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  1. Rudby (II)

    Small snapshot of Ropner's 'Rudby' at Lyttelton, c.1950 Rudby Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, U.S.A. Tonnage: 7,219grt Owners: Ropner Sg.Co. Ltd 1944: Completed as 'Samtay' for the U.S. War Shipping Admin. Bareboat chartered to M.O.T. London, Blue Star Line mgmt...
  2. Stafford, Federal SN

    Snapshot of 'Stafford', Federal SN, arriving Lyttelton, c. late 1940's? Stafford Built : 1944 J.A.Jones Construction Co, Brunswick, Georgia, USA Tonnage: 7,266grt Owners: Federal Steam Navigation 1944: Built as 'Samingoy', MOWT 1947: Federal SN, r/n 'Stafford' 1950: Sold to Nassau...
  3. Kaimanawa (II)

    Kaimanawa departing Lyttelton, early in her career, as she is sporting USSCo's black and buff livery. Kaimanawa (II) Built: 1944 Henry Robb Ltd, Leith Tonnage: 2,577grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1966: Sold to Madrigal Sg Co Inc, Manila, r/n 'Rosa Anna' 1967: Grounded on Sibuyan Is...
  4. Fresno Star (II)

    Fresno Star (II) Built: 1944 Short Bros, Pallion Tonnage: 7,053grt Owners: Blue Star Line 1944: Built as 'Empire Pendennis' for M.O.W.T. 1946: Sold to Cunard Line, r/n 'Vasconia' 1951: Sold to Blue Star line, r/n 'Fresno Star' 1957: To Lamport and Holt, r/n 'Millais' 1960: Sold to...
  5. Fremantle Star(less)

    Fremantle Star (I) Minus famous star Built: 1944 Lithgows, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 9,923grt Owners: Blue Star Line/Lamport and Holt 1944: Built as 'Empire Haig' 1946: Dryden 1952: Fremantle Star 1958: Catalina Star 1963: Devis 1969: Mondia 1969: Broken up Kaohsiung.
  6. Fremantle Star (I)

    Fremantle Star (I) Judging by the foremast it might be Christmas. Built: 1944 Lithgows, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 9,923grt Owners: Blue Star Line/Lamport and Holt 1944: Built as 'Empire Haig' 1946: Dryden 1952: Fremantle Star 1958: Catalina Star 1963: Devis 1969: Mondia 1969: Broken up Kaohsiung.
  7. Catalina Star

    Catalina Star Built: 1944 Lithgows, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 9,923grt Owners: Blue Star Line 1944: Built as 'Empire Haig' for M.O.W.T. 1946: Sold to Lamport and Holt, r/n 'Dryden' 1952: To Blue Star Line, r/n 'Fremantle Star' 1958: R/n 'Catalina Star' 1963: R/n 'Devis' 1969: Sold to Lo and...
  8. Port Stephens, b.1944

    Port Stephens at Capetown? Built: 1944 J.L.Thompson, North Sands Tonnage: 9,487grt Owners: S and J Thompson (Silver Line) 1944: Built as 'Silveroak' 1955: Port Stephens (Port Line charter) 1956: Sold to Wm Thompson (Ben Line), r/n 'Benvannoch' 1969: Broken up, Kaohsiung.
  9. Titanbank (I)

    Titanbank Built: 1944 Bethlehem Fairfield, Fairfield USA Tonnage: 7,210grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1944: Built as Samnegros for M.O.W.T. London 1947: Titanbank 1959: Lucina 1962: Candy 1966: Yvonne 1967: Broken up at Kaohsiung.
  10. Springbank (III)

    Springbank (III) Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, Fairfield, USA Tonnage: 7,210grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1944: Built as Samspelga for M.O.W.T. 1947: Springbank 1958: Nan Hai 142 1967: Hong Qi 142 Broken up c.1980's(deleted from Lloyd's Register 1992).
  11. Roybank (I)

    Roybank (I) Built: 1944 Wm Doxford and Sons, Sunderland, Pallion Yard Tonnage: 7,368grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1962: Silver Lake 1968: Broken up Kaohsiung.
  12. Marabank (I)

    Marabank (I) Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, Fairfield, USA Tonnage: 7,219grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1944: Laid down as Samouse for M.O.W.T. 1947: Marabank 1960: Ruscin 1962: Whitehorse 1969: Broken up, Split.
  13. Ericbank

    Ericbank Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, Fairfield, USA Tonnage: 7,219grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1944: Built as Sameveron for M.O.W.T. 1947: Ericbank 1959: Nan Hai 146 1967: Hong Qi 146 1980's: Broken up in China(deleted from Lloyd's Register, 1992).
  14. Titanbank (I)

    Titanbank Built: 1944 Bethlehem Fairfield, Fairfield USA Tonnage: 7,210grt Owners: Bank Line Ltd 1944: Built as Samnegros for M.O.W.T. London 1947: Titanbank 1959: Lucina 1962: Candy 1966: Yvonne 1967: Broken up at Kaohsiung.
  15. Leicester

    Leicester was one of the 2 'Liberty' ships acquired by Federal SN after WWII. 'Stafford' was the other. Leicester Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, Fairfield Tonnage: 7,219grt Owners: Federal Steam Navigation 1944: Built as 'Samesk' for MOWT 1947: To FSN, r/n 'Leicester' 1950: Inagua...
  16. Waynegate (II) at Auckland

    Waynegate at Auckland, c.1950's Waynegate Built: 1944 Bartram South Dock, Sunderland Tonnage: 7,416grt Owners: Turnbull Scott Shipping Co 1944: Built as 'Mullion Cove' for Royal Navy as submarine maintenance ship in the Far East (Laid down as 'Empire Clunies') 1948: Margaret Clunies...
  17. Stanvac Manila (II)

    Stanvac Manila departing Auckland, c.1950's? Stanvac Manila Built: 1944 Sun SB, Chester, Pennsylvania Tonnage: 10,297grt Owners: Socony Vacuum Oil Co 1944: Built as 'La Mesa' for U.S. War Shipping Admin. 1947: stanvac Manila 1962: Broken up at Keelung.
  18. Romanic arr.Auckland

    Romanic arriving Auckland, late 1960's. Only an accountant could think of transferring the classy SSA cargo liners to Royal Mail, and Royal Mail tubs like this to SSA. Romanic Built: 1944 Harland and Wolff, Belfast Tonnage: 9,789grt Owners: Shaw Savill and Albion 1944: Built as Drina for...
  19. Port Hardy (III)

    Port Hardy Built: 1944 Barclay Curle, Whiteinch Tonnage: 8,398grt Owners: Bibby Bros(Port Line charter) 1944: Built as Herefordshire 1954: Port Hardy(charter) 1961: Herefordshire 1969: Merryland 1973: Broken up Kaohsiung.
  20. Suerte going down

    Given to me by a friend in 1962. Suerte in the process of being scuttled, 6.4.1962. Suerte Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, USA Tonnage: 7,238grt Owners: Cia de Navigacion?? 1944: Built as Samlistar for MOWT 1947: Hurworth 1954: Suerte (Costa Rica) 1962: " (Lebanon) 1962: Jan...
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