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    Seasons Greetings to all.
    I am wanting to contact anyone who may have sailed on the Athelcrown in 1949 on her maiden voyage (I think) when delivering water from Durban to East London (South Africa) during a severe drought. I am trying to expand my father's memoirs as he lived in East London after returning from WW11 Active service and he describes the several runs which the Athelcrown made bringing water to East London at the height of a bad drought in South Africa.
    Specifically it would be nice to hear anecdotes and personal memories of both ports.
    Thanks in anticipation

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    Welcome to the site John
    I hope in time you mat get some good replies relating to your query!
    A full name would certainly help and and possibly his place of Birth and Port of Departure on her Maiden Voyage!
    Enjoy what there is on offer here
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    Hi John.
    If you go to the small blank with a spy glass alongside at the top of the page and type in Athel Crown then click on the spy glass then go to post#34 there is a post from someone who was on the water run.
    Cheers Des
    Last edited by Des Taff Jenkins; 26th December 2016 at 05:37 AM.

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    Hi John.
    Having more time now that Xmas is over I went back to the Athel tanker thread that I mentioned above and read some posts. here is two pictures of the Athel Crown your Dad might like to see . I recommend that you read all the posts there.
    Cheers Des


    Athel Crown.jpgAthel Crown 2.jpg

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    Thanks Des - much appreciated and all the best for 2017
    John

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