Originally Posted by Pat Kennedy
They did however have well deck facilities on some of the "A" class and I have heard tales of them praying, cooking and washing on the foredeck on the Cyclops, for example.
But I never saw it first hand as there were no Hajis on board when I sailed in the Cyclops.
Quoting from Duncan and Hawes Blue Funnel LIne.
The first vessel of the Mark A2 class of six ships which were built with tween deck accommodation The lifeboats were all doubled up for Far East pilgrims to Jeddah. They had a wood clad main deck port holes and extra ventilators in addition to sanitary and kitchen areas.
The lifeboats of this class were all doubled one atop the other.
I have no direct experience of this though I did go aboard the Tyndareus during one of her lay overs in Singapore and saw the set up there.