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This Lithgows/Fairfield-Rowan had not the usually buff funnel of E/Dem.line
she had sisterships FIAN-FORCADOS-FULANI.
 

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Probably on a Guinea Gulf Line charter to West Africa.ED and Henderson Line ships used to change funnels in Glasgow if on this run.
 

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My Father Laurie James was the Master of the Freetown on her maiden voyage-for this her received a gift of a drinks cabinet which still had pride of place in his lounge up until his death. I can recall that Freetown was transfered from Elder Dempster to NSMO, the Dutch company within the Ocean group and it is possible that the photograph shows her on a "charter" to Glen Line.
 

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Before joining Palm Line as a Deck Apprentice in 1965, I completed a continental "turn round" on this vessel as a supernumary. Thus she was my first ship and as such I have very happy memories of my short time aboard her. Needless to say, I subsequently saw her many times down the coast.
 
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