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LADY CHILEL JAWARA

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LADY CHILEL JAWARA

Postby shipstamps » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:54 pm

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Built under yard No 476 as a ferry by Ferguson Brothers Ltd., Port Glasgow for the Government of Gambia.
29 March 1978 launched under the name LADY CHILEL JAWARA named after the spouse of the at that time president of Gambia.
Tonnage 703 gross, dim. 45.80 x 9.63 x 2.93m.
Powered by diesel engines ?hp, twin screws speed 11 knots.
Could carry cargo, 44 cabin passengers and 200 deck passengers.
Building cost £1.5 million.
She carried also a post office on board.
She was a replacement for the LADY WRIGHT who ceased sailing in April 1977.

She was built for the River Gambia service for a weekly roundtrip from Basse to Banjul.
September 1987 left the yard for Gambia.
07 December 1984 with on board 25 European tourists and 73 Gambian deck passengers, she grounded and sank off Devil’s Point, Ballinghao some 70 miles from Banjul.
Three tourists and a young Gambian girl were drowned, while several other passengers were later admitted to a hospital 25 miles away.

On Gambia 1978 25b and 1d sg 405/6. 1992 20d sg MS 1288, scott 1176 and 1992 1d50 sg 1335, scott 1258.

Source: Marine News 1979/384. Navicula. Modern Shipping Disasters 1963-1987 by Norman Hooke.
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Re: LADY CHILEL JAWARA

Postby Arturo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:37 pm

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Lady Chilel Jawara

Gambia, 1978.
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Re: LADY CHILEL JAWARA

Postby Arturo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:04 am

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2 more Lady Chilel Jawara stamps.

Gambia, 1978, S.G.?, Scott; 387.

Gambia, 1983, S.G.?, Scott; 480.
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Re: LADY CHILEL JAWARA

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:48 pm

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Gambia 1992 20d sgMS1288, scott 1176.
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Re: LADY CHILEL JAWARA

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:27 pm

Draught:2,35m. 2-8 cyl. G.E.C. Kelvin diesel engines each:1060 bhp. built by Kelvin Marine Division, Glasgow.
IMO.7704306.
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