Associated People: MacCallum, Capt Donald Archibald, Tiree (1910 - 1943)


News article “Best [sea] rescue of the year”, 1929

Printout of photographed news article “Best rescue of the year” from the Journal of Commerce, June 1929, about the `Emile Robin` award for the best sea rescue during the year being given to Chief Officer D. A. MacCallum (Tiree) and others of the steamer Huntsman of Liverpool, which saved the crew of the Spanish steamer Delina in the Irish Sea in December 1928.


Photograph of Captain Donald A. MacCallum, Balevullin, ca 1935.

Black & white photograph (blurred) of Captain Donald A. MacCallum, Balevullin, (1910-1943) aboard his ship the SS Baron Dechmont of Ardrossan. His ship was torpedoed during WWII and he was taken aboard a U-boat as a PoW. The U-boat was sunk by American bombers days later with the loss of all hands.



Colour photograph of two medals awarded to Captain Donald Archibald MacCallum, Balevullin/Kilmoluaig, in 1929, for his services in sea rescues. In December 1928, the Spanish steamer ‘Delina’ got into difficulty in the Irish Sea. MacCallum and the crew of the ‘SS Huntsman’ came to its aid, saving many lives.



Information pertaining to Captain Donald MacCallum, Tiree (1910-1943)

Printed emailed letter containing information and photographs about Captain Donald MacCallum of Tiree (1910-1943), who was taken prisoner of war aboard Fregattenkapitan Harro Schachts U-507 during WWII, but was killed when the U-boat was sunk days later with all hands.


Family trees for the MacNeils of Balevullin, and the MacCallums (of Tiree) who captained ships during WWII

Family trees of the MacNeils of Balevulin and the MacCallums (of Tiree). Donald Archie MacCallum was captain of “SS Designer”, and Donald MacCallum was captain of the “Baron Inchcape” (internet photo included). Also internet photo of the ship “Huntsman” and a list of the fate of ships of the Harrison Line, with other internet pages about the Harrison Line Shipping Co.


Copy of letter containing information about Captain Donald Archibald MacCallum of Tiree, ca 2005

Photocopy of a letter from “George” to Donald MacLeod about a convoy of Navy vessels torpedoed during World War II. Includes information on Captain Donald Archibald MacCallum of Tiree, whose ship “Designer” was sunk on 9 July 1941, was taken prisoner but died when the U boat he was in was sunk on 13 Jan 1943. George survived his ship “Auditor” being torpedoed on 4 July 1941. Paragraph on faulty rescue strategy imposed by Admiralty.