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Old 7th March 2013, 10:45
PincherM PincherM is offline  
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I sailed on the first voyage of the Tassie. She was the largest single screwed vessel to sail from Royal Docks and was touching bottom while alongside and had to be pulled off by tugs. Had a good voyage to Oz but was not happy with the bosun. Prior to that was on the old Napier Star. Six months trip to Oz with 17 breakdowns. First problem was a fire in the funnel off Dungeness and the last was when the Doxford diesel exploded off Dungeness inward bound and had to be towed to Royal docks. Happy days!
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