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BRITISH MERCHANT NAVY CADET TRAINING SHIPS

BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH

SHIPPING COMPANY

Information received to date indicates that the British and Commonwealth Shipping Company operated at least one cadet training ship – Kinnaird Castle – and maybe another – Kinpurnie Castle.

 

Apparently, Kinnaird Castle carried 12 cadets together with a dedicated Cadet Training Officer. Cadets would spend six months on Kinnaird Castle before being transferred to other ships within the Company.

 

However, it would appear that Kinnaird Castle also carried a normal complement of ordinary seamen; if so, she would not meet the cadet training ship criteria specified for this web site.

 

Further information on this Company and its cadet training operation would be most welcome.