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Laundry Boy

In January 1968 I joined the Merchant Navy as a Laundry Boy and spent 8 months on the Royal Mail Line ships SS Andes and MV Arlanza.

My first cruise on the Andes took us down West Africa, round the Cape and across the Pacific to Ceylon, Singapore, Penang & Mauritius. We then headed back to South Africa before crossing the South Atlantic to Brazil then returned home via Madeira.

Two three week cruises to the Caribbean & Mediterranean followed before paying off.

The next trip was on board the Arlanza running passengers and cargo down the East Coast of South America to Argentina.

ATLANTIC

AFRICA

FAR EAST

SOUTH AMERICA

WEST INDIES

 

Tenerife

Luanda

Mauritius

Rio de Janeiro

Barbados

 

St Helena

Cape Town

Colombo

Santos

Granada

 

Madeira

Durban

Singapore

Montivideo

 

 

 

 

Penang

Buenos Aires

 

 

 

  

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