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    Thank you very much Bill. By a local historian you say, Aberdeenshire then?

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    Marion, if you speak with Cappy I think you will find that is his Mary just before she got her wooden leg.
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    One not so positive experience that I can relate and is going back to the poster who knows all about the actual occurence but doubt he knew the outcome later, in his post My worse Christmas at sea , was when one of the victims fell back into his room shot dead. His wife was travelling with him. After all the pandemonium and court cases it was found she was not legally married to the dead man , and received no compensation for her live in partner. Think all insurance monies went to the legal wife. She even had to pay her own fare home. Would imagine she didnt have too fond memories of a life on the ocean wave. JS
    In 1964 I was mate on the Warkworth in King George V dock in Hull. All females had to be off the ship at sunset and that included wives. This was not the company , it was the Harbour Boards Ruling. Not too long after this wives in such vessels were allowed to accompany their husbands under certain circumstances and signing the usual insurance waivers, which I doubt would not be legal in a court of law. The usual excuse not to carry was lifeboat capacity. By todays manning requirements think they would have to look for a different one. As someone said on the average tramp ship the accomodation was not suitable for female crew members, however the shipowner had no qualms for altering that to accomodate the equal rights groups, he had refused for years to better the accomodation so is one thing we should thank the ladies for. JS
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    Just goes to prove you have to be very careful who you take to bed.
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    I was on a UASC ship, the Senior Electrician had his wife with him, 4 months in the old man got a telex from the head office. Can you confirm that Chris White (name changed just in case)has his wife with him onboard. Yes Mrs White joined in Liverpool. Can you check the name on Mrs Whites passport please. The name is Parkinson!!!.They tried to say that they were not long married and she had not got round to changing her passport yet. Please inform Senior Electrician Chris White that himself and Ms Parkinson will be signing off at the next available port.
    I think Chris would have had a lot of explaining to do as Mrs White had been phoning the company wanting to know when her husband was coming home lol

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    I was in a port in Scotland, can't remember which one, a girls body was found in the water between a I think a Swedish ship and the wharf, if I remember right she had been murdered then tossed overboard.
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    In 1952 Shaky Mary was found in the dock alongside a Norwegian cjip
    in Leith , I think/

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