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Old 9th May 2010, 00:49
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Markhor

Having happy memories of my time as an engineer on the old Markhor (1929 build), I wonder can anyone tell me what is or was a "markhor"?
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Old 9th May 2010, 01:05
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For you Roy............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markhor
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Old 9th May 2010, 01:06
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There is a site which lists all the Brock names.........

i will try to locate it and post here.

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Old 9th May 2010, 09:26
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I find it strange Roy that I noted the fleets names and meanings when I was on the Matra in 63,a total of 28 names but oddly the Markhor doesn't appear on it. Must have queried it but alas no record.Perhaps Sparkie will come with something.Someone will know! Cheers Donald.
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Old 9th May 2010, 12:14
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There was a picture of a Markhor goat in the cross alleyway on the Captains deck on the last Markhor.

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Old 9th May 2010, 19:34
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This is my take on the Brocklebank fleet names.

Deriviation of Brocklebank Line Ships Names

Name Origins from Brocklebank lists (Extra Meanings/Origins from research )

MACHARDA Town in Kathiawar district, Bombay State. ( District in Jamnagar. Also (possible) Garden )
MADULSIMA Tea Plantation, Ceylon
MAGADAPUR Town in State of Uttar Pradesh. ( Village near Sitapur in State of Uttar Pradesh )
MAHANADA River in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, India, often spelt "Mahanadi". ( Inhabitants of Mahanadi River district )
MAHOUT Elephant attendant
MAHRATTA ( Confederacy of rulers backed by France - routed by British in Mahratta wars )
MAHRONDA A Post Office near Allahabad, India
MAHSEER Large Indian river fish . ( Indian river fish of Carp family )
MAHSUD A tribe from Waziristan, West Pakistan. ( Tribal peoples from Pakistan-Afghanistan border )
MAIDAN Park or open space in Calcutta - ( pronounced My-Dan )
MAIHAR Town in Madhya Pradesh State. ( District near Jodpur )
MAIMYO ( Town in Nicobar - Andaman Islands )
MAIPURA River in Orissa, India
MAKALLA A port in Eastern Aden Protectorate, sometimes spelt "Mukalla". ( South Yemeni port, Arabian peninsular )
MAKRANA Town in Rajasthan, N. W. India. ( Village in State of Jodpur, also Mountain Sheep )
MALABAR Coastal district of S. W. India
MALAKAND Fort and mountain pass, N. W. Frontier, West Pakistan. ( One of Churchill's battle honours )
MALAKUTA ( Old province in southern India )
MALANCHA River in East Pakistan. ( Town north of Calcutta. Famous temple )
MALIA ( Town in Gujarat on Gulf of Kutch )
MANAAR Gulf between India and Ceylon
MANDAGALA Mountain in South Ceylon
MANDASOR Town in Madhya Pradesh, India
MANGALORE ( Coast town in SW India )
MANGLA River in East Pakistan. ( Mungla Creek in Pussur River. Also Dam - water storage in Hindustan State. )
MANIPUR State in NE India. ( A little used Indian language )
MARKHOR Wild Himalayan goat
MARTAND Ruined town in Kashmir. ( Temple in Kashmir )
MASIRAH Island off coast of Oman, Arabia. (Village in River Satara District )
MASKELIYA Tea growing valley, Ceylon
MATHERAN Hill station in Kolaba district, Bombay State
MATRA Town near Delhi, India, usually spelt "Muttra". ( Indian music with rhythm. Also River )
MATHURA District in Uttar Pradesh, India. ( City in State of Uttar Pradesh )
MATURATA Tea Plantation, Ceylon
MAWANA Town in State of Uttar Pradesh, India ( Town NE of Delhi )
MAWARRI Hindu community with great interests in trade. ( A rich caste of money lenders from the Madras district.) (Region near Rajalstan, and language )
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Old 9th May 2010, 22:00
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Im sure that is the list i was referring to.
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Im sure that is the list i was referring to.
Michael James and I corresponded at length on this list, he had also done research. I googled and did other searches to fill gaps, and used what Brocklebank lists as were offered. But I can not find one which refers to 'Mawana' (and there were others) as a 'a post office district in ****** state or region' as did the text on the cardboard back of Brocklebanks jotter pads - - - and how I have kicked myself for not keeping a couple.

And thanks to Sparkie 2182 for the link, I knew Markhor was a goat but, wow, that is some goat
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Old 10th May 2010, 00:10
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Welcome Hugh.
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Old 12th May 2010, 14:00
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thankyou all for the info
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Took last Markhor to hand over - Rotterdam i think - we came back from a last trip round the red sea and discharged a mediocre cargo round the land. The picture you refer to was a company heirloom and was nicked prior to arrival in Rotterdam. Chief suspect was the 2nd Mate but it was never found. Probably removed on last UK port but no one noticed as so much going on and we had a huge work list for the handover.
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