Originally Posted by robert the bruce
Thank you, A.D. Frost, and nautibuoy42, for your information. Yes I can remember and basically we did exactly the same voyage. In fact, homeward bound in Las Palmas we berthed just astern of one of the Castle ships, I believe it was the Capetown Castle, that had a disasterous accident in the engine room. Can't quite remember what happened.
Air start v/v jammed open.Fired though the air start line back to the air bottle, blew up,shrapnel killed several engineers.(17.10.60)