Milan's Sketches of Ships
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Sketches of the Engine Room of
S.S. Indian Tradition
Following 4 sketches were drawn some time in the Later half of 1978. The Artist is also a Marine
Engineer by profession. This was his first ship !
Drawn on board SS Indian Tradition of India Steamship Company, anchored off Goa in the west coast of India. It was
laid off there before being scrapped. The Steam ships were being phased out at that time all over the world due to its low
fuel economy. The LNG trade has brought Steam Ships back in business again and are much more fuel efficient these days
and can be compared to Motor ships.

Later on the Hollywood movie "Sea Wolves" starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore &
David Niven was filmed on this very ship! Much before that a Bengali movie named
"Rakta Golap" starring Anil Chatterjee was also filmed on this Ship!
View of Engine Room bottom platform of SS Indian Tradition
showing the main circulating pump on the left, Main Reduction Gear
box, Main condenser overboard s/w line and the Fwd Evaporator.
Sketches done on board M.V. Sanchi
Drawn some time in the Later half of 1985. The Artist is also a Marine Engineer by profession !
Drawn on board MV Sanchi of The Shipping Corporation of India, anchored off Sikka in Gujarat in west coast of India.
It was the final destination of the ship before being scrapped a few weeks later.
View of the Bridge of MV Sanchi .
View of the Ship's Accomodation and Deck from
Forward or Forecastle or Fox'l of MV Sanchi.
View of Engine Room Manoeuvring platform of SS Indian Tradition
showing the main gauges panel, Ahead & Astern manvg valves, Main
Turbine drains, Electric Telegraph, log-book desk and the mirror to
see the turning of HP rotor while manvg.
View of Boiler Room of SS Indian Tradition showing the Port Boiler
from top of the Donkey Boiler(not shown here). The Donkey Boiler
flue gas pipe is on the right. Super heater steam outlet valve of the
Port Boiler is on the left. Both the gauge glasses of Port Boiler can
also be seen!
View of Engine Room Manoeuvring platform of SS Indian Tradition
looking at the Main Turbines with your back to the Manoeuvring
gauge panel. Generator synchronising board is on the left. LP Turbine
and HP Turbines can also be seen. The Gland sealing steam controller
is on the foreground. ER notice board and Duty Engineer's bench
under the stairs can also be seen!
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