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Old 5th January 2014, 22:40
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Discharging Australian Wool

Back in the late 1950s I made my first 3 voyages in Shaw Savill's Alaric, sailing the old Aberdeen & Commonwealth wool trade run.
Together with the 3 other non-refrigerated sister ships Afric, Arabic and Aramaic, plus I think most other British and foreign ships in the trade, the order of discharge was always;
Can anyone say why this route was always followed? It does not seem to be the shortest.
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