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Forum: British India Line 22nd December 2017, 07:19
Replies: 4
Views: 2,527
Posted By tom e kelso
No such ship name in Ship Index of Laxon &...

No such ship name in Ship Index of Laxon & Perry's definitive BI Fleet History. The image to me looks slightly familiar as a Pilot Vessel and certainly not any ex-BI vessel..
Forum: British India Line 8th September 2016, 16:49
Replies: 43
Views: 16,139
Posted By tom e kelso
Keith, I well remember, Neil, when he looked...

Keith,
I well remember, Neil, when he looked after the BI's import side at 19/21 RAD.
Sadly, I am almost certain hearing that he had "crossed the bar" quite a number of years ago.
Regards
Forum: British India Line 11th July 2015, 23:28
Replies: 4
Views: 4,389
Posted By tom e kelso
To be rather pedantic, the tag "Ship & Travel BI"...

To be rather pedantic, the tag "Ship & Travel BI" was seldom,if ever, used on BI souvenir items sold on our passenger ships, but was used on a number of items which varied over the years as...
Forum: Ship Research 14th December 2013, 00:31
Replies: 50
Views: 23,411
Posted By tom e kelso
Hi, Terry As it happens, almost certainly I was...

Hi, Terry
As it happens, almost certainly I was on the same voyage as you, since that was the only time I visited Swansea as a port. It was a "junior pupil cruise" i.e. 9-11 year olds, Two names you...
Forum: Ship Research 13th December 2013, 23:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By tom e kelso
After Easter, if you care to make a day trip to...

After Easter, if you care to make a day trip to the Isle of Arran,(via Ardrossan, dep. daily 0945 et al) a visit to the Heritage Museum in Brodick will lead to considerable information regarding...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2013, 22:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,932
Posted By tom e kelso
Many thanks for these responses and my apologies...

Many thanks for these responses and my apologies for belated reply.

Tom
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 25th December 2012, 01:24
Replies: 33
Views: 7,295
Posted By tom e kelso
Most of my Shatt el Arab memories go back to...

Most of my Shatt el Arab memories go back to 1947/48 (DWARKA) ..monthly service from Bombay. 3/4 days turnround at Maquil wharf, Basrah..local (British?) club-swimming pool, nightly film show,...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 25th December 2012, 00:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By tom e kelso
A belated answer : The recently issued P&O...

A belated answer : The recently issued P&O Cruises 2013 calendar includes a fine "atmospheric" photo of ARCADIA(?) inward bound taken from the esplanade upstream from the Vasco de Gama memorial
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 25th December 2012, 00:17
Replies: 16
Views: 4,403
Posted By tom e kelso
I imagine the Scandinavian "trade" you mention,...

I imagine the Scandinavian "trade" you mention, probably involved the import of timber pit-props for the Ayrshire coal-mines, and railway sleeprs. My late father, an Arranach schoolboy then attending...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st December 2012, 22:33
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By tom e kelso
Marseilles port - Wind deflector

As well as occasional previous calls, from 1978 to 1982, from October to April, my ship berthed at Mole Cap Janet in Marseilles port, every fortnight, during a time charter to the Israeli...
Forum: Ship Research 28th November 2012, 23:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By tom e kelso
If your assumption is correct regarding the...

If your assumption is correct regarding the probability that the onward passage was with BI (and I don't think calls at Mozambique (town/island) were regular calls for either Union Castle or Clan),...
Forum: British India Line 14th August 2012, 22:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By tom e kelso
Not very relevant to the query, since I never...

Not very relevant to the query, since I never sailed on these well-thought of vessels, but just posting my salaams to Peter F.

Tom
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2012, 08:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By tom e kelso
Bhadra

(conclusion)
She suffered from various minor groundings which were the lot of vessels trading in the restricted waters of the Mergui Archipelago, including ones on the Pakchan River in October...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2012, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By tom e kelso
Bhadra

Following from Laxon & Perry's BI fleet history:

BHADRA (1901-19)
O>N> 108172, 599grt,243nrt,590dwt, 195.0x32.0x11.5 draft 9.6ft
Twin screw, 2 x T3-cyl by Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock, 1000 ihp...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd May 2012, 08:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By tom e kelso
NEVASA Voyage 20 ex-Greenock June 1966

Thanks, Ray,

The voyage in question was an "open" voyage with youngsters from various parts of Scotland, and north of England, from local authorities who did not take a whole, or part charter e.g...
Forum: Ship Research 21st May 2012, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By tom e kelso
NEVASA Voyage 20 ex-Greenock June 1966

A chap living nearby sailed as a school boy on this Atlantic Isles cruise. As a pupil of Hutcheson's Grammar ("Hutchie"), Glasgow, he is keen to know what other school travelled on that particular...
Forum: Ship Research 17th April 2012, 22:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By tom e kelso
I should have mentioned that the "absentees" had...

I should have mentioned that the "absentees" had all claimed that they had been to the launch of the QM at Clydebank !
Forum: Ship Research 17th April 2012, 22:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By tom e kelso
Referring to the QE2 launch, my late father who...

Referring to the QE2 launch, my late father who at the time was a Secondary School master in a pretty "deprived" shipbuilding area of Glasgow referred to a substantial class absence on the day that...
Forum: British India Line 10th April 2012, 20:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By tom e kelso
Stone colour! (the black painted boats which were...

Stone colour! (the black painted boats which were phased out in 1949, had a white rubbing strake with a chocolate coloured gunwale)

Tom
Forum: British India Line 16th March 2012, 20:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,213
Posted By tom e kelso
A bit late in the day with this contribution. As...

A bit late in the day with this contribution. As a generalisation, up until sometime in the 1950's the heads of the Catering staff on BI ships, other than KENYA, UGANDA, and the troopships, were...
Forum: British India Line 16th March 2012, 19:33
Replies: 5
Views: 4,638
Posted By tom e kelso
Hi, Bob, From your query I rather gather that...

Hi, Bob,
From your query I rather gather that you are completing yet another BI model!
Never was aboard this ship but saw her often in East African ports. A very popular appointment, particularly...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 00:13
Replies: 4,191
Views: 786,399
Posted By tom e kelso
B/R BBC News this evening mentioned that Costa...

B/R
BBC News this evening mentioned that Costa Lines had confirmed that the "Moldavian lady" was indeed on the passenger list.

As for stowaway checks, while I don't know about Italian cruise...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th January 2012, 23:44
Replies: 122
Views: 20,307
Posted By tom e kelso
International Marine Charity Organisations ...

International Marine Charity Organisations

While I would hope to be the last to denigrate the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, I would challenge John Green's figures as quoted.The implication...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2012, 21:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By tom e kelso
Re the Ayrshire's stranding, if you Google...

Re the Ayrshire's stranding, if you Google "Ayrshire" + "Aground" you will get a very interesting account of the whole episode from one of the officers then aboard.
Forum: Ship Research 4th January 2012, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 3,364
Posted By tom e kelso
KENYA (1951) on her London/East Africa run...

KENYA (1951) on her London/East Africa run regularly met up with CASTEL FELICE (formerly KENYA,1930) , bound to or from Oz, in the Red Sea, in the 1960's and "flag courtesies" were always exchanged....
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