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City of Chester

City of Chester in Royal Edward Dry Dock Avonmouth 7 February 1962

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Sailed as 4th Eng on her some years later in 1966. Wartime build, 1944 at Barclay Curle. twin LBD Doxfords each 4 cylinder. 9000 BHP. Broken up China 1971. Nice old ship. If I remember right no vent fans in engineroom just 'natural' cooling via enormous trunking.
 

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Joined her in Hamburg March 68 as 3rd engineer. Left her in July 68 after a voyage to South Africa. My one & only motor ship with Ellerman lines.
 

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