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undefined Interested to see your photos. My first visit tothis site. Sailed with Ellermans Wilson Line 1954-61 AS CADET AND 3RD MATE cOMPARED WITH TODAY'S SHIPS THOSE OF THE 50'S AND 60;S HAD STYLE PETER BEST [email protected]

QUOTE=Derek Hudson]Here are a couple of photos of the City of Durban. I s erved 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.[/QUOTE]
 

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Derek Hudson said:
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,
Good pictures,good ships, lets see more please
Doug
 

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Hi Derek would be interested in two photos please, City of Manchester and City of Worcester. Did a stint on both as Sparks and don't have one of either. June issue of Ships Monthly did a big spread on Ellerman, every other ship was there....kind regards,J.A.Gray (like the DoDo bird, now extinct)
 

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Hi Derek
The City of Durban was of course the last of the four City of Port Elizabeth class to be built by Vickers at Walker Naval Yard on the Tyne. They normally disembarked passengers, hotel staff and some cargo at London and then worked their way up the North Sea to Newcastle, before returning to London to pick up outward bound passengers. Not the best way to maximise the return on Ellerman's investment in their passenger accommodation, but life was more relaxed in those days.
I remember watching them pass my office window in the 1960's when I worked at Hawthorn Leslie (Engineers) Ltd at St Peters, which was just down river from their Newcastle berth. Hawthorn Leslie built all eight Doxford diesel engines for the ships and we had a service contract from Ellerman. A spare cylinder liner and its gear was provided. Every time one of the ships arrived at Newcastle our engineers would go on-board and remove and replace a cylinder liner on a rotation basis. The old cylinder liner was taken back to St Peters and refurbished in time to repeat the process on the arrival of the next ship in the class. An early form of preventative maintenance in action.
 

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Hi Derek
Some great Ellerman pictures, do you have "Cities of Winchester (1952),Bedford(1950),Glasgow (1963) and London (1947)" Would greatly appreciate any of these you may have.
Also would anyone out there know the whereabouts of Chris Butcher (3/0 City of Winchester) 1963/4 MANZ run.
Tks for any help
Fergus62
 

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Sparks said:
Hi Derek would be interested in two photos please, City of Manchester and City of Worcester. Did a stint on both as Sparks and don't have one of either. June issue of Ships Monthly did a big spread on Ellerman, every other ship was there....kind regards,J.A.Gray (like the DoDo bird, now extinct)
Hi Sparks,

I have a photo of the City of Worcester (the 1960 built one) taken 1977 if any good to you. If it is P/M me your e-mail address and I will send full file copy. Hav'nt got around to posting to gallery yet.

Also :City of Liverpool (built 1970)
Island of Marmara -ex- City of St Albans
Levensau -ex- City of Cork

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Cities of Winchester and Bedford

Hi igw 1740
Would love to see your pictures of Winchester and Bedford.
Pessed thru Montreal twice in 1963/4 when of MANZ run (Snr Apprentice) Later 3rd Mate Bedford 1966/7

Tks
Fergus 62
 

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