From school boy to Master in Steam, and a career in Shipping and Port Managemment before returning to command in Steam.
Born Bristol 6/4/1936. Lived in Portishead 1936-66.
Educated Clifton College and Nautical College Pangbourne. Attended Coronation Review at Spithead 1953. Cadetship Union castle Mail S.S.Co.,Deck Officer Elders & Fyffes 3/O to C/O,
Able Seaman to Master- Bristol Sand & Gravel Co., Patrol Officer Southampton Harbour Board,Marine Supt. John Heaver Marine Aggregates Division Chichester, Ship Surveyor USAMFA. Hythe Hants., Marine Officer Associated British Ports PLC Southampton, Port Manager & Harbour Master Weymouth, Shipping Agent Weymouth,and back to Master in Steam with Waverley Steam Navigation Co. and Solent Steam Packet Ltd..Married .2 sons and 3 grandsons.
Commander RD* Naval Control of Shipping 29 years.Chairman British Ports Association (Small Ports) 1991/2 and UK Water Safety Rep. to PIANC and IMO 1992/3.