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    Default Megantic

    Anyone out there who did the maiden voyage to NZ on the Megantic in 1963 ?

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    I would be pleased to hear from anyone who was an engineer on the Cretic in 1963/64.

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    Hi all I was with Shaw Swiv at the time early sixties, I did coastals on the Megantic about that time and also the Cretic. I went deep sea on the Alaric, Canopic and then 3 great years on the Waiwera.

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    I sailed the Megantic from Immingham to Vancouver and back in early 1964. She was a Gas turbine and the turbines broke down constantly. It took us six weeks to get from vancouver to panama, sometimes down to as slow as 2 Knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mundell View Post
    I sailed the Megantic from Immingham to Vancouver and back in early 1964. She was a Gas turbine and the turbines broke down constantly. It took us six weeks to get from vancouver to panama, sometimes down to as slow as 2 Knots.
    Roger. It must be a different MEGANTIC. Shaw Savill's MV Megantic, twin screw, 7clyinder H&W B&W. Two little sewing machines, great ship to sail on.
    Bill.

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