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Fifty Years Ago Today


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Fifty years ago today, I joined this ship, the RMS Transvaal Castle, at Southampton. 


I had been at sea for four years, serving in two cargo liners, two colliers and two iron ore carriers.       By that time, I had come to tolerate the sea, but was not over-enthusiastic about the life.     The Transvaal Castle changed all that, and it was the start of  a glorious era in a number of passenger liners large and small that extended until late 1992 when I finally decided to leave the sea.

This is an old publicity film that I found on U Tube.


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