Manistee

akbruton
4th September 2005, 18:18
Has any one a photo of the Manistee 1950

John Rogers
4th September 2005, 18:29
Hi Alan, nice to see you back. Did you receive my email.?
John

akbruton
9th September 2005, 20:45
Hello John, Since my return to Spain it has been hectic,I hope that you were not damage by the big wind.No photos of the Manistee,I expect they were too long ago to beKept Regards Alan

John Rogers
10th September 2005, 02:00
I will keep on looking for her. No damage here we even missed the rain. Send me a email again I need your email address.
John

ruud
10th September 2005, 08:13
Ahoy Alan,
Don't have a photo but found a painting of "a" Manistee, hope this is the one you're looking for.
http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7312/manistee12pr.th.jpg (http://img370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=manistee12pr.jpg)

R58484956
10th September 2005, 10:12
I find it remarkable how some paintings look like photographs,apart from artists name that picture could be a photo.

ruud
10th September 2005, 10:32
I find it remarkable how some paintings look like photographs,apart from artists name that picture could be a photo.
Ahoy,
Yep that's what I thought as well, when I found this painting by Joseph Wilhelm,and this one costs only $2800 oil painted.
http://www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com/pages/wilhelm-pages/wilhelmthumbs.htm

akbruton
16th September 2005, 19:38
Thanks Rudd but I think the Manistee I am looking for is an older one. Many years ago I went to Hull and in the maritime Museum there was a sketch of her Thanks Again Alan

John Rogers
16th September 2005, 20:33
Alan there is a John Martin that sailed on the Manistee posting on the board.
John

janbonde
16th September 2005, 22:00
Just for info there is still a ship called Manistee she is on the Great Lakes launched in Detroit in May 1943 and still in service She is part of Lower Lakes Towing

John Rogers
16th September 2005, 23:49
Saltie, The one Alan is looking for was a "Banana Boat",its possible it could be her.
John

ruud
17th September 2005, 09:06
Ahoy.
I think we must look for this one:
Erin 1932 1934 purchased from Erin SS Co, UK, various charters to Elders & Fyffes, 1939 under control of Ministry of War Transport, UK, 1947 sold to Elders & Fyffes renamed Manistee. 5,739 Call Sign:GRXC and built at Workman,Clark[1928]Ltd.Bel. on 5/1932 L.o.a.x B.x H:431'3"x54'8"x24'11" with Engine:T 4Cy.28" 47" & [2]57"x 51" & elec.drive from LP turbine.
Indeed she was a banana boat with 3 lower decks for fruit cargoes and started for the Standard Fruit Company [Vaccaro Brothers]

john martin
17th September 2005, 11:09
hi al
john rogers was right i did 3 trips on manistee in 59.boy oh boy she was old. ha hai have a photo i,ll have to fish it out.also on tilapa, sulaco,zent and turrialba.
catch you soon
john martin

Peggy747
17th September 2005, 12:02
hi al
john rogers was right i did 3 trips on manistee in 59.boy oh boy she was old. ha hai have a photo i,ll have to fish it out.also on tilapa, sulaco,zent and turrialba.
catch you soon
john martin
Hello John I was in "Zent" 1952 if you have pic of her would you kindly let me have one, was'nt Manistee the same as Corralles, Tilapa and Tetela?
Cheers Peter (Peggy747) (Thumb)

John Rogers
17th September 2005, 13:02
Peter, I made two trips on the S.S. Corrales in 1952,one was to the West Indies the other was to a dump called Tico, West Africa.
She was an old ship but built like a tank,I think her sister ships were the Bayano, and the Ariquani, I also made a couple of trips on them. Some of the old hands called them "Ocean Going Coal Mines" 24 fires back-to-back. John R

KenLin39
17th September 2005, 13:05
Has any one a photo of the Manistee 1950
I sent you a message. KJWKatsina@aol.com

Peggy747
18th September 2005, 13:04
Peter, I made two trips on the S.S. Corrales in 1952,one was to the West Indies the other was to a dump called Tico, West Africa.
She was an old ship but built like a tank,I think her sister ships were the Bayano, and the Ariquani, I also made a couple of trips on them. Some of the old hands called them "Ocean Going Coal Mines" 24 fires back-to-back. John R

Hello John, Yes we were privileged weren't we? I was in Corrales 1959, 3 trips,one to the jewel of west Africa TIKO and the others to Port Antonio Jamaica, (on deck).not the best of anything- food -money or accomadation. Iwas also In Zent and Tetela- glutton for punishment, Peter (Thumb)

