Ships Nostalgia banner
C.P.Voyageur

C.P.Voyageur

C.P.VOYAGEUR 1970 16000 tgr C.P. Ships
sailing from Tilbury 2-10-75

· Registered
Joined
·
462 Posts
Stan, evocative shot of one of the first-generation of containerships using Tilbury Docks. Note that CP Ships used the french spelling "Voyageur" and not "Voyager" in the ship's name.
Hard to imagine that these ships carried only around 700 teu, the capacity of a modern short-sea feedership.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
974 Posts
Good picture, nice to see her again. I was R/O on her in '72.

Mike
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,511 Posts
Hi Phil
An error - I worked on the ship many times and should remember correct spelling.
CP Voyageur was the first of three and returning from her maiden voyage it was reported that there was much vibration in the steering flat.
About 40 tons of steel was used to rectify the problem.
Stan
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,511 Posts
Hi Mikeg
CP Voyageur - CP Trader - CP Discoverer.
As you know,those ships had nice crew bars all with a homely touch ie imitation fire places,personal things and photos adorning the bulkheads etc.
We riggers always enjoyed a beer or two there after we finished lashing the boxes..
Very good and sociable crews and some made many voyages in them.
One of our riggers Mick Cook of Tilbury made trips in them.
Stan
 

· Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Great to see some pictures of CP SHIPS coming up, I enjoyed my time with them, good company. I was never on box boats, I got pleasure of tankers and bulkers.
Regards
Alex Forrest
 

Media information

Category
Container Ships
Added by
stan mayes
Date added
View count
225
Comment count
6
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top