Bididari Bronze Plaque, now installed. Pictures on site
Stage Seven Tour de France route
Stage Seven Race Day
More photographs from John Pinder's attic
Some recently unearthed photographs related to B.I.
Photographs from the Glasgow 09 reunion
Photos concerning Sir Bedevere
Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Site (Asbestos)
Veterans Mesothelioma support group
Amazing pictures taken of the sinking of Mendoza
Pictures from the 08 Engineers' Reunion
Full The Macfadyen Story
The Four ‘D’s Of the British India Line
James Slater’s Photograph from the Engineers’ reunion in Glasgow 2007
The three Cunard Queens in Southampton.
The Great Typhoon of 1937, Part Four
George Taylor's Photographs from the UK reunion in Glasgow 2006
Photographs from the UK reunion in Glasgow 2006
T & J Harrisons, Company History. Ship details added.
Extracts from B.I. News issues concerning Capt. Macfadyen
Strick Line, Floristan (65) added
New postcard picture of the Queen Mary added.
New postcard picture of Carnarvon Castle added
Lamport and Holt Line, Steamers of the Past
Personal Photographs from Watergate Steam Ship Company; R.S. Dalgliesh Ltd.
Personal Photographs kindly supplied by Peter Raymond
Photos from the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas
Photos from 90th Anniversary Commemorations
Blue Funnel, Garden Funnel Pictures
Newspaper article concerning Dolphin Training Ship, Ben Line
Journal of Cadet Philip Dilworth, Part Five to end.
Life at Sea with BI book.
David Innola, miscellaneous photos
Denis Beedle and Asiatic Steam
Commodore Cammacks, Photographs of Vita and family life in India.
Nelson Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
Larrinarga Steam Ship Company Ltd.
Capt. F.A.J. Downer, D.S.C.,R.D., R.N.R. (Retd.) and the ‘Nevasa’
Captain G.A. Hankin and the Dwarka
British India Deck Cadet during the 60s.
British India Junior Engineer during the 70s.
The Recollections of a Ben Line Cadet
Wartime newspaper report concerning Llangibby Castle
The Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Page
Richard Crow's Career Link Page
Educational Cruise Booklet, Neuralia 1932
Personal Account of Educational Cruise, Neuralia 1932
Red Duster Recollections, book details.
Short Video of Purnea.
Link page for photographs taken during George Taylor and Robert Hannah's BI careers.
British Trent Search for Witnesses
We have been contacted by Briana Huffer who is the International Awareness Coordinator for a Mesothelioma Cancer Centre (Asbestos) and asked to put up a link to their site. This we have done in the left hand column. Anyone wanting to find out about the effects of Asbestos may wish to pay this site a visit. We have featured the progress for compensation due to illness caused by working with asbestos for years now so any more publicity to this subject is welcome.
We have added a another link, supplied to us by Mike Griffin, for a Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resourse Centre, for anyone affected by this condition or their families.
A third Mesothelioma link has been added on the request of Douglas Karr, a veteran of the US Navy, dealing mostly from the Military point of view but I am sure information on this site would be of use to all connected with this terrible condition.
We have over the years had many people write to us asking about tracing relatives who they think might have served in the Merchant Navy, I'm afraid we hold no records of the crew lists or sailings ourselves but can only point you in the right directions to the people who do hold these records. To save everyone time anyone trying to research relatives on their war time records, please read this page by clicking on the link .. Relative Research Details ..... for all other inquiries please read the 30th November 2001 entry on the Burning Issues page.
Burning Issues Page
Please note that web site addresses added to your member listing on the Noticeboard should only be relevant to shipping or your family. All others will be removed.
Thank you for contacting the site but could I ask anyone writing to us to state clearly in the 'subject' section of an e-mail window the fact that they are writing with reference to the site. Either a ship's name or even just MNO site inquiry. This is so I can pick your mails out from the deluge of rubbish that seems to come my way. For some reason Fred's AOL address seems to be bouncing mails, we know not why so I have removed Fred's address for the moment but anything sent to me is always passed on anyway. Many thanks. Bobbie
The Noticeboard is now up and linked at the top of the page. It operates on a similar system to the last one, inasmuch as you register with an ID and post. If you have an forum idea or Shipping Company you think deserves its own section please feel free to contact us and we will add it.
Over the years we have been running this site we have received many enquires about the Pension Fund and how to locate them. We have now added a link to their site, at their request, to our link page.
We have reproducted the booklet supplied to all prospective employees of British India, circa 1960s, from an original still help by Barrie Wilson. Our thanks to him for supplying the material.
We have completed Ben Line as far as our reference books will allow us to go, however if anyone can continue the story we would love to hear from them.
Additional information regarding tracing Merchant Navy Records. Click here for information concerning tracing former seagoing relatives. Further information available on the Noticeboard.
We would like to thank all the people who have sent in photographs and stories to us. Please continue to do so and anyone else who thinks they may have something of interest please contact us.
A number of photographs on this site were purchased from Iain Lovie who lives in New Zealand. A link to Iain's site can be found on our link page. There is also a link to John and Marion Clarkson from whom we have also purchased photographs.
On this site most photographs have not been issued to the Public Domain and are reproduced with the owners' consent, others are available from photographic sources already acknowledged, these also appear with the owners' consent. However I have put up some material where it's proved impossible to find alternatives to date but are necessary for the Company History, I will remove the said photographs on request. I would also like to acknowledge the P & O Collection, The World Ship Society and Laxon and Perry.
Posted by Bobbie 28th January 2013 2012