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Old 28th August 2005, 21:52
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City of Newcastle

My last ship was the City of Newcastle,.i was serving as 4th engineer until her last voyage, then she was sold to the Ben line as the Benrathe in 1967.
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Old 28th August 2005, 22:15
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If you need a photo of her, you can find one in the gallery under my name.

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Old 1st September 2005, 18:41
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Welcome to the site Ginger, you have made a contact, enjoy the site and all it has to offer.
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Old 3rd October 2007, 00:09
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Sold ---1969 ?

Something wrong here, I sailed two trips on the Newcastle , the second trip was 9 mths long and terminated in Montreal in 1976. The Olympic games were on the time and all the flights home were booked out, so we were put up in a French style hotel for a fortnight ---first time I ate snails. I digress, the poiunt is ,was this the same City of Newcastle that you refer to.
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Old 3rd October 2007, 00:11
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hello rcharlton...........

nice avatar..........

the old cunard monkey passing the buck..........
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Old 3rd October 2007, 08:51
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She sailed under Ben Line colours for a while, then returned to her rightful name and livery.
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Old 28th October 2007, 13:36
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Something wrong here, I sailed two trips on the Newcastle , the second trip was 9 mths long and terminated in Montreal in 1976. The Olympic games were on the time and all the flights home were booked out, so we were put up in a French style hotel for a fortnight ---first time I ate snails. I digress, the poiunt is ,was this the same City of Newcastle that you refer to.
I find that wierd too,as you said,to me the Newcastle was one of the small jobs,to me too samall for the Cdn City run.
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Old 28th October 2007, 23:06
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5 hatch job, same same Colombo, Auckland, Wellington.
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Old 29th October 2007, 21:46
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I was on the C.I.P. run on the "Delhi", the year before in 1975, second trip as 3/o, so that class were def. used on that run.

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Old 29th October 2007, 22:03
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The Newcastle was on the MANS run or Cdn City ?
CIP that was a Brocklebank run wasn't it ? running paper down to the the ECUS.
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Old 30th October 2007, 10:15
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I was on the CIP on the Wellington in '76. Loaded UK for the Gulf, then the usual Bay of Bengal ports, Sri Lanka, Cochin, Mombasa, Durban, Cape Town, Montreal, Toronto, then back to Karachi etc etc.
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Old 30th October 2007, 10:52
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I sailed as 3rd. Engineer on City of Newcastle in 1967....one of my all time favourite ships..... good looks, a good runner and as a bonus on a most enjoyable run ! (Far East). Unfortunately I think it was its last voyage there and went to east africa after summer 1967....and some time after going over to Ben Line...........happy days ! (we were offered jobs in Ben Line at the change over, some went some stayed...
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C.I.P stood for Canada, India and Pakistan, cheers.
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Old 30th October 2007, 20:40
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Thinking back the "Delhi" was a bit of a wreck on that run, the mate used to send the cadets around in the mornings, to see what had fallen off during the night. It was a very happy ship though, and I was on it for nearly 7 months all told, and overall I suppose it was my best trip deep-sea.
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Old 30th October 2007, 22:01
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C.I.P stood for Canada, India and Pakistan, cheers.
Sorry (once again!), I knew CIP as the Canandain International Paper run out of Cornerbrook down to the USEC and Caribes & Sth America which Brocklebanks were running - Ellerman's CIP was before my time, I came on board when the red terradactals (sp?) footprint was stamped on the funnel and it became CCL. Which, by the way, I was informed when I was living in Montreal, the Candian general agent, McClean Kennedy, were the owners of the funnel mark and in fact the service was some kind of joint venture between Ellermans and Mclean Kennedy. There's usless some trivia for you
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Old 30th October 2007, 22:11
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Mans/cip/ccl

Ok chaps, if I may diverge a bit on this thread, but something just came to mind.

