Radcliffes of Cardiff/Llanberis

25th March 2005, 21:18
I sure would like to obtain any info on this ship I left her in 1948 but would like to know her utimate fate, with a pic if possible. Tell

26th March 2005, 13:50
LLANBERIS - Built 1927 by Hawthorn Leslie, Wallsend; 5055 gross tons. Owner - Evan Thomas Radcliffe. Sold 1950ish to B.J. Mauros, Greece, Try this site for more info:

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/Cardiff/Cardiffyes11.html (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/Cardiff/Cardiffyes11.html)

27th March 2005, 02:44
I'm very grateful for that info Steve, it falls in with what I'm looking for,I only need a photograph of her to complete my inquiries. Tell

27th March 2005, 08:10
According to the site there may be a picture in volume XVIII - Plate No. 128 of 'Cardiff Yesterday'. It refers to " SS Llanberis, Thomas Radcliffe & Co., Crew, Group Photo ", The introdution page says that all volumes are available in Cardiff library.

27th March 2005, 21:28
thanks Stee got that Tell

17th April 2005, 23:18
I'm very grateful for that Dave, will do

17th April 2005, 23:50
yes Dave got it, but the date of the photo is wrong as we were trading between Aussie and Colombo at that time, At six knots with a following wind and sea there was no chance of getting there, Bye for now Tell

17th April 2005, 23:51
Dave I still have my account of wages tell

19th April 2005, 02:14
Sorry Dave can't place it. there was a watts watts ship tailing us most of the time our paths crossed a lot she was even slower than us. Tell can't recall her name either

19th April 2005, 07:54
do you remember a ship called the eastern city around that time and place dave

Reardon Smiths of Cardiff had five ships in all, that they named Eastern City. The first was back in about 1913. In 1948, you would be talking about number three, built in 1941.


19th April 2005, 10:08
... and there is a photo ** currently** on the Riversea site.
Cheers, Geoff (:D)

3rd January 2006, 14:43
any info on the ship called LLANTREESANT OF THE SAME COMPANYand one of there other ships the old llanleecriag sam

3rd January 2006, 16:38
Ahoy Tell,

Vessel Name: LLANBERIS
Vessel ID: 500113872
Vessel Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 5,055 gross
Built: 1928
Engine: Steamship
Date of Fate: 1960
Type of Fate: Broken up
Abstract: Visited Auckland once on 15 Oct 1939 (not all visits may be recorded in this database).
Renamed THEOSKEPASTI-1950, Renamed VALIENTE-1956, Renamed KETTARA IV-1959

4th January 2006, 01:12
Ruud I can't thank you enough, this was my first deep sea vessel, She was a very unhappy ship and a very bad feeder, but this is what nostalgia is all about , I have never been able to get a pic of her although I believe there is one in a Cardiff Museum, once again thanks. Tell.

5th January 2006, 03:50
I have a good sized photo of her scanned from the "Travels of the Tramps" series. I can't post it because of copywright but if you give me your email address I can email it to you.


James MacDonald
8th September 2006, 17:38
any info on the ship called LLANTREESANT OF THE SAME COMPANYand one of there other ships the old llanleecriag sam
I joined the Llantrisant as EDH at Greenock 19 jan 1966 doing the continent Medi ,India & Burmah then doing the same back .left her in Antwerp 14 july 1966

14th May 2012, 14:52
any info on the ship called LLANTREESANT OF THE SAME COMPANYand one of there other ships the old llanleecriag sam

I sailed on LLANTRISANT as 2nd.eng. dec.1962 to july 1963. C/E. was j j smith.who was previously the 2nd eng. Ships off. No 185370
The capt.was K.Dixon

Burned Toast
14th May 2012, 18:49
First trip 59 on Llanishen. sailed on Lltrisant 67 she was then sold.