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Grangetoft

Grangetoft. 979/1920. T.H.Donking & Son (Kingdon S S Co) at Flathouse Quay, Portsmouth
13/02/1949. Became Holderness. Wrecked 11/3/1959

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I remember the next Holderness ,we voyage chartered ships of the Holderness Company in the 60's to carry coal from Blyth to Londonderry ,a Capt Thornton was master of one of their ships,
Cheers
Fred
 

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Hamish said:
> a happy little ship but a b--ch to steer

Did this have anything to do with her final demise off Blyth?
 

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You will notice for a ship of her age ,she was a sample of what was to follow, machinery and accomodation aft, now everything seems to be built this way.The mate used to take the mickey out of the "old Man" ,he said he never looked aft from the bridge, so he though he was skipper of a big ship
 

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