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Brocklebank Line

Post by dmacleod » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:50 pm

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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by dmacleod » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Those who read a well known magazine will see an article in this months issue by James Pottinger refering to these vessels.
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MAGDAPUR 1945

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1945, 8468grt

Wm. Hamilton, Port Glasgow (460) for T. & J. Brocklebank

1969 MAGDA

Broken up at Whampoa 4/1970
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MAHANADA 1914

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1914, 7196grt

Chas. Connell, Glasgow (361) for Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank

Sunk by torpedo from German aircraft on 26/2/1941 in 54.07N 17.06W

Manchester for Port Said via Table Bay
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MAHRATTA 1917

Post by yorkieman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:55 pm

1917, 6690grt

R. Duncan, Port Glasgow (328) for T. & J. Brocklebank, Liverpool

Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands on 6/10/1939, inward from Calcutta for London
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MAHSEER 1948

Post by yorkieman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:56 pm

1948, 8945grt

Wm.Hamilton, Port Glasgow (475)

Broken up at Karachi, arrived 16/6/1975
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by dmacleod » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:37 am

Great company and some fine ships. Spent my entire sea going days (13 years) with them.As well as apprenticeship on several new builds and repairs with Sunderland Forge. Happy days.
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by peter sommerville » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:19 pm

Three more
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by peter sommerville » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:26 pm

Two on trials
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by dmacleod » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:42 pm

Nice ones Peter,the Manipur I took to Whampoa and the Mahout was the best and happiest I sailed on, chief engineer was the late James Grant from Stepps who became the largest shareholder in Celtic upon the death of his mother,quite a character.
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MAHSUD 1917

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1917, 8077grt

Russell & Co., Port Glasgow (696)

1955 CASSIAN MARINER

1956 PACIFIC MARINER

Arrived at Osaka for breaking on 25/4/1959
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MAHSUD 1943

Post by yorkieman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:57 pm

1943, 7164grt

West Coast Shipbuilders, Vancouver (117) as FORT ENTERPRISE

1951 TAVISTOCK

1952 SOUTHWICK

1956 MAHSUD

1961 MARINE TRAVELLER

1962 BANDAHARA

1964 OTONE

Arrived at Hirao for scrapping on 9/4/1966
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MAIDAN 1925

Post by yorkieman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:58 pm

1925, 7861grt

Chas. Connell, Glasgow (402)

Shelled and sunk by ADMIRAL SCHEER on 5/11/1940 in position 52.26N 32.34W,

she was in convoy HX84 along with the valiant JERVIS BAY

MAIDAN was carrying explosives and blew up with the loss of all 90 souls on board.
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MAIDAN 1946

Post by yorkieman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 pm

1946, 8566grt

Wm. Hamilton, Port Glasgow (464) for Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank

1969 PRETTY

1972 TAIGHETOS

Broken up at Kaohsiung arrived 28/8/1972
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MAIHAR 1917

Post by yorkieman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:01 pm

1917, 7563grt

Russell & Co., Port Glasgow (695)

1961 CAPELLA, Liberian flag

Broken up at Hirao 5/1962
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by japottinger » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:08 pm

Any date for Manipur passing Greenock Peter?

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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by japottinger » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:10 pm

Not same without blue & white bands on funnel!

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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by japottinger » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:11 pm

Two shots of Maihar (I) show her before and after "rebuild" (Top one after)
Lifeboats were removed from bridge etc.

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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by japottinger » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:23 pm

dmacleod wrote:Nice ones Peter,the Manipur I took to Whampoa and the Mahout was the best and happiest I sailed on, chief engineer was the late James Grant from Stepps who became the largest shareholder in Celtic upon the death of his mother,quite a character.
Jimmy Grant was Chief Eng. on Matra' s US trip, and on my last trip in Brocklebank 1961.
Nice lad, even happier when we presented him with a few bottles of finest malt nectar which was accidentally lost from cargo!

