I joined the Drakensberg Castle at Victoria Dock in july 1958. To say she was the tramp of the line is being kind to the old tub, but I remember she was a very happy ship. I do have a postcard of her somewhere which I will dig out if no one else can show her on here as she was a most handsome boat in her day. However we , the very mixed crew did our best to smarten her up but she was that bad that chipping hammers were used very very lightly as some of the plates on the housing were holing to the touch. I remember using the chain stopper on the rails to take the worst of the rust off and the rail coming away from the stanchion . On reaching Mombassa I was rushed in to the european hospital as I had come out in a rash of witlows , I think they were called and that was me for a week. Two of my buddies came to the hospital before she sailed to work the east coast . They took my fiver sub , 'as I was'nt going to be using it ' with my blessing of course. When the agent came to see me with my pay off and discharge book I had the option of going back to blighty on one of the Union Castle liners or flying down to Zanzibar to rejoin the ship which I opted do and was happy to do so. What a welcome from the lads who were up painting the funnel on the chairs and over the side on staging , Another three months and we were back in Viccy dock and all paid off as she was to be laid up but I later heard that she was scrapped but I'm not so sure about that. Great were the runs ashore on thay coast but I never got back there . Joesoap.