Sea stories from the good old days

Those who sailed in the good old days before A/C may relate to this story from Dave Kirkham:

PS> Dave has posted a lot of interesting stories from his time as a Cadet and Mate in the 1970s on the FB Group All at Sea.


One contraption that was commonly found in the galley, at least on Norwegian ships, up to the time UHT Milk took over in the 1980s was the Iron Cow;

This Iron Cow was used in Longyearbyen. It is in a slightly different league from the one commonly found on board ships:

PS> The Iron Cow is today at Coal Miners’ Cabins (,
a pleasant and popular accommodation in Longyearbyen.

1 Like