S.a. Vaal

Robert
4th July 2005, 20:45
Passenger Liner In Cape Town Docks. Photo Is Taken From A Postcards , Which Were Sent To Me By My Brother. He Was Serving On The Windsor Castle At The Time. Around About 1968-69.

malaika
19th February 2006, 13:48
Has your brother been on or worked on as staff on the SA Vaal? I did the voyage from Durban South africa for the first time I Think 1968/9 cant remember which year it was exactly as I was still a child I have been on many trips to the uk and back. after that I also did a trip on the Edinburgh castle..

R58484956
19th February 2006, 14:50
Welcome Malaika to the site enjoy it and all it has to offer.

malaika
23rd February 2006, 18:41
Welcome Malaika to the site enjoy it and all it has to offer.
Does anyone have old pictures of the SA Vaal? from a past trip perhaps? like the crossing of the line and other on board activities? My First trip on the Vaal was in 1968 I was a mere child then.. my last trip I think was in 1972/3 (H) any pics would be most welcomed.. thank you.. Malaika (Applause)

WDM
28th February 2006, 21:38
Have posted a scanned pic of SA VAAL from my collection today for you. WDM

ruud
17th May 2006, 06:20
Ahoy Malaika,
Here a lovely shot of her taken by Ian Shiffmann in 1977 off Cape Town.
S.A.Vaal1966 ex Transvaal Castle1961
I.Shiffman & L.M.Correia collection [Postcards]

dearev
5th January 2009, 23:31
Wondeful liner. I'm attaching two pics from the deckplan. :sweat:

tony cripps52
17th August 2015, 13:47
Hello all,
I sailed on the Vaal from dec 70 till nov 73, I am in the process of scanning old slides and photos of my time at sea so no doubt I will come across some shots.

Old Se Dog
9th September 2018, 03:54
Does anyone have old pictures of the SA Vaal? from a past trip perhaps? like the crossing of the line and other on board activities? My First trip on the Vaal was in 1968 I was a mere child then.. my last trip I think was in 1972/3 (H) any pics would be most welcomed.. thank you.. Malaika (Applause)

two classic pictures of te sa vaal - first is her final voyage from capetown - the other is a postcard issue

tony cripps52
10th September 2018, 13:35
Hello Malaika,
Hope all is well with you.I sailed on the SA Vaal for 20 trips ( according to my discharge book, did not realise I was on there for so many trips) from December 1970 till october 1973 my last 4 trips were as the chief purser and chief engineers steward. I then did 8 trips on the Orange before leaving the merchant navy in march 1975.
Sorry to say that I have no photos of any of the activities that went on but have managed to collect some photos of the vaal along the way. Mostly from pictures posted and some of my own, have attached a couple. I have good memories of my time on the vaal and the places we stopped at.
take care and best wishes
tony

Old Se Dog
11th October 2018, 14:52
Does anyone have old pictures of the SA Vaal? from a past trip perhaps? like the crossing of the line and other on board activities? My First trip on the Vaal was in 1968 I was a mere child then.. my last trip I think was in 1972/3 (H) any pics would be most welcomed.. thank you.. Malaika (Applause)

i dug out a few pictures from the archives