I did three trips KGV to japan and back '63, all passenger accomodation first class,lovely ship.CHITRAL ('56/13821) berthed in the King George V Dock, London on the 27th July 1969.
Built as JADOTVILLE for Compagnie Maritime Belge. Sold to P&O in '61 and renamed CHITRAL. Scrapped in '76.
I did three trips KGV to japan and back '63, all passenger accomodation first class,lovely ship.
I was a bell boy on the Cathay and a PRS on the Chitral from '63-65. Randall was the captain. Do you have any memories of him? Was his first name George? What was his reputation as a skipper? We went through some typhoons with him! Do you have any stories about him you can share? Last, did the Chitral have radar? If so - how good was it to pick up storms? Am writing a memoir and am looking for information from the deck crew perspective.Cathay & Chitral
I was cadet and then later 3rd Mate on these ships they were absolutely beautiful and a pleasure to Salem. Had a wonderful time!