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Andy.I joined this group on the 6th April 05 under the synonym,jb002c2894 and logged on to your jpg Queen Elizabeth,Ishould have said Hello from JimB then posed my Question,Re Propulsion Pods on the QM2, Did you sail with British India Nav co Ltd,
I sailed out on the AMRA in 1946, came back on the Aronda, did not stay long, in Hindsight my mistake,have regretted it ever since.
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I sailed on the Nevasa/GPQV as 3rd sparks , Master was Captain Reggie Bond and his parrot, on her maiden voyage bound for Singapore but due the sudden closure of the Suez canal we only went as far a Famagusta.
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Old postcard which could be bought in every newsagent/s and card/souvenir shop on the South Coast between Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight showing her in troopship colours which I preferred also.
 

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NEVASA school cruise

This pic taken by me aged 13 alongside at Lisbon circa june 67.
the ship sailed from Sunderland for Corunna,Tangier,Lisbon,and Zeebrugge.thence back to Sunderland, I wished to go to sea ,my Mother sent me on the cruise to see if id like it!!!
 

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NEVASA school cruise

Ronnie R,

And did you like it?

While I would be aboard with you, I cannot remember whether this was a Durham County, Sunderland Borough or Northumbria charter

Barrie Sanderson (of the s.s.UGANDA TRUST) would be pleased to hear from you at Tel: 01268 769583 or at [email protected]

Barrie is compiling a book covering the life of s.s NEVASA, as a companion volume to that already published about s.s. UGANDA. He would welcome contributions from anyone who sailed in NEVASA, when she was either a troopship or latterly in school cruising

REgards

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Hi Tom yeah i enjoyed it! . Ive already corresponded with Barrie regarding his book
i sent him a couple of pics months ago. I assumed the cruise was a Sunderland affair as all the schools aboard were local as i remember.
 

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NEVASA school cruise

As a schoolboy, sailed on her in Oct. 1971. Southampton, Gibraltar, Bizerta, Malaga, Lisbon, Southampton. Incredible memories of that trip, that will always remain with me, Trev
 

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Nevasa school cruise

. . . did that one in '72. Medi cruise: flew to Venice. Sailed to Piraeus, Alexandrai, Heraklion and then on to Naples, from where we flew home. Fantastic taster, although I still didn't really know then that I would go to sea for a career just two years later . . .
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Educational Cruise

I was on an Educational Cruise on the Nevasa, May 1969, We sailed from Leith to Norway and Denmark, ( Andalsnes, Bergen and Copenhagen) My Dormitory was Dampier E3, and incidentally we won the Dormitory Prize of which I still own the winners badge. It was a wonderful cruise and in fact set the tone for my later life when I joined the Merchant Navy (Sailing with J&J Denholms for 6 years.)
 

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I sailed on the Nevasa/GPQV as 3rd sparks , Master was Captain Reggie Bond and his parrot, on her maiden voyage bound for Singapore but due the sudden closure of the Suez canal we only went as far a Famagusta.
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Hi Alex I sailed with Nevasa from 1957 to 1960 and I remember Reggie Bond well and his parrot could be quite an embarressment with its wolf whistle
 

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Sailed on her when she was a troopship, around 1956 or 1957, would make me around 9 or 10. My father got posted to Singapore with the RAF. Landed at Gib, through the Suez, somewhere in India, Calcutta I think then Singapore
 

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From Nevasa to Bibby Line

At 13 I wanted to be an airline pilot, but I did Southampton, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Sardinia, Elba & Livorno (for Pisa & Florence) on Nevasa in 1969 and changed my mind!!!! In 1972 I joined Bibby Line as a Deck Cadet.

Nevasa and I were born the same year in 1956!

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This pic taken by me aged 13 alongside at Lisbon circa june 67.
the ship sailed from Sunderland for Corunna,Tangier,Lisbon,and Zeebrugge.thence back to Sunderland, I wished to go to sea ,my Mother sent me on the cruise to see if id like it!!!
 

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1958 I sailed on the Nevasa to Singapore while doing my N/S in the Army some of the things I remember from that voyage were sal****er showers, deadilghts on port Holes for most of the voyage and when they were opened I'm sure we were standing at sea level and mile long queues for meals. Two years later I made the returned trip to the U.K. on the Oxfordshire, during this trip I got talking to one of the ships leckys. After two weeks in civy street I had to get away so wrote to several of the shipping company's and took one of the first options which turned out to be Blue Funnel line, so you could say those two ships changed the rest of my life. No regrets.....Al
 

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. . . did that one in '72. Medi cruise: flew to Venice. Sailed to Piraeus, Alexandrai, Heraklion and then on to Naples, from where we flew home. Fantastic taster, although I still didn't really know then that I would go to sea for a career just two years later . . .
Jon
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Jon i have to ask is that h.m.s. Worcester on your profile i was in her in 1957 as a galley boy if it is her and you where in her it must have been at the end of her time all the best
 

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Hi Durango, yes I was indeed on Worcester right at the end of her time. There are many lads on this site who were also on her - quite a few probably at the same time as you.

All the best
Jon
 

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I sailed on the Nevasa from Hong Kong to Southampton in December 1956 having been held back due to the Suez Crisis. I believe this was the Nevasa's first voyage to hong Kong. The attached is a postcard I bought on board and sent to a pal who still had a couple of months to do in HK
 

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Hi Durango, yes I was indeed on Worcester right at the end of her time. There are many lads on this site who were also on her - quite a few probably at the same time as you.

All the best
Jon
As i said Jon i was only realy a spud basher on the Worcester but it was a way for an under age boy to get away to sea best wishes .
 
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