News from 1935 Capt Saunders moves from White Star to Shaw Savill


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The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 13 March 1935
Retrieved from the National Library of Australia web site,
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper


CAPT. W. J. SAUNDERS
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WITH WHITE STAR LINE FOR 32 YEARS

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Thirty-two years' service with the White Star Line is the record of Captain
W. J. Saunders, master of the motor vessel Taranaki. It is five years since
Captain Saunders last visited Brisbane. He was then master of the Mamilius.
He took charge of the Taranaki in January of this year.

Captain Saunders, who is a jovial Englishman, felt the call of the sea as a
boy of 15, and he shipped in the sailing vessel Mowhan. He became second
mate of the Craigland and mate of the John o' Groats, two other windjammers,
which were well known in those days. He has been to so many parts of the
world that he has difficulty in calling to mind places where he has not set
foot or berthed a vessel. He has been master of so many ships of the White
Star Line that he does not attempt to name them all.

"If you say I have been on all the White Star ships with the exception of
the Olympic and the Homeric, either as first officer or as master you will
not be far wrong,'" he said. Among the vessels of which he has been master
are the Ceramic, Mamilius, Delphic, and Calgaric, while among those in which
he has been first officer are the Teutonic, Majestic, Adriatic, and Baltic.
During the war he was in the Medic, which acted as first convoy (A. 7) to
the Australians.

In addition to serving with the White Star Line for the greater part of his
seafaring life, Captain Saunders has also been associated with the Johnson
Line.

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