Yesterday I stood watching this singularly lovely island (20 x 30 mi.) as we approached and anchored off the shore of Port Louis 1 ½ mi. Spectacular sunset. There was a long barge tied to foot of companion ladder & all evening it was solidly lined with crew & tourist men fishing. Big catch. Clea
Colony Class cruiser taken in 1943. She came from Swan Hunter in 1940 and spent a lot of her War Service in the Mediterranean.
She was scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1965. I can remember seeing her remnants.
The Mauritius was spotted in Mauritius in 1986, she was apparently owned by Rogers and Co, and may not have been in service when I saw her as she was supposedly replaced by MV Mauritius Pride. As far as I recall she was used for inter-island passenger travel as well as doing cargo runs between the