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Old 28th April 2011, 17:42
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Captain Patrick St Quentin Beadon

Sad to say but I have heard that Capt Patrick Beadon passed away recently.
He was Master of Windsor Castle on her last mail voyage.
A very popular master with all who sailed with him.

I did not sail with him but those of you who did may wish to add your recollections.

I will relay them to the Union Castle re-union being held in the middle of May.
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Old 29th April 2011, 23:09
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Attached is a photo from the Clansman of PStQ on the Pendennis Castle at St Helena (!) in late 1973
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Old 29th April 2011, 23:46
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Condolences to his family at this sad time. RIP.
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Old 1st May 2011, 11:51
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Attached is a photo from the Clansman of PStQ on the Pendennis Castle at St Helena (!) in late 1973
This would have been while Good Hope Castle was out of service after the fire.
Pendennis Castle was the only mailship with sufficient speed to call at the islands on the way to the Cape and still maintain the schedule.
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A sad loss!
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Old 1st May 2011, 12:16
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My condolences.

R.I.P.
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Old 17th May 2013, 01:20
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This would have been while Good Hope Castle was out of service after the fire.
Pendennis Castle was the only mailship with sufficient speed to call at the islands on the way to the Cape and still maintain the schedule.
Chris, are you sure she could maintain the schedule? I know she was the fastest of the 'steamers' but I thought she had 'late' arrival times, memory could be playing tricks.
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Travelled as passenger on the PC in 1966 under the command of P.St.Q. in 1966. An excellent passenger ship Master. RIP and condolences to family and friends.
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Old 17th May 2013, 12:23
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Chris, are you sure she could maintain the schedule? I know she was the fastest of the 'steamers' but I thought she had 'late' arrival times, memory could be playing tricks.
Pendennis could do 28 knots when fully opened up. She was far and away the fastest of the steamers.
The mini mails only need to do 23.5 to maintain the schedule including the islands.
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Old 17th May 2013, 12:49
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Pendennis could do 28 knots when fully opened up. She was far and away the fastest of the steamers.
The mini mails only need to do 23.5 to maintain the schedule including the islands.
Thank you I had not realized she was that fast, if required.
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Old 26th July 2013, 11:24
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Remember him well, he was a staff commander on passenger ships and did his first trip as a newly promoted Master on the Nicholas Bowater 1967/1968, I was R/O with him for the whole 10 months of that voyage after which he went straight back onto passenger vessels as Master.

A gentleman and excellent master to sail with, friendly but one who you always respected for his position.

RIP
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Was my first captain on Good Hope Castle Dec69
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