Flotta Lauro Lines: TN Sydney & Roma - C3 cargo ships rebuilt into passenger liners in 1950 & 1951
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Memories of a Voyage from
I received an email from Angela Jaisval who told me the story regarding her Father’s
:My Father’s name is “Uma Shankar Jaiswal” and he was
born in Banaras (also known as
Mr. Jaisval’s assage ticked for the T/v Roma cabin 437
However, he tells me that he had many photographs, postcards and even a gift box set (all of Italian inlay) but sadly these have all fallen by the wayside over the years. The ticket and the two attached photos are all that remains from his most memorable voyage.
Although my father was quite an academic having received his BA in 1959, butr he was also an accomplished ballroom dancer. One night there was a Fancy Dress ball” and a “Dance Competition” on board. My Father won the First Prize. Not having much in the way of a budget, he decided to wear his most traditional style suit, which is known as the “Neru suit,” and he was photographed in his Neru suit that night. The second photo is my Father receiving the His Award and prize from the captain.
Uma Shankar Jaiswal in his Neru suit, the night he won first prize in the Dance competition
Mr. Jaiswal is seen receiving the first prize from the Captain
Having completed his studies at the Bombay
University Mr. Jaiswal is seen receiving his BA in 1959, just three years
before his voyage to Europe and the
My Dad's email address is email@example.com.
Thanks again, Angela Jaiswal.
A recent photo of Mr. Jaisval
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… First Class photo album.
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… Deck Plans.
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