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Old 13th February 2006, 11:59
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Hi guys. Does anybody have any photos of Chakla? There is lots of stuff about the built for BI shoips, but little about Jelunga and Chakla?

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Old 13th February 2006, 12:23
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Hello Keith.

Here is a photo of the CHAKLA:
http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/...ia2/chakla.jpg

Accompanying the photo is detailed information on the ships of the C-class of BI:
http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/Cclass.html

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Old 13th February 2006, 12:31
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Old 13th February 2006, 13:28
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Thanks for this. I have some others which I will post in time. My spelling doesn't seem too hot does it?

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Old 13th February 2006, 16:08
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Keith,
Chakla was not built for BI and she was not one of the standard BI C class, I think she was built for Ropners originally.
The Jelunga was built for the New Zealand Shjipping Co/Federal and later aquired by BI. I am not sure about former names, but I'm sure someone here will know!

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Old 13th February 2006, 16:15
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Chakla

Yes, I think her earlier name was Swiftpool. But she certainly was not swift when I was on her in the early 70's.

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Old 13th February 2006, 16:15
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Chakla built as Swiftpool for Pool Shipping (Ropners) 1954, Jelunga buiult as Middlesex for Federal Steam Navigation Co. Try BI ship.com for any other info.

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What do you need to know about the Jelunga? She was the first ship I went deep sea on - some good memories from Australia on her.
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Old 16th February 2006, 09:58
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Thanks James. You must be the same James on the BI Ships Group and Engineers section secretary thingy?

Jelunga was my first ship in BI, joined at Newcastle and left at KG V dry dock in London. Not enough lifeboat capacity I was told. Pity, I found her quite interesting with the engine configuration and the magnetic clutches. This must have been 1971 approx. Will check my discharge book and notes.
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Old 6th March 2006, 11:58
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Were you a B.I. Engineer?
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Old 7th March 2006, 14:04
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Hello to all.

Here is a colour photo of the CHAKLA, posted at Riversea:
http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/memories/chakla1954.htm

Best regards from Lisbon,
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Hello to all.

Here is a colour photo of the CHAKLA, posted at Riversea:
http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/memories/chakla1954.htm

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre
A fine photograph of a vessel in which I sailed as 2nd Mate for 12 months.

A crank case explosion off Cape Guardafui is one of my memories.

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