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    What a superb looking ship very reminiscent of the vessels in those days.Sleek lines full of character and I would have been really proud to have sailed on it.I was an ex T S Arethusa boy and sailed as an apprentice with Turnbull Scot in the early 60s on the M V Sungate and whenever we went alongside I used to marvel at the different styles of merchant ships berthed with us.The ship designers in those days had great foresight on style and lines for these vessels until containerisation reared it’s ugly head.When I was an Arie boy one of our instructors was an ex master mariner by the name of Wily Weightman.He used to spend a lot of time going around the continental ports photographing the companies logo on the funnels and then had them published in the ‘Topper’ a children’s comic in those days.Also we had the Ian Allen books which had the British Shipping Companies list of ships which when we hung around the docks we were able to tick them off when seeing them.Good old days the kids today don’t know what they missed.Sorry about the rant.Just to say how lucky I was to have sailed in those days.��

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    Joined Zealandic Rotterdam as 2/Off , loaded apples in Bahia Blanca for Bergen,Trondheim and Alesund before pay-off in Newcastle. Ship was Sold soon afterwards.
    On the South bound run to Bahia Blanca met sister ship Laurentic Heading North, also with apples for Oslo? Believe this was the last Shaw Savill Ships to Pass at sea. Only the Dunedin was left and she was out in Kiwi.Laurentic.jpg
    Last edited by Kenneth Thorpe; 9th April 2020 at 12:27 AM. Reason: add a picture

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