I enjoyed last nights film on the above ship and have been looking on the web for further details. The engines were built by Grenaa Diesels in Denmark who are still in business. If you look at at the bottom right of their home page is a photo of Balmoral. Mathway Marine who’s name was on the steering gear have now been incorporated into Parsons Marine. They are also still in business see Finally if you liked the music in the harbour festival at the end then is for you, under the “sounds” button there are snippets of about a dozen of their tunes you can listen to. Happy browsing. David Ward.

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Born 08/11/1951 educated Cheltenham Grammar School. Did basic metal work to year 4 and Wood work to A level. Went to teacher training college to do metalwork, woodwork and technical drawing (in the blue print days!). Left in first year after one months teaching practice. Took temporary job at Serck Controls (fluid pipe line controls). Took career in insurance finishing in the corporate business unit in Bristol. After 37 years my job was exported to India and I was (compulsory) retired. Joined BSMEE at their stand at Ally Pally in 1990. Ambition was/is to build a steam locomotive. An awful lot seems to have got in the way, not the least my butterfly mind, several starts and no finishes! BSMEE has generally been a rewarding experience, and other societies I have generally found welcoming even on impromtu visits. I would recommend membership but like any voluntary organisation what you get out of it is directly proportional to what you put into it.

3 thoughts on “Balmoral

  1. Thanks for the info David, it was a fascinating film. I’m looking forward to sailing in the Balmoral once again in the near future hopefully, fingers crossed.

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