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RHP 1st December 2019 02:48

Ships passing through the Suez canal 1940
 
Came across this by chance.


Harry Nicholson 1st December 2019 11:42

A superb find - well done.
How many of those ships and crew survived, I wonder.

TommyRob 1st December 2019 14:03

All survived I suspect. Looks more like 1949 - great film though.

matthew flinders 1st December 2019 18:00

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Originally Posted by TommyRob (Post 3017537)
All survived I suspect. Looks more like 1949 - great film though.

Indeed BRITISH COMMANDO not scrapped until 1959

R651400 1st December 2019 21:00

Would agree post WW2 with a Sam class Liberty and T2 tanker.
Tanker British Commando a very interesting design.

Stephen J. Card 1st December 2019 21:17

The PASTEUR in the canal was show 1945 to 1946. She is flying the French ensign... during this period. Before that she was under Cunard management and painted 'grey'.

In the 1950s she was North German Lloyd, BREMEN. Looked her best then... and a smaller funnel.

Stephen

Victor J. Croasdale 6th December 2019 01:05

My father was shipped out to the far east during WWII in the RAF. Convoy Greenock to Capetown, three weeks in Capetown waiting for a convoy to Bombay. Took three months Clyde to Bombay.
He came home via Suez after WWII on the Georgic, it took him three weeks. That was the only time he left the UK in his entire life, apart from trips to the Isle of Man!

I only transited Suez once, as 4 E/O in 1978 on the MV Norvegia Team.

gordonarfur 7th December 2019 01:58

pasteur
 
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Originally Posted by RHP (Post 3017449)

Great video, why do the frogs need a dozen men on the bridge? was it tea time?

gordonarfur 7th December 2019 02:00

I spent 9 months of my life courtesy of the British army guarding the great bitter lake, not sure what we were supposed to be guarding but at least the wx was clement.

OilJiver 7th December 2019 23:42

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Originally Posted by gordonarfur (Post 3018469)
...why do the frogs need a dozen men on the bridge?.

All lining up to do a deal with Jock McG & Co. Gordon. (Not any of them in view mind).

Victor J. Croasdale 8th December 2019 00:41

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Originally Posted by matthew flinders (Post 3017563)
Indeed BRITISH COMMANDO not scrapped until 1959

The British Commando was built by H&W in 1942 as the "MV Empire Chapman" for the Ministry of War Transport. Sold to the British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed "British Commando" in 1946.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Empire_Chapman


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