Originally Posted by Ian J. Huckin
I can assure you that Lin, Sharon and Madeleine were worse as far as engine induced shakes...I'm sure the 'R' boats were worse for drink induced shakes...SSM were pretty good for that too....
True Ian, one particular nasty crossing on the Sharon resulted in a crack right through one of the hatch coamings from top down to the deck. Glad I didn't see it until we were alongside in Montreal.
There always seemed to be a better atmosphere on the R boats than the Nosiras, probably due to the crew bars on the R boats in a better location. On the Nosiras the bar was like a working alleyway. Plus as a cook the old Chief Stewards cabins were a luxury far removed from the shoe boxes on the Nosiras.