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Old 3rd November 2005, 11:14
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Welcome to the site Willby, enjoy all it has to offer, we do.
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Old 25th February 2006, 16:55
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City of Durban

hi fred (super moderator)
i was apprenticed to the London graving Dock Co, we regularly worked on Ellerman ships, including the city of durham ,city of port elizabeth, city of exeter,and the city of york. thier berth was half way down the Royal albert dock opposite the central hotel. I also worked on many of the older ellerman ships such as the city of lyons.It is quite likely that i helped change one or two of the liners that your firm had fitted in the past.The marine super was a Mr munroe. visit www.dockland.fsworld.co.uk
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Old 25th February 2006, 18:16
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I was pleased to see the name 'City of Winchester' mentioned above.She was built by William Denny in Dumbarton in 1952, and was a fast 18/19 knotter when carrying reefer cargo from Australia to UK. I joined her as 3rd Mate in 1956 and we left the Bristol Channel for Cornerbrook Canada to load newsprint for Australian ports. She was always on Manz-Line out and Eleerman home. She was a steam turbine job and on the way out she steamed at 14 knots 48 Tons/day but on the way home she did 19 knots at 84 tons/day.
She was under the command of Capt Thomas Speakman of Edinburgh who was waiting to join the City of York as Commodore. Sadly he died suddenly shortly afterwards while on leave from the York, and many mourned his passing.
The Winchester was by far the best Ellerman ship I was on surpassing even the Brooklyn I stayed with Ellermans until 1962.
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Old 28th May 2006, 23:34
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Do you recall a ship named Flaminion (or something close to this), my Uncle sailed on it & I am researching history
My Father sailed On THE FLORIAN Steward1958/ 1959
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Old 13th October 2006, 18:35
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Served on City of York as Sparks back in late 60's. Any pics please?
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Hullo Wi;;by I was 3 rd mate on her early 70s did we sail together /John wilson
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For those expressing an interest,here are a few more City liners-- I have about 25/30 more,but it only allows 3 at once:
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Old 16th October 2006, 06:43
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Hulo Willby
If this is the same picture of the City of York I had ,if I remember corectly there was a tug alongside and this was washed out in the picture .I was cadet and 3rd mate on her in the eary 70s
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Old 17th October 2006, 10:01
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Hi Derek
I'm new to the site infact just arrived. I would like any info on the Liberty ships City of Leeds and City of Ely please. I'm just finishing a book in which they feature.

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Old 17th October 2006, 13:50
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from mariners-l site:

Samarina 02 08 9.43 Launched as JAMES BLAIR, lease lend to Britain.
1943 SAMARINA, MOWT (Westcott & Laurence Line, London)- British flag.
1947 CITY OF ELY, Ellerman Lines Ltd (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co, London)- British flag.
1961 PAGET TRADER, Trader Line Ltd, Bermuda (Moller Line Ltd, London)- British flag.
2.11.65 Cargo on fire at 05.45N 94.00E, put into Singapore.
1966 Laid up Hong Kong and then scrapped Taiwan.

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Hull 1771,Bethlehem-Fairfield yard,Baltimore

there is a pic at

http://iancoombe.tripod.com/id27.html

and another at

http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:...ient=firefox-a

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again from mariners-l:

Samcrest 02 08 5.44 Lease lend to Britain
1944 MOWT (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co, London)
1947 CITY OF LEEDS, Ellerman Lines Ltd (Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co) - British flag.
1960 GROSVENOR EXPLORER, Grosvenor Shipping Co, London.- British flag.
1965 Scrapped Hong Kong.

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Hull 2630,also Bethlehem-Fairfield,Baltimore


Further pics of both are at photoship.co.uk

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Old 18th October 2006, 16:51
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-----and Stuart Smith has just posted a pic of Samarina as City of Ely on the gallery at:

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler.../37645/cat/510
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Old 16th May 2007, 16:41
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I sailed up to Spillars wharf in newcastle many times on all 4 ships York,
Exeter, Durban and Port Elizabeth. As far as i remember our main cargo
discharged from the Cape was Vanadium Ore ( for Consett). It was about 12 week round trip. London/Cape Town/Port Elizabeth/East London/Durban/Lourenco Marques/Beria. And same ports back loading for Europe. Passengers,all 1st class left ship at Tilbury before ship moved to India Dock. then to Rotterdam, Antwerp Hamburg, Hull, Tyne,Middlesborough, and London Royal Docks. total about a month on the coast before a new voyage. Wonderful ships, big crews, immaculate condition. As ships staff we loved to see the maintenance gangs at Newcastle as union rules wouldn't allow ships engineers to do anything ! good times !
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Hi Fred. you have certainly jolted my memory by mentioning Hawthorn Leslies at St Peters.
I worked for Rank Xerox from 1969 onwards and used to come to Hawthorn Leslies to repair the photocopier, it was either in the drawing office or the stores office, happy days, you could drop down onto the quayside at St Peters and drive all the way along into the city, not so now.
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Old 15th July 2010, 10:01
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Here are a couple of photos of the City of Durban. I served in this ship for a few voyages.
I have lots of photos of other Ellerman ships if anyone is interested but this is a start.
Hi Derek,

Just caught up with your posting. I sailed on the City of Durban as 2nd R/O from 31st Jan 1958 until 11th Sept '58. Two deep sea trips and two coastal. Beautiful ship. More photos and details of her are on my web site www.oldmarconiman.co.uk.
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