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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12093

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And then there was the entertainment......

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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12097

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Thank you Gentlemen,
You have both confirmed my original thoughts on this! :(
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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12107

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It doesn't sound a particularly nice time on board and I imagine the ratio of stewards to customers was a little below modern standards?

When they crossed the equator, I wonder if they went through any of the associated rituals as would happen on other ships. Presumably the numbers involved would have made this impossible?
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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12116

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No sign of Neptune last time I crossed, I suspect he was enjoying the comforts of the queens grill. :)

djb wrote: It doesn't sound a particularly nice time on board and I imagine the ratio of stewards to customers was a little below modern standards?

When they crossed the equator, I wonder if they went through any of the associated rituals as would happen on other ships. Presumably the numbers involved would have made this impossible?

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Thinking back to Frank's comment on cruising to the south at the expense of the Queen.

This from The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Thursday, February 15, 1900:

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David

Thanks for posting these,ever since acquiring my Transport Medal this year, I have been on the lookout for relevant articles about these voyages.

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