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Old 9th April 2012, 16:55
DiverTim DiverTim is offline  
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Strathconnon was my Ist Ship jopined 1970, I was P&O Engineer cadet. We sailed from KGV out via Panama to HK then Jap coast home via Rotterdam / Hamburg. I recall Dave Smith 3/E married to Japanese, Jimmy Orr from Shetland 4/E. Vessels were maintained almost as new, she rolled terribly with often cargos trashed. In those day before containerisation was a race around the Jap coast against Blue Funnel ships, Japan was the worlds supplier and first back to Rotterdam got pick of next sailing date, with voyages equalled more profit. I still have all my records will lok up and re-post. Rgds Timothy Claridge
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