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Old 2nd August 2005, 17:02
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Wonder if there is anyone around who served with Smith's of Cardiff between 1948 and 1953 ???
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Old 11th September 2005, 07:26
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Reardon Smith..

I sailed on the Fresno City from 2nd January 1951 to 17th November 1951... Skipper was D Lloyd..

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Old 17th September 2005, 16:28
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hi jack
i was on cornish city 1956-1958.mainly coal or soya from australia to japan.back and fore like a yo yp.guess which end i liked best.
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Old 17th September 2005, 19:18
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Hi Reg about time you pulled up a chair and joined in.
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Old 29th November 2005, 19:13
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Wonder if there is anyone around who served with Smith's of Cardiff between 1948 and 1953 ???
I was on the INDIAN CITY in July 1952.

Hull- New York-Cardiff -Muscat-Bahrein-Basrah-Takamatsu (Japan) - Vancouver-Tacoma - Bombay - Lobito - Avonmouth.
Have photo if needed. New member so I have not had time to post ships yet.
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Old 24th December 2005, 21:16
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picture ?

Hi

Anyone who have a picture of the vessel Fresno City ?
(my wifes brother David, who lived in Sunderland, sailed on that ship)
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Old 24th December 2005, 23:01
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Fresno City

Hi Kag
I think Sir William Reardon Smith had three ships named FRESNO CITY One was a war loss in 1943. the next was in their ownership from 1946-1964
I sailed on this ship in 1963.The last one to bear that name was a Cardiff Class bulker owned 1970 -early '80s
Have a Merry Festive season Regards Lamptrimmer
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Old 25th December 2005, 15:11
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Fresno City

David sailed on Fresno City 1962 or 1963
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Old 3rd February 2006, 13:20
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Indian City

My father (same name as I but not Sandy) sailed as a engineer on the Indian City circa 1925 - 1930 The ship went through a typhoon in the Indian Ocean and was considerably damaged. This vessel is unlikly to be the same one is t??

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I was on the INDIAN CITY in July 1952.

Hull- New York-Cardiff -Muscat-Bahrein-Basrah-Takamatsu (Japan) - Vancouver-Tacoma - Bombay - Lobito - Avonmouth.
Have photo if needed. New member so I have not had time to post ships yet.
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Old 4th February 2006, 19:31
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Hi,Kag. There is a picture of the Fresno City of1945,ex.Empire Singapore. in"Travels of the Tramps"vol2.by Norman L. Middlemiss.Sorry Lamptrimmer but Smiths had 4 of that name.The first was sunk in 1940 by the Admiral Scheer. Pierhead jumper.
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Old 15th February 2006, 11:45
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Wonder if there is anyone around who served with Smith's of Cardiff between 1948 and 1953 ???
madras city jan.54 west africa tour joined her in leith.capt.cox.:i want one plate, per man ,per day, chipped.he's still waiting.came up to charlie browns and blue post's looking for us,we were in prospect down at wapping
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Hi

Anyone who have a picture of the vessel Fresno City ?
(my wifes brother David, who lived in Sunderland, sailed on that ship)
Ahoy kag,
Is this the Fresno UR looking for?[1970]
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Old 4th November 2006, 19:52
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hi i sailed reardon smith of cardiff in 1963 . and would like to find info on ship houston city.
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Houston City. 7278 tons built 1942 by Wm Doxford & Sons Sunderland.
428.8 x 56.5 x 35.5. 3 Cyl diesel by Doxfords. DF ESD. Code flags GIFY. registered Bideford UK British flag. Owned by Reardon Smith Line.
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Old 5th November 2006, 16:34
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Hi. I joined the M V Great City in Hull on the 21-3-60 paid off 23-9-60
in Sunderland.Voyage Australia, New Zealand etc.
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Old 5th November 2006, 21:58
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the houston city i was one built in 1963 by doxfords for the readon smith line
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Old 30th March 2007, 06:42
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Reardon Smith Line

Thought this should be here to commemorate a fine shipping company.
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Old 30th March 2007, 07:05
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Couldn't agree more, are there any more from Smiths out there.
When were you there Janner? I am sure you were a Junior Engineer on one ship I was on but I can't remember which one, they were good days now sadly gone.
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Old 30th March 2007, 20:30
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I sailed as AB. on the 'Atlantic City' for nearly 12 months 1957/8. She was probably one of the happiest ships that I had the good fortune to sail on in more than 20 years at sea. I was sent from Cardiff to join the ship in Dublin, most the deck crew were from Dublin, they were a good crowd, very few changes while I was there, even today I can still remember most of their names.
Captain Danny Lloyd was the master for the first couple of voyages, a very happy and sociable man, who was replaced by Captain Passmore who, although he was a fair man, kept himself to himself. The Mate was George Ellerby, a better mate I have yet to work with, a real character.
The Ch. Eng. was a red bearded Australian and the 2nd. was a geordie whose name I think was Jacky Chatten, another character.
The ship was built by Doxfords in 1941 a basic but trim little vessel which still holds happy memories for me.
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Old 31st March 2007, 07:47
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You were there a wee bit before me, I served my time with them in 69 and spent the early seventies with them. My first captain was George Ellerby ( See my photo of "Sara Lupe" ex Cardiff City) and I sailed with Jacky Chatten (Extra 2nd engineer)on the Indian City for a month or two. Jack was married to a Japanese lady so the "Indian" suited him as she was carrying cars out of Japan to the States and coal back to Japan for what seemed an eternity (especially if you were on her). Jack was also quite badly burnt in a fire on one of the ships ( May have been the later Atlantic City to yours ) and was more or less given a job for life, certainly was a character.
I never met Capts Lloyd and Passmore but certainly remember the names.
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Old 31st March 2007, 12:31
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Reardon Smith was probably one if not the only British tramp company to direct employ their own radio officers.
When I applied there were no vancances but have always kept an interest in the company since.
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Old 31st March 2007, 20:51
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Sut mae Cymruman, I was sorry to hear about Jack Chattens' accident, as I said before he was quite a character, I can visualise him now holding court while standing up by the fore end of no. 4 hatch eating his lunch. We went to Yokohama at least once while I was on the ship, I don't remember him having a Japanese wife, but of course that was 50 years ago and memories fade. I am glad George Ellerby got his command, he deserved it, he always reminded me of the actor Jack Hawkins, he was good natured and a very capable officer. Hwyl fawr. Bruce.
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Reardon Smith Line

Ahoy,
Maybe we/I can start to make a fleetlist[so everybody can put some photos here],but after the Easter holidays,while I'm too busy for the moment.
Will start with one you've sailed on,not the best shot but nevertheless something,I must dig out some old boxes to find some decent shots[Skyfotos] of that club, as I do have some.
ATLANTIC CITY[3]
Period in fleet:1941-1962
GT:5,133
Built:1941 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd.-Sunderland as ATLANTIC CITY for the Leeds Shipping Co.Ltd.
1962 to Achillet Cia.Nav S.A.-Lebanon renamed ACHILLET
1971[25-02] foundered off Rocky PointSouth Africa in position 19S & 10,19E,after her hull had fractured in heavy weather,during a voyage from Sfax-India.
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Old 5th April 2007, 18:07
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Hello Ruud,
Thanks for posting the photo of the 'Atlantic City'. I didn't have any pictures of this vessel at all, so am grateful to you. Thanks to you, many gaps in the portfolio of photos of ships that I have sailed on have been filled.
Cheers Bruce.
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You surely know that she had a sister the EASTERN CITY.probably you have see her????
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