb 2021

King Line Staff


Updates to   Capt Charles Ritch


17 Feb 2021

King Line Ships


Some additional vessels believed to have been managed or chartered during and after WW1:

Boldwell   Lord Byron   Princess Dagmar   War Cariboo   Javary   Cape Corso   and   War Anemone   

18 Feb 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

Bowater Ships

Union-Castle Staff

CI Shipping Ships

New entry for   Ian Cowley  

Pictures of the launch and sea trials of   Nicolas Bowater  

New entry for   Dennis Tourell

Additional photos aboard   Scirocco Universal   

19 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Family memories of the war-time exploits of   Arnold Wolfe   

20 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

British & Commonwealth Staff


South American Saint Line Staff

King Line Ships

Crew Lists

Return to service in 1974 for   Good Hope Castle   

Update to   Tom Peake    

Memorial notice for   Capt I A W Williamson   

Update to   Capt A G MacPherson   

Unusual deck cargo on   Clan MacLean   

Engineering cadets at   Aberdeen College 1973/1974  

Additional information about   Robin Plumley  

Additional information about   Capt E C Martyn   

A rescue at sea on   King Alfred   

New crew list for   1953 - May

21 Feb 2021

Clan Line Staff

Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   R W Rodger   Capt E L Besley   

Additional entry for   Clan Robertson (2)   

New entry for   Ruggles Brady   

22 Feb 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Glyn Lewis   

Update to   Comm Thomas Noble   

23 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Paddy Harden   

25 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships

Updates to   Philip Arrand   Capt Alan Freer   and   Eddie Gie-Hamilton   

Update to   Clan Ramsay   

26 Feb 2021

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff



Clan Line Ships


British & Commonwealth Staff

A final farewell to   Reina Del Mar   

New entry for   Eric Talbot   

Retirement of   Capt T Halliday   

Final voyage on Southampton Castle of   Capt Michael Ure   

Update to   Capt J D W Chapple   

Loading china clay at Fowey on   Clan Ross (2)   

Experimenting with helcopters on   Clan MacNair   

Planning the future of    Cadet Training   in 1976

27 Feb 2021

Safmarine Mailships

Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

A marriage in Cape Town for two officers from   SA Vaal   

The Centenary of   The Weekly Mail Service   in 1976

The retirement of    Bosun Ben Jones   The service record of   Capt P Eckford   

The first Blue Star Line master of   Andalucia Star   on charter to Union-Castle

The Purser’s Staff on the final voyage of   Pendennis Castle   

28 Feb 2021

Cayzer Irvine Ships

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Additional photographs of   Causeway

Update to   Capt James McCrone   Capt C W B Mitchell   

Update to   Reg Wynter   

New entry for   C D Mitchell   

01 Mar 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

Cayzer Irvine Ships

South American Saint Line Staff

King Line Staff

New entry for   Paul Seviour   

Update to   Commodore Harold Deller   

Update to   Edwin Eddisford   Capt G S Rowland   Capt W C Rodger   

Additional photographs of   Bonnieway   

Update to   John Metcalfe   

Update to   Capt F W Moss   

01 Mar 2021

Union Line Ships

Clan Line Staff



Union-Castle Staff

Houston Line Staff

Additional photos of   Athenian   

Update to   Laurence Hollands   Capt J Woodall   

Around the World with   Capt J H Wright   

New entry for   F J Roden   Capt Thomas Forrett   

Update to   Sir George Christopher   

Update to   Capt S S Davidson   

02 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff

Significant Persons

Update to   Capt J Browne   Capt P R Kent   Capt A F Banks   Capt W H Dalley   Capt A S Palethorpe-May   

Update to   Charles Ross   Capt K C Simpson   

Update to   Derek Wickenden   Capt W R Andrews   Edward Bloomfield   

Update to   Sir Charles Cayzer   

03 Mar 2021

King Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Castle Line Ships

Scottish Tankers Ships

South American Saint Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   John Stein   

