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    Well as there havent been any comments on this old Line as yet,i thought that i would just post a Link to it,as there are a few good PICS of their old Fleet and think that some of you may like to see them!
    I remember going down to the Harbour quite a few times to see some of these Ships ! Some really nice ones !
    Enjoy!
    Wonder if any of you had served on one of these!?

    Cheers

    http://www.teesships.freeuk.com/1130springbokfleet.htm

    And some nice info on the Line too!

    http://www.teesships.freeuk.com/1130...bokarticle.htm
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    Default Flag???

    I had posted this quite some time ago,and see no replies,but would now like to know if anyone at all perhaps knows the Flag they used!
    Possibly just possibly there may be someone out there who served with this Company!
    They had Ships that ended in Bok !
    EG Gemsbok,Klipbok,Rooibok etc etc!
    Thanks
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    Default clan line house flag

    http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/exp...cfm?ID=AAA0195
    Hi Vernon
    Up early today for F1 Qualifying 6am our time,
    I have been trying to find that house flag,
    The above site may be of help, but yo may allready have this info!
    Will get image of the flag I found to you asap
    Regards
    Pete
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    Hi Pete,
    Thanks for that mate great work!
    See you PM as well! No not local PM haha!
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    Hi vernon.
    From the Vindi News. South African seafarer Louse Angel has become the first woman to take command of a Safmarine vessel Aged 29, she is also the youngest master in the companies fleet of 19 owned and 39 chartered ships. She is married and lives in Durban, and took command of the 2,474 TEU container ship Safmarine Ngami operating between South Africa and Norh America.
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    Hi Des,
    Well that is something good i would say,and if She is capable of taking charge which i am sure she would be,then its one for the Ladies of SA!
    Thta would have been some news there i am sure!
    Good Luck to her and may she continue to prosper!
    Thanks for that Des!
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    http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/benchmar..._atlantic.html

    Just found thsi Link Des! Thanks
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    Default Springbok House Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    I had posted this quite some time ago,and see no replies,but would now like to know if anyone at all perhaps knows the Flag they used!
    Possibly just possibly there may be someone out there who served with this Company!
    They had Ships that ended in Bok !
    EG Gemsbok,Klipbok,Rooibok etc etc!
    Thanks
    My understanding is that it was like this.
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    Hi Vernon,
    I sailed with Springbok Line on the GOOD HOPE CASTLE in 1959. Three trips then took her to Hong Kong breakers.

    We had the Springbok Line funnel, , Black with blue , white and orange bands around the top.
    We were registered in CAPE TOWN and flew the South African Flag. also on slightly higher wages than British ships.
    Later we were taken over by Saf Marine.
    A few old U/C cargo ships were transferred to them as well as us, I remember the Drakensberg Castle was another.
    Cheers
    Brian.

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    Hello Capt
    Nice to see you back on board mate,hope things are a bit more setteled now!
    You just relax and take care!
    Gees mate as i have said in the past,you have really been around in your lifetime,and thanks for telling of this time!
    Yes quite a few of the old smaller Castle Boats were with Saf Marine (and Springbok Lines)in the past!
    I believe that they were nice Ships to serve with!
    Cheers
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    I think the history went something like Bullard King / Natal line ::, then Springbok then Safmarine , ,
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