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Tourcoing (2) 1947
Tourcoing (2) 1947

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stein



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Wilh. Wilhelmsen's second Tourcoing. Typical of this company's ships just before and after the second world war. My first ship.
· Date: Tue, 7 November 06 · Views: 593
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Keywords: Cargo liner
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P. Baumann

Registered: August 2005
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Thu, 9 November 06 06:13

A beautiful ship, and picture.

Thanks
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oystein
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Registered: November 2005
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Mon, 11 December 06 16:56

just like Tudor,sitting here with the two photos can not see any diferens,they have to be sisters?
Thanks for the photo

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Ian Menzies
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Mon, 11 December 06 20:29

Oystein,
Take a look at the current Tourcoing.What it can't make up for in style, it does in comfort. ie the crew even have a full sized squach court!

ian
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stein
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Tue, 12 December 06 00:17

Hi Řystein. I guess nearly the whole company fleet could be called sisters at the time. Tudor though had the hatch for the number one hold on the forecastle deck. Since you have a photo,- I suppose you served on her, do you remember her with affection?

Hi Ian. I really don't begrudge them their squash court, locked up in their office as they are months at the time!
No, OK,- some things have changed for the better. Stein.
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John Briggs

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Registered: February 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
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Tue, 12 December 06 01:43

Maybe some things have changed for the better but you will never be able to recapture the atmosphere and cameraderie of those older ships. Nothing like coming off watch and having a beer with a couple of other watchkeepers before turning in!

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Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
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oystein
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Tue, 12 December 06 02:57

thanks.I see the hatch no. 1 now.
thanks one more time.

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stein
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Tue, 12 December 06 03:10

Yes, John, if I with my short career may join a man with your vast experience, - a beer and some yarns. I wonder how many today would skip much of their sleep in the off-watch for a few stories. If they tell stories today, what do they tell of? What are their experiences in ships like these?:
http://www.carcarrier.de/html/tourcoing.html
What strange little ports do they visit? What sort of colorful adventurers do they meet onboard? What sort of fancy seamanship do they perform to tell the next generation about? I just wonder...Stein
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Hugh Ferguson

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Sat, 16 August 08 15:58

Stein, You are an incurable romantic!
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stein
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Sun, 17 August 08 02:06

And I am that as a professional Hugh, so I work at it. Some of those who buy my marine paintings claim to want the real unromanticized truth, "life was real hard drudgery" etc, but nobody buys even grey skies - they all really want to be transported, gently, somewhere "East of Suez." Aden will do: if I were a writer instead of picture-maker I could probably find use for your Aden story. Regards, Stein.
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Tom Haywood

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Tue, 26 January 10 01:40

It is interesting to note that both the Tourcoing and Tournai had considerable amounts of Australian steel in their construction. Due to shortages of steel in Europe WW purchased steel direct from BHP steel mills in Australia and shipped it home in their own vessels.

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