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for those who served with British India. Some of the postings
which are of general interest may be reproduced on this site
from time to time.
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pictures of the Spellard 2000 BI reunion at Penang, April
2000. Posted by Don
has also launched a BI photo
collection starting with some very good shots of Chindwara,
Chyebassa and Tairea.
Lansdale's collection of BI ship pictures includes Bamora, Chilka,
Chinkoa, Devonia and Ordia.
Monks's page of ships, with photos of some BI vessels including
Coulthards site has BI pages mainly devoted to Chindwara
group photos. The
top page has good shots of Chindwara (under Sydney Harbour Bridge)
and Dunera in the fjords.
Some good pictures
of BI cargoships appear on Alan
Barker's site, including Bankua.
Barbour's page of BI pictures includes Sirdhana at Bombay
and the tanker Ellora in the Atlantic. There is also a picture
of one of Devonia's rare 1960s visits to Bombay and a good one
of Chindwara at Basrah.
Dunera is the
focus of a site which acts as a contact point for former military
and school passengers: ms
Dunera Through the Years. Stories and reminiscences - from
troopship to school ship
including personal recollections and interesting photos of Kampala
(shown here in Mobasa), Pentakotta and Mantola are now on Tom
Barnett's large site. The site is a documentary of a deck cadet's
life 50 years ago with plenty of anecdotes and highlights on the
BI way of life.
Byard has BI pages among P&O companies on his site. The
information includes cabin plans and photographs of Nevasa and
Uganda. , including Bankua
Waddington's BI pages with some history, pictures of ships
and people, and BI ship class descriptions. There are other
pages on more general merchant navy topics.
has embarked on the mammoth task of committing issues of Chantalian,
the house - or should that be ship - magazine of BI's cadet ship
Chantala, to the web. Find these fascinating insights to the cadets'
way of life. [Martin Southwood's site is not available for the
Byard has BI pages among P&O companies on his site.
The information includes cabin plans and photographs of Nevasa
and Uganda. , including Bankua
Feltham 's BI page with photos of Purnea on fire at Penang
all cadetships in mind, Paul Wood has created a great resource covering
the five companies which operated cadetships, including BI, plus other
training material. See his BI
page here. (A painting by Robert Lloyd, right, shows Chindwara
at Port Said)
Ships List has a short potted history of BI plus a fleet list
(mainly ships which carried passengers) which gives reason for disposal
of every ship listed. The page is primarily for those researching
BI page with a nice photo of Barpeta underway and a soundclip of "Bye
Bye Blackbird" (This site is not available at the moment)
at Greenwich (southeast London) holds BI's business records from 1856
and has the company's staff records from 1868 to 1957. Some restrictions
are imposed on accessing the staff records. The museumís Centre for
Research is open Monday-Sunday, 1000-1700 and publishes a number of
guides which are available on the website or may be ordered from National
Maritime Museum, London SE10 9NF, telephone +44 208 858 4422, fax:
+44 208 312 6632.
site has comprehensive and definitive information about maritime,
ship and crew records. Especially useful for those researching family
charter is availble here
(PDF) or on the P&O site