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    Default Re: Furness Withy W2 losses

    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    ####any relation to davy charters from north shields ....salid in a shell tanker with him in 59 regards cappy
    My bro is David but not merch RAF Malaya thanks for asking

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    Default Re: Furness Withy W2 losses

    Was it one of Furness Withy ships which had a fatal explosion on board somewhere in the middle east area after the war. The explosion was traced to toe black or somerthing similar which was liable to spontaneous combustion. Was only a very small quantity on board but had disasterous results. JS

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    I maybe getting mixed up with ships. The vessel suffering the explosion may of been one of Stricks, thinking back. JS

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    John, February 1958 Seistan. F.C.Stricks. Blt Redheads. S Shields. Explosion caused by "TOE PUFF" in same stow as commercial explosives.

    Bob McG Qld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis McGuckin View Post
    Ah the good old Pacific Reliance.
    Did two trips on her to Vancouver.
    Six hatches of Whiskey from Glasgow.
    A very happy ship.
    Did a pre-apprenticeship trip on the Reliance from Tilbury to Liverpool over Christmas 1962 (notable for a visit to The Cavern on Boxing Day!) Also did my first two deepsea trips on that run on the Pacific Stronghold in 1965.

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    Was on Pacific Reliance Christmas 1962 in San Francisco Never forget as I got food poisoning from oysters Capt Killick on board

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    Just remember my fathers experience at being torpedoed during WW2 ,must have been 1942 and he ended up on a lifeboat for 8 days with only water and biscuits, his mother got a telegram telling her he was missing presumed dead, but thank goodness he was one of the lucky few who came home to serve 40 years in the Benline .

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