I'm finishing up a book on US-Saudi relations in the 1970s and have a question for anyone who visited Jeddah in those years.
I've read many stories about the chaos at the Jeddah port around 1974-75. The Saudi economic boom meant that the demand for imports was so great that ships...
Photo: 26 May 1996 :Portsmouth Dockyard
One of three MCMV delivered to Saudia Arabia, based on the UK Sandown class and built by Vospers.
She was Launched : 15/May/1991 and in service 8/Feb/1993 , but did not leave for Saudia Arabia until the 1/Dec/1996.
A second batch of three vessels were...