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M.V. Huntingdon

M.V. Huntingdon

Huntingdon homeward bound in English Channel, June 1969
Photo taken from 'Manapouri' outward bound for Curacao.

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Now this was a real ship ! I remember her well on her visits to Wellington. As a boy a spent many a happy hour wandering around the waterfront and seeing her berthed at Glasgow Wharf. Standing there gazing up at her towering bow with stages rigged and some of the lads chipping and painting, hardly able to wait for the day when I might go to sea - she was truely one of the ships that inspired me to ship out.
 

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Fine ships - the "H" class and of course with 2 five cylinder Doxford LBD engines with centre scavange pumps. Bloody marvelous!!!
 

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Best engines in the world Dox - send the 20 quid later(Thumb)
 

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derricks flying aft usually two hours or so to docking unless coasting of course, remember only USA ships flew the derricks at sea. LOL
 

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When did she go to the breakers? I have pic taken on board about September 1974 Station Pier Port Melbourne and was told she hadnt much longer to go then. Thanks Dave
 

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She also carried a painting of Oliver Cromwell dating back to the1700's,who was born in Huntingdon in 1599, and she was also used in the Conference Line's film "We live by the sea"
 

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I remember seeing her at sea off Point Lynas in about 1960/61 and thinking that she was quite the most beautiful ship (proportions/maintenance etc.) that I had ever seen. That view has not changed.
 

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