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Glen Line's M.V. GLENGARRY built in 1940 by Burmeister & Wain of Copenhagen.
Chief Office No.1 Son
28th February 2005, 22:16
The Glengarry was being fitted out by Burmeister & Wain at Cobenhagen in 1940 when the Germans invaded Denmark. She was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine and had various roles and names. 'Hansa' and 'Meersburg' were two of Glengarry,s Kriegsmarine names and one of her 'choice roles' was a 'comfort' ship for German troops on R&R from the Eastern Front. I believe that at the end of the war, the Admiralty were dragging their feet over her return to Holt's. As a consequence of which, Lawrence Holt, acting on the principle that posession is nine tenths of the law, took a crew and boarded her at Kiel daring the Admiralty to contest his actions-which they never did.
1st March 2005, 11:03
Very good painting:the sea and the ships!!!!!
30th January 2006, 21:22
Did six trips on her from 1957 to 1960 - lovely ship - happy reliable and a joy to be on!
16th September 2006, 11:11
I also did 6 trips on her 1956-1959. best ship i ever sailed on. very happy and excellent crew. beautifully maintained . some good runs ashore aswell. we also had a football team that was very successful.
17th January 2009, 05:38
Thank you for welcoming me to the Ships Nostalgia. I have often looked at the site and should have joined earlier. I was on the Glengarry during Voyages 5, 6, 7 and 8 and the subsequent coasting trip.
17th January 2009, 13:33
Welcome aboard, Ian.
I'm afraid I've had to remove the link within your post because it leads to a commercial website.
Please read the site guidelines for the correct procedure.
17th January 2009, 16:23
Greetings Ian and a warm welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
18th January 2009, 18:13
Click HERE (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/57017/ppuser/8509) for an unusual shot of the Glengarry.
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