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wreck of the 'Martand' in the Hooghly
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No: 22068   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: William Hamilton, Port Glasgow, United Kingdom   Country: India
wreck of the 'Martand' in the Hooghly

Wreck of the British general cargo ship "Martand" (8,007 tons gross, built by Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow) aground in the Hooghly River, India, in May 1964. She was completed in June 1939 for direct ownership of T. & J. Brocklebank Ltd., Liverpool & transferred to North Western Line (Mersey) Ltd. (a subsidiary of Cammel Laird) soon after its formation in 1963 but immediately bareboat chartered back to Brocklebank without change of name. On 11th May 1964 she ran aground off Ulubaria in the Hooghli; she later broke her back & was declared a constructive total loss.
Picture added on 28 April 2013 at 08:18
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Nice bit of history there, David. Hope there were no casualties when she ran aground.


Added by Marcel Gommers on 28 April 2013.
I believe there were no casualties on the "Martand" (nor on the "Magdeburg", the subject of my other photo of yesterday). I think a few of the riverside inhabitants here became marginally less poor with the removal of a lot of the ship's brass & other fittings before she finally melded into the river.

Added by David Jackson on 29 April 2013.
Sad to see the Martand finished like that I joiner the Martand in January 1953 and left her in September 1955, I also sailed on the Maidan and did coastal relief on Matheran, Maihar and MATRA

Added by Deric Foy on 03 September 2014.
I sailed on her from oct.60 to January 63, a happy ship!

Added by Alex Adams on 14 January 2015.
Ship wreck in River Hoogly

Added by Jishnu Mukherjee on 29 May 2017.
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