NOSTALGIA - m.v. ‘PATANI’

Memories of Steve New’s time with Elder Dempster Lines

m.v. ‘PATANI’ 15/10/62 to 5/6/63





MARINER



Elder Dempster Lines – Company House Flag




‘INDIA BUILDINGS’ EDL Liverpool Head Office




Midshipman/Deck Apprentices Indentures



S.R.New 1962 age 16




Register of Shipping & Seamen

CR 10 Seaman’s Record Card




m.v. PATANI (topmast, flag on stick, & triatic stay)

pre October 1962 (re ‘MN Memorabilia’)





m.v. ‘PATANI’ Voyage Itinerary




m.v. PATANI (light ship) UK as in October 1962






m.v. ‘PATANI’ Cadets New & Fergusson

suitably dressed for deck work 1962/63




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Crew Voyage no. 28




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Port Bridge Wing with

R/O Mike Higgins, 2/O Alastair Campbell,

Sailor, 3/0 Pete Flack





m.v. ‘PATANI’ Wheelhouse as 1962-63




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Monkey Island as 1962-63




m.v. PATANI (light ship) UK after June 1963 with

scaffolding signal mast conceived and built by

Cadet Steve New & the Ch. Officer in March 1963





m.v. PATANI in UK after after 1963 with triatic stay

 removed & experimental scaffolding signal mast.

Note the short funnel & black painted after mast

& king posts. Also the boom for streaming

 the midship ‘Walkers distance log’.





Walker towed distance reading log




Pelorus for taking relative bearings.

m.v. ‘PATANI’ had no bridge wing gyro repeaters.





Baby Crocodile purchased by Steve New from native in

canoe at Douala (exchanged for pair of old Khaki shorts)

whilst on mv Patani on 5th April 1963. Later given to

London Zoo at Regents Park. Where it appeared on

BBC television with Gerald Durrell.





Bosun’s green monkey ‘sleeping it off’




8mm Film Clips



Homeward bound with full deck cargo of logs,

departed Las Palmas 29th May 1963




Clark Chapman oil bath steam winches 29th May 1963




Calm sea & Sunset




Discharging in Liverpool 21st June 1963

Note the stacked wooden hatch boards.




Discharging Cotton in Liverpool 21st June 1963




Discharging Cotton in Liverpool 21st June 1963




Discharging Cotton in Liverpool 21st June 1963





Discharging Logs in Liverpool 21st June 1963




Discharging Logs in Liverpool 21st June 1963




Note lack of safety hats, hi-vis jackets etc.




Discharging Logs in Liverpool 21st June 1963




Note deck cluttered with hatch beams & boards




Discharging Logs in Liverpool 21st June 1963




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Discharging in Liverpool 21st June 1963




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Discharging in Liverpool 21st June 1963




m.v. ‘PATANI’ Discharging in Liverpool 21st June 1963




m.v. ‘PATANI’ after Autumn 1965 (EDL Livery)

New Funnel, Signal/Radar Mast. - Topmast, Triatic Stay

and ‘log’ boom removed. After mast & king Post

no longer painted black to disguise funnel soot.





m.v. ‘PATANI’ after Autumn 1965 (Ocean/EDL Livery)

New Funnel, Signal/ Radar Mast, Topmast Removed




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