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    Default Some old memories, deck, catering and the engine room Windsor Castle

    Memories for some that served on the Windsor Castle,


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    Remember heaving those holystones backwards and forwards whilst rolling port to starboard and the bosun throwing sand down to make it more difficult, I think they weighed the same as me!

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    Sailed on her 66 , beautiful ship the castle ships were always well presented, however i preferred cargo ships .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    Remember heaving those holystones backwards and forwards whilst rolling port to starboard and the bosun throwing sand down to make it more difficult, I think they weighed the same as me!
    Just to clarify I wasn't on the Windsor Castle, but some of the cargo/liner route ships I sailed on in my earlier years had wooden decks, as later did a bulk carrier, but by that time I didn't have to push the bloody things around

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    #4 some if not all of those Castle liners running from Southhampton to Capetown ,Durban , Port Elizabeth , East London, must have had the tram lines built into the charts in use Ivan, they were way ahead of satellite navigation. By wooden decks you mean wood sheathed decks I presume ?
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    [QUOTE=j. By wooden decks you mean wood sheathed decks I presume ?
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    Eh! ba! Ghum John, tha's reet, wot were me thinkin, still had to caulk them at times though, nothing like a hot kettle of pitch in the tropics to cool you off! Tricky job on a rolling ship

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    I may be wrong, but i am sure some of the cargo ships i sailed on in the late 50s, had wooden sheathed boat decks, by that i mean on the lifeboat deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Tindell View Post
    I may be wrong, but i am sure some of the cargo ships i sailed on in the late 50s, had wooden sheathed boat decks, by that i mean on the lifeboat deck.
    It was compulsory Keith on all decks over accommodation, only ceased as a requirement when composite sheathing was introduced.

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    Great video clip, had to smile at the strict security measures in place when collecting the wages money from the bank

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    Enjoyed the link Keith of the Windsor Castle thank you Especially too the snippets of narration waiting for the bus from the staff of Babcock & Wilcox.

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