Introduction to the SS Uganda Trust
A history of the SS Uganda
A history of the SS Nevasa
Contact the SS Uganda Trust
Links to other sites
Eventually BI took the decision to convert Nevasa for a new role as an educational cruise ship. As part of the conversion in 1965 her funnel was painted in B.I. colours and she commenced cruising alongside Dunera and Devonia, both already operating as successful school ships. From 1968 Nevasa worked with Uganda, but in 1974 the huge rise in oil prices curtailed her use and she was scrapped in 1975, leaving the more economical Uganda to carry on alone.
This book tells the story of the two very successful lives of Nevasa that were both tragically cut short. Much of the information is anecdotal, provided enthusiastically by those who remember her, whether as members of the ship's company, the armed services, school parties, cabin passengers or head office staff. BI has long been involved in trooping and, as an introduction, a short history of trooping has been included.
As with the SS Uganda Trust's book about the SS Uganda, the Trust has produced a unique and affectionate study of a ship and a way of life which sadly is no more. This book will appeal to anybody with an interest in the SS Nevasa, the B.I. company, shipbuilding on the Clyde, trooping and military postwar history, educational cruising and/or life at sea on a British ship between the 1950's and 70's.
Available by mail order from the SS Uganda Trust. Payment by Sterling cheque only, payable to the SS Uganda Trust. Please include your telephone number with the order and allow 28 days for delivery to addresses in the UK. Any profits from the sales of the book will be used towards the objectives of the Trust, which include sponsorship of disadvantaged children to go to sea.
SS Uganda Trust Treasurer
6 Orchard Close
Essex CM2 9SL