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Hello John, Since my return to Spain it has been hectic,I hope that you were not damage by the big wind.No photos of the Manistee,I expect they were too long ago to beKept Regards Alan
 

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I will keep on looking for her. No damage here we even missed the rain. Send me a email again I need your email address.
John
 

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I find it remarkable how some paintings look like photographs,apart from artists name that picture could be a photo.
 

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Thanks Rudd but I think the Manistee I am looking for is an older one. Many years ago I went to Hull and in the maritime Museum there was a sketch of her Thanks Again Alan
 

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Just for info there is still a ship called Manistee she is on the Great Lakes launched in Detroit in May 1943 and still in service She is part of Lower Lakes Towing
 

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Ahoy.
I think we must look for this one:
Erin 1932 1934 purchased from Erin SS Co, UK, various charters to Elders & Fyffes, 1939 under control of Ministry of War Transport, UK, 1947 sold to Elders & Fyffes renamed Manistee. 5,739 Call Sign:GRXC and built at Workman,Clark[1928]Ltd.Bel. on 5/1932 L.o.a.x B.x H:431'3"x54'8"x24'11¼" with Engine:T 4Cy.28½" 47"½ & [2]57"x 51" & elec.drive from LP turbine.
Indeed she was a banana boat with 3 lower decks for fruit cargoes and started for the Standard Fruit Company [Vaccaro Brothers]
 

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hi al
john rogers was right i did 3 trips on manistee in 59.boy oh boy she was old. ha hai have a photo i,ll have to fish it out.also on tilapa, sulaco,zent and turrialba.
catch you soon
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john martin said:
hi al
john rogers was right i did 3 trips on manistee in 59.boy oh boy she was old. ha hai have a photo i,ll have to fish it out.also on tilapa, sulaco,zent and turrialba.
catch you soon
john martin
Hello John I was in "Zent" 1952 if you have pic of her would you kindly let me have one, was'nt Manistee the same as Corralles, Tilapa and Tetela?
Cheers Peter (Peggy747) (Thumb)
 

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Peter, I made two trips on the S.S. Corrales in 1952,one was to the West Indies the other was to a dump called Tico, West Africa.
She was an old ship but built like a tank,I think her sister ships were the Bayano, and the Ariquani, I also made a couple of trips on them. Some of the old hands called them "Ocean Going Coal Mines" 24 fires back-to-back. John R
 

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Peter, I made two trips on the S.S. Corrales in 1952,one was to the West Indies the other was to a dump called Tico, West Africa.
She was an old ship but built like a tank,I think her sister ships were the Bayano, and the Ariquani, I also made a couple of trips on them. Some of the old hands called them "Ocean Going Coal Mines" 24 fires back-to-back. John R
Hello John, Yes we were privileged weren't we? I was in Corrales 1959, 3 trips,one to the jewel of west Africa TIKO and the others to Port Antonio Jamaica, (on deck).not the best of anything- food -money or accomadation. Iwas also In Zent and Tetela- glutton for punishment, Peter (Thumb)
 

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Asking for a photo of the Manistee certainly created a lot of interest.KJW my email to you was returned .as rejected.asking for a photo of British Cavalier 1944 a disguised tankerwith a dummy funnel and Sampson posts ring a bell with someone
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Alan its not a good idea to post your email address on the board.
Edit your post and take it out. Bad people fish the whole internet for email addresses and dump porn on you,and we dont want that do we Alan.?? I was on the tanker Athelmere that had a funnel midships but it was real.
John
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Hi John,Thanks for your tip.I was on the Athelmere in 1950,Don Mitchell was the Bosun from Shire. She was a right old wreck built in 1907 as the Cherryleaf a RFA tanker
Remember the summer tanks with all the cement patches to stop the molasses coming out Alan
 
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