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the maxim was one of the naval ammunition ships that where named after machine guns eg gatling was one of the others allso the snider others were larger ships, kinterbury & throsk
 

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we used to drop our motor boat so we could cross the river to the free states, up to muff or movile in the early 70s alex
 

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Hello Alex,
I did'nt realise you were on the Maxim ,there was a customs post at Muff in those days now done away with , there used to be an old saying when alcohol was cheaper in the south the more you drunk the more you saved. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Londonderry although the troubles were with us then, nowadays everything is back to normal and tourists are now visiting again . Good to hear from you ,
Best regards,
Fred
 

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hi fred did one trip on maxim but was at lisahally a few times with the kinterbury. used to use a pub in londonderry called the oregon bar early 60ts alex
 

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Hi Alex I cannot recall this one it most likely was blown up during the troubles,

Cheers,Fred
 

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Hi guys,
Nice to know that I'm not the only one alive who served on the Maxim. I was in her in the early 60's when Owen Jones joined her as Master. She was one of a class of seven, I believe. I also later served on Nordenfeldt. They were originally built, or so I was told, for service in WWII in the far east but only one actually made it to Burma ( possibly Gatling) before the Japanese surrendered. They were transferred to the Senior Armaments Stores Officer organisation, then to the Port Auxiliary service and, finally, to the RMAS. I forget all the names of the class at the moment, but Kinterbury and Throsk were larger vessels with a similar history.
 

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On reflection, probably none of this class were ever in the RMAS, as that was formed after most, if not all, were scrapped. Still cannot remember all the names of the class, however.
 

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