Louise H. Pether

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Anecdotes

Tanker Date Anecdote
Cardium (1) 09/30/2018 - 06:53

Captain William Fretwell was Master of this ship, Cadmium, in 1914. You will find an interesting article in the Singapore Straits Times of 17 July and Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertisements about an issue he had with his crew - the Master was exonerated.

Later in 1914 he was recalled to Britain to serve in HMS Auxiliary Patrol. After the war he rejoined the company and was Master of the Petricola and Planorbis.

Unda 09/30/2018 - 07:09

Captain William Fretwell was Master of this ship from approx 3 Sept 1909 - March 1911. He sailed to Bangkok, Foochow, Shanghai, Sambilan, Tientsin, Pulo Samboe, Manila, Haiphong, Langkat, Chinwantao and Hong Kong carrying oil. Shipping reports cite the boat may have been owned by Katz and Co (Penang/ Singapore) in 1909. He was later Master of the Cardium, Petricola and Planorbis.