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Mahsud in English Channel

Mahsud in the English Channel I believe in early 1971.

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Since she didn't spend a lot of time in European waters I think this picture was taken in early 1971 when we spent several weeks in Rotterdam for major repairs to the main Renk gear wheel.
 

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Ray, your photo is a gem. I had just left Brocks when this was taken - it almost makes me wish I had`nt. Great shot of a fine looking vessel.

Mr R M will be impressed too.
 

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It it just my eyesight, the lifting gear to me looks half way between derricks and cranes. It is a good looking ship too
 

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Cranes and Hallen swinging derricks. The derrick at the after end of Number 5 could cause grief, had a habit of jack-knifing with a loaded container on the hook, and nowhere to lower it to, in limbo over the plastic awnings.
 

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Cranes were ASEA variable speed A/C using thyristors . Unfortunatley they leaked water during heavy rain through the upper sheave blocks which ran down the wires onto the motors and gave a lot of Grief !
 

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Ray this is a picture of Mahsud on her Maidan voyage > I have the same shot sent to me by Alan Atack who was Staff Chief and I the 4th Eng. I put the date as mid July 1968 . I believe I have an original in Scotland also ( will check next month )
I think Brocks had the pic taken and forwarded copies to the ship ( Prob a Skyphotos shot)
 

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Derek you could well be right. My photo doesn't have any indication as to who originally took it or when it was taken. I just guessed it might have been taken during the Rotterdam trip as she didn't get back to Europe too often.
 

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After the trip you and I were both on in 1971 Ray I did another 6 trips on her as Chief ; coastal and deep sea .
She was back on the traditional Brock runs ; Uk / Europe Coast and the
East ; except going around the Cape as opposed to the Medi as the canal was shut due to the Israli / Egyptian war closure .
 

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