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Sussex Liverpool July 75

Sussex Liverpool July 75

A grand old "H" boat!

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I think we took the old Federal funnel a little bit for granted and it wasn't until the P&O colours were in introduced that we then realised what had been lost.
 

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Paid off that fine vessel in Avonmouth about July 1975, after coming back from NZ. My first trip as second sparks, lasting impressions, fond memories.
 

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Hi Bill,
How's tricks? - Good to see you found this site.
Best Regards,
Willie Grant
 

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What's this a Sparkies convention??? Must have just missed you Bill, as I joned her in July 75 in Liverpool and sailed deep sea to NZ and Au. Fantastic trip, hard work but a great crowd of blokes.
 

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As this seems to be a mini sparkies get together re NZSCo I wonder if you came across an old shipmate who was a sparkie. Name was Stuart Griffith who was on the Dorset for years and years.
 

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I sailed on her back in 1962 -1964 3 trips from SOS to AB. All the trip were with a great bunch of guys great trips ashore plenty of beer on the coast. Sussex lost her main mast after P&O took over and gave her a lousy paint job. There are two photos of her one in Federal colors and another in P&O colors.
Dave Morris Vindi60
 

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