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Pyrrhus

Outbound on the Clyde.

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She had a serious fire onboard in Liverpool early in 1965,MN fire courses in Liverpool used to use some film footage of it. One course I was on had two firemen instructing who were in attendence and fighting the fire. It always amazed me how knowledgable the instructors were of ships and fires, but some of them had been to sea prior to joining the fire service.
 

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I was in her on the run job from Liverpool up to Smiths Dock at South Shields for the repair after the fire.
As far as I can recall, the Starboard forward side of the main deck accomodation was pretty well gutted.
we did very little work except for stations leaving Liverpool and arriving at the repair yard, and sea watches, although we did some hold cleaning for a couple of days in the yard before they sent us all home on a train.
Pat
 

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First 'h' needs deleting. 'Pyrrhus' was the name of the Greek general whose army suffered irreplaceable losses in some of his victories against Rome, hence the term 'Pyrrhic victory'. What a wonderful shot! Thanks for posting.
Cheers,
Brent
 

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