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    Default The road to alang.

    Here is a link,,
    http://www.midshipcentury.com/videoalang1.shtml
    the story and photos of many ships that have ended their days in that graveyard of Alang, maybe some of your old ships are in there.
    Sylvania, Saxonia, Transvaal Castle, Kenya Castle, Ivernia / Franconia. Empress of Canada, Ocfordshirem Winston Churchill and so on, there are updates in the other volumes on the popular ships of today, 6, 7, and so on.

    Very interesting
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    Rod Mills. South Carolina.

    Thanks for the interesting but sad link. I was married on Saturday and sailed for Montreal on Wednesday in 1958 on the Sylvania. I was 20 my bride was 18 and we had fifty pounds, then the legal limit one could take out of the U.K.. Was strange being a Blood after 4 years in the M.N.,

    Thanks once again. Good sailing, Rod.

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    Default The road to Alang

    I was at Alang scrapping, also Ulsan and Kaohsiung with scrappers. It was whoever offered the best money at the time.
    I found it a hard job, I had sailed on all the ships through the years.
    Alang has the better publicity but an awful lot went to Taiwan, they were very quick to get the job done!!

    Not long after it I got the scrapper from Texaco after 15 years.

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    Great link, thanks. Sad to see all of the great ships that have ended their days there.

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    Default Re: The road to alang.

    thank you for the comment - you do not mention the windsor castle - margarita l - the link does not open fyi - thanks

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    Default Re: The road to alang.

    Worked fine for me though had to use the home button before the images would load.
    The story of the empress of Canada was interesting to me as I sailed on her in her last season of crossing. Reading what carnival did to some of her fittings was sad but good to hear that her next owners restored or removed the worst of carnivals makeover.
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