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THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH GROUP CREW LISTS

The collection of crew lists assembled here are from the 1948 to 1977 "Review and Clansman Magazines" and are primarily for ex-British & Commonwealth seafarers who may wish to see the names of those with whom they sailed with during those heydays of British merchant shipping.

From 1960 onwards the magazines were published bi-monthly in; February, April, June, August, October, and December, of each year.

Each magazine (with the exception of the 1948 and 1977 magazines) consisted of two to five pages of crew lists. In addition to the crew lists I have added some miscellaneous content from most of the magazines, in the main they consist of an assortment of pictures, wedding photographs and articles that may be of interest.

As a point of interest I have copied lists and some pictures from The British & Commonweath Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 1955 showing the size of The British & Commonwealth fleet in 1955 and the proposed new build program. Click to view.

To get started click HERE have fun and I hope you find what you are looking for.

UPDATE:

September 2016.

I recently acquired a 1948 and 1977 "Clansman Magazineā€ and two 1957 "Review magazines"; in the 1977 Clansman Sir Nicholas Cayzer talks of the end of the Mail Service after 120 years indeed a sad event. The 1948 and 1977 magazines do not include a crew list.

Correction:

Submitted by Greg Oliver who quotes:

I served on the Clan MacClaren from Jan 63 to Sept 63 and it lists incorrectly the master as being WJ Freestone, in fact I served with him on four previous trips on the Clan Macaulay. The master of the Clan MacClaren was R.B.Linsley.

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