Update to   Capt H Whitehead   Capt F D Bonney   Capt J L Jones   Capt G W Spiller   

Update to   Capt R Lofts   Capt S Hagan   Capt W S Byles   Capt T Heanley   Percy Phillips   James Pinkerton   

New entry for   R E A Thomson   

Update to   Garth Castle (1)   

Update to   Scottish Lion (2)   

Update to   Capt T Young   

New entry for   Roy Day   

04 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Reunions

Clan Line Staff


King Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Capt John Howson   David Klasen   Dr Robert Newsom   Nicol Robertson   

New entry for   Arthur Martin   Stanley Tupper   

Update to   Balmoral Universal   

Update to   1980 Purser’s Association   

Update to   Jimmy Harper   Capt F H Turton   

New entry for   Capt Stanley Carter   Reginald Hewitt   Capt N Wallace   

Update to   Capt George Craig   

New entry for   Leslie Mitchell   

05 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff



British & Commonwealth Staff


Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Bowater Staff

Update to   Capt I W Bennet   Capt M N Ure   Capt I M Shearer   Capt E Coultas   Comm A J Hogg   

Capt J McCrone    George Morison   Russell McLuckie   William MacFarlane   

New entry for   Leslie German   Charles Tingley   

New entry for   Paul Coultas   Thomas Higginson   

Update to   Mark Coultas   

Update to   Capt J D Fisher   

Update to   Dover Castle (2)   

Update to   Capt W Bosanquet   

06 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Line

Clan Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Edinburgh Universal   Winchester Universal

A new and rather short lived venture   East Africa Container Service   with ships   Sloman Mira   and   Tristan   

Update to   Capt I M Shearer   

New entry for   Ian Scott   

07 Mar 2021

Castle Line Ships

Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff


Clan Line Ships

King Line Staff

Update to   Raglan Castle   Hawarden Castle   

Update to   East Africa Container Service   

Update to   Robert Kerr   Robert W Kerr   

New entry for   Capt G Emmett   Capt E Taylor   

Update to   Thyge Enevoldson   Capt J Currie   Capt G Gann   Capt N F Stewart   

Update to   Clan Allan   

Update to   Capt G A Russ   

07 Mar 2021

Crew Lists

Clan Line Staff

New entry for   1912 - December   

Update to   James Smith   Leslie Brown   

08 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Alexander Coutts   James Harper   

New entry for   Capt B Hardinge   Norman Ives   

Update to   Capt A C M Black   

09 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff

New entry for   Harold Starkie   

Update to   Capt A Storkey   Jack Isbester   

Update to   Edwin Wheeler   

10 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


King Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Capt J D Chapple   Capt J K Currie   Francis Briggs   

New entry for   Bill Askew   

New entry for   Herbert Johnson   Alexander Currie   

Update to   Marcus Bain   Thomas Brown   Arnold Forster   Phillip Nicholls   Arthur Newbury   Leslie Walker   

New entry for   Bertram Atkinson   

New entry for   Ian Doyle   

11 Mar 2021

British & Commonwealth

British & Commonweakth Staff

Castle Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff


Clan Line Staff

Update to   The Falklands Conflict   

New entry for   Robert Ward   

Update to   Kinfauns Castle   

Update to   Capt P St Q Beadon   

New entry for   Tom Drysdale   

Update   Capt F G King   

12 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

King Line Staff

Clan Line Staff



Bullard King Staff

Update to   George Crimble   Eddie Sheath   Albert Turpin   Barney Rice   John Tuck   

New entry   Henry Hawken   George Tomkins   

Update to   Armadale Castle   

New entry   Charles Lavis   

Update to   Capt C M Powell   Robert Buchanan   Capt J H Crellin   Capt T Kirby   Capt J J Millar   

