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If I had the space/room and the money I would be surrounded in models like that. I guess I have to settle for the two legged kind.
Dreaming again Sooo Solly.
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Zeewestie said:
Another bit of information about MV Hauraki. The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Godalming has two Sanctus bells - one in the bellcote at the south east corner of the spire, the other, the M.V. HAURAKI'S ship's bell (1947) is in the south transept.
Is that Godalming, Surrey? That is also the birthplace of Jack Phillips, Chief Wireless Operator of the Titanic. Many references on the internet and also memorialised in Godalming.

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They are great shots of a mighty "H" Class boat!
She was some party ship too.
I sailed on her voyage 31 from April to August 1969.
We came back from NZ around Cape Horn.
I think the company wanted to save some money and the rate for transiting the Panama Canal had just been increased, so they wanted to see if the extra fuel cost would offset the increase in canal fees. I guess it didn't, because, to best of my recollection, they didn't repeat it. That was the longest sea voyage I ever took without pulling into port: Wellington - Las Palmas (bunker for Dunkirk) July 8th to August 5th = 10,077 miles at 14.73 knots. I still have the map the 2nd mate created.
 
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