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Old 10th January 2009, 11:01
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Originally Posted by teb View Post
Van Ommeren London operated ships under british flag in Medomsly S.S Co and Crawford Shipping co. m/v/Langleclyde was under Medomsley and on period charter to Holland Africa Line she carried about 24 passengers but was unique in that her catering dept (apart from Ch.Steward )were all female!!! anyone out there with experience of her?
In 1951 I sailed as AB on the La Cordillera, which at the time I though was the first ship under the UK flag to carry a full female catering staff. I was also under the impression that the Langleclyde was operated bby the same group, i.e. Buries Marks.

Regards Robert
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