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Old 2nd April 2012, 00:15
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Anyone ever hear of this book? I read it as a schoolboy about 1965 and never forgot it. A year ago I found a copy at Amazon and bought it.

It's an adventure story for youths, but being a maritime story it's pretty interesting. It's about a tanker that gets torpedoed and set on fire, the crew takes to the boats and after some time come across their ship again which they reboard and are able to repair somewhat. Pretty cool book...
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Old 2nd April 2012, 01:22
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That's from the true story of the San Demetrio, the eagle oil tanker. They made a great movie about it. There are some post about her here on the board. Do a search.
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That's from the true story of the San Demetrio, the eagle oil tanker. They made a great movie about it. There are some post about her here on the board. Do a search.
Cool, I didn't know that...

Man, I sure wish it was easier to get old films, and Brit films that would play in USA....

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I read the version by crewman Calum MacNeil who, like myself, was from the Isle of Barra. Great story and very dramatic and scary for a young lad like me at the time. Another of my neighbours, Roddy McLennan, was also a crew member. Just as an aside, Calum MacNeil gifted to me my first two-row button key accordion.
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Old 2nd April 2012, 02:20
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That's what pirates play, right?
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