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Not many photos around showing the ships in the 'Fugasy' livery. Spelling? Name of the charterer I believe. Peter K. would have more. Still better than what we see around on modern cruise ships!
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Another view. Here is INDEPENDENCE with OCEANIC.

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Here is INDEPENDENCE in a press photo with Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

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The 'charterer' or 'operator' was Fugazy Travel (correct spelling).
A couple of photos seem to show that the colours of the 'sunburst' where changed 'slightly'. The 'eyes' were those or Jean Harlowe. Or so the story goes.

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Though still an improvement on a modern cruise ship....the sun pattern reminds me of " dazzle" camouflage.
The last thing her lines should be is hidden

So true. The ship was a white blank canvas. The modern monsters are so ugly with the verandahs. Anything else added on the hull makes it even worse.

The 'dazzle', yes is like that done on ROYAL IRIS (if I am thinking the right ferry).
 

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Wow
Some gash!!!!!

Hope no-one was in the brig.

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Worse, at the time if the collision the mate was in the bridge W.C.!!!!

Thinking... There were quite of passenger ship collisions in New York Harbour. Even QUEEN ELIZABETH had a fight with a smaller vessel.

I wonder if you remember the container ship SEA WITCH? 1971 or '72? Tanker and the SEA WITCH. One at anchor in the harbour and had a collision. The SEA WITCH was completely burnt.

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Beautiful pic....just lovely......but....i would have made that mistake.
I remember as a boy reading the "Observers Book of Ships".....daily.
The United Fruit ships always caught my eye.... Every time.
Beautiful lines....counter sterns and a style that is timeless.

Many thanks for posting.....
 

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"Worse, at the time if the collision the mate was in the bridge W.C.!!"
Probably the best place for him at the moment of impact.

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The Sea Witch rings a big bell but i cant quite place it.
Ill have a search through Google after ive put my disabled partner to bed.
Shes 83 and suffers from Parkinson's....so i have to put her first.

Thanks again for the pics..... thoroughly enjoyed them

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The memory is foggy. I think I'll send a new thread. This was Summer 1973. Were you on the Cunard ship... QE2 about that time? I arrived NY in ASIAFREIGHTER '74. I remember the pilot telling me, "That is where the SEA WITCH collided."

Anyhow, I'll send the link to SEA WITCH story,

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Your memory has more clarity than mine, stephen.
I started my cadetship in1971.....my recollection of the Royston Grange in May 72 is clear as crystal....the name SEA WITCH rang so many bells .....i couldnt recall a single detail..... to my shame.
The actual position of the disaster im very familiar with....odd that no mention was ever made.of it by others....at least.....in my recollection..,.at any time since.
My first trip to NY ..... Atlantic Conveyor....was 1975.....Capt Obrien


......an interesting but sad footnote.
 
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