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Kheti, an ammunition supply vessel, on special Admiralty service attached to the Far East Fleet. 1951 appointed Master on the Roodewal (ex Bokkeveld). Started his own construction company in 1998 and traded until 2007, when he took a year off to go sailing with his family. Served on numerous vessels and also served as Master at Arms on many S. 1968 – 94 – teaching in Comprehensive School, Jersey, Channel Islands. He made his mark in his senior year as a silver bugler in the band. 1987 – Entered the winemaking industry when he became Manager of Drakenstein Winery. 1980 – 81 – After 2 months on the “Cable Restorer” served on the Safmarine Deep Sea salvage tugs “Wolraad Woltemade” and the “John Ross” as Third Officer. Raoul built up Beaumont Wines [Western Cape] over a goodly number of years, being the creator of and inspiration for many fine full bodied reds! May 1949 joined the Natal Provincial Administration Traffic Inspectorate. Did a District Office Course and opened a District Office at Stanger, Empangeni, Eshowe. It was then that they made the momentous decision of turning round to head west for South Africa, a decision which was to significantly affect Mike’s life! Also serving on assorted nautical and educational committees in Hong Kong. Railways before going to sea with the Union Castle and Safmarine.Seconded to the Mediterranean Fleet for the Sicilian landings in July 1943 and the invasion of Italy in August after which rejoined the Far East fleet in Tricomalee Sri Lanka. 1953 – 1987 Superintendent with Royal Interocean Lines and Nedlloyd Lines, Durban, until retirement in 1987. On returning to the UK in 2008, he accepted a two year construction contract in Bahrain. Thereafter had his own business, Auer Sepcialist Contractors, until 1999 when relocated to New Zealand. During the war he enlisted and served in the Royal Natal Carbineers. On leaving the Botha he returned to George and was tragically killed in a car accident on the Outeniqua Pass a few weeks later, 1955.1996 in Singapore working for a line management company as their Operations Manager for South East Asia. Moved up to General Manager of Boland Wine & Brandy (Paarl). 1982 – 84 – Second Officer with Safmarine and Mobil Shipipng. Bayley failed his Board of Trade eyesight test and was thus precluded from serving at sea as a deck officer. In the Second World War he was awarded the Military Cross [MC] for his actions in the Sidi Rezegh tank battles [ late November 1941]. Thereafter has gained 18 years oilfield experience consisting of 8 years on Jack-ups as Master/Barge Engineer, Jack Man, Rig Mover and Towmaster. On lighter note, he and his wife Jayne gave their names to two superb “quaffable” delights – “Raoul’s Rustic Red” and “Jayne’s Walker Bay White” – both great marketing successes. Remained until retirement in 1989 as Chief Traffic Inspectorate of Ciski Government after being seconded there to form the Ciski Traffic Department. Later returned to sea with Smith Coasters and obtained Masters Certificate Joine S. Arriving in Durban, Colin left to resume a normal life while Mike met his crew for life, Paddy (nee Patricia Mast). Appointed a Director of World Wide Shipping Agency on the 1st of January 1994. Obtained Chief Engineer’s Certificate followed by a B. Returned to SA Railways & Harbours before joining SA Airways. 1952 – Skippered the “North Cape” from Cape Town to Western Australia where she was used in the Crayfish industry. Held number of Chief Executive positions & Director of several of Australia’s largest companies. 1990 – started with Sea Harvest as Training Officer. Unfortunately his first marriage ended in divorce when Betty refused to accompany him in a career change move to Johannesburg. Fortunately Sarships Aloe needed a third mate, and I signed on under Scotty Edwards. Son of Martin Johannes Michael Carstens and Elizabeth Maria, nee Cilliers. After serving his time at sea he joined the South African Railways and harbours in late 1953 as Mate in Durban. 1940 transfererd to Seaward Defence Force as Sub Lieutenant, subsequently changed to S. Navy, Naval career in Executive Sea going capacities. In this position I did some interesting projects for Saipem as Project Marine Advisor on the 4 billion dollar Dolphin Project in Qatar & UAE (offshore construction) – we chartered a total of 85 offshore vessels for this project to carry out diverse offshore works. Young candidates for their second mates would know they were in for a grilling if ‘Frikkie’ was to take them for orals! The twins,now aged 3, are an absolute joy and undoubtedly “the sunshine of our lives”.1943 – 1945 – Cadet in SAR Ships including Danish Vessels Selandia & Inga Maersk. 