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Hi Tiachapman,

I think that on average the M.A.N.Z. run would last about one year. In 1958 was engaged on that run whilst on the 'Port Huon'. The trip started off in late Dec.1957. From the U.K. went out to N.Z. (spent about 3 months on the coast), then to the east coast of the U.S. , back down to OZ ( another three months round the coast) then back to Boston, Mass., via Venezuela and Jamaica. From Boston they flew the crew home in time for Xmas (which was nice of them). With Port Line, I think it was company practice to change crews after about one year, although I don't know if the same practice applied to the ships of the N.Z.Shipping Co. and other Companies engaged in that trade.

..........regards,Roger.
 
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