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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by dmacleod » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:39 pm

Company Xmas card from self! Mahsud,sister of Maihar.
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 am

MALABAR
1943, 7280grt
J. A. J ones Construction Co., Brunswick Georgia (123)
Launched as PATRICK H. MORRISSEY
Completed as SAMDEE
1947 MALABAR, T. & J. Brocklebank, Liverpool
1961 OMONIA
Broken up at Hirao in 1967
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MALAKAND
1942, 8078grt
Wm.Hamilton, Port Glasgow (455)
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 13/12/1966
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MALAKUTA
1914, 7205grt
Chas. Connell, Glasgow (360) for T. & J. Brocklebank
1935 Townsend Bros.
1935 SHENG HO, Tsingtao
1938 SEIWA MARU, Osaka
Sunk in Manila Bay on 13/11/1944 by a US Navy air attack
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Re: Brocklebank Line

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MALANCHA
1937, 8195grt
Wm.Hamilton, Port Glasgow (428)
Renamed MALAN for voyage to breakers at Hong Kong, arrived 3/1962
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MANAAR
1917, 7242grt
Chas. Connell, Glasgow (368) for T. & J. Brocklebank
An early war loss, torpedoed and shelled by U.38 on 6/9/1939, 38.28N 10.50W
Liverpool for Calcutta
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MANAAR
1950, 8996grt
Wm. Hamilton, Port Glasgow (481) for T. & J. Brocklebank
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arrived 28/7/1971
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MANDASOR
1944, 7071grt
William Gray, West Hartlepool (1165) as EMPIRE MALACCA
1946 MANDASOR
1962 FOTINI TSAVLIRIS
1963 FREE TRADER
Broken up at Derince, Turkey 5/1972
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:07 am

MANIPUR
Not a traditional Brock!
1964, 6433grt
Caledon, Dundee (540) as IVERNIA for Cunard Line
One of a group built for the Transatlantic cargo trade, just as containerisation was starting!
1970 MANIPUR
1971 CONCORDIA MANIPUR
1971 MANIPUR
1977 PHILIPPA, Mediterranean Shipping
Broken up at Chittagong 2/1985
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:08 am

MARKHOR
1929, 8036grt
Wm.Hamilton, Port Glasgow (407)
Renamed MANFHOR by Hong Kong buyers in 1960
Broken up at Hong Kong around 1/1961
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MARKHOR
1963, 6867grt
Alexander Stephen, Glasgow (678)
1982 KARA UNICORN
Broken up at Dalian, arrived prior to 1/6/1984
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by E28 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:20 pm

Returning to post 13 and the 1925 Maidan.
Do we know if the crews of trade ships carrying such unstable cargo as munitions were fully aware of the loads actually on board, or were attempts made to conceal them.
Circumstances such as her loss were no doubt any mariners worst conceivable nightmare in time of war.
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:58 am

MARKHOR in white loading steel pipes for India in Princes Dock in 1972.
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by Deepol » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:41 pm

MARKHOR's sister MAHOUT delivered from Stephen's in June 1963. She sailed till 1978 when she was sold and became AGLAOS. In 1980 she was renamed EVAGELIA S and sadly was bombed/mined off Bandar Khomeni in one of these Middle Eastern conflicts in September 1982 eventually sinking.
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by Deepol » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:55 am

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As EVAGELIA S
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Re: Brocklebank Line

Post by E28 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:55 pm

In the 3rd decade of the 19th Century a new International code for flags and pendants was devised.

Flag A was identical to the Brocklebank House flag.
Rectangular white on the hoist half, dark blue the right half.

This flag never saw the light of day as the Brocklebank directors refused point blank to change their House flag, again.

Consequently the new International flag A had to be changed.
The colours remained but it was given a swallow tail into the blue on the right hand vertical end.

As such flag A remains unaltered to this day.

It was also originally to be flown by warships on full speed trials. Later in the 20th Century that was voided, and since has been used by all vessels to warn other shipping to keep clear, diving operations.

Brocklebank line were also almost unique in that their House flag was to be flown from the fore by the orders of Thomas Brocklebank.
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