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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 4
    I do not have a postcard as Aramac but the scan below of an official Eastern Australian postcard was supplied by Michael Kenyon to whom many thanks are due A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link This is an official New Zealand SS Co card as Remuera Elder Dempster Lines Complete history of Elder Dempster Accra 1947 Liverpool Las Palmas Bathurst Freetown Tema Lagos Apapa service 11644 tons 451ft long 297 first 24 tourist 145 deck class passengers An official Elder Dempster postcard of Accra Apapa 1947 Liverpool Las Palmas Bathurst Freetown Tema Lagos Apapa service 11644 tons 451ft long 297 first 24 tourist 145 deck class passengers An official Elder Dempster postcard of Apapa with original black hull An official Elder Dempster postcard of Apapa with later grey hull A colour postcard of Apapa at Liverpool serial PT19372 Enlargement of the colour postcard above of Apapa at Liverpool serial PT19372 Aureol 1951 Liverpool Las Palmas Bathurst Freetown Monrovia Tema Apapa service 14083 tons 537ft long 295 first 100 cabin class passengers An official colour postcard of Aureol An official postcard of Aureol Elders Fyffes Camito 1956 Southampton Avonmouth West Indies service 8687 tons 448ft long 96 first class passengers An official Elders Fyffes postcard of Camito Golfