Capt. Arthur David LINKLATER

CHRONOLOGY OF ARTHUR DAVID LINKLATER 1879 - 1955

For my reference as much as anyone else's. Blue entries are Dum's, mine are thus.

MIGRATIONS OF LINK * ON TO
Ex utero 10.15 a.m. Leith 8 July 1879  
Joined British Princess Dec 1895 13 Mar 1900
Signed Indentures 13 Dec 1895  
Sailed on First Voyage 22 Dec 1895  
Arrived after First Voyage [i.e. back in Leith 16 Jan 1898  
Sailed from Leith for Liverpool March 1898  
Wrecked off Lowestoft 16 March 1898  
Sailed on Second Voyage 11 June 1898  
Arrived after Second Voyage [back in Leith] 10 March 1900  
Joined City of Edinburgh [in Glasgow] 21 May 1900 2 Aug 1900
Left City of Edinburgh in Bombay 4 Aug 1900  
Joined Ashruf 5 [13] Aug 1900 22 Nov 1900
Left Ashruf in Bombay 30 Nov 1900  
Joined Bombay 6 Dec 1900  
Left Bombay in Barry 26 Jan 1901  
Passed for Second Mate [in Leith] 23 April 1901  
Appointed 4th Officer "B.I." British India Steam Navigation Co. or B.I.S.N.Co. 10 July 1901 Aug 1910
Joined the Rewa 10 [12] July 1901 21 May 1902
Left the Rewa in London 30 June 1902  
Joined Avoca 3rd officer 1 [13] Aug 1902 4 Oct 1902
Transferred to Upada 12 [23] Dec 1902 15 Dec 1902
Bonus paid from date of joining Upada 12 Dec 1902  
Coast time from 12 Dec 1902?  
Joined Upada in London Friday 12 Dec 1902  
Articles from 23 Dec 1902  
Coast pay commenced from day outward cargo was discharged in Brisbane 1 March 1903  
Increase of pay granted on 15 Sept 1903  
Transferred to the Umballa in Calcutta 15 Dec 1903 4 May 1904
Passed for Mate in Bombay 4 Feb 1904  
Transferred to the Avoca in Bombay 5 May 1904  
Transferred to the Santhia [?] in Bombay (on staff) 25 May 1904  
Transferred to the Dunera in Bombay 28 May 1904 27 Jan 1905
Transferred to the Fultala in Bombay 26 Jan 1905 14 June 1905
Transferred and Promoted to Second of the Ula in Bombay 15 June 1905 31 Jan 1906
Passed for Master in Bombay 14 December 1906  
Application for Port Service dated 8 Aug 1907  
Expedition to Madras 14 Sept 1907  
Transferred in Akyab [?] to the Malda 25 March 1908  
Transferred in Calcutta to Staff 11 April 1908  
Leave certificate dated 15 April 1908  
Sailed in Mombassa 16 April 1908  
Left Madras for Colombo 21 April 1908  
Left Colombo in Ortona 23 April 1908  
Arrived Plymouth 15 May 1908  
Arrived London 15 May 1908  
Arrived Edinburgh 20 May 1908  
Started at Leith Nav. School 17 June 1908  
Passed Ambulance Exam First Aid cert. 2 July 1908  
Left Leith School 27 July 1908  
Left for Dundee 17 Sept 1908  
Passed Extra Master 9 Jan 1909  
Left Dundee 10 Jan 1909  
Left Edinburgh 10 March 1909  
Sailed as Second Officer from London on S.S.Dunera 13 March 1909 23 April 1909
Transferred to Sirdhana in Calcutta 24 April 1909 30 June 1909
Transferred to Obra in Calcutta 1 [3] July 1909 22 June 1910
Interviewed Madras Port Officer 12 July 1909  
At Melbourne received R.N.R. Sub. Lieut's. (Prob) Commission. Seniority 1 July 18 Aug 1909  
Application Port Commissioners 23 May 1910  
Appointed "F.R.M.S." Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society 25 May 1910  
Transferred to Islanda [?] 1 July 1910  
Transferred to Surada 8 July 1910  
Transferred to Lama [?] 16 July 1910  
Calcutta Port Commissioners 27 August 1910 30 Jan 1917
Appointed D.V. Retriever 27 Aug 1910  
12 months river service in 27 Aug 1911  
Passed for Steam Tug Pilot 28 Aug 1911  
Resigned from the B.I. 25 Sept 1911  
Special Examination fees 93:8:2    
Transferred to R.S.V. Industry for instruction in surveying 6 Dec 1911  
Transferred to Retriever in the Balari, as chief officer 30 March 1912  
Took Command of Chapala 18 May 1912  
Returned to c/o Retriever 21 May 1912  
Transferred to R.S.V. Diligence 4 June 1912  
In charge of "Rescue" 21 & 22 Sept 1912  
Transferred to Town party [?] 29 Sept 1912  
Took charge of "Rescue" 18 Oct 1912  
Transferred to Retriever as c/o 30 Oct 1912  
Transferred to Town party [?] a.m. 1 March 1913  
Transferred to Industry a.m. 7 July 1913  
Transferred as Supernumerary officer Retriever 3 Oct 1913  
Took command of Retriever 10 Oct 1913  
First navigation of Hooghly by night 1915  
Salvage of Lotusmere 1915  
6 months unpaid leave 31 July 1916  
1st Bomanji contract 2 August 1916  
Married Elsie May Harris née Soundy 9 June 1917  
Nelson Valdemar born 15 August 1918  
2nd Bomanji contract 1 February 1919 30 June 1923
Home leave 16 March 1923  
Manager ‘The Willows’ Windsor 1929 1937
Exited - ashes scattered in Reading cemetary. 6 February 1955 In aeternam


* Dum's own title in his 8vo Commonplace Book elaborated, in due course, to "Adventures of W.P. and Link in 1923" et seq


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