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Old 1st August 2017, 07:34
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Originally Posted by Aberdonian View Post
It is sad to see such destruction of a fine ship.

Attached is an aerial photo of the Laganbank, on her maiden voyage taken in Nov ’55. She had left Belfast the previous month, going north about through the Pentland Firth to load at Bremerhaven. Skyfotos, operating out of Lympne Airport shot her heading towards Bombay via Suez. (Fellow apprentice Alistair Macnab and self nowhere to be seen.)

Alan, I have just begun reading your latest book, “Merchant Navy Apprentice 1951 – 1955” (Kindle 2.42) and am impressed by your recall for detail – it invokes many a memory of those days gone by.

Great photo of the Laganbank. Love the red boot topping. Thanks for posting.

Hope you enjoy the epistle, Keith. Cheaper than a copy of the present shipping magazines on the shelf! What seems to happen with recall is that things jump back in the memory when thinking or writing about those days.

"Shipping Today and Yesterday " mag are running a piece on a 1953 memorable voyage on the old " Ernebank" . It will be in the October issue, they say.

All the Best/Alan
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