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Old 18th July 2008, 09:18
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The Pallium has been mentioned a few times in this thread. I was in her for a couple of weeks coasting and liked it, but had to pay off at Tranmere with severe tonsilitis.
She had some kind of experimental gas turbines which needed huge quantities of air for combustion, fed into the engine room by two vast air intakes abeam of the funnel. I heard a few years later that something went wrong with the air supply and the engine room imploded, and that there were casualties. Is anyone aware of this incident?
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