City of Birkenhead

Sebe
27th October 2005, 00:19
Has anyone got a picture of the "City of Birkenhead", the only 'city boat' that, I believe, was not a 'City'. This came about as a result of many vessels being built in Birkenhead.

Rgds, Sebe

Gulpers
27th October 2005, 00:46
Sebe,

Not having much joy finding a picture of CITY OF BIRKENHEAD, yet.

Details found so far, which may help locate a picture are:

CITY OF BIRKENHEAD
launched 1950
renamed LIBERTY TRADER 1971 when sold to China Marine Investment, Hong Kong.

Bruce Carson
27th October 2005, 01:02
Would this be the one?

http://www.btinternet.com/~philipbparker/ELLERMAN_CITY_LINES_BIRKENHEAD.jpg
Best,
Bruce C.

Dave Edge
27th October 2005, 01:25
Sebe,
I have posted a couple of photos of her under 'Cargo Vessels'.

Sebe
27th October 2005, 07:50
Bruce,

Not sure what vessel that is at Birkenhead, but from the photo's that Dave has posted, you will note that she has a very distinctive 'spout' on top of the funnel.
Thanks to both you and Dave for your responses.

Sebe

Fergus 62
27th October 2005, 16:28
Sebe

For yr info the "City of Birkinhead" was actually laid down as the "City of Pittsburg"
Bruce's picture looks like one of the "City of London/Hull/Pretoria/New York" class built 1947
Rgdfs
Fergus 62

Bruce Carson
27th October 2005, 16:43
Hi All:
I must have had the wrong information.
Thanks for the corrections.

Best, Bruce C.

shipmate17
27th October 2005, 19:21
Have a look at www.shipsoldandnew.fotopic.net look in Ellerman collection.
Cheers.

shipmate17
27th October 2005, 19:46
Have put photo of her in the cargo vessel gallery.

leggoaft
31st May 2006, 01:40
I suppose there is no one old enough in SN to have sailed in the "M/V City of Lille" or S/S City of Cape Town" (1938) If there is give me a call, love to hear from you. I am now 85 years young

R58484956
31st May 2006, 09:46
Interesting age there leggoaft, what is the oldest age on this site, anyone in 3 figures.

Ivor Lloyd
31st May 2006, 14:11
This was my first ship. I joined her a 3rd radio officer in November 1942