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Fine looking ship, not enhanced by the advertising written on her side. I guess Manchester Liners were leaders in what was to come; they were the first to experiment with containers and these days no self-respecting ship leaves port without her company name in giant writing on the side.

Of course the difference is today's ships do not come under the heading 'fine looking ship' so the graffiti is no insult.

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Thanks for all your photos of Manchester Liners stanlow, they bring back a lot of memories for me. I did about ten years in them on and off from 1956 to 1965. I was in the old Progress, Port, Regiment and City and then in the smaller ships, Vanguard (two years), Faith, Fame (two years).
Ian, yes a fine looking ship as you say, I joined them before the company name was plastered on the side but it happened whilst I was there. We ran up the Great Lakes and all the Canadian and Yankee companies had their names on the ships sides so I suppose Manchester Liners just joined in. Most other foreign ships sailing up there did the same.

Alec.
 

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