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Well down on her marks! Where would this have been taken? A great photo.....Thanks!
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Looks like taken in the English Channel by Skyfotos. I bought pictures of my early BF ships from them for framing.
There was also a company in the Malacca Straits doing aeral photography.
 

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Hi,
I bought these pics off a guy on E bay, they look like fotoflite pics, but when I asked about it, he said he bought them from a house clearance.
 

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I have a few BF ship photos taken in the Straits of Malacca, this one is very similar in style.
The fact that she is fully laden suggests she is in the Straits outward bound.
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Thanks guys. I had initially thought the Channel but equally, Straits - I can smell them now!
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Thinking about it, I dont know why a P class would be in the English Channel. Their itinerary was fixed;
Birkenhead to the Far East, return to Liverpool, discharge, then Glasgow for two weeks discharging and part loading, then Birkenhead to complete loading.
This never changed while I was in the company in the 50s and 60s.
 

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Hi Pat,
The Old Fella went to Hamburg on Dolius if I remember right and also signed off once in London. Covering the East Asiatic or Glen route?
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DAve,
Yes but the four P class vessels were, at the time I was in the company, fixed on that particular itinerary and never deviated from it. You could predict the time of docking at Gladstone Dock homeward, on the day you sailed from Liverpool outward.
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