Captain George Purssey Phillips: A Career in Clan Line 1897-1938

Photographic portrait of Captain Phillips, in Clan Line Captain's Uniform
Photographic portrait of Captain Phillips, in Clan Line Captain’s uniform

In mid-1935, Captain G. Purssey Phillips took charge of Clan Macpherson, the 21st and final Clan Line ship of his long career with the company. He retired in 1938 after 41 years service in Clan Line ships. In retirement he wrote a colourful memoir of his decades at sea in a variety of Clan ships.