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Bahia Castillo
« on: Friday 20 May 11 03:23 BST (UK) »
I am trying to confirm if the Bahia Castillo actually did sail to Australia when my great uncle Thomas said it did.
" I then departed England on December 4th 1920 bound for Australia on the SS Bahia Castillo. I went back to Glen Innes NSW for three months and returned to Sydney and have been here ever since."
Taken from Thomas's own diary.
The only listing for this ship, that I could find, was one to Melbourne and Thomas and his wife weren't listed on the passenger list,and it sailed in April not December as quoted.
I have trolled thru every onsite ,free and paid ,that has anything to do with shipping to Australia with no luck.
Any help appreciated.
Cheers Kevin

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:07 BST (UK) »
Have you got his surname?
I have got the Bahia Castillo arriving Sydney NSW on Feb 15 1921

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:15 BST (UK) »
Hi
His name is Thomas Comber and he was traveling with his wife and two children.
He was coming home after being discharged from the Brit army.
He may have been traveling as Cpl Comber.
Is it possible to find a passenger list or was it all  former military personnel on-board only.
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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:27 BST (UK) »
I've found a passenger list, only gives arrival date as stated before, on it is

Corporal T Comber
Master Comber
Master T Comber
Mrs T Comber

So it looks like he was right.

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks Kevin
Can I access the passenger list from FindMyPast or is National Archives Britain or Australia.
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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:43 BST (UK) »
I've got it on Ancestry.co.uk, if you haven't got a subscription then PM me your email address and i can share the documents with you (you'll be able to view them for nothing)

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 May 11 10:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks Kevin
I did a quick search and found the list on Ancestry.
I have used FindMyPast for most passengers but this one didn't show.
One less uncle to place
Thanks for your replies

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 March 18 21:51 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to confirm if the Bahia Castillo actually did sail to Australia when my great uncle Thomas said it did.
" I then departed England on December 4th 1920 bound for Australia on the SS Bahia Castillo. I went back to Glen Innes NSW for three months and returned to Sydney and have been here ever since."
Taken from Thomas's own diary.
The only listing for this ship, that I could find, was one to Melbourne and Thomas and his wife weren't listed on the passenger list,and it sailed in April not December as quoted.
I have trolled thru every onsite ,free and paid ,that has anything to do with shipping to Australia with no luck.
Any help appreciated.
Cheers Kevin
Hi My name is Terry Eric Clive Mutter. My Grandmother sailed on this ship to Australia and i have a passenger list . If you get in touch i will show you . it did sale .

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Re: Bahia Castillo
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 March 18 21:52 GMT (UK) »
It did sail