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Is she one of Palgrave Muyrphy's or British and Continental Near continent traders? She's got quite a few saloon cars on deck which seeing as sahe's utilising the f'r'rd hatches then its quite a short voyage. The saloons look to be early to mid 50 second hand jobs.
 

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I agree with Stumps, probably a British and Continental ship also nicknamed "the Cork boats". They used to run from Manchester and Liverpool to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Ghent. Named after sea birds = Dotterel, Egret, Clangula, Kittiwake and Imber probably some others that don't come to mind at the moment.

Alec.
 

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Looking at flags displayed. Her stern flag looks quite dark monocolour? The courtesy flag on foremast a tri-colour.

I presume at the time frame Stumps identifies that Palgrave Murphy ships would be under the Eire tri-colour (Stern) but I believe B&C vessels flew red ensign. Based on that could it be a B&C vessel in Republic of Ireland waters?

Bill
 

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Am I imagining it, or is there a lighter cross on the stern flag ? If so, could it be a Swedish vessel, and possibly Gorthon colours on her funnel ?
 

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Graham - Good point , but, looking closely at that 'black motif' on the funnel beginning to make out , maybe see an ventilation cowel. Anybody else see it that way which would make me even more sure she's an British & Continental job.
 

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Not sure dark shape is mouth of a vent. Doesn't seem to be one on port side. Also other vents painted dark colour. If funnel marking then doesn't match British & Continental , Palgrave Murphy or Gorthon. But agree she has a 'Scandinavian' look about her.
 

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I always thought that bridge wing cabs were a peculiarly British design feature, though maybe I'm wrong. The masts and derricks look very lightweight. Lightening the downloaded photo and adjusting midtones doesn't reveal any detail in the disc on the funnel
 

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Is there a chance that she could be the Finnish steamer AIRISTO bougt 1947 and rebuilt 1952. Then she would be the former danish SILKEBORG builr 1915, 3040 TDW.
 

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Pic of "Airisto"here:
http://7seasvessels.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/B-4460-Airisto-1915-Meritoimi-Finland.-Ex.-Silkeborg-reder-C.-K.-Hansen-ophugget-1966.jpg
 

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