Jan Hendrik said:Now this brings back some memories as on 22nd Nov 1969 with my company in Rotterdam I played a soccer match against the crew of the Queen of Sheeba.
Ethiopean Shipping Line was established in 1966 and operated 3 vessels at the time.
I do not know how they are positioned today but late 90's they were still trading with about 10-15 ships.
Does anyone know more about this Government owned shipping company?
As I was the captain of our soccer team (!) we then exchanged flags (pennants) in the middle of the park just prior to kick off. (my team won 1-0).
I still got the one at home, as shown herewith.
And yes, that is a "very young" me who exchanges the pennant with one of the crewmembers and an onlooking referee.
What were the names of the other two ships?
I remember I have been on board on all of them.