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RFA Fort Constantine

RFA Fort Constantine

Built by Vancouver Drydock Co in 1944.
Freghting to Med and Far East.
Sold to German owners in 1969

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George,
I was on her throughout 1962 until we laid her up on the Trot at Plymouth in December 1962. We did the freighting runs from Chatham to Singapore with stop at Aden on way out; Aden, Malta, Gibraltar, Devonport on way back.
Last trips were loading up with boom defence equipment at Gibraltar, Malta and Grangemouth and then into layup with all this scrap iron still onboard. She probably went to the breakers with it all.
Cheers,
Alex
 

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I would've love to have been in one of these Ships . I'm not sure if any had UK crews though, Officers only maybe?.
 

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Suppose it depends on the era Tony. My dad was AB & QM aboard her in 1947.
 

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Chinese crew when I was seconded to the Rosalie when she was de storing before going off to scrap. I remember the wooden bunks being very high off the deck, but that's probably because I was/am pretty small. Spent a couple of weeks in Plymouth bay, would have really liked to have sailed on her. Got into trouble for not keeping a liberty boat alongside waiting for the STON, while some of the off going people had trains to catch. He was most indignant! Another nail in the coffin of my RFA career.
 

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