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2nd Mates new run about

Masirah at Aden 23rd Nov 1960.

One of the six Centurion tanks loaded in Southampton with our 2nd Mate in possession. A great shipmate whose name I have forgotten, help gratefully received.

This was only the second time we had played with the heavy derrick so had lots of fun, we had practiced in S

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Yes, great fun. Two sets of steam guys on each side. By the time I came on the scene we were taking Chieftain Mk IVs at 54 tons out to Aden and Centurion Mk Xs at 49 tons homeward. Malakand could only manage the Centurions but Mahout had a 60 ton derrick. Later in the day we were taking Centurions out to Aqaba.
 

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"2nd Mates new run about" - Got an ex-second Mate here who says, "Yep! That's about right"!!
 

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