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Doc Vernon
5th May 2009, 09:23 PM
This is for all the new entries that are coming aboard the Ben Line Post!
Hope you have a Happy stay and possibly all get together one day ! That i am sure would be great!:)

Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!


If you would like to join in and have your Full name R Number and First Ship
Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
Thank you

Please go to following Link


28th May 2009, 06:34 AM
Hi All You Ben Line Men!,
I've always been intrigued by(and used to be wary of!) those Freak Waves that 'Bencruachan' encountered in 1973. The Admiralty Sailing Directions-that's Pilot Book to you and me-always made reference to the Bencruachan contretemps.
I know there's details elsewhere,but I like this little site(below). Nice tale about a 'chess set' too!


Geoff Anderson
28th May 2009, 09:28 AM
Hi Gulliver.
I apologies for taken this off thread, but there was another incident , 67 i think. When one of the castle fridge boats left Port Elizabeth, she was going up the coast to Durban( but not sure) She left with the sticks still up so she wasn't going far.There was also a bad weather forecast for the area. We saw her the next day, the sticks had broken free and one had wiped out the bridge.( Trying to get the grey cells working). There where injuries and a death. But she looked a mess. We were told it was a freak cape roller that done the damage.
been in those rollers in bad weather and its not a nice place to be.