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Old 1st March 2019, 00:28
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1961 - 1979
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Gunungdjati/Empire Orwell

Originally Posted by Stephen J. Card View Post
Did anyone sail in the GUNUNG DJATI? Ex German PRETORIA b. 1936. Later EMPIRE DOON then EMPIRE ORWELL. Bought by Blue Funnel 1958 and later sold 1966.

Must have been Blue Funnel's largest passenger ship, 17,516 grt.

Remember seeing this hadji ship on my first trip onboard s.s. Hector anchored Aden roads April 1961. I was signed on as supernumary midshipman, the only Aussie crew member. There were 3 other middies, Mike the senior guy, Gerry Pengelly and Pat Kennedy. I signed the indentures at one shilling a month in Brisbane, March 1961 with the Master, Richard Hannay!!
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