Ok picture this Montreal with both MANS & CIP(CCL) ships on Empire's dock, sometimes three at a time, anyone have any memories of the combined parties we used to have at the Father's Moustache, particularly Tuesday nights when it was nurses night, jugs of beer 2x1 etc etc upstairs in the balcony singing along following the bouncing ball.............

Then to diverge even a little further the crew change over and the famous charter flights back to the Uk ? Old Britannias (4 prop jobs anyway) I think they were and had to stop for fuel in Ganda and, once even in Ireland. Drinking the plane dry then hitting our docking bottles, Shoot I'd forgotten all about those crew change-overs.
- anyone care to pick it up from here ? - This could be a good one.....
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Old 30th October 2007, 22:22
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Spent fifteen months on the City of Auckland on the MANZ run '66/'67. Flew out to New York with Air India to join vessel. Paid off in St.John and by rail to Montreal, followed by a great week on the Franconia back to the UK.
Oh, what a great time....

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Old 31st October 2007, 23:42
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After spending 7 months on the "Delhi", joined in Montreal in early May, went up the lakes as far as Chicago, dry docked at Port Welland for 3 weeks!!!!!, all the usual ports outward, Cleveland,Hamilton,Toronto,Montreal,Quebec, and Trois Riviers, sailed for Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban,Mombasa, Tanga,Dar-es-Salaam,Karachi,Bombay,Cochin,Calcutta,Chittagong,C olombo,Durban for bunkers,Dakar(Senegal), where a fire burnt out the gallay, then across the North Atlantic in mid December with only the steamer working (boiled fish,beef and spuds all the way home!!), and berthed in Montreal on the 17/12/1975, to be told that there were no outbound seats to be had until after the new year, and that we'd have to stay in a hotel until flights were available.
Our reliefs arrived, we handed over, then the agent called to say he'd managed to get flights for us that night, after frenzied packing we left for the airport,which was the new Mirabel one, just opened in prep. for the 1976 Olympics.We flew home on a B.A. jumbo, and arrived in Heathrow on the morning of 18/12/1975, after drinking the plane dry, then starting on the docking bottles, I remember the stewardesses were really great with us, we were spread all over the plane,and they moved passengers around, so that we were all sat together at the back of the plane.What a session that was. As I have mentioned in a previous post, a very happy ship, great crowd, and my best trip deep sea.

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Old 31st October 2007, 23:53
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Taxi-man, in your time where you sailing under the black white & shyte or the Terradactles footprint ?
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Old 31st October 2007, 23:55
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Hi Alex, the "Delhi" had the Terradactles footprint lol
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Old 1st November 2007, 00:05
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I remember being told by one of the agents, that the maple leaf on the Canadian flag could not be replicated, by anyone else. thats why the leaf on the funnels had 13 points, whereas the official leaf has 11 points, and I think the leaf on Air Canada aircraft had 9 points.
A bit of truly useless information lol.
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Old 1st November 2007, 00:43
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Terradactles Foot Print

I won a case of beer off Capt Hine & the Mate, Cliff Bunt on the Colombo for same self same reason when she switched over from B.W.& S to the CCL colours.
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Old 1st November 2007, 09:15
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Do you know if that was the Capt Hine who was Master on the City of St Albans when she was shelled in the Bay of Bengal late 60s/early 70s.
If so I sailed as 3/o with him on his first trip as Master on the Bedford. He and all the Mates were on respective first trips.

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Old 1st November 2007, 16:24
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Wink City of newcastle

According to Miramar.
CITY OF NEWCASTLE. ID 5072935. Flag. GBR. Grt. 7727. SP15.5k. Built 1956 by Stephen.Linthouse. ex 1968 BENRATHA. 1971.CITY OF NEWCASTLE. 1978.EASTERN ENVOY. scrapped Chittagong.1980
Cheers
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Old 1st November 2007, 18:21
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The City Of Newcastle was actually launched today, November first 1955 by Alexander Stephens in Linthouse Glasgow. Served my time there, never sailed with City line but they had some beautiful looking ships.

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