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Gone, but not forgotten
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:48:25 pm »

RMMV Good Hope Castle
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 11:06:06 pm »

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Re: Gone, but not forgotten
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:38:29 am »

Bob, at the risk of hijacking your thread, I found something in my late father's effects that may be of interest to you. The photo of a Castle Line ship triggered my memory of a permit issued to my father on 7th February 1942 to board Capetown Castle in the Port of Sydney. Dad worked for the Shell company of Australia from the time he left school, aged 15, in 1926, until he retired over 45 years later. At the time of this permit he was Chief Shipping Clerk in Sydney, and had to organise bunkering for ships in port. I notice, at the bottom of the permit a line reading, "To be surrendered at the gangway", obviously he didn't :-)  I have attached scans of both documents below.


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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 06:20:59 am »

Hi Peter,
Thanks for posting the interesting images - nothing to hijack really! :-))    Yes, that is Good Hope Castle at sea.   I spent two years in that ship.    I also remember the Cape Town Castle, as she was still in the company when I joined in 1965.     They went all over the world during the war, but their normal run in peacetime was  South Africa.
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