RMS Circassia, travelled march 1964. Bombay - Liverpool

agandhi
20th May 2008, 00:25
I was 4 years old. Left Bombay to Liverpool, around march 1964.
Travelled with 5 siblings and my mother. Anybody have a picture or passenger list, any body have an idea on what route was taken.thanks.

K urgess
20th May 2008, 00:37
Welcome to the crew.
There may be someone aboard who can help with your query.
Meanwhile explore the ship and enjoy the voyage.

gdynia
20th May 2008, 00:40
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Bruce Carson
20th May 2008, 01:21
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, agandhi.
Timetable images has two Anchor Line schedules from the early 1960s for the 'Circassia' and her sisterships, 'Cilicia' and 'Caledonia':
Bombay, Karachi, Aden, Port Said, Gibraltar and Liverpool.
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/anchor.htm

Bruce

R58484956
20th May 2008, 11:58
Greetings agandhi and welcome. Bon voyage.

PKiddell
2nd June 2008, 01:28
I was intermediate 2/E on the Cillicia in !955/56 and as mentioned the round trip was Glasgow,Birkenhead,Liverpool landing stage,then Port Said,Aden for fuel,Karachi, Bombay for 6 weeks then the return voyage. Looking back can appreciate it would have been pretty tough for your Mother trying to get kids to sleep ,no air conditioning. A.C. consisted of doing a 360 degree turn in the Red sea with all ports and doors open, departing Port Said North bound was looked forward to, particularly down in the engine room. Always remember that the breakfast meal had onion soup at the bottom of the menu.never quite figured that out !! Anyway fed well ,and had good Goanese stewards looking after cabins etc. Have some good memories, but unfortunately have lost touch with the blokes I sailed with.
Peter Kiddell

JimC
2nd June 2008, 13:07
I was 4 years old. Left Bombay to Liverpool, around march 1964.
Travelled with 5 siblings and my mother. Anybody have a picture or passenger list, any body have an idea on what route was taken.thanks.

Hi there!

I don't really remember you but I was 3rd Mate on Circassia that trip. The old man was 'Bomber' Harris. Can't remember the rest of them but might have included Bobby Langmuir. The trip was Bombay, Karachi, Aden, Suez Canal then to Liverpool Liver Building landing stage (I think). Long time ago. Glad to see our feeding kept you alive and made you flourish.

All the best!

benjidog
2nd June 2008, 23:23
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.

Regards,

Brian

Medic
8th September 2008, 16:33
Always remember that the breakfast meal had onion soup at the bottom of the menu.never quite figured that out !!
Peter Kiddell


I was Ship's Surgeon on RMS Circassia July-September 1963, filling in for the regular and while I was between hospital posts as a young doctor.
I've always remembered the onion soup on the breakfast menu and often mentioned it to people. The head chef on my voyage........No 84 I think, was a Dutch man. He said that the onion soup was there because it was the best cure for a hangover !
That was where I discovered that a measure of Scotch was 'up to the flag' in the tumbler.................

agandhi
20th October 2015, 01:39
Hey there, thanks for all your replies. It's been a while since I last logged in. Still hoping someone has more information about the trip and thinks.

Thank again..

lulu Murphy
13th May 2016, 17:13
I was christened on board RMS Circassia on 25 March 1956, when I was just a few months old, en route to Liverpool from Bombay. I had no idea until recently that I had ever been Christened but I recently found the documents among my late mother's papers. I am now trying to locate Lat 13.34 N / Long 48.30 E - this is what is entered in the "place of Christening" section of my baptism certificate.
My mother and I made the journey many times subsequently, once on the Caledonia, and the later journeys I recall very well. I'll try to get some old photographs scanned.
Lulu

Ron Stringer
13th May 2016, 19:28
I am now trying to locate Lat 13.34 N / Long 48.30 E - this is what is entered in the "place of Christening" section of my baptism certificate.

That would appear to be in the Gulf of Aden, close to the coast of Yemen and just south of Bir Ali.

lulu Murphy
14th May 2016, 15:31
Thanks, Ron. That's good to know.

I recall being in a club in Aden and having to crouch under tables, as bombs were going off! I was very young at the time but it's still a vivid memory.

Brian Macfarland
22nd June 2016, 13:23
My family emigrated to UK on the RMS Circassia, Bombay to Liverpool in October 1961 when I was 14. I'm writing a book on Anglo-Indians and am interested in any info on the ship - length, number of passengers and crew, or indeed any memories that add to my own like watching open air movies from the promenade deck on a screen unfurled from one of the docking masts. I still have the Gala Dinner menu dated 8th November, 1961, autographed on the blank back page by fellow passengers.

Pompeyfan
22nd June 2016, 17:21
Brian

On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard.

billyboy
22nd June 2016, 23:14
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