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    Default Just info!

    Same as last Post,(by Gulliver) but just to show that it was indeed Run at some stage by UCL!
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    Louisiana 1902 built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg | 1905 sold to Woermann Linie renamed Erna Woermann, 1914 captured by HMS Cumberland in Douala, renamed Huntscastle, operated by Union-Castle Mail SS Co. 1921 sold to Deutsche Afrika Linien renamed Sultan, 1933 scrapped. 5,408

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Initially I also thought it should be two words and kept finding hotels!!!!

    I did undertake a search of the NA and managed to get a copy of his ID card (with photo!) which does state vessel number 139107 (Huntscastle) and him joining / leaving it on the 20th Dec 1919. The ID card shows his rating as 'Head Waiter' plus showed that he also sailed on the Garth Castle 1918/1919 and the Gloucester Castle 1921.

    Again many thanks.

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    hi vernon just realised that your new avatar is the MN shield. thank you once again for my one and thanks also for the pic of delmonico's what memories. haha
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    Default More than a pleasure!

    No Probs at all Alf,it was my pleasure!
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    Only prob is with it being as an Avatar the print is a bit too small owing to the size restrictions so i cannot see it especially with these Eyes LOL!
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    B&C did manage St Line, I was serving on Rothesay castle normally, but having had leave and waiting for Rothsay, I did a coastal voyage on St Essylt.
    They seemed nice comfortable ships, with very streamlined funnels. Looked more like a yacht.

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    Union Castle didn't own any Saint Ships, but parent British & Commonwealth did manage the crew lists.
    I was UC staff (Lecky) and did a coastal relief on St Essylt.
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    There is a good bit of detail on Chris Isaacs b&c staff register
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    UCL, then B&C has a long and interesting history well worth reading.


    Like many others began with one purpose, mail delivery, then amalgamated with others and diversified.
    UCL, B&C, Safmarine, Clan Line and a few others along the way.

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    'Every Thursday at 4 O'Clock'
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    Wiki in error again Safmarine was not owned or part of UCL.
    Clan Line in 1950 owned 50 percent of Safmarine, and Clan recommended Bomber Harris for the job of Chairman of Safmarine.
    Over the years Clan then B&C held shares in
    Safmarine and in the. eighties their shareholding was reduced to 24per cent.
    C.I shipping and Safmarine formed Cl Safmarine Shipping which in turn became Pelmore Shipping before morphing into London Ship Managers.
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    thats true i was on the night gang aboard her and it was said that you could hear the Chief engindriver walking down the allyways in his flip -flops, not sure if it was true but i did look behind me once or twice.

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