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    Good Afternoon

    I received my father's pouch which shows a list of ships he was on between 1957 and 1966.

    I would love to find out where these ships were bound for and what they were carrying. Also under Rank or Rating, the following abbreviations have been noted - BCS and BRS. Can anyone enlighten me?

    Sometimes there was only one day in between leaving one ship and joining another and at other times months elapsed. I am really interested in the life of a Merchant Seaman as unfortunately, I know nothing about my dad's time at sea.

    Himalaya
    Strathaird
    Strathnaver
    Strathmore
    Stirling Castle
    Pendennis Castle
    SA Oranje

    Thank you in advance for any help given.

    Happy New Year to all.

    Kevin

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    BRS (Bedroom Steward) BCS ??? BSC is British Seamans Card (Identity Card) different from his Discharge Book!

    Stirling Castle one of my Ships. Carried Passengers from Southampton to Durban and back. Carried Cargo as well, and at times Gold Bars .
    Ports were Southampton, Las Palmas, Madeira , Ascension, Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth and Durban and Return.

    Stirling Castle (2) (bandcstaffregister.com)

    Pendennis and Oranje similar to the Stirling Castle.

    Publication3 (cachalots.org.uk)

    The Himalaya was also passenger Ships my late Uncle was on her. Did trips that i know of from London to Australia but i am sure there were other places!

    SS Himalaya (1948) - Wikipedia

    Hope this is a start. other may be able to fill in a lot more!


    Added Here is some good info on the Himalaya Sailings
    Cheers

    Himalaya P&O-Orient Lines Sailing Schedules from January to December 1966 (lastoceanliners.com)
    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 10th January 2022 at 08:05 PM.
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    Himalaya was at one time used as an immigrant ship for ten pound poms going to Oz.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
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