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Although part of the P&O Group,Federal SN ships kept their identity more or less into the 1970s.
DORSET was built by Alexander Stephen at Linthouse in 1949 and I took this in London in the late 60s.She lasted until 1972 and was broken up in Turkey.
 

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I joined the Dorset in January 1967 for a quick 6 months trip to ANZ for the apple and pear season, we sailed from Liverpool and arrived back in Liverpool on the 1st June. Although a motor man it was an experance to do a trip on a steam ship. I seem to remember that although she had been well maintained she had had a hard life even in 1967.

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hello, i was on the Dorset in 1966,it was wonderful. I was in new zealand when my football team got to wembley for the first in my life, we played everton and we had an everton fan on board, the cook let me listen to the match, we went 2-0 up and lost 3-2.We did 4 ports in n.z.then to the continent for 3 more ports, the strike of '66 was in full swing, we anchored off of southend for a few days...........argh,all those people having fun, we took her to dry-dock in falmouth... a beautiful place, fitting for a beautiful ship.
 
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