R M S Windsor Castle

Shipbuilder
3rd July 2005, 08:12
Here is a group of officers taken aboard WINDSOR CASTLE in Cape Town, 1967. Any of you out there?

I am the one with head sticking up above the rest on the back row, left hand side.

Bob Wilson

Robert
4th July 2005, 19:39
Windsor Castle Being Escorted Out Of Table Bay Docks Cape Towns South Africa.

Doug Rogers
5th July 2005, 04:18
Nice picture, I wonder if the Bridge would be talking to the Engine Room about the SMOKE THEY WERE MAKING!!.

rms
17th July 2005, 07:25
Heres a picture of Windsor Castle at Cape town, It was taken from the Southamton Castle as me and my sister (A lot younger) were on our way to St Helena. leaving

Redhead6
14th October 2005, 00:10
Looks like she was just flashing up a boiler. Or the Engineer did not know how to operate the "Bailey Controls"

danube4
3rd November 2005, 23:03
Hi RMS . I have 20 postcards of Union Castle Ships.I got my cards late 40s early 50s. I do'nt know how many were sailing in the sixty's. If you think they will be of use to you give me some names, If I have them you can down load them. Barney. 2 sample in my gallery.

John Rogers
3rd November 2005, 23:50
Im a leg man and I say the ladies have beautiful legs,to heck with the guys in uniform.
John

danube4
4th November 2005, 00:14
Sorry i put in wrong post. Barney.

Coastie
4th November 2005, 00:43
Is there anything left of the Old Girl?

Best wishes.
Coastie.

Tmac1720
4th November 2005, 14:59
Is there anything left of the Old Girl?

Best wishes.
Coastie.
That is not very gentlemanly Coastie, to which one of those lovely ladies were you referring ? (*))

airds
4th November 2005, 15:59
If your a bit sensitive about your old ships , don't visit this page :-( (http://snipurl.com/jhtl)

R58484956
4th November 2005, 16:17
What some horror pictures, wonder who the white man in the blue shirt is? The Devil.

Coastie
9th November 2005, 17:24
Sorry Oul Hand, I was referring to the Windsor Castle.

Best wishes.

Coastie (Thumb)

John Rogers
10th November 2005, 01:51
Everyone loves a man in uniform, but me, I say the ladies look very beautiful.
John

ruud
17th May 2006, 06:31
Ahoy,

Another lovely postcard, picture taken once again by Ian Shiffman off Cape Town.
R.M.S. Windsor Castle1960
I.Shiffman & L.M.Correia collection [Postcards]

rms
21st May 2006, 08:49
Thanks for your offer to view post cards and sorry for missing your rposting back in November i have been off line for quight awille i am mainly interested in southampton,goodhope and windsor castle. We lived on St Helena and the mail ships called in there.

ruud
21st May 2006, 09:44
Thanks for your offer to view post cards and sorry for missing your rposting back in November i have been off line for quight awille i am mainly interested in southampton,goodhope and windsor castle. We lived on St Helena and the mail ships called in there.
Ahoy rms,
Well this must be your lucky day, I do have both others.
Here the Good Hope Castle & Southampton Castle photos taken by I.Shiffman and courtesy by L.M.Correia, leaving/arriving Cape Town.

john strange
7th July 2006, 06:54
If you go to www.photoship.co.uk you will find all the photos you are looking for.

I sailed on the Windsor in the early 60's when were you on her?

Regards
john

rms
8th September 2006, 21:50
Many thanks excellent photos thank you.They realy show the ships in detail.

wee bobby
8th September 2006, 23:02
If you go to www.photoship.co.uk you will find all the photos you are looking for.

I sailed on the Windsor in the early 60's when were you on her?

