Chandpara - Ships Nostalgia
19:08

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Chandpara

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 3rd January 2011, 01:36
Rob Crossland Rob Crossland is offline  
Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1966 - 1969
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Chandpara

Hi Guys.

Any one out there served on the Chandpara, other than Mike Piercy and myself, 1967/1968. Chief Officer at the time was Cliff Willoughby and Master (phonetically) "Hansaleski" or something similar.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 3rd January 2011, 06:40
John Briggs's Avatar
Forever a Seaman
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1956 - 1973
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
My location
Posts: 7,711
Hi Rob,

I was second and third mate on Chandpara from 22/1/62 to 4/5/64.
__________________
JB
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.

Last edited by John Briggs : 3rd January 2011 at 19:53. Reason: factual correction
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 3rd January 2011, 16:49
Pilot mac Pilot mac is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 722
not on Chandpara but sailed with Cliff Willoughby and Chedzelewski (never looked like Hansaleski to me either)

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4th January 2011, 23:23
Rob Crossland Rob Crossland is offline  
Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1966 - 1969
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Briggs View Post
Hi Rob,

I was second and third mate on Chandpara from 22/1/62 to 4/5/64.

Bit before my time I am afraid but you are more than welcome. I think I grew up on the Chandpara (17ish) and I think Cliff taught me all I knew (forgotten a lot) about navigation and being a deck officer. Seamanship came from the Chindwara and Chandtala! not sure what I learnt on the Chanda other, perhaps, to value others. I have to admit that for all her faults the Chandpara was the happiest ship I served on plus she was built/launched the same year as me.
Since leaving the BI (survived the car crash in Brisbane which cost the life of Pete Pederson who I served with, briefly, on the Bulimba) I have been involved in Management Training. I retire (early retirement scheme) on 28th February. I am a notoriously poor correspondent but hope to have the occasional natter with you.

Best wishes for 2011

Rob (Bob) Crossland
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4th January 2011, 23:32
Rob Crossland Rob Crossland is offline  
Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1966 - 1969
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pilot mac View Post
not on Chandpara but sailed with Cliff Willoughby and Chedzelewski (never looked like Hansaleski to me either)

Dave
Hi Dave,

Sorry should have checked spelling, went phonetically from memory. I do have the correct version somewhere in my letters home (returned to me by my mother) and of course it is in the "BI News" Staff listings. Chedzelewski is, of course, the correct version. Many thanks for your welcome and I hope to swap memories with you on life in the BI in the future.

Rob (Bob) Crossland
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14th September 2011, 08:43
PRES PRES is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10
Was involved doing the shoreside fit-out for this trip to the Gulf - 1961 I think.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CHANDPARA.jpg (64.3 KB, 43 views)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14th September 2011, 13:24
John Briggs's Avatar
Forever a Seaman
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1956 - 1973
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
My location
Posts: 7,711
Hi PRES,

It was 1962 and you did a good job.
Don't remember any exhibitions giving us trouble.
__________________
JB
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17th September 2011, 23:18
Rob Crossland Rob Crossland is offline  
Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1966 - 1969
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Hi Pres,
Thanks for the photo of the Chandpara. 1st I have found on the WWW! Most seem to be a photo of a "C" class passing as any - just the odd alteration on the photo (Flag disappears etc).
Sailed on the last "Ocean Village" cruise (joint last two) in the Med last October - most of the crew had already switched off. I hope God helped those going on to Singapore. Booked onto a PandO Cruise (Ventura) to the Canaries this coming April - do I dare say I am ex BI?

Regards,

Rob crossland
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18th September 2011, 02:37
John Briggs's Avatar
Forever a Seaman
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1956 - 1973
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
My location
Posts: 7,711
Hi Rob,

Here are a couple more photos of Chandpara.

Best wishes,
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Chandpara Adelaide (SN).jpg (13.3 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg Chandpara 2 (SN).jpg (17.8 KB, 34 views)
__________________
JB
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 6th October 2011, 23:39
Rob Crossland Rob Crossland is offline  
Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1966 - 1969
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Chandpara

Belated thanks for the photos John, much appreciated.

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 7th October 2011, 07:14
John Briggs's Avatar
Forever a Seaman
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1956 - 1973
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
My location
Posts: 7,711
No problems Rob!
__________________
JB
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Search the net with ask.com
Support SN
Ask.com and get


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.