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Report 19 – We and The Royal Yacht “Britannia”

Report 19: We and The Royal Yacht “Britannia”            one film-clip; Irving Johnson – PEKING – 1930,   Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 A-dur…

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Report 20 – The Truth from potato sack

Report 20: The Truth from potato sack For this, I must briefly tell the story that started 5 days ago when we were still in…

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Report 21 – Sailor’s yarn?

Report 21: Sailor’s yarn? PAMIR 1930 and LvB [7] In the first 12 hours of my one week vacation, I had to confront myself with…

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Report 22 – Ice Pants as designer cuts

Report 22: Ice Pants as designer cuts Though things happen on ship sailing, they actually cannot happen. On Thursday I returned from my vacation back…

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Report 23 – The blue ribbon of the North Sea

Report 23: The blue ribbon of the North Sea It was Saturday. The ship was loaded with coal and so we sailed underneath three dark…

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Report 24 – Air Mail

Report 24: Air Mail The contest with the “SS United States” for the Blue Ribbon of the North Sea was now behind us. Shortly after…

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Report 25 – Rough farewell to Europe and Doctor’s Trip

Report 25: Rough farewell to Europe and Doctor’s Trip    After days of rain and cold, we departed about 8 hours after successfully shipping our…

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Report 26 – In great demand – contact to the galley

Report 26: In great demand – contact to the galley Just behind cargo hold 2 and the forward edge of the mid-ship structure was the…

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Report 27 – Scrubbing until the planks laugh

Report 27: Scrubbing until the planks laugh! The deck planks that “can laugh” are made of African teak. If they are scrubbed white and preserved…

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Report 29 – Shark in the Baptismal font.

Report 29: Shark in the Baptismal font.   It was out of question. Baptism had to be at the equator. We had a few unbaptized…

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