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Old 25th October 2008, 00:03
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Hi. Can anybody recognise this ship photo left on another site as unknown, I believe it to be one of the older Ellermans group. Cheers. Ken.
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Old 25th October 2008, 10:04
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Photo taken in Cape Town I believe.
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Old 25th October 2008, 12:40
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Hi. Can anybody recognise this ship photo left on another site as unknown, I believe it to be one of the older Ellermans group. Cheers. Ken.
Not sure but I think Bucknall funnel markings
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Old 25th October 2008, 13:20
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I agree with Ellerman & Bucknall "City of" something with 6 letters.
Probably built in the 1920s because of what appears to my eyes to be a cruiser stern.
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Old 25th October 2008, 13:36
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Thanks for the replies. Capetown and Bucknall is spot on. I have a photo of City of Hongkong of the same period but not quite a match. Ken.
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Old 25th October 2008, 13:59
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The closest I can find in Ships in Focus "Ellerman Lines" (ISBN 0-9521-179-08) is the City of Hongkong built by Earle's of Hull in 1924. I agree not quite a match. No tall ventilators forrard.

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Old 25th October 2008, 14:40
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I would consider the 'City of Nagpur', built by Workman, Clark in 1922.

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Old 25th October 2008, 15:16
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Well done Bruce.
The almost identical picture is in the gallery
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...hp?photo=50132
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Old 25th October 2008, 15:49
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I was not quite sure and, as a moderator, I should know to check out our Gallery for a photograph.

The ship was built for Ellerman's Indian service by Workman, Clark in 1922 and was laid up in 1934. The following year she was placed on the Bucknall African route: from 1936 she also made summer cruises.
Taken up for war service, she was torpedoed on April 29, 1941, 700 miles west of Ireland. There were 16 fatalities.
10,138GT, 490' x 59', 4exp, single screw, 15 knots.
226 1st and 92 2nd class passengers (as built).
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Old 25th October 2008, 15:59
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You're not the only one, Bruce.
Especially since one of the pictures of her in the gallery is mine.

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Old 25th October 2008, 23:15
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Thanks for more info, great job. I have a photo of her with grey hull and normal Ellerman funnel but never saw the connection. Cheers. Ken.
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