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Old 18th July 2018, 11:54
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Can anyone tell me the name of the car loading system that went out through a hull door on the Benledi Class in way of No 5 Hatch? I've been seaching online for some specifications but have drawn a blank. It's bugging me!
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Old 18th July 2018, 21:35
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Photo of it in action in Graeme Somner's Ben Line book. Called a Carron transporter.
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Old 20th July 2018, 13:52
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Thanks for that krisC. I should have looked at the book in the first place!!

I only saw it in use once on Benledi and that was when it was being tested after repair work.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 21:53
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think the lawers had it as well. but as a lowly engineer never saw it.
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Old 22nd July 2018, 22:10
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As cadet on BenLedi used to spent time loading cars via this system. Also when deck empty we used to enjoy a drive around in the two fork lift trucks kept on board. The mate was on watch of course!
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