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Old 4th December 2006, 21:54
Nigel Wing Nigel Wing is offline  
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Lightbulb Gambhira.

I have performed searches on many occasions, but am unable to find any pics of mv Gambhira. If anyone out there can help it would be much appreciated. She was Spanish built I believe, no one wanted to sail on her, but I must admit, I look back and have good memories of my time aboard, or is it only that we remember just the best parts.

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Old 4th December 2006, 23:16
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the Gambhira. was bought by Havtor Ship Management about 1987 and renamed Havpil. it might be in an archive somewhere for ships damaged in the Iran/Iraq war.
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Old 4th December 2006, 23:33
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if all else fails, and you are prepared to pay, fotoflite advertise 2 images of Gambhira for sale-- but they ain't cheap!

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Old 5th December 2006, 04:09
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Hi Nigel,
I supervised this ship in drydock in Curacao (Caribbean) in July 1976.
I took a lot of photos but am afraid I do not have these any more.
Yet I found some photos of the officers when some of them went a bit silly during a party on board.
In case you were one of them, then let me know as I have few more photos.
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Old 5th December 2006, 04:50
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Nigel,

I have a some I think but need to scan them. I'll see what I can do. Just the thought of her makes me shiver!
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Old 5th December 2006, 09:58
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That bad?
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Old 5th December 2006, 22:43
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Worse, still have the amonia scars on my legs!
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Old 5th December 2006, 23:18
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Yeck
Were you on when it was detained in the US?
Coincidentally a friend of mine was telling me about the ship recently.
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Old 6th December 2006, 23:20
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No mate, I was not.
I was on during a 3 week docking which turned in to 6 weeks. They just kept cutting and cutting - jezz there was some rotten ballast tank plating in her. was a bit of a worry to see actually, especially when we had regularly pressing tanks. Long before the day of ballast tank coatings!
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Old 6th December 2006, 23:55
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I was telling my friend about this thread, maybe he'll wander in and post.

He put some hard time in there as well.
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Old 16th December 2006, 22:37
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Thanks for all the help. I will contact Fotoflite for the images.

Jan. good pictures of the party in the wardroom, I was not aboard on that occasion. I sailed on Gambhira during 1983. Kuwait - Indian Coast - Singapore drydock. with Dox.

Can you name any of the party people.

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Old 17th December 2006, 00:31
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Nigel,
Have no ideas about names, it's a long time ago.
The lady with the yellow top is the wife of one of the officers.
Then on the couch, the dark lady is(was) my secretary and there was another lady from work as well but not on the photo and the white lady is my wife.
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Old 18th December 2006, 01:19
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Nigel,
The docking I did on Gambhira was Novemebr 82 - early 83. I left her late December 82. Can't recall many of the guy's names. Cargo engineer nearly died in the cargo comp room - he also had a drink problem and locked himself in to his cabin.
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Old 18th December 2006, 19:54
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My discharge book has these dates for signing on and paying off Gambhira.
Joined Shuaiba, 30/9/82. payed off Cochin, 27/1/83.
Yes there were some characters on board, I can recall most of the names.
My rank, Electrician.

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Old 18th December 2006, 23:36
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Nigel,

I'll check my Discharge book and revert - working on my memory which has been known to be suspect!
Checked by book - I joined in RAK 25.8.82 and paid off in Singapore 18.12.82. We must have sailed together?

Let me know which names you can recall.
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I joined Bombay 3/8/82 - left 13/11/82 Cochin.
It was a Sparkies nightmare. My cabin was built in to the side of the funnel casing - excellent to keep you warm in the Atlantic. Sweltering in India!
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Old 17th April 2007, 00:00
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Endure, you must have been on Gambhira same time as me?? Are you Irish by any chance?? You must have left before we departed for Singapore and dry docking??
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Old 17th April 2007, 21:57
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Endure, I remember, not only was the R/O's cabin next to the the funnel casing, but the emergency and Radio batteries were actually inside the funnel, hell of a job to maintain these.
Like Dox, if your dates of sailing on Gambhira are correct, we also sailed there together, the Captains were Roger Boyden followed by Andy Smeaton during my trip.
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Old 18th April 2007, 00:21
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Got a couple of pics of Gambhira in dock during the that time. I'll try and scan them tonight.
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Nigel,
I have posted them for what they are worth. The Sparky - Endure was his name Eugene??
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No, I'm Richard Phillips. Roger Boyden rings a bell.
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Richard,

Have you got your dates correct for Gambhira - for the life of me I can't remember you - not that, that means much these days!
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Richard,

Have you got your dates correct for Gambhira - for the life of me I can't remember you - not that, that means much these days!
Yes, the dates are straight from my Discharge Book - one of the few mementos that I have left from my marine wanderings...
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Endure,
can you remember who relieved you?? I have a mental blank!! I was there at that time but can't remember you.
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Old 5th June 2007, 21:42
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Gambhira

Hey up
I was on Gambhira - Nick Ingle was the old man. John Major was second. Dick Tanguy was the mate.
Did a lot of medy work carrying horrible cargoes!. The ship was so cockroach infested that we had to put beer mats on top of our glasses.
When we went to India (Cochin/Bombay run) we had tee shirts printed with "Gambhira Survivors Club" on them

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