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Donne Marshall
13/05/2020 18:42:19

What a memory! I travelled deck class on Rajula from Madras to Penang (11 days)as part of a journey round the world in 1968. One of my most memorable experiences - beaten repeatedly at chess by highly skilled Indian players. Now feeling old at 76 yrs.

Dennis Brown
21/01/2021 17:41:42

Like Donne, lovely memories of brass and mahogany and the Land Rover being lifted on and off the ship in rope slings, safely and expertly, as it happened. The year 1970. Vivid memories of the steerage class passengers being forcefully evicted on reaching Penang. Still excited by travel and currently thwarted from completing a drive around the world, by Covid-19.

William Daniels
21/01/2021 17:35:36

My father served on SS Rajula as a Cadet Officer in 1944, troop sip serving Burma. He says she was a luck ship, her sister was sunk with heavy loss of life.

Derek Pond
21/01/2021 17:35:19

Same journey from Madras to Penang (1971 overland from London to Darwin) A truly memorable journey . We were so lucky to be able to travel like this. (Remember the chess 😃) 3rd class.

03/11/2021 13:13:21

My dad Fred Handy came out on this ship in 1964. i was looking through some of his paperwork and found this out

Velauthan P.K.Menon
11/01/2022 15:27:20

I travelled with my Mum,1 brother Sashi,A elder Sister Ambika and my younger sister Sri,when I was 5 perhaps 1963.

Kanti Gohil
11/01/2022 15:26:28

I was researching my family's migration from INDIA to Kenya and eventually to England. I found my mother sailed in S.S. Rahuja on 2/4/1940 from Porbandar, Kathiawar (British India) to Mombasa (Kenya Colony and Protectorate). How nice to see the picture of the ship in P&O Archives - something my family and the generation to come will cherish! Thank you P&O

Chris Swann
12/05/2022 09:23:46

With my future wife we traveled from Penang to Madras in September 1970, A very happy time the beginning of a long journey overland back to the UK

Hildegard Dumper
08/12/2023 14:18:01

I'm interested in what it was like for deck passengers. Did you just camp down on any of the decks? How many meals did you get? What were you given to eat? What toilet arrangements were there?

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