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Old 15th October 2019, 18:06
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Just looked, and my oldest is Reeds Hints to Sea-going Engineers, dated August 1917 (No, I didn't buy it new!).
Some of the breakdowns are eye-watering. So glad I spent most of my time on steam turbines.
The attached is one which couldn't be fixed at sea.
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