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Old 22nd January 2008, 21:41
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Life Time Chance!

Just for fun, you have a chance to go back in time and be a ships company guest for five days, on any ship you wish... Liner, Sail, Warship, Cargo etc. you can also take a camcorder. Which ship would you choose and why?

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Old 22nd January 2008, 22:05
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The BEAGLE when she first arrived at the Galapagos Islands.
I think it would be incredibly interesting to spend 5 days with Darwin during the time he was researching the theory of evolution.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 23:33
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captain cooks endeavour............

having the chance to be the man who introduced beer to australia and n.z.

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Old 22nd January 2008, 23:53
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Put me down for "The good ship Venus".

The figurehead would be my main interest.

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Old 22nd January 2008, 23:56
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Bit risky but the 'Mary Celeste' - would love to find out the true story!
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Old 23rd January 2008, 01:40
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Noah's Ark ;
As Chief Engineer !

Thinks ? if the animals only came in 2 by 2 what did they have for lunch ?????

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The Arc was the best built ship in its day ; Bar none . And fortunately it did not have a funnel .

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I think he had some wine making ingredients though ! so at least it was not a " Dry Ship "

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Old 23rd January 2008, 07:57
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Engineer on the ex tug Arctic p.
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real cush job that would be nowadays eh!
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Old 23rd January 2008, 11:56
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Put me down for "The good ship Venus".

The figurehead would be my main interest.

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Brian, wouldn't you have to be dead to get the full benefit?

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Old 23rd January 2008, 12:08
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put me down for the Titanic, the least I could do would be to warn them about the iceberg

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Old 23rd January 2008, 14:11
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Like Bob I'd go for the Titanic, if only to reset the sluice valves
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Joshua Slocum

wouldnt be single handed but I take my hat off to him
first to sail single handed round the world
he also did it in a boat he himself built

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Old 24th January 2008, 02:23
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Yes Jimmy C, perhaps I would jump off the Titanic if it did not avoid the iceberg and hope to get aboard the "Spray" .It proved to be a very safe ship with a real master at the art of sailing
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Old 24th January 2008, 03:49
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captain cooks endeavour............

having the chance to be the man who introduced beer to australia and n.z.

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I would like to go back to my late Father's wartime ship, HMS Prins Albert. I would then get the whole story and some decent photographs.
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Old 24th January 2008, 13:57
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Yes Jimmy C, perhaps I would jump off the Titanic if it did not avoid the iceberg and hope to get aboard the "Spray" .It proved to be a very safe ship with a real master at the art of sailing
But didn't the "Spray" disappear without trace along with Slocum?
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Old 24th January 2008, 14:45
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Titanic!What really happened?

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Old 24th January 2008, 15:59
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Has to be the "Vital Spark". I've read the stories so many times, I feel as though I already have sailed on her.
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Old 24th January 2008, 23:47
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Titanic!What really happened?

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There is a rumour that it hit an iceberg and sunk though not many people have heard about it. Please keep it quiet.

Bloody good job I say with that awful woman singing on it. Surprising it didn't crack the iceberg into gin-and-tonic-sized pieces.

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Old 24th January 2008, 23:57
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For me it would have to be one of those magnificent Blue Flue liners!
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Old 25th January 2008, 09:52
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We could always fdind out whether BF were as wonderful as we've been told!
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Old 25th January 2008, 10:28
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Do a trip on a Viking Longship. Shots of the voyage plus a bit of bit of rape and pillage. Got to be a winner.
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Do a trip on a Viking Longship. Shots of the voyage plus a bit of bit of rape and pillage. Got to be a winner.
Blue funnel never had any Longships, but if you fancy some rape and pillage, book in where I work - see what you think.

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Old 25th January 2008, 15:41
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Not quite the kind of rape and pillage I had in mind.

Re Blue Flue:-

As "Holt" is a surname with Scandinavian connections. It's possible that Alfred's ancestors had a couple of longships . If so I bet they were better than everyone else's, and that the crews were successful rapers and pillagers having been properly trained in the art.
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Old 25th January 2008, 16:00
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Tacho,

Well of course!
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Old 25th January 2008, 16:07
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They probably had their own shore based training establishment as well. But also some longships with Chinese crews who were just as good at half the cost, but which nobody talks about.
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