1946 – 1949 – Second Mate Erica, Dalia, Agulhas & Nahoon 1950 – First Mate & Relieving Master Hoeveld 1951 – was spent as Skipper of Ovenstones Purse Seiners Pilchard Fishing ex Walvis Bay. Comm (Unisa).1958 – 62 – Shell Tankers, Second Mates Certificate. He was the fifth generation of his family to follow a career in Lithography. Managed to pass the written portion but failed the oral portion and had to put in extra sea time. In 1939 Johannes Arnoldus Carstens joined the Prince Line and on when serving in the Scottish Prince, died of asphyxiation from an escape of gas while working in the hold, as the vessel had been badly damaged in the evacuation from Greece. After a total of 8 years with SMIT I joined Noble Denton Middle East as Senior Marine Surveyor and later Principal Surveyor and Marine Consultant.When the ship began to sink, two lifeboats were lowered but capsized. Son of William Stuart Thompson Ainslie and Constance Pauline, nee Lewis. In 1938 he joined the RAF in which he became Flight-Lieutenant and was awarded the DFC for gallantry in action during operations off the Island of Silt. sailed with Safmarine until 1990 when he went to Witwatersrand University to study quantity surveying. went to Universtiy and qualified as a Civil Engineer. Then joined the South Atlantic fleet in Simon’s Town as S/LT Navigator. After selling his boat spent five years with Consolidated Diamond Mines in Oranjemund. Safmarine had also opened their own offices in the States, and I was sent over as Port Captain, Houston to oversee operations in the US Gulf and South Atlantic. January 1984, appointed in civilian capacity as Senior Stores and Administration Clerk at S. He was on his way out from England on priority passage to take up the post of Lieutenant, SANF, since he could not be attested in London, when the Ceramic, on which he was travelling, was torpedoed and sunk, and he lost his life on 7 December 1942. 1951 he joined the Municipality of Cape Town Fire Department as a Fireman and by virtue of examinations passed, rose to the rank of Station Officer.
Retired as Senior Harbour Pilot, Durban, in 1986 and ran his own business from home. Later moved to Komgha before purchasing his own farm at Kei Road in 1961 where he farmed sheep and cattle until 1978. He then came ashore joining Europe/Africa Shipping Lines in Durban, rising to be their Durban manager. 1958 – 63 – Transport Controller with Dickon Hall Products, Nelspruit. In 1976 they sold the leather business and moved to Cape Town, where Mike joined Land and Marine as master of the Atlantic Shore. Butler (1281) cadet.1995 – Assistant Manager of Polaris Shipping, Port of Richards Bay. Then transferred east serving on Fairmiles for a couple of years before returning to S. My seagoing experience and qualifications stood me in good stead during these years though as I was able to get an end of year vacation job with Unicorn, in a seagoing capacity, where I earned enough to keep me in beer, cigarettes and rent for another year. General practise after internship in Uitenhage and East London. Norm was very unhappy about “apartheid” and after marrying, migrated to Australia.1973 – 93 – joined Eskom as Regional Auditor, Western and Eastern Cape and later in Natal. Still with Safmarine he then moved to container control as Lan Adminsitration maintaining the programs which tracks the movement of containers. After Bothie apprenticed to Union Castle Line and joined the R. Together with ‘Bunny’ Curran, the pair founded the South African Sail Training Association for Under-Privileged Youngsters. In 1988 he joined Peter Wilmott in Deep Salvage 1 as salvage master and operations manager, a saga of ambitious eccentricity which included the discovery of the wreck of the Waratah and involved several other highly unprofitable salvage operations. I am now in Johannesburg with MUR Shipping RSA Ltd/ Shipping Branch of Macsteel International as Port Captain/Planning. So this meant caravan living, two sons were were born and raised in a caravan.1986 moved to the Finance Division and became Senior Financial Accountant in various regions. In 1993 he returned to sea and sailed as Chief Occier with a Dutch coasting company for a few months. After two years, in which they managed to avoid doing each other serious injury, Peter and Mike parted company on