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Hamish Robertson1

M, #16580, b. 1933, d. 28 November 2011
Last Edited: 16 May 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: Hamish Robertson was born in 1933.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 28 November 2011 at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .1
  • Newspaper Article*: He was mentioned in a newspaper article ROBERTSON
    Captain Hamish Robertson, peacefully, at Ninewells, on Monday, November 28, 2011, husband of the late Alison Louise, father of Karen Jane (Hong Kong) and Sara Louise (Edinburgh), and Grumpy to Mollie Louise. No funeral, and in lieu, of flowers, donations may be made to the Unicorn Preservation Society. A gathering for Hamish will take place at home on the afternoon of Sunday, December 4. Please contact the house for details on 01382 739644. on 28 November 2011 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .1
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Death of a seaman, aged 78
    CAPTAIN HAMISH Robertson, former development manager of the Frigate Unicorn, has died at the age of 78.
    Born in Dundee, Captain Robertson had a life-long love of the sea.
    A master mariner, he served in Ben Line steamers as a young man and later gained wide experience of top-level management in the world of shipping, marine services and related fields.
    He worked around the world and was based in Hong Kong from 1962 with Sworn Measurers, and from 1982 to 1986 as managing director of Gellatly Hankey Marine Services.
    Before taking up the post at the Unicorn in 1991, Captain Robertson was managing director with the Inchcape Group of companies.
    On returning to Scotland, he was also involved in consultancy work.
    Captain Robertson was box master and archivist of the Fraternity of Masters and Seamen in Dundee and was instrumental in organising the restoration of the organisation's standard to allow it to be displayed in the city's Trades Kirk, St Andrew's Parish Church in King Street.
    He was also the author of a book outlining the city's seafaring past, Mariners of Dundee: Their City, their River, their Fraternity.
    Roderick Stewart, from the Unicorn, from the Unicorn, paid tribute to Captain Robertson.
    "He played an important part in the ship's history and we are all very sad to hear of his death,” he said.
    Captain Robertson is survived by his daughters Karen Jane and Sara Louise and granddaughter Mollie Louise. in December 2011 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .1


  1. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) Deaths and obituaries [Nov 2011].