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AUREOL berthing at Liverpool Landing Stage shortly after delivery from Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd in 1951.
8th September 2004, 10:31
Taken in Southampton in 1973 moving round to the Ocean Terminal following the departure of FRANCE for New York.
3rd December 2004, 11:03
HI - GREAT PHOTO - WOULD YOU LET ME USE IT ON MY WEB SITE|? i RUN A FEW PAGES DEDICATED TO THE ELDER DEMPSTER LINE AT WWW.LIND.ORG.ZW
3rd December 2004, 11:16
No problem-glad to be of help.Sorry it/s not a better one. Have had a very quick look at your site.Looks excellent.Will go back when I have a little more time and see it properly.
24th March 2005, 18:17
I made eleven trips on the Aureol, three as J.O.S. between February 1970 and June 1970, and eight as E.D.H. between September 1971 and June 1972. We sailed from Liverpool on March 14th 1972 and docked in Southampton on the 17th of April, this was the first time at that port, and she never went back to Liverpool again. She was a fine ship, with a great crew, and I have many fond memories of her. I have two photos of her on my website, which you can use as you like. Regards Tony Jones. www.rhiw.com.
25th March 2005, 09:04
They called her the white swan, when she sailed out of Liverpool. And in this photo you can see why, Regards, Tony.
3rd June 2005, 16:34
I remember the "Big White Bird" berthed at Apapa, I think. A young couple from the ship, he in a white tuxedo, she in an evening dress, straight out of a Somerset Maugham story, were in the middle of riotous happenings in Maxim's Nightclub, on top of a large building in Lagos. They looked so embarrassed, but I'm sure they laugh about it now. Good job they didn't see the sink in the back room!
7th November 2006, 20:26
Great photo's of another Liverpool old girl.
My father was an engineer on this vessel in the 50's and had many tales about her.
13th November 2006, 21:47
Yes She was a beautiful vessel, I think they used to say modeled (?) on the "Coronia"
Anybody any idea where the name came from, it certainly didn`t seem to go along with the general run of ED`s names
13th November 2006, 23:25
The name of the ship comes from Mt. Aureol which rises behind Freetown.
I doubt if she was modelled on the Caronia or any other ship, although there was a slight resemblance. She was an in-house design by Elder Dempster naval architects.
Flyers, what was your father's name, it's possible that I knew him.
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