Goole Times, October 1922
Senior captain Arnold, of SS Rother.
The announcement is made that Capt. George Arnold, M.B.E., retired on superannuation from his post as Senior Captain (commonly known as “Commodore-Captain”) of the L. and N.W.R. (Goole Steam Shipping) fleet of steam ships, as from October 6th.
Mr Arnold comes of a sea-faring family. His father had a schooner and as soon as he was allowed he went to sea with him. Joining the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (Goole Steam Shipping) as second mate in 1884, Capt. Arnold was promoted first officer in 1888 and master in 1893. For a considerable time he had been associated with the s.s. Rother, on the Copenhagen service.
The first ship of which he had charge was the Richard Moxon, then the Aire, Ralph Creyke, Derwent, Mersey, Berlin and the Douglas. On his completing his 100th voyage to Copenhagen in the Douglas, the pilots of that port presented him with a silver cup in commemoration of the event.
During the war he was awarded the M.B.E. for conspicuous services rendered in connection with the transportation of munitions from Newhaven to various French ports.