Photo Album 2 -- The 1/74 DE/DUE Batch
at Sea training / INS Shivaji (1974-75)
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|After NAVAC, the Batch landed up at Bombay for sea training. The Regal Cinema & the Taj are inseparable from Naval life due to their proximity to the Lion Gate (Naval Dockyard and jetties).||Laghate and I did our Engine Room Watchkeeping training on the majestic destroyer INS Mysore.||And what a formidable man-of-war was INS Mysore!|
|Sailing on the high seas was a unique experience for all of us. I just LOVED it!||INS Mysore doing FULL STEAM AHEAD.||And we land up in Male (Maldives) -- my very first 'phoren' trip!|
|Mrs. Indira Gandhi, on a state visit to Maldives, embarks INS Mysore at Male.||Ag Slts Caesar and Mukherjee with their 'heat transfer' project at INS Shivaji.||During our Marine Engg. course at Shivaji, we found time to explore the 'ghats' of Lonavla.|
|Sarwate always knew the right direction!||A happy and fun-loving batch.||Vaidya riding Sarwate! Kumar & Caesar are amused.|
|Kumar 'taking charge properly'!||Those were the days!||The hills & valleys surrounding Shivaji are truly beautiful.|
|Students take a couple of 'staff officers' for a ride to the Karla Caves||At the conclusion of our IAT, Pune attachment which we did alongwith our Electrical (Cadet Entry) counterparts|
|After our 'passing out parade' at INS Shivaji, we book the Blue Room and have a whale of a time!|
1/74 Batch graduates in Marine Engineering from INS Shivaji
Standing (L to R) : Soares Caesar, Raghavan, Abdul Rauf, Lt SK Mishra*, Babu Rao, VM Sarwate, Lt Cdr DMS Nanda*, S Vasudevan, Lt RN Sharma*, SS Kumar, Cdr RK Gupta*, Lt Dhanjoon*, N Singh, Lt TC Mohan*, AV Laghate, RK Saigal, R Vaidya, K Tikku.
Sitting (L to R) : D Mukherjee, GD Agarwal, MS Islam (Bangladesh Navy), L Gopalkrishnan, B Satish Prasad.
[* = Staff]