According to my friend, her grandfather - George Edward THOMAS - was a captain of the above ship. He used to travel to the Baltic Sea and back but is still a bit of a mystery man. His marriage certificate of 29th March 1921 to Lilian Maud STRINGER gives his occupation as Mercantile Marine Officer and names his father as George Edward THOMAS (deceased) - no former occupation given. No clues in the witnesses - they were Lilian's parents. George is not on the 1939 Register with the rest of the family - my friend thinks that he could have been away on his boat at the time - and, without any clues as to his father's occupation, cannot easily be found on a census prior to this. George gives his age as 25 in 1921 and we have no clue as to when his birthday was - so no help there! There is not a lot to go on to track this elusive chap down but if anyone can find out anything about the ship, it might give a starting point. Thank you.