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35005 Canadian Pacific - Record Holder

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Following the popular mini series looking at the history of 35005 Canadian Pacific (which can be found here), I was lucky enough to come across one of her former fireman on Facebook. 2,312 more words

Watercress Line


Japan as ever has been quite the trippy trip. First port after my watch I was just laying on my bed, listening to some music and debating when to go ashore, next thing what seemed like 100 (actually 3) Japanese guys from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries all dressed in these cute little light blue boiler suits kicked my cabin door down and started checking things. 654 more words

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Merchant Navy Ship DP Vessel Jobs - Master for AHTs DP1

Merchant Navy Ship DP Vessel  Jobs – Master for AHTs DP1

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Working Class Man

My Dad was born in 1905 in Whitewell, near Belfast, then an outlying area. His father he rarely talked about, he  described as an”unemployed clerk”. Evidently after war service, I was never clear which one, he wasn’t mentally fit to work. 1,933 more words


I’m on a boat!

I love taking pictures of pretty much anything though to be honest most never (rightly) see the light of day and just live on my phone until…  until forever really.   55 more words

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A transatlantic adventure with a wood turner

As anyone who’s crossed it will tell you, the Atlantic is a very big ocean. I know, because I crossed and re-crossed it as a merchant seaman. 406 more words

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