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    I still consider myself to be a professional drinker, at least two a day but mainly wine or beer though the Dr, Gordons elixier gets a using on Saturday.
    But no where what I did many moons ago, Cape Smoke at $1 a bottle was too good to be true and loved it.
    Now cannot stand Brandy though her in doors does
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    Watch your Liver, John
    Always have three days a week Alcohol free
    to let the liver recover.

    my son is a world famous Hepatologist, Liver Specialist, does transplants etc but only on those who can survive it..
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    Having just read the posting of the history of the Reina Del Pacifico what an interesting article and a real workhorse, once again it highlights the importance and contribution the British Merchant Navy contributed to the war effort. The article jogged my memory about what I think was the sister ship the Reina Del Mar which i saw many times sailing from Liverpool in the late fifties early sixties. Shipped out of Liverpool on the Fort Avalon (Furness Bermuda Line) F.B.L. better known as Full Board & Lodgings, also on a rock dodger (coaster) the Ardetta B.& C.S. two great ships and some very fond memories. Colin Doran R709557

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    #33 Hardly sisterships, one built 1930's the other 1950's. one had two funnels (including a dummy) the other one funnel, one had four screws, one had twin screws, they had different lengths, beams, grt, but both did have white hulls and buff funnels and owned by the same company, for a time. Sister ships are built from the same plan, albeit with some minor changes, the two 'S' class war built ships had no promenade deck, the four 'S' Class ships built post war had a promenade deck and 12 passenger cabins, they could loosely be classed as sister ships because they shared the same hull, same engines and same cargo capacity

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    Not sure about this but wasn't a body of a workman found in the bilges of the Reina Del Mar on her maiden voyage?
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    Heard a similar story about the Windsor on her first voyage.
    Story was there was a knocking sound coming from behind a bulkhead when the ship was rolling.
    When opened up back in Southampton a body was found, thought to have been a carpenter who had a heart attack and died there.
    Not sure if true or not but the story was live for some time.
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    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 5th May 2021 at 06:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    I was on the 'Salinas' when we took her propeller out to Panama, first time we'd sailed from Liverpool to Panama direct without doing the islands first, the girls in Havana must have broken down in tears!!

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