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PSNC Potosi arriving at Liverpool Gladstone Lock

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thanks for the photo barny my 1st ship &what a good run she was on
cheers
terry music man
 

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These old PSNC vessels were the first ones I went on board with my grandfather during the 50's when I was a child, Cotopaxi, Potosi, Pizarro, Oroya and so on.

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Tomi.
 

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Terry,
I agree, it was a great run down that coast. I join Her in L-Pool 2.7.63.
 

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Fine looking ship I was on her in late 1964 good run but the worst feeder I sailed on in my 9 years at sea rumour that the catering regime was fiddled also her maintenance on deck was pretty poor the rust was falling off in slabs her upper rigging badly carroded accommation pretty basic only did the one trip in her.
 

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Agreed Kypros, terrible feeders done two trips one on Salaverry one on Sarmiento. The Sarmiento crew were restricted to 200 cigarretes every ten days as the were reserving the bond to be flogged down the Sth American coast, homeward bound after the Panama Canal where they topped the bond up no cigarette rationing. Also did a voyage on the PSNC run on the Essequibo Royal Mail, no comparison food good, 2 berth accomodation and no *** rationing, subs were in US Dollars with excellent black market exchange rates in Chile and Peru via the ladies in Yako,s and the Skandie bar plus in other ports also, happy days.
 

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a nice view, taken from the bullnose on the west side of the lock - I think at Langton, not Gladstone
 

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think u lot are right over the grub but like i said the run made up for it
peter 61&62 was on her
cheers mate
terry
 

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Agreed they used to use the Langton Lock as they had a berth in one of the Canada branch docks the house flag is still visible on one of the sheds gable end, could do with a fresh paint job on it.
 

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