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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,Colombo,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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