50 YEARS AGO .... YESTERDAY and TOMORROW! - SANGOLA

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50 YEARS AGO .... YESTERDAY and TOMORROW! - SANGOLA

Postby teesships » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:38 pm

SANGOLA, British India Steam Nav. Co. Ltd., London, 8647gt,
completed Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow 6-1947.
BU Mihara 3.4.63 [Nichimen Co Ltd].

A completely unexpected sighting in Middlesbrough Dock in August 1962,
and one that still remains something of a mystery even today!

The WSS history B.I. gives us the information that she grounded in the River Hooghly leading to Calcutta on 1.7.1953. Badly holed it was feared she would be a total loss. The salvage and repair was intricate involving cutting the ship virtually in half.
She served on the British India service from Calcutta to China and Japan and when this ceased at the end of 1962 she was sold in March 1963 for demolition in Japan.
In recent years the BI experts have required my photographic proof to convince them the ship returned to UK waters only months earlier (possibly for the only time since completion?). Potential reasons for such a visit seem to be a mystery.

Tuesday, 21 August 1962:
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Thursday, 23 August 1962:
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Re: 50 YEARS AGO .... YESTERDAY and TOMORROW! - SANGOLA

Postby northeast » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:27 am

I will go in the witness stand Ron, logged her on 20th! A strange sighting indeed.
Cheers, George
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Re: 50 YEARS AGO .... YESTERDAY and TOMORROW! - SANGOLA

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 am

Photo from TEESSHIPS archives, origin unknown, but contributed by Dave Martin:
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