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Old 31st August 2017, 08:47
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Just found the " Duke of Lancaster appreciation society" on Facebook. Looks like the old girl is heading for a new career and a makeover. I'm envious!

Thanks Duncan for pointing the way....
The Oct 2017 issue of Sea Breezes will have an article about a typical Heysham to Belfast sailing in the 60's. Some nice photos too.
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Old 18th September 2019, 13:46
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A sad turn of events for a fine ship.
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Some time ago:
President: "Ladies and gentlemen, The Queen!"
Chap across from me: "The Duke of Lancaster!"
Bas: (Thinks) 'What? Don't say anything before you've looked it up.'

A week later: 'Ah, now I see.'
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I sailed on the maiden voyage of the Rose of Lancashire a bloody death trap of a ship built in the U.K. I reckon that even in her present state the Duke would be a preferred vessel to be on.
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painted by a good friend of mine for his father some good number of years ago...…………..Duke of Lancaster on her acceptance trials.

his father was one of her captains whilst on the Heysham to Belfast run.
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Old 3rd October 2019, 09:15
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painted by a good friend of mine for his father some good number of years ago.....Duke of Lancaster on her acceptance trials.

his father was one of her captains whilst on the Heysham to Belfast run.
Lovely painting - it's a treasure to have.

Which Master was the artist's father? I sailed with them all pretty well and here is a picture of them with only 2 or 3 missing.
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hi Alan i only ever met his dad once and can't remember his Christian name, but the surname is MILLS, they lived, and his son still lives in Slyne with Hest near Lancaster.......his son is called Harry...…...had lunch with him and his lovely wife only a month or so ago.
it was around 1972-73 that I met his dad...…...long time ago.

is captain mills on that photo, if so would you mind if I copied it to give to my friend. thank you.
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Old 4th October 2019, 09:40
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hi Alan i only ever met his dad once and can't remember his Christian name, but the surname is MILLS, they lived, and his son still lives in Slyne with Hest near Lancaster.......his son is called Harry......had lunch with him and his lovely wife only a month or so ago.
it was around 1972-73 that I met his dad......long time ago.

is captain mills on that photo, if so would you mind if I copied it to give to my friend. thank you.
Thrilled to get your message, as Captain Mills was both Master in the harbour, and a friend who helped me with advice etc when I was wavering whether to stay or go in a different direction. We always called him Lancelot Mills, but not sure if this was a true forename. He is on the extreme left in the photo, and please feel free to pass it on. Please also give my best wishes to his son and family. Lovely to catch up on this....
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