Unknown Ship.

KenLin39
25th October 2008, 01:03
Hi. Can anybody recognise this ship photo left on another site as unknown, I believe it to be one of the older Ellermans group. Cheers. Ken.

R58484956
25th October 2008, 11:04
Photo taken in Cape Town I believe.

BillH
25th October 2008, 13:40
Hi. Can anybody recognise this ship photo left on another site as unknown, I believe it to be one of the older Ellermans group. Cheers. Ken.
Not sure but I think Bucknall funnel markings

K urgess
25th October 2008, 14:20
I agree with Ellerman & Bucknall "City of" something with 6 letters.
Probably built in the 1920s because of what appears to my eyes to be a cruiser stern.

KenLin39
25th October 2008, 14:36
Thanks for the replies. Capetown and Bucknall is spot on. I have a photo of City of Hongkong of the same period but not quite a match. Ken.

K urgess
25th October 2008, 14:59
The closest I can find in Ships in Focus "Ellerman Lines" (ISBN 0-9521-179-08) is the City of Hongkong built by Earle's of Hull in 1924. I agree not quite a match. No tall ventilators forrard.

Bruce Carson
25th October 2008, 15:40
I would consider the 'City of Nagpur', built by Workman, Clark in 1922.

Bruce

K urgess
25th October 2008, 16:16
Well done Bruce. (Thumb)
The almost identical picture is in the gallery
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=50132

Bruce Carson
25th October 2008, 16:49
I was not quite sure and, as a moderator, I should know to check out our Gallery for a photograph.(EEK)

The ship was built for Ellerman's Indian service by Workman, Clark in 1922 and was laid up in 1934. The following year she was placed on the Bucknall African route: from 1936 she also made summer cruises.
Taken up for war service, she was torpedoed on April 29, 1941, 700 miles west of Ireland. There were 16 fatalities.
10,138GT, 490' x 59', 4exp, single screw, 15 knots.
226 1st and 92 2nd class passengers (as built).

K urgess
25th October 2008, 16:59
You're not the only one, Bruce. (Ouch)
Especially since one of the pictures of her in the gallery is mine. (Sad)

Kris

KenLin39
26th October 2008, 00:15
Thanks for more info, great job. I have a photo of her with grey hull and normal Ellerman funnel but never saw the connection. Cheers. Ken.