Did any of the Palm Lines vessels had a passenger capacity?
Did you ever come across an apprentice with Palm Line 1957-1961 named Dave Else.? Regards Colinlakercapt said:Sorry Andrew
They did carry passengers before your time with Palm line.
I was referring to late 1950-to 1960s when I sailed with them.
Many were the staff of UAC going to or being posted to West Africian stations like Warri, Burutu, Sapele and other out stations. That way they could take their effects with them and before the days when air travel was the in thing.
These ships were taken out of service when the new buildings started to come on.
Some of the old timers may remember the names but even the Ashanti Plam was faster than them and she was a steamer. Palm line ships were never make to travel fast until the later days as we spent more time in port and the powers that were in charge did not think it was important.
Even the Kano Palm which I was on for the Maiden voyage only went about 12.5knots.