Elder Dempster Lines

Jim Forsey

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Jim was a Purser at Elder Dempster Lines

Jim Forsey

Jim Forsey started his career as a teacher, but wanted to go to sea. Initially, Jim had a number of jobs in various departments and on the docks, but went on to become a Purser for Elder Dempster Lines.

In his interview, Jim talks about post-independence fragmentation in Africa, unusual cargoes and a memorable gin party.

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