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SW Monsoon

ss Marwarri between Aden and Ceylon 1960. She was famous for her spectacular roll, it could be frightening sometimes. "Will she come back this time?" would spring to mind.

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Harry
Great picture full of nostalgia. Just for fun I straightened the horizon to get a better feel for the angle of roll and what memories that brought back, particularly at mealtimes when the saloon table tops were turned over and the tableclothes soaked with water to prevent the dishes and plates sliding away to join the guy sitting next to you. I can also remember the stewards leaning to counter the roll and trying to stay on their feet as they brought the food from the serving galley! Happy days.
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John
 

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Great picture Harry, agree with John, very nostalgic. Even with wet tablecloths it was usual to hold onto your soup plate like a set of gimbals, to keep the contents !

Never a dull moment....
 

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or doing a meal relief for the mate and judging when was the time to take her across the swell a tad more and see if you could get the soup in the OM's lap!

Not that i ever did of course. Ah the days without course recorders!
 

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Harry,

Well done for an excellent photgraph and it brings back many many memories. It just goes to underline how much of a roll 15 degrees is - the frequent exaggeration of how far those ships rolled, is brought home with the frightening reality that even 15 degrees is more than enough. As you say, added to the feeling of "will she come back this time"...
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I remember my one and only trip on this vessel, going thro the bay and the half wave that pushed her that bit further, the first time it happened to me I nearly crapped myself, I never got used to it, she was a scow, and its a wonder she lasted all the years before she was scrapped.
Oh yes, we warped the HP turbine in Cal.
 

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Nice picture ; Brings to mind my first deep sea voyage on Maipura ( she too would roll in wet grass )
I was fine and not prone to seasickness but after rounding the Horn of Africa en route to Gan we rolled most of the way and I was green around the gills for a few days . Even after being in a flat calm for a couple of days I was still "off".
It cured me though as I never was affected by weather after that .

Derek
 

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