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    A fascinating ship in as much the contrasts between the various bit of accommodation were quite startling. Took me a week or to two to learn the network of passages that allowed one to enter the various pantrys without going directly through the passenger spaces, quite an Upstairs Downstairs set up.

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    All ways rember the Meal bar on the Andes.
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    I sailed on the Andes in 71 as asst cook and i remember what a trek to and from my cabin to the galley via the " Burma Road " , just about every morning i arrived in the larder with a splash of oil on my whites from doing the assault course . Happy days , i dont think .

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    Those cabins were like something out of Titanic, a real historical throwback.It was a struggle to install cabin fans in an effort to get some air movement in stinking hot cabins, the drawback being there was insufficient existing electrical power to run them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsuch View Post
    I sailed on the Andes in 71 as asst cook and i remember what a trek to and from my cabin to the galley via the " Burma Road " , just about every morning i arrived in the larder with a splash of oil on my whites from doing the assault course . Happy days , i dont think .
    I joined her in 69 as asst cook ha a stinking cold aold cook gave me a secret remady god knows what it itwas but knocked me out and go t rid of it Had the sam problem as you and walked off [v.n.c.] my dad said it was the same w hen he was on her in 1954 got put shore in Lisbon for getting stuck in a watertight door BE GOOD BILL

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    Hello

    My father worked on the RMS Andes as an engineers sometime between 1967-1971 ish...we are trying to track down some photos of the vessel, inside and outside to give to him as a surprise for his 60th birthday in May...would you know how I might get some of these or who to write to?

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    Hi,
    Some Pics of her here!
    Hope your Dad will have a great 60th i remember mine was good!
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    Did two West Indie cruises on her in 68, beautiful ship but the crew accomodation was pretty horrendous, and the crew was like working at the league of nations quite a lot of Maltese & Portugese.
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    I have two brilliant photos of her on her last day in Southampton. Very sad day that as I loved that ship. I may have seen your father but would not have known him as I was only the "boots and baths" on "A" deck at the time. I'll attach photos of them but I'm blessed if I know how to scan them which would be better. I'll wait until my son-in-law gets home!
    All the best, John

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    Default Anyone know Clive Jenkins ANDES BRS

    Clive from the Isle of Wight was on the ANDES with me in 1967. He must be in his sixties now. We lost contact when I left the sea and I miss our games of crib in the A deck pantry.
    John

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