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Old 2nd October 2005, 11:27
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I`ve noticed that there are members from a good selection of the seafaring nations but so far I`ve not seen any from the likes of Cape Town or that area where there must be a host of information & pics. No doubt I`ll be told otherwise if I`m wrong!
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Old 2nd October 2005, 12:04
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Hi David, we do have some South Africans on the site in fact there was one from Cape Town signed on just a few days ago.
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Old 4th November 2005, 08:50
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Hi David, I was born and brought up in South Africa (Cape Town) and served my engineering apprenticeship in at Table Bay power station. Joined my first ship (SS Argyllshire in Cape Town in 1965, as a junior engineer, outward bound for Australia. She was a refridgerated ship and carried 12 passengers. I now live in Oz
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David I am trying to find a Derek Wilcockson who served in the Royal Navy in the 60s he was in Scotland in62/63,just wondered if you were related?
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Hi David, i'm a pom in Jo'burg, my daughter has to my regret moved up here from DURBAN when we used to visit i used to be up and out by 6am off to the point and spend all day there while the girls went to the malls its a shame i did not know about SN.How when i signed on my profile shows me BRITISH Regards John King.
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I`ve noticed that there are members from a good selection of the seafaring nations but so far I`ve not seen any from the likes of Cape Town or that area where there must be a host of information & pics. No doubt I`ll be told otherwise if I`m wrong!
Hello David, my commercial diving career started in 1989 in Cape Town Docks in the Lay-up Basin. The location of Depth Recovery Unit commercial diving school. After I qualified, I started working for the state department, S.F.R.I. Sea Fisheries Research Unit in Cape Town foreshore as a research diver, this job took me all over, I sailed and served on the R.S. Africana, S.A Agulhas, R.S. Algoa,R.S. Sardinops as well as the old "Vomit Comet" Trachurus just to mention a few! So yes definately seafarers from good old Cape Town, cheers
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Old 3rd April 2020, 12:36
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south african ship mates

hello to all - interesting to see a few of my fellow countryman are part of this group - though my posting is somewhat ahead in time then those shown - please feel free to contact me via pm - as i have a wealth of books - magazines - models and bits and pieces - notwithstanding a large collection of images - both hard copy and digital - i never went to sea as a sailor - i have been on a few cruises and have been fortunate to have traveled extensively - the highlight being my stay on the queen mary for 5 days - in 1994 - regards
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The old Union Castle building on the waterfront of Cape Town is an interesting place for shipping enthusiasts.
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Old 3rd April 2020, 23:32
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union castle models in union castle house

these are just 2 of the models in the building windsor castle and sa vaal x transvaal castle
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I have both of those in my collection, sea dog.

I photographed everything including the old carley float.

The bibliography section was very interesting. ...... I had a conversation with the curator which I enjoyed.

He had never been to sea.....but always wanted to.

Thank you for posting

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Sea Dog - Are you Sparkie's curator? Just curious.... BTW, I always enjoy your posts.
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Old 4th April 2020, 00:42
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union castle models in union castle house

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I have both of those in my collection, sea dog.

I photographed everything including the old carley float.

The bibliography section was very interesting. ...... I had a conversation with the curator which I enjoyed.

He had never been to sea.....but always wanted to.

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thanks for the update

i have almost all the union castle books published on union castle plus hard copy and digital images and by default safmarine images - including there cargo ships - i also run a union castle group on a different forum - and again by default the old sar & h tugs - for interest sake - do you know anything about this model of a cutaway of the windsor castle model - where it was or is and who made it - the bows on model is of the balmoral castle that stood in the front of the old jhb library - she brought the first consignment of books to the said library - the building is of the union castle line in johannesburg - now a heritage listed building regards
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Old 4th April 2020, 06:41
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Just clicked on the Union Castle building, and it says Johannesburg, seems a bit strange, would of thought it would have been at least in Cape Town. I worked for SAR&H for 2 years (70-72) in Cape Town, mainly on the good old T S McEwen , (Smokey Sue)as well as the Danie Hugo, and the Watermeyer. Also did a supernumerary trip on the SA Orange from Cape Town to Southampton. All other sea time was with Clan Line
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A very interesting post Sea Dog.

The cutaway model speaks of St Marys Axe..... or possibly the shipbuilder.

I shall endeavour to find out.
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Old 4th April 2020, 12:08
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https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collec...cts/66104.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassett-Lowke

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http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page4885.html

An interesting site for Cayzer Irvine crew.

http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/index.html

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Old 4th April 2020, 14:17
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union castle building

Just clicked on the Union Castle building, and it says Johannesburg, seems a bit strange, would of thought it would have been at least in Cape Town. I worked for SAR&H for 2 years (70-72) in Cape Town, mainly on the good old T S McEwen , (Smokey Sue)as well as the Danie Hugo, and the Watermeyer. Also did a supernumerary trip on the SA Orange from Cape Town to Southampton. All other sea time was with

hope the images of the tugs bring back a memory or two - yes union castle did have offices in jhb - port elizabeth - durban and capetown
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Old 4th April 2020, 14:25
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Sea Dog - Are you Sparkie's curator? Just curious.... BTW, I always enjoy your posts.
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no - apologies - i do not even know what the term sparkie means !
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http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page4885.html

An interesting site for Cayzer Irvine crew.

http://www.bandcstaffregister.com/index.html
thanks - am aware of the bandcstaffregister page - its good and full of very good information
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thank you for that - at last i finally have the info which i have been searching for a long time - i owned the attached model for a very brief period in the early 90's - but was dismayed when i got back from my trip from the usa - i was gone for 2 years - that the model was lost by the very person - i thought i could trust to look after it for me - it landed in a land fill on his property and he built a warehouse over the land fill !
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I was born in Pietermaritzburg and lived in Durban until 1953 when we emigrated to my fathers Homeland Scotland . Cheers Derek
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Very welcome Sea Dog.

I understand your difficulties as per your post #19 .

Tragic story about the model.
Difficult to imagine how it could be seen as landfill by anyone.
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thanks - am aware of the bandcstaffregister page - its good and full of very good information - a lot of which has been shared to him - which i respect both for content and format - but i'm afraid - i do not get on well with the gentleman who runs it - which by the way he took over from someone - we have had a few " words of difference " in the past - while he is knowledgeable - he takes exception when you disagree with his opinions - with anything related to union castle - and as mentioned i have all books on union castle bar the attached one - the profile images was done by a friend in hungary - and said person made a comment regarding the lack of knowledge on his depiction of the drawings - or something like that - and i retorted - if he could do better - he should put his mouth to paper and do better ! ( the gentleman was most appreciative of the fact that i got his drawing published in a local paper - and gave me credit for it - not that i felt i deserved it as he is very talented ! ) and that was the last of that ! - i have learnt all i know about the line - ( union castle ) - from friends - family - my folks sailed on windsor - transvaal castle boats and later i saw the sa vaal and from being a member of numerous shipping forums
Good grief itís me that runs it and as for any disagreement with you... I am afraid I have no idea what you are talking about!
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Good grief itís me that runs it and as for any disagreement with you... I am afraid I have no idea what you are talking about!
thanks for the reply - and yes we have had our runs in - but thats all in the past - all good
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Good grief itís me that runs it and as for any disagreement with you... I am afraid I have no idea what you are talking about!
all good ! your memory is maybe not as good as mine - respects still to your site
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