Sailed on the Caledonia in 1964 - Ships Nostalgia
09:05

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Sailed on the Caledonia in 1964

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 6th May 2018, 06:45
PamelaR PamelaR is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 2
Sailed on the Caledonia in 1964

Hi Im a first time user. My interest is in the ships Caledonia and Circassia. I sailed on the Caledonia in 1964 about July/August to Bombay from Liverpool. I was looking for the actual dates of sailing. I also returned from Bombay around February/March 1966 on the Circassia. I travelled as a teenager with my mum, sister and brother. Id appreciate actual dates of sailing.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6th May 2018, 16:15
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,923
Hi, Pam,

Sailing dates for Caledonia to Bombay in 1964 appear to have been Saturday 6th June and Saturday 5th September, which I hope might help you. These dates are taken from my father's log books; and it is possible that I have misinterpreted his extreme heiroglyphics, but they are the only dates which fit with all other known information. He served as pilot for Anchor Line at Liverpool at the time.

Am sorry that I have no information for 1966 as by that time the passenger service to Bombay was on its last legs and my Dad had moved to Shaw Savill. Possibly you had Circassia's last voyage of all, homeward bound, but that is nothing more than an informed guess and doesn't identify any date for you.

I'm sure that other brighter sparks here in SN will be able to help you. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th May 2018, 17:45
PamelaR PamelaR is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 2
Thanks Barrie for your quick reply. My sister said 4th September which would tie in with 5th September sailing. She also said we returned around 26/28 January getting back to Britain about 20th Feb.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7th May 2018, 00:15
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,923
Hi, Pam,

This is a longshot, with a suggestion that our paths might actually have crossed.

In the mid 1960s (quite possibly 20th Feb 1966) as the passenger service to Bombay was winding down and my Dad had already transported himself to pastures new, I joined either Cilicia, Circassia or Caledonia as a 23-year old apprentice pilot inward bound at Point Lynas, together with Pilot DH Williams. Precisely which of the three ships it was, I cannot now recall and, sadly, have no precise record; but one recollection which is certain is that Captain Angus Colqhoun was in command. He had known me from early childhood and, as we steamed up the Mersey in that early morning, I recall vividly that Mandy Miller's Nellie the Elephant was played over the loudspeaker system as it had been - frequently - during the Anchor Line of my childhood. It was a magical experience for me - transcending all professionalism!

I can only hope that your experiences of Anchor Line were as happy and as proper as were mine! The combination of high professional standards and natural personal charm was a unique thing which I never did experience anywhere else. For me, it was a delight to be aboard any Anchor Line ship.

Best wishes,

Barrie Youde
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7th May 2018, 08:14
Greenock1 Greenock1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
Suggest you visit www.shipsoftheclyde.com which seem to specialise in arrivals and sailings of ships. They may be able to help
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 7th May 2018, 09:40
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,923
Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 7th May 2018, 14:57
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,923
With thanks to Greenock1, it becomes clear that Circassia arrived at Liverpool from Bombay on 15th March 1966 for the final time. On reaching the Clyde later that month she was withdrawn from service and put up for sale. A sad day.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17th May 2018, 07:06
billyboy's Avatar
billyboy billyboy is offline  
Bilge Rat
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1963
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
My location
Posts: 36,005
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caledonia Ednamay Say Hello 6 17th April 2014 12:11
Caledonia/ Old Caledonia Fairfield Wrecks 3 30th July 2005 14:44
Ps Caledonia julian anstis Wrecks 3 28th April 2005 12:26
Caledonia Fairfield Passenger Liners 0 5th May 2004 18:46



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.