the best of terms. Its very exciting as we own 11 Ships which are named African Eagle/Falcon all birds and we have about 40 Ships on Charter world wide at anyone time.”After Bothie returned to Johannesburg where he worked for the municipality and qualifeid as a motor mechanic. Joined the Royal Navy during the early days on the war serving on board H. Norm built a house at Caves Beach, Newcastle, NSW (very like Fish Hoek).On my return in ’68, I got married and joined the fledgling Penguin-Poolquip Group as a rep. Left Pall in 1994 as travelling and being away from home was interfering with domestic bliss, a bit too late and I received my independence a couple of days before the rest of the country became a democracy. In November 1961 he and Gloria were married in Krugersdorp and they moved back to Klerksdorp to start a family, which eventually resulted in two daughters, Bev and Cheryl. I then understudied on the Dredger ‘Ribbok’ and took over as Master in 1986. 06/1969 – 09/1970 – Chief Officer with Unicorn Lines. In 1963 David met Julia Davison in Perth and they married soon after. On leaving the Botha he joined the British India Steam Navigation Company as cadet, serving in 13 of their ships over three years. 2002 Moved to Basel, Switzerland as a Global Brand Manager with Novartis. Whereafter returned to accounting and later commerce. 1968 – joined Estate Agency, Syfrets Trust Co, Ltd, Advancing to Property Sales Manager. as a Community Development Worker for 12 years and teaches as a specialist in the subject at the University of Wales. Was also a volunteer with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Captain. Submitted by Michael Linck: “Keith was a great guy and one who favoured maintaining high standards, albeit personally remaining quietly in the background.. Like me, both he and I were General Botha 1941/2 vintage. and served on cruisers of the East Indies and British Pacific Fleets. Subsequently he held positions with both Imperial Tobacco and Mobil Oil, both in secretarial and accountancy roles.In their filtration division, and was national sales manager when the company was liquidated (not my fault-honestly) I was employed by the liquidators for a year or so, until everything was wound up and was then offered a position with a franchise of the Pall Filtration Group, the Head Office being in Portsmouth U. A complete change of direction saw me in the garage door industry. After a further four years on the mines, John decided to call it a day and went into selling air-conditioning. Jacobus Adriaan Johannes Baard became an apprentice with the Runciman Shipping Company after completing his course on General Botha, obtaining his Second Mate’s certificate in 1941. Have done relief duties in Saldanha, Port Nolloth, Luderitz and m.v. 1982 – 87 – Pilot Walvis Bay 1987 – Pilot East London. After obtaining his Chief Officer’s Certificate FG with Safmarine did a BSc in computers in Grahamstown. Barham which capsized and sank within three and a half minutes after being struck by 3 torpedoes, 25/11/1941, “somehwere in the Mediterranean.” 865 officers and men went down with her. 12/1970 – 12/1975 – Supermarket Manager with Greatermans & Checkers. They have a married son with two daughters and a more recently married daughter with a son and daughter. David is now ‘almost’ 100% retired but still does the odd job looking after a real estate office while the owners take time off. These included the troopship Dilwara, moving troops mainly around the Mediterranean and taking part in the Suez fiasco; and the Kenya, where he held hands with Princess Margaret for approximately 2 seconds. 2004 returned to RSA as marketing and sales manager for Consumer Health with Janssen-Cilag. 2010 Moved to Boehringer Ingelheim as Consumer Health Care Head in RSA. 1973 – joined the Board of Executors to become Managing Director of their property companies. Served 5 years at sea with British India before attending Wits University, Economics and International Relations, 1964-68. 2007 retired, but continue to teach, do research and consultancy work. 1947 – 1950 – worked ashore in the Gypsum industry. President of Mensa Toronto after being chairman of Cape Town and Durban branches of Mensa. Also, similar to me, he wet to sea as a midshipman R. At the end of the Second World War he transferred to the S. For a time he was also a principal aide to Evan Campbell, the former High Commissioner for Rhodesia in the UK and travelled with him on Tobacco Industry promotional visits, mainly to the Far East.