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Old 17th February 2013, 17:27
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US round the world cargo liners 1950's

Lived in Zanzibar in the late '50's, seem to remember amongst other vessels calling there was a pair? of US flagged cargo liners on round the world cruises

Can anyone help with names and or companies?

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Old 17th February 2013, 17:42
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possibly CONSTITUTION and INDEPENDANCE (American Export Lines)
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Yes they ring a bell many thanks

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You may be thinking of Robin Lines which was part of Mor Mac. They did a East Coast to Africa run. I sailed on the MorMac Saga in the 80's we still carried 12 passengers and were at the dock a minimum of 3 days.

http://www.timetableimages.com/marit...ages/robin.htm

Farrell Lines also had a African and Australian run.

http://www.timetableimages.com/marit...es/farrell.htm

Lykes Lines had an Orient / Africa to US service.

http://www.timetableimages.com/marit...ages/lykes.htm

Dollar Lines which was merged into APL had a round the world service going thru Suez. I do not think it stopped in Africa other than Alexandra and Haifa.

http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/apl.htm



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Old 17th February 2013, 19:57
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The American-flag round-the-world passenger cargo ships in the '50s were the "President Polk" and the "President Monroe" of American President Lines (APL as was) I was under the impression that they sailed westbound and it would not be too much out of their way to include Zanzibar en route from Bombay to Aden or Suez.
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I made three trips around the world on the SS President Jackson, a Mariner class ship, in 1967-68. Our ports of call to the best of my memory were:
San Francisco, Yokohama, Kobe, Naha, Keelung, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Swettenham, Penang, Colombo, Cochin, Bombay, Karachi, Suez Canal, Napoli, Livorno, Genova, Marseille, Barcelona, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Norfolk, Philadelphia, New York, Panama Canal, Los Angeles, San Francisco.

It was a wonderful run and a great time to be a merchant seaman.
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