Hi Tonga, you seem to be the oracle for all things Houlder, what can you tell me about the Duquesa,and her late history? I sailed in her for two trips in 1966 down to BA, dock sud & la plata, what a great place for a run ashore was BA, Corrientes ,Calle 25 de Mayo, Texas bar etc, we used to go to a great restaurant called La Estancia, where they would bring what seemed like half a cow on a trolley, cut off the piece you wanted & spear it on a sword & stick it in the charcoal pit for you. What about the flagons of vino tinto, so rough you had to knock it down with quantities of soda water to render it drinkable. I joined her in my home port of Hull & smuggled my then girlfriend aboard one night & ended up proposing to her!! we got married 2 years later this year is our 38th anniversary !!. I was an assistant steward, the chief steward was Jack Dempster, whose brother Jim was a chief steward for UBC, I remember some of the crew Don Brown, cook,colin Golden, Terry Fox , ?? Dudding A/Bs We brought back some polo ponies for the Vestys in specially made stables on the boatdeck, god were they seasick, we had a special lunch aboard in KG5 & one of the Lord Vestys who was Lord Mayor of London at the time came I was serving them in the saloon & managed to spill gravy down the back of his Jacket!! Happy Days!