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1950 to 1975
|10/26/2015 - 03:35||Stanley Davies||
Served aboard Capulus on arrival in UK from Bethlehem Steel bound Persian Gulf . under command of Captain Lee. One/two days out from Suez Canal, one of two boilers failed - the vessel was prevented from entering Suez Canal and was diverted to Beruit. Vessel departed Beruit for Le Havre, accompanied by Dutch Tug "Thames". Tug had difficulty keeping up with Capulus doing a speed of 14 knots on one boiler!
We departed Capulus in Belfast, flew Belfast/London (our home port) her first airplane flight, and enjoying life as was Elizabeth Taylor, married the same day as we were.
My dear wife passed away in 2001 after 51 years of marriage. I am now 87,living Gold Coast, Australia.