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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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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12411

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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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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12415

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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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Brian

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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 5 months ago #12419

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Hello David,
"Half starved and crowded to death" I know where he was coming from, I had a similar experience on a Stena Line vessel a few years ago! :(
Kind regards Frank

djb wrote: 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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Life on board the transport ships 6 years 1 week ago #16124

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From the Cheshire Observer 5 May 1900
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Irish stew for breakfast?

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