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The Ships

s.s Liverpool Packet

t.s.s Markland

s.s Margaret Bowater

s.s Sarah Bowater

s.s Nicolas Bowater

m.s Elizabeth Bowater

m.s Constance Bowater

m.s Alice Bowater

m.s Gladys Bowater

m.s Phyllis Bowater

m.s Nina Bowater

When they were sold

m.s Norskald visit Esjberg 2003

Photograph Collections

Crew Lists

Bowater Standing Orders

Cargo Handling by Capt T.Kearsey

Cinefilm Clips

Shell Tankers

Clan Line

Union Castle Line

Ship Models



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Captain Basil S.Biggs
In April 2012 I was contacted by Brigette Biggs the wife of the late Basil Biggs. She was suprised to learn that a website dedicated to the Bowater Steamship Co existed and was fascinated to look through the pages. Brigette had sailed on several of the ships with her husband.

Basil went to sea during the second world war, made Master by the time he was 31 years old and spent a total of 38 years at sea with 24 years in command had been a keen model maker whilst he was at sea and as Brigette was considering downsizing homes she was looking for a good home for a model of the s.s Sarah Bowater that Basil had made of her when he was Master. We made arrangments to meet up the following week. As well as the model, Brigette also gave me several other Bowater mementos that Basil had collected. Her family photograph album was also loaned to me and I have copied all the Bowater related pictures and used the captions that Basil had written.Hopefully some of you will recognise some of the characters in the pictures.