                     Maurice Murphy   William Rogers   

New entry   Tommy Sneddon   

Update to   John Nevin   

13 Mar 2021

Union Line Ships

Bullard King Staff


Union-Castle Staff


King Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

Update to   Tartar   

Update to   Capt W H S Hall   

New entry   Capt J E McDermott   

Update to   Capt W R Carr   Capt J P Aplin   Tom Peake   Archie Pitt   Capt A T Underdown   

New entry   John Archdeacon   

Update to   Capt J Lewis   

Update to   Gavin McDougall   

14 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry   Capt A Terras   Ron Hayton   

Update to   T T Johnstone   

New entry   John Dingle   

Update to   Thomas Martel   

15 Mar 2021

Reunions

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

B&C Significant Events


Update to   1983 Purser’s Reunion         

Update to   Capt D T Griffiths   

Update to   Ben Jones   

Update to   Llangibby Castle   

Update to   The Falklands Conflict   

16 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


Union-Castle Staff


Union Line Ships

Bullard King Staff

Update to   Arthur Fisher   Bernard Higgins   Capt T A Watkinson   Capt J West   George McCall   John Waring   

New entry   John Godwin   Alexander MacLeod   

Update to   James Lyon   Capt F Pye   Arthur Warren   

New entry   Alfred Lobban   

Update to   Cambrian   

Update to   Herbert Hall   

16 Mar 2021

Clan Line Staff


New entry   Capt Ross MacIntyre   Harry Aimer   

Update to   Capt Frank King   

17 Mar 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff


Overseas Containers

New entry   John Ashlin   

New entry   Don Heard   Capt Keith Windram   

Update to   Henry Stuart   

Update to   Galician   

New entry   James Gauld   

Update to   Alex Johnston   

New entry   New section on   OCL   

18 Mar 2021

Castle Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Dunvegan Castle   

Update to   John Chalmers   Fred Harrison   Capt H Landless   David Mailer   

Update to   Capt F Lionnet     Capt J H Wright   

Update to   George Martyn   

19 Mar 2021

Union Line Ships

Overseas Containers

British & Commonwealth

Update to   Norman (2)   

Update to   OCL Home Page   

Update to   B&C Home Page   

20 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff


B&C Significant Persons

Update to   D G Bristow   Alick Carey   Frederick Young   Ernest Brown   Charles Farr   

Update to   Stirling / Speedster Universal   

New entry   Dickie Rex   

Update to   Frank Ovenstone   Capt L Gibbins   

New entry   John Gunn   

21 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Clan Line Staff


Castle Line Ships

Bullard King Staff

New entry   Ronald Strugnell   

Update to   Joseph Purkiss   Capt G Bidwell   Robert Brew   Alfred Churchill   Capt T Whatley   

Update to   Dunnottar Castle   

New entry   Richard Bowtell   

Update to   William Gear   Tommy Johnstone   

Update to   Conway Castle   

Update to   Capt F O’Hea   

22 Mar 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

New entry   Bruce Ross-Smith   

23 Mar 2021

Bowater Staff

King Line Staff

Clan Line Staff

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Capt D Lockhart   

Update to   Capt A J MacInnes   

Update to   Thomas Morrice   Capt R Simmons   

Update to   George Watson   

24 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Braemar Castle (3)   

Update to   William Boreland   Capt E E Everitt   Bill Taylor   

Update to   Arthur Eastoe   

25 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Update to   Charles Farr   Peter McTaggart   

26 Mar 2021

Overseas Containers

Union-Castle Staff

Scottish Tankers

Clan Line Staff

Update to   OCL Home Page   

New entry   Heather Sinclair   

Update to   Scottish Tankers Home Page   

New entry   Capt G Trowsdale   

27 Mar 2021

Bowater Ships

Bullard King Ships

King Line Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Update to   Nina Bowater   and   Phyllis Bowater   Delivery press releases   