R651400
18th September 2005, 13:23
Looking at the funnel markings on Rudd's Manistee, I guess you're referring to United Fruit
boats?
Used to be an old pun, "If you're gonna go fruit, go United Fruit!"
They say UF were the true masters of Honduras in the old days.

akbruton
18th September 2005, 16:50
Asking for a photo of the Manistee certainly created a lot of interest.KJW my email to you was returned .as rejected.asking for a photo of British Cavalier 1944 a disguised tankerwith a dummy funnel and Sampson posts ring a bell with someone
AlanBruton

John Rogers
18th September 2005, 17:15
Alan its not a good idea to post your email address on the board.
Edit your post and take it out. Bad people fish the whole internet for email addresses and dump porn on you,and we dont want that do we Alan.?? I was on the tanker Athelmere that had a funnel midships but it was real.
John
John.

akbruton
18th September 2005, 19:01
Hi John,Thanks for your tip.I was on the Athelmere in 1950,Don Mitchell was the Bosun from Shire. She was a right old wreck built in 1907 as the Cherryleaf a RFA tanker
Remember the summer tanks with all the cement patches to stop the molasses coming out Alan

John Rogers
18th September 2005, 19:45
Lived next door to Don Mitchell for years,Don and my dad were friends for many years. Don was a D.E.M.S. gunner during the war. Also sailed with his oldest son Donald and brother Brian on the skinners and the City line. Donald went missing in OZ and they have never found him,I have tried helping their sister Dawn trace him down but have had no luck.
John.

john martin
10th October 2005, 22:00
hi peter
i now have photo of zent. i will try to send it.
all the best
john martin

Rory
27th May 2006, 06:22
Hi Alan;

Did you get your pix of Manistee [inservice 1950]?

I have a scan of this vessel as Standard Fruit & Steamship Co. SS ERIN back in the 1930ies. She came to E&F post war, 1946.

Cheers,

Rory

PS Did someone say they had an image of ZENT? Sure would like to see that one if possible.
Rory

ruud
27th May 2006, 08:30
Ahoy,

Was this the Manistee, looked for?

Rory
27th May 2006, 11:19
Hi Ruud;

You are the Man. Never cease to amaze me. I forgot I had a couple myself, but lack so many of the "near similar" B Boats of Fyffes. Do you have any of the others?

Cheers,
Rory

ruud
27th May 2006, 12:31
Ahoy Rory,

I sure will have some of the A-B-T class vessels, but for the moment I'm re- organizing my data-banks, so you have to wait a while, before all is new organized and installed, but I've made a memo,and will come back into this thread asap.

Note: I'm not the Man, that's the other one playing for ManU[for how long?]

baribill
19th July 2006, 13:23
Hi, I just logged on to this site, I did one trip on Manistee (3) 1950 as JOS I was lucky I was
Boson's peggy great job. I have a picture of the Manistee from Elder Ffyes web site. not a good picture but it was a long time ago. I am an ex Vindi boy

bill

baribill
28th July 2006, 17:32
I sailed on the Manistee in 1950 Avonmouth to West Africa i think i was bosuns JOS peggy just the one trip. I looked her up on EF web site and it seems she was Manistee 3 ex Eros purchased from Mouant SS co. and then renamed Manistee, scrapped in 1960. We had and ex Royal Navy guy on that trip, and he was seamans peggy, he was so seasick he could hardly stand, so the Mate asked it we could exchange jobs so he could work midships, i didnt mind. told us he was sick because he had been in submarines and i am not kidding this is a TRUE story no lamp swinging here.

mike.niblock
5th November 2006, 00:34
you can see manistee at rhiw.com
I was Chippie on her 1958
Mike

stan mayes
14th May 2007, 20:59
akbruton, Postings of Sept 2005. Re MANISTEE ex ERIN..
My voyage was in 1948 -29th Oct to 9th Dec..Joined in Tilbury Docks,disembarked passengers at Kingston. Here,every crew member received a fixed amount sub of £3 .No other subs were given during voyage,was that recognised procedure in Fyffes on Jamaica service?
Then around the island loading bananas at Luzia,Montego Bay,Oracabessa,Port Antonio -saw Errol Flynn on his yacht ZACA here...returned to Kingston to embark passengers..
Passing off Azores we had engine problems so diverted into Horta.
Paying off West India Dock we were each given half stalk of bananas.
Did you get a photo ? If not I will send to your email address...
Stan Mayes

