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Old 13th June 2017, 22:32
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I would guess so. I sailed on one of the 'A' boats which took over from the 'Highland' boats and this was the route we took.
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Old 24th August 2017, 04:29
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Graham Powell - did you have anything to do with the Missions to Seamen or TocH in Buenos Aires? Dad and a group of friends were heavily involved going back to late 30s to early 50s.
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Old 24th August 2017, 08:51
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Years ago, there was a restaurant in Newport (IOW) Named after one of the "A" boats. Alcantara I think. There was a pub type sign outside depicting a picture of one of these ships. I only went in there once or twice, and never found out what the link between the restaurant and these ships was.
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Old 26th October 2017, 15:09
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I used the Royal Mail Line to come to Brazil, where I have now lived for 50 years. Set sail from Southampton, docked in Santos 27 June 1960. Would like to know which ship it was so I can post on my blog and/or FB profile.
The ships at that time were: Aragon, Amazon and Arlanza.
Made additional RML trips in 1962 and 1968.
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Old 27th October 2017, 16:09
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UK passengers were loaded at Tilbury not Southampton when I was on the Amazon.

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Old 27th October 2017, 22:12
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To my knowledge both the Amazon and the Aragon took on passengers at Tilbury don't know about Atlanta.
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Old 27th October 2017, 22:17
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Sorry Atlanta should read Arlanza
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Old 27th October 2017, 22:35
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Did two trips on the Aragon including maiden voyage ,joined her in H&W in Belfast as pantry boy inApril 1960 the positions main job was up and down to the pig and whistle filling Blaine Marie's with beer for the cooks and pantry men .They reckoned I was the best beer runner they ever had ,paid off with more dropsie s than payoff.After Japan the best coast for a great time ,my god you needed some stamina .Fantastic Days
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Old 28th October 2017, 00:56
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My first trip on RML ships (as passenger) was in May 1946 on the Highland Monarch from BA to Tilbury. Ship only had 4 cabins (we had one!), all the rest were dorms for men, or women with children, as she still had troopship accommodation. She was under the command of Capt.Hooper. We called at the typical RML ports:Montevideo/Santos/Rio/Las Palmas/Lisbon and Vigo. At the time of this voyage I was aged 8!! Later on I was able to travel at different times on all 4 "Highlands" and ultimately on the Amazon. The trips on the "Highlands" were always great fun and, when they were retired, many people felt that although the "A" ships were much more modern and slightly faster (18 days BA/London to the 21 days of the "Highlands"), they completely lacked the atmosphere and homeliness of the sadly missed Highland Brigade/Chieftain/Monarch and Princess. In their heyday the sailed every third Thursday from Buenos Aires. The only names of Captains that I remember on latter voyages were Dodds and Anderson, but I don't remember on what ships. Fond memories which still are very vivid even after nearly 70 years!!
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Old 17th March 2018, 21:12
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Did two trips on Arawa one of the last assisted passages to Aussie and Kiwi back via Tahiti as junior engineer fabulous times.
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Old 8th October 2018, 16:22
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I was on the Aragon 1966 as a Pursers gofer and first class page boy. I remember my uniform looked like something the doorman would wear out side a Gaumont cinema! Great trip to BA. Has anyone got a photo' of these saloon boy/page boy uniforms from then?
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Old 2nd November 2018, 20:15
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SS Highland Princess

Just found a letter written by my father, Jack Grewar, to my grandmother in January 1940 saying he was leaving London on SS Highland Princess. Wondered if anyone knows where she might be going, presumably in a convoy.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 20:22
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Highlan Princess

Some ifo here:-
http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/ports/in...RINCESS~armain
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Old 31st December 2018, 10:06
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Aragon

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I was on the Aragon 1966 as a Pursers gofer and first class page boy. I remember my uniform looked like something the doorman would wear out side a Gaumont cinema! Great trip to BA. Has anyone got a photo' of these saloon boy/page boy uniforms from then?
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My brother, Stephen Williams was on the Aragon around that time...also as a Purser's Assistant/Writer. He loved the SA runs and eventually joined Blue Star Line's meat vessels doing trips there.

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Old 31st December 2018, 14:18
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My brother, Stephen Williams was on the Aragon around that time...also as a Purser's Assistant/Writer. He loved the SA runs and eventually joined Blue Star Line's meat vessels doing trips there.

Philip
Looking at my book I was on the Aragon from June - August 1965, not '66. Not that I can remember any names from then Philip. I too later sailed a couple of times with Blue Stars' 'Brasil Star' on the BA run. I believe the Purser on the Aragon at the time was named Mr Funnel.
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Old 19th March 2019, 13:08
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Hi, My first two trips to sea was on the Highland Monarch as 3rd. R/O. Great experience as a start to a sea-going career - getting off to a good start in Vigo!
At Buenos Aires we went up to La Plata loading meat from the Armour and Swift meat companies at Berisso and Interseccion for the U.K. Passengers were great - we had our table in the First Class dining saloon, so the food was terrific. Long time ago '50,s.
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