RMS St Helena

Depths of emotion: divers say a damp goodbye to the RMS (and they took their own ‘prop’ for the picture)

It seemed there was no part of the RMS St Helena that went celebrated during the ship’s final visit home. Not even the propellers. A few members of St Helena Dive Club slipped below the surface and gave them one last “inspection” before the ship’s last scheduled departure. Having checked, of course, that the blades …

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‘A true St Helenian farewell’: RMS St Helena departs on final voyage from her home island

Some watched from the quayside, and some climbed to the high ground to watch the RMS St Helena steam across James Bay and out towards the horizon, for what everyone thought would be the last time. It didn’t turn out that way. Just when everyone was coming down from two days of high emotion in Jamestown, …

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The Last Farewell: Tony’s video tribute to the RMS St Helena

Captain Andrew Greentree had spent more than half his life at sea on the RMS St Helena. Patrick Williams and Eddie Benjamin had been on the maiden voyage up from Cape Town, 26 years earlier. Gay Marr was present when the keel was laid. And now here they all were, ploughing northward on what should have …

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He was the Master at sea, but on St Helena, his family kept his feet on the ground

VILMA CLINGHAM-TOMS pays tribute of Captain Rodney Young of the RMS St Helena on behalf of the St Helena Association in the UK We were so proud of Rodney’s achievement in becoming St Helena’s first ship’s captain. A pioneer. He gave young Saints hope – showing them that with hard work and dedication they could …

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‘He was one of those people you meet and never forget’ – a passenger’s tribute to Captain Rodney Young MBE

Tina Wagner, a past passenger on the RMS St Helena, heard the news of Captain Rodney Young’s death at her home in Germany and wrote the following tribute.  For Captain Rodney. When we set eyes on him for the first time, in May 2005 in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the captain of the ship of our …

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Go now: Rough Guides advice on travel to St Helena

Rough Guides, one of the world’s leading travel writing brands, has published an online piece selling the charms of St Helena – under the direct headline, ‘St Helena: Go Now’. The piece goes over the usual ground trodden by travel writers – Tricia Hayne is more adventurous than most – but readers should enjoy the …

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Stunning island images – but not quite the whole picture

Some truly stunning pictures accompany a travel article urging tourists to seize a last chance to make the “iconic” voyage to Jamestown on the RMS St Helena. One panorama, looking across Bamboo Hedge to Lot and Lot’s Wife, presents an image of an exotic paradise (except, perhaps, for the farm buildings). The article is slightly …

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Shooter Maddy tastes TV fame in baton relay programme

Commonwealth Games hopeful Madolyn Andrews features in a three-minute profile of St Helena on a BBC television programme following the Queen’s Baton Relay. Maddy is seen training to take part in the shooting at the 2014 Games in Scotland. If she succeeds in her ambition to compete, it’ll be only the second time she’s left …

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