BI voyage cards

Banni
31st October 2013, 22:18
Following a visit to the archive centre in London I have managed to source voyage cards for BI ships my father, Ralph Bannister, sailed on. The following is a list of voyage cards I have and I am willing to share them with any members that are interested. Please PM me and I will either send you the scan or type out the relevant dates you are interested in.

Madura 02/01/1947 to 21/11/1948
Rajula 02/06/1948 to 01/05/1948
Varela 14/03/1948 to 08/07/1949
Itaura 06/05/1947 to 30/12/1950

John Briggs
1st November 2013, 00:34
What is a voyage card please?

Ron Stringer
1st November 2013, 08:59
What is a voyage card please?

Have a look at the SN Directory here, https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Nautical_Websites
and scroll down the page to "City of London Libraries: Guildhall Library". Click on the link to Lloyd's Voyage Record Cards and there is a comprehensive guide, with contact information.

Banni
1st November 2013, 09:23
The voyage cards are basically where and when a ship was, what port they were in on a date. The ones I have listed for example outline when a ship arrives in a port and departs from there, the ships listed were mostly in India and Australia

John Briggs
1st November 2013, 12:47
Thanks very much Ron and Banni for the information.

ben27
4th November 2013, 00:49
good day banni.sm,1stnov 2013.09:18.re:b.i.voyage cards.an interesting post.how far back does this system go?thanks for posting regards ben27

Banni
4th November 2013, 17:09
I am sorry I can't tell you that, I went to the city of london archive centre, but contacted them before I went with a list of ships and dates I wanted voyage records for and they had them for me when I went there, I then photocopied them. there is a cost for the photocopier, 20p or 10p, so if you have a lot to do take a pile of change. I am not sure if they are available online.

Ron Stringer
4th November 2013, 17:49
good day banni.sm,1stnov 2013.09:18.re:b.i.voyage cards.an interesting post.how far back does this system go?thanks for posting regards ben27

The records run from 1927 to c1975 http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/collections/Documents/Marine%20History/voyage-record-cards.pdf

Banni
4th November 2013, 18:22
I tried for 1975 onwards and was shown endless reams of microfice(?), and left to go through old Lloyds lists page by page. Didn't last long and went home!!

ben27
5th November 2013, 01:11
good day ron stringer.sm.today.03:49.re:bi voyage cards.thank you for your reply.and information of bi cards.regards ben27