Regards
john
Hi-John, was on the RICHMOND CASTLE/STIRLING CASTLE--early 60's (Thumb)

paul rennison
18th September 2006, 20:12
Ahoy Wee Bobby et al, Re RMS Windsor Castle, I stumbled across a site www.maritimematters.com which has lots of info on the further adventures of "the old girl", it seems she was bought by John Latsis & renamed Margarita L after his wife or daughter. One of the guys who helps run the site Peter Knego is a mine of info about many old cruise liners & visits Alang in India where they are broken up, he also salvages artefacts from them & sells them on.I think he may have some old Windsor Castle stuff.
Hope you find it interesting as I did.
Cheers
rennop

Waterways
19th December 2006, 22:47
Hi-John, was on the RICHMOND CASTLE/STIRLING CASTLE--early 60's (Thumb)

I watched her being launched at Cammel Lairds - from the Liverpool bank opposite. Wonderful site with every vessel on the Mersey (must have been hundreds of them of all sizes) sounding their horns. What a noise.

charliemarch
23rd December 2006, 15:57
Hello

I am wondering if anyone has any stories about Ed Furlong, who serverd on the RMS Windsor Castle for a while , I know he was a crew member on the last voyage in 1977.
My new partner is his Grand daughter and this is the first christmas he will be joined by our daughter, Ed's great grand daughter.
I have reasarched a lot of info from the internet about his old ship, but would like to know more, it would give us a lot to talk about on Christmas Day and it is all information to share with all his grand children.
Thank You for reading this post and look forward to any replies.
Kind Regards

R58484956
23rd December 2006, 16:15
WElcome Charlie to the site and a merry christmas to you and yours, enjoy the site of SN.

dave beaumont
24th December 2006, 03:26
Hi Charlie. Have you watched Snowbows The Great Liners videos/dvd's Part 2 Union Castle Line. Footage of last voyage of Windsor Castle departing Capetown. Few faces to be seen which Ed might remember. Cheers dave

Chris Isaac
24th December 2006, 16:23
Charlie
I sailed at 2nd Officer on the Windsor but in 1977 I was living in South Africa and had the good fortune to be in Capetown on business the day she sailed. I stood with thousands of others on the end of "A" berth and watched her pull away, turn in the middle of Duncan Dock and then, to a tumultuous send off from all ships in port plus the SA Navy and Airforce, she moved gracefully away, for me never to be seen again. I cried then and I must admit a tear in my eye now. I have the video and I also have a print of a painting by Eric Wale simply entitled "Farewell". I stood beside Mr Wale and watched him sketching. It hangs in my dining room.
Today I cannot watch the video without a huge lump in my throat.
I am sure that anyone who had a significant involvement with what was the heyday of the British Merchant Navy and in particular its passenger fleet will understand the emotion one feels when we recall the great liner fleets; Cunard, Union Castle, BI, Royal Mail, Shaw Saville, RNZS, Canadian Pacific, PSNC and of course P &........ cannot remember the other letter!

dave beaumont
25th December 2006, 11:36
With you all the way on that Chris. I watched it again today and when that final sailing is on and the music starts it also brings a tear to my eye. Dont think it would have the same effect if i was watching a video of one of these "ships"of today making their final voyage in years to come!!

reklaw
25th December 2006, 16:08
for all the ex UC staff members... here is a place to visit and contribute to
www.unioncastlestaffregister.co.uk
Union-Castle Line Staff Register

Bob Preston
6th January 2007, 15:16
Here is a group of officers taken aboard WINDSOR CASTLE in Cape Town, 1967. Any of you out there?

I am the one with head sticking up above the rest on the back row, left hand side.

Bob Wilson

Be carefull what you say. The girl with the glasses is my wife of 39 years!
Bob Wilson! We called him Windjammer In those days.

Bob Preston`

Coastie
6th January 2007, 16:26
And very pretty she looks too, Bob.

Bob Preston
6th January 2007, 18:30
And very pretty she looks too, Bob.
Pretty, bloody gorgous! Both wife & ship. In that order

Kaskazi
14th January 2007, 23:46
We lived on St Helena and the mail ships called in there.

So here's a bit of nostalgia for you RMS. Rhodesia Castle in Georgetown Roads, June or July, 1954.

Kaskazi
15th January 2007, 00:07
For a bit of a change from the external views, here's an on-board image of life on the Windsor Castle, June, 1969 (second class or whatever they called it then). I shall try also to include one of the children's fancy dress party on the same voyage.

I remember so well the hospitality on those ships including particularly the morning ice cream and afternoon tea. Perhaps tame by modern cruise standards, but very satisfying, at least to a teenager, in those days.