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Old 1st March 2018, 10:38
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Cunard early container livery

Hello;

I don't know if this is the correct part of the Forum, but does anyone remember this early Cunard livery, and where/when the containers were used, please?

http://newweb.ngaugesociety.com/?page_id=1646

Some correspondence seems to indicate pre-1967 on Liverpool-North America runs.

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Old 1st March 2018, 14:14
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I sailed as 3/0/D on "Alaunia" in late 1967 on N.Atlantic general cargo service to NY etc. We carried a few Cunard 20 foot boxes in the hatch squares and were fitted with stacking corners to carry on deck from early 1968. Guess they first started carrying these containers on the two "A" ships and the Parthia class around late 1966 or early 67.
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Old 1st March 2018, 14:35
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Many thanks, Chris.

Can you comment on the authenticity and accuracy of the livery on this container, please? This is for my modelling interests.

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I sailed as 3/0/D on "Alaunia" in late 1967 on N.Atlantic general cargo service to NY etc. We carried a few Cunard 20 foot boxes in the hatch squares and were fitted with stacking corners to carry on deck from early 1968. Guess they first started carrying these containers on the two "A" ships and the Parthia class around late 1966 or early 67.
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I sailed on the Cunard cargo ships in the mid 1960's which were sometimes nicknamed Lambrettas - and which is what Chris is referring to. I remember carrying containers, including the occasional Cunard ones. In addition to the ones stowed in the holds, we carried a number on the side deck on each side of the hatches. They were stowed on bogies sitting on railway lines welded to the deck. The containers were loaded by the jumbo at number two and then pulled along the rails to make way for the next. I think we managed around 5 or so on each side.

This was very primitive compared to the RoRo container ship Atlantic Causeway which I joined from new at the end of the 1960's.

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In the sixties, the RFA stores carriers, Hebe and Bacchus, shipped large wooden boxes called chacons or Chatham containers, out to the many naval bases across the world.
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Many thanks, Chris.

Can you comment on the authenticity and accuracy of the livery on this container, please? This is for my modelling interests.

Thanks again

Martyn (ex Furness Withy 3/O)
Martyn,

Despite digging through my old photos to see if I can find any of containers with Cunard logos, I have been unsuccessful. Sorry.
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Old 4th March 2018, 19:18
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Never mind, Chris.

Many thanks for trying.

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hello Martyn

I've managed to source a photo which might answer your query. This was taken at Huskisson Dock Liverpool 1964-5 and was provided by ex-ACL (Cunard) man Philip Parker. It can be accepted that these were used on Cunard's trans-Atlantic trade.

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Old 5th March 2018, 12:04
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Many thanks indeed, Neil. A help to me.

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