John Payne
11th June 2007, 21:43
I sailed on the Manistee as 5th, 4th and 3rd Engineer from 1950 to 1953, to Tiko, West Indies, Central America, the Chief Engineer was Herculees Samson Quinnell, small stocky build, a real Samson and a pleasure to sail with, I recall an incident which was an act of sabotage which occurred whilst in Tiko, and which I found some hours after leaving Tiko, taking over the watch at one bell ( 11 45pm) whilst feeling round the main steam recirocating engine, I noticed smoke around the area of the Main Thrust block, I nipped over smartly and removed the oil filler cap, black smoke issued out, I immediately telegraphed the bridge I was stopping the main engine. We could see the Gold Coast, but could not anchor due to depth of water, we drifted aimlessly for 24 hours while we tried to remove the gouges in the thrust collar, we fitted new thrust pads, inside 2 hours, the same problem re-occurred, we set to work again filing and honing the thrust collar, fitted our last set of thrust pads then limped at slow speed to Dakar, the next trip we passed roughly in the same position off the Gold Coast the Elders & Fyffe vessel Tortugero stopped at sea with a sabotaged thrust. The picture attached I took at Avonmouth Dock in 1950, if you want a higher resolution picture I will gladly send you one.

John

neville
7th July 2007, 21:25
I sailed on the manistee in june and july 57, asst steward,if you want pics of her go on www.photoship.co.uk. found all of my 21 ships on that site. all the best Nev.(K)

Roger Davies
2nd January 2008, 12:47
Has any one a photo of the Manistee 1950
I think my frined Frank has several b & w photographs of MANISTEE - if she is the ship he served on - if she was later or earlier called ERIN - she is. The photos he has show deck and other detail. He is coming to dinner this Sunday so will see what he says.

seaboot1952
15th January 2008, 15:01
Thanks Rudd but I think the Manistee I am looking for is an older one. Many years ago I went to Hull and in the maritime Museum there was a sketch of her Thanks Again Alan

Hello Shipmates
Only just come aboard. The Manistee in the picture was built By Kawasaki in Kobe Japan Circa 1972. Done one trip on her in the 70's. Spent 8 years on the Fyffes "M" Class boats. 1970/78. Good ships, good runs, good fun.

Simon D
11th January 2009, 07:01
I know this is a bit late but if you are still interested I have a picture and an article from an old fyffes line news, news letter.
ATB
Simon

bri445
30th July 2009, 23:58
Browsing the thread, I remembered I have a colour postcard of the older Manistee, and sister ships Zent and Patia, issued by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, the builders of the class.

Dimns.: 400' x 51' x 32'9'', all.
Gr Tons: 5359, 5359,5355, resp.
Net Tons:3287, 3292,3296, resp.

Dates: 23-10-1920, 21-4-1920, 14-1-1922, resp.
I don't know if these are order or launch dates.
(Statistics from a 'Cammell Laird built' list from a deceased friend in Australia)

Hope this is of interest still.
Bri

A.J.McMahon
1st August 2009, 09:25
This vessel brings back memories, for it was the first ship I joined on entry to the M.N. That was late Nov/ early Dec 1958.---- I was felling like a punctured tyre having just had Yellow Fever, Smallpox, Cholera and Tetnus, with the resultant reaction of a lump under my arm. Met the chief eng, who was just departing on leave, that was Herc Quinnell. My forever thanks go to the chief freezer on her, for I recall in the midst of winter, with sweat running out of every pore, paralleling the D.C. sets on board---- his help was invaluable--Shame is I cannot recall his name! I'm still not sure if the perspiration was the result of the inoculations, or nerves! The only other names I recall in that brief 2-3 weeks @ Avonmouth was Ken Peach and Alan Skidmore, both 2nd engineers, probably at that time with 1st class tickets. I was away mid December to join Camito @ Southampton.--Having said all that we still managed to get to the George or Miles Arms to top up fluids !! Good days I would repeat it all again. Best regards to you White Fleet Men AJM.

jackman
5th August 2009, 22:30
Hi.
I sailed on the Manistee out of the West India Docks, to Jamaca. Sailed on the 23-08-49 paid off 27-09-49 I was having a drink in Charlie Browns. just outside the docks A fellow I knew came in. We had a few drinks,He had just signed on the Eros [ another Elders & Fyffes ship ] as 2nd cook and baker. He said they were looking for an assistant cook.I said that I wasn't a cook. A few drinks later he convinced me that I was a cook. I signed on as an assistant cook 22-10-49 and went back to Jamaca. The thing was, I had sailed on the Eros before. In 1946 as a cabin boy.
Jackman