Richard De Larrinaga on the way to Beaumont, Texas March 1967, to load bagged flour for Port Sudan. Don`t know if any of these vessels are still there, I suspect they have been broken up some time ago. Sorry about the poor quality of the film
Calcutta Dec. 1966. Changing from Larry`s 3 yellow & 2 red bands on black stack to Greek Elliniki (Hellenic) Lines colours for charter voyage to USA Eastern Seaboard, via India, Yemen, Eritrea, & Suez.
1967 just passed the Navy Shipyard on the port quarter. Does anyone know the names of these two bridges, do they have names? It looks as though an old flat-top is in the Navy Yard but I don`t have a clue now which one it was. Do seem to recall there were some interesting laid up craft though.
1967 Kobe harbour from one of the ship-yards. With magnifying glass can make out from left to right, Mess. Maritime V class, (in way of mast), W class ? BI, Victory ship unknown, K line, NYK Line,it gets too obscure from there on apart from a Horn Line vessel.
Drydock Kobe 1967. This pic again for Robin, it wasn`t our imagination this is proof positive of our grounding coming out of Beaumont Texas 1966. Think we had a black out & lost steerage way, bounced off the bank, & dropped both `hooks` to pull us up quick-sticks; but we survived for another...
Dry dock Kobe 1967, 12 year special survey. This pic for Robin Wendleman in Australia, it wasn`t your imagination this is the rascal we sailed on all those years ago. If it hadn`t been for the portals of SN we more than likely would never have made contact again.