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EDINBURGH CASTLE

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Such a beautiful shot of a great ship, leaving Berth 104 Southampton, Friday at 1pm on the dot, for the Cape. Nice to think this could have been one of the 8 such sailings I made on her '65 till '67. I would have been in the First Class Bureau, most likely, making up final lists and mail to go ashore with the pilot, unless we went up to the Promenade Deck for a quick farewell to Blighty. Sailing day was always a busy time.
 

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Great pic Ian, I sailed on her as 4th & 3rd R/O for several voyages in 1971 & 73. McCormack was the Chief R/O, a gentleman, Hector McColl was the 2nd, Robin Diamond the 3rd. Great ship, great atmosphere, great fun; those were the days !
 

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andysk: I sailed with both the senior members you mention, first McCormack as 2nd, who was then followed by Hector, who seems to have been on the Edinburgh for ages after that. Great times and memories.
 

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Hi RGascoyne ...

The voyage with McCormack was my first on a passenger ship, he had his wife on board as well, what a smashing couple.

Hector was a different character it has to be said ! When I was back as 3rd R/O I learnt very quickly to start calling his at about 0330 to have any chance of him appearing in the Radio Room before 0430 ! He seemed to be a permanent fixture on board, did he go for scrap with the ship ?

Cheers

Andy
 

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Sea Princess, It's one of the Red Funnel tugs I think. They used to do the tugging at Fawley in those days.
 

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