“Uganda“, Falmouth, ending her final assignment, as hospital ship during the Falkland’s war.
"Uganda, Falmouth to lay up", 76 x 50 cm (30" x 19½"), Original Sold.
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“Uganda” hospital ship, after the Falkland’s War
Uganda, the marines called her “The Big white whale”.
Uganda remains the very last ship to carry ‘British India’ fleet colours, the fleet by then managed by P & O [Peninsular and Orient Lines] which had merged with B I.
After seeing Uganda at Falmouth and King Harry’s Ferry Reach on the river Fal, from photographs provided by the World Ship Society, Falmouth Branch, and from location sketches of Falmouth harbour, a location the I know well having lived and worked there for 5 + happy years .
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See the BI web site or the P&O archives for more information.
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