P&O’s MS Chitral & Cathay, ex Jadotville & Baudouinville

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Welcome to the fully updated multi page feature honouring the Belgian Congo-liners the SS Jadotville and her sister the Baudouinville, which were sold to P&O to become the much loved SS Chitral and Cathay! Page One of the feature contains the ships complete History with countless photographs and Page Two will provide a 1961 brochure, complete with interior photographs of the Cathay and the Chitral; there are also some wonderful Dinner Menus from 1964 and a full Deck Plan!


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