"The Merchant Navy"

10th January 2011, 02:13
This is a 3 dvd set of the 2006 documentary commissioned for STV.
Whilst the description is slightly exagerated, it is none the less a very enjoyable 2.5 hour viewing time. It is especially interesting to see how the cadet training has changed over the years since I was at sea in the 70's. Funny bit with Eng Cadet looking for "spare funnel" locker aboard a passenger liner {makes a change from the Golden Rivet which I had to look for!}. Very interesting part about Panama Canal and also an eye opener to see how much Singapore has changed over the years. I bought my copy from Amazon for 7.50 inc delivery just before Xmas although prices vary. When I was looking for it I found copies being advertised for 16!! Pays to shop around as usual. Welcome addition to my DVD collection.

12th January 2011, 17:41
Think I'll give that a try myself.

28th January 2011, 14:28
Was this series not on the telly not so long ago? As you say - enjoyable, and worth 7.50 I would have thought.

I must go back and read "Supership" by Noel Mostert - I bought a copy off Ebay a while ago......... then found the copy I owned :(

discussed here: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/archive/index.php?t-11949.html

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