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Liners confined to port during the seamen's strike, June 1966

Liners confined to port during the seamen's strike, June 1966

Southampton, June 1966.
'Queen Elizabeth', Union-Castle 'S.A.Vaal', P & O 'Arcadia' (2) and 'Canberra', Union Castle 'Good Hope Castle', 'Reina del Mar', 'Edinburgh Castle'.

From a 35mm half-frame slide.

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Its not not Chusan and Southern Cross but Arcadia and Canberra, with three Union Castles being Edinburgh Castle, Reina Del Mar and Good Hope Castle.
 

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Great photo, thanks Bri. Towards the end of the strike, I fire watched on the three UCL ships on Berth 101, having arrived on their last liner to get caught up, "CapeTown Castle", probably a week after this picture was taken. I then sailed on the "Edinburgh Castle", two weeks later, as the first one to get away when the strike ended.
Hopefully, you might have some other snaps or film of all the other ships caught in Southampton then. Sad days indeed.
 

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