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Have come across a lot of old photo's taken when I was an apprentice, this should be easy for the Denholm's, lads but out of the reach of the Brocklebanks.
 

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Well done Calvin, your first post was correct, Sept Isles.

They had two of these loaders and when moving from the de-ballasting berth to the loading berth they would run alongside and be loading while the ship was still moving.

Actually managed to get a run ashore there as for some reason we were alongside for a few hours.

Next iron ore port coming up.
 

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Think that was an old photo as they have bigger and faster loading rigs and we used to load 25,000 tonnes in about three hours if the two were running.
 

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Did any of you Ore boys visit that superb War Museum at Narvik, it had some great exhibits
 

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Did any of you Ore boys visit that superb War Museum at Narvik, it had some great exhibits
First time I went there was on the 'Ormsary' in 1953. There were quite a few relics from the war still there. One of them was our bosun who had a part in the famous battle.
As junior apprentice I did not drink. In Norway thne you had to buy something to eat with every beer. The lads took me ashore and fed me disgusting cream sort of cake ( bit like modern cheescake) a pievce of which they got with every beer. When we went back to the ship, they wer p.ss.d and I was full of cake. The second mate got lost on the way - fell down inside a huge snowdrift beside the submarine pens which were still there.
I do not like cheesecake!!!!
 
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