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City of Manchester

"City of Manchester" surrounded by barges in, I think, Kidderpore Dock, Calcutta. Judging by the smoke rising from the barges luncheon is about to be served in the upper deck dining area and one of our stevedores appears to be ordering a take-away. Own ship was "Woodburn".

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I think the life expectancy of those lighter wallahs was about twenty, largely due to the use of dock water for cooking and washing up!
 

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It was normal for one at the bow to being doing his "toilet" and at stern one would be scooping up water to use for drinking or cooking! same, same stuff!
 

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