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11 November

Today we commemorate the end of the First World War. On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of 1918 the guns fell silent….  And while the guns fell silent the reverberations of the conflict did not and consequently we … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 39. Saga Pearl II

Now many years ago, when Union-Castle had gone from our waters and cruising was not even an option in South Africa, along came the Astor. Owned by Safmarine, she had been built in 1981 and had been a failure for … Continue reading

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