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Ships clock from Christos Bitas.15.40 hours 31st October 1978
Clock set at the time Christos Bitas finally went down 300 miles west of Fastnet. Her planned sinking
in the Atlantic signalled the end of a brief but unique chapter in United Towing history.
Towed by Guardsman (3) escorted by Yorkshireman (3)

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Hi Allan
The clock was given to me by a neighbour who's ex husband was an engineer on Guardsman, I'm surprised you didn't have it away. Now ticking away in the S.T.M.
Nev
You can have the M--------bell when I cross the bar.
Regards Pete.
 

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Hi Pete,
By the time I got on board the all that was left was the scrap !!
 

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Put it your will Pete,otherwise it could end up in the museum and be lost for ever,you know what i mean Pete.
Regards
Nev
 

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We did a similar "controlled sinking" job in the Atlantic on Lloydsman. It was a ship called 'Marathon' and it was Lloyds Open Form (LOF) with a twist. It was usual to only get paid out if the vessel in distress was successfully salvaged. On this contract we only got paid out if the ship was successfully sunk.
By the way, the clock photo. Those chelsea fans get everywhere!
 

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Ray, All I got off the Bitas was an Arabic typewriter, A brass valve wheel, and a plaque telling us how well we had done, and about £200 for the scrap we tatted.
think we thought we had a good salvage job at the time.....ended up s***t.
 

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