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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Stanger View Post
    Yes I did. Got a very poor memory for names, so don’t remember seeing you, sorry.
    Snap, happens with all of us Harvey. It was just a faint bell ringing in my mind. We were a year behind you, so we only crossed paths with you for that brief journey for a less than a year.

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    !957. West coast of India. I was on one of Ellermans (Happy Pappys) ships, Corinthian. We carried our labour around the ports and had our thunderbox lashed over the Starboard bow. After departing Cochin for Aden there was a ceremonial dumping of the whole kit and caboodle.into the Indian Ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Didnt know of the term thunderbox on a vessel ......but west coast ensign was usually the term i recognised for a dangerous crapper hung over the ass end of the vessel usually visited by flies in the millions....R683532
    Sorry Cappy but I have to question the quantity of flies circling the thunderbox you mention as being in theĎmillionsí. ?? Hundreds of millions I can accept, but just millions? Perhaps it was a cold day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Taylor View Post
    why did you not dig the new one first, then the soil excavated could have been used to fill the old one?
    Now that, my man, is just too much like common sence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    #1 . Maybe where that song originated from... A.Hs. Are cheap today , cheaper than yesterday , big ones are half a crown standing up or sitting down , little ones are one and six ..... etc etc etc. JS
    Itís a catchy tune alright. So catchy in fact that some clown stole it and put it in an opera.

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