Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

News Event

Saturday, January 3, 1959 @ 1100
CAPTAIN COOK (1952-1960 Passenger ship 525 feet long of British Government (managed by Donaldson Bros & Black, Glasgow) for emigrants to New Zealand) Own Page

CAPTAIN COOK has a delayed arrival at Southampton

Ship's locationBay of BiscayPort of RegistryGlasgow
Gross Tonnage13,595

   The Troopship / Emigrant ship CAPTAIN COOK sent a radio message from the Bay of Biscay advising that she will not arrive in Southampton on 4th January but will arrive on 5th January.

   She is coming from Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean bringing British service personnel who were involved with the H-Bomb (Hydrogen Bomb) Tests on and around Kiribati.

After disembarking the Troops CAPTAIN COOK will leave Southampton and return to her home port of Glasgow