TANKER DAYS

SUEZ CANAL

Our stop at Port Said, to await our turn in the southbound convoy was a pleasant break in the seagoing routine of tanker life.  Although there was no shore leave, we could at least see the land.  We used to gather on the bridge and watch out to see if there were any BI ships in the northbound convoy when it passed (some people with envy, wishing they could change places with someone else on the other ship).

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PORT SAID ONBOARD "ELLORA" APPROXIMATELY 1961

Name ?, Norman Burnett 3/E/O, ? Douglas 2/E/O, Peter Thompson Purser, Name ?,

Don Wood 3/O

 

Heading northbound in the Suez Canal on the Ellora approx 1961 passing the "Chindwara" in Port Said awaiting to go south

 

Passing the "Chindwara"

 

"Nevasa" passing Port Said heading North approx 1961 or 1962

 

"Kenya" photographed from the "Ellora" in the Mediterranean approaching Port Said approx 1961 or 1962. 1

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