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Ore Carrier Days

The deck Of "Bamburgh Castle" at the General Terminus, Glasgae,1975.

Just finished discharging--deck winch visible for the Macgregor hatchcovers,and the ballast tank valves.

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This photo brings back so many memories for me as a teenager. Visited the old man on the BC quite a few times when it discharged in the UK, mostly Newport and Glasgow if memory serves. Can still remember the noise of them hatch covers closing and the rattle of the iron ore as it fell out of the grabs and hit the deck. Also always loved the smell of the engine room through the skylight and was always amazed that no matter what was being cooked in the galley it always smelt the same. Happy days.(Thumb)
 

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love to see a video of those old hatch covers closing. the sound,,,brings back memories to me too.
 

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