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ROTTERDAM-20

The entrance to the Maashaven-dock was dominated by the mobile crane of SHV , where coal was discharged for National use and transit to Germany.Depicted under the crane is m.v. ALCHIBA,who made 8 trips with coal from the USA to Rotterdam in 1956.She was built at Connell's,Glasgow in 1941 and served

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Weel,weel, a wee clan of Scots reacting ! And that's bonny braw to me! Aye,Rob, that Port of Rotterdam really WAS busy then-and I loved it;still do. And,Jim of Auchtermuchty :rumour has it that your ship Benvorlich is about to enter the Maashaven with a cargo of grain.Wait and see! I'm off to speak to your Chief-Engineer:Colin Glencannon....
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Detailed but uncluttered. Somehow you have managed it with this busy scene. Nice one. Great pic.

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Hi Fritx, I've already replied to Benvorlich, on an other site, look forward to seeing it here.
Jim

ps lowly cabinboys don't usually remember names from 1956, although at that time my then girl friend's father was Captain of Bennevis Capt McPherson.
 

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You certainly don't pick easy subjects. I can only admire your technical expertise.

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