Update to   Umtali (2)   New photograph of her in The English Channel   

Update to   King William (2)   Discharging at Europoort   

Update to   Reina Del Mar   First Caribbean cruise in 1973   

28 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff


Union-Castle Ships

Overseas Containers

Update to   Capt D A Rees   Bill Taylor   

New entry   Mike Moore   

Update to   Windsor Castle   Comes to the aid of a Danish tanker in 1972

Update to   OCL Home Page   The Australia Service in 1971   

29 Mar 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Ships

Castle Line Ships


New entry   David Chance   

Update to   Clan MacNair   

Update to   Drummond Castle   

30 Mar 2021

Union Line Ships

Crew Lists

Bowater Ships

Overseas Containers

Clan Line Ships

Update to   Trojan   

Update to   1969 - August   

Update to   Alice Bowater   

Update to   OCL Home Page    The Maiden Voyage in 1969

Update to   Clan Ramsay   

31 Mar 2021

Clan Line Ships

Union Line Ships

Crew Lists

Update to   Clan MacFarlane (1)    Clan MacLean   

Update to   Scot   

New entry   1953 - June   

01 Apr 2021

Union-Castle Ships

Union-Castle Staff

Clan Line Staff

Update to   Windsor Castle   Fire on Northern Star in Durban   

Update to   Paul King   

Update to   James Weir   

02 Apr 2021

Clan Line Staff

Scottish Tankers Ships

Union-Castle Ships

Hector Whaling Ships

Bowater Ships

Castle Line Ships

Update to   Francis Liddle   

Update to   Elbe Ore   

Update to   Kenya Castle   

Update to   Hector Hawk   

Update to   Sarah Bowater   

Update to   Windsor Castle (1)   

03 Apr 2021

Clan Line Ships

Union-Castle Staff

King Line Ships

Union Line Ships

Update to   Clan MacMaster   

Update to   Commodore A G V Patey   

Update to   King Malcolm   

Update to   Gascon   

04 Apr 2021

Union-Castle Staff

New entry   John McFadyen   

06 Apr 2021

Clan Line Staff

Update to   Tony White   

08 Apr 2021

Company Register


Clan Line Staff

Digitised crew lists have been added to WW2 casualties

WW1 casualites are in progress

New entry   Commodore C E O’Byrne   

Update to   Capt C C Parfitt   Clan Line Commodores   

13 Apr 2021

Company Register

Digitised crew lists have been added to War Casualties


15 Apr 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Update to   Harold Riddell   


20 Apr 2021

Union-Castle Staff




Union-Castle Ships

Crew Lists

A large number of “Staff Pages” contained very little information. These are now being removed  with the persons known data being entered in the “Information Required” sections.  

If more information is discovered then a page can be reopened for that person.

Update to    Anthony Spencer   

Crew List for the maiden voyage of   Edinburgh Castle   

Update to   1948 - December     

27 Apr 2021


The process of removing pages with very little information is now complete.  Those names affected can now be found under “More Information Required” for each company.  If more is forthcoming then a dedicated page will be added.

30 Apr 2021

Union-Castle Staff

Information Required   about Richard Garioch an engineer aboard Pretoria Castle in 1950

01 May 2021

Crew Lists

New entry   1955 - July   

02 May 2021

Scottish Shire Line Ships

Suspected sabotage aboard   Buteshire   in Buenos Aires

A record breaking voyage of   Lanarkshire   

03 May 2021

Clan Line Ships

Crew Lists

Update to   Clan MacKinlay (1)   

New entry   1928 - January   

04 May 2021

Union Line Staff

British & Commonwealth Staff

Update to   Capt J D Jeffries   

New entry   Andy Roots   

07 May 2021

King Line

King Line Ships

A general tidy up to most entries

New entry   Manitou Park   

09 May 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

British & Commonwealth

Castle Line Staff

Update to   Ian Carruthers   

Update to   1972 Pay Scales   

Update to   Capt Sir Benjamin Chave   

11 May 2021

Castle Line Staff

Update to   Castle Line Staff   

12 May 2021

British & Commonwealth Staff

B & C Careers

Reunions

New entry   Mark Wilding   

Pay Scales for 1971

News of the   Pursers Reunion 2022   

13 May 2021

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