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1448SA_ORANJE_2
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S.A.ORANJE ex PRETORIA CASTLE passing TRANSVAAL CASTLE, 1965.
Photo by Bob Wilson
· Date: Mon, 18 July 05 · Views: 1,131
· Tags: 4 · Filesize: 55.0kb · Dimensions: 700 x 448 ·
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japottinger

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Mon, 18 July 05 06:05

Great shot Robert, it is not often that you catually pass a ship so close in open sea unless pre arranged.
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Mon, 18 July 05 08:21

It was always pre-arranged in Union-Castle that the northbound passed the southbound for the benefit of the passengers and the event was eagerly awaited each time it happened. In 1968, I spent a year in the S.A. ORANJE myself, so had the opportunity of seeing my old ship, TRANSVAAL CASTLE which was by the then S.A.VAAL.
Robert

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peterhamb
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Wed, 21 September 05 08:58

Great shot Bob, she lookes like she is flying!!!
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Sun, 6 November 05 09:06

my 1st ship 1n 1972 as deck boy what great photo
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Patalavaca

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Sat, 22 April 06 10:19

Super shot Robert,
really captures the imagination and the " wish i was still there " feeling!! Never to be repeated, & how many times do we say that too !

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Rick
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japottinger

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Sat, 22 April 06 15:29

Cannot get much better than to see a ship steaming at full speed in open sea
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Dave Townson
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Sat, 22 April 06 16:30

Certainly is a fine picture, but I can't help imagining her in her original colours.

Dave.
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awateah2

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Sat, 22 April 06 17:00

Did the Christmas trip in 1962,as 'Pretoria Castle', Captain Smythe. The old lamptrimmer had joined her brand new in 1948 and sailed on her from that day.
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Norman Trewren
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Sun, 23 April 06 09:20

Good picture, Robert. I also sailed with Captain J P Smythe in the Edinburgh, in '65.
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Chris Isaac

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Sun, 15 April 07 05:12

It was always arranged to pass close to each other.... One ship would hold course and speed the other would do the manouver.
Closing speed of 46 knots !
Generally about quarter of a mile apart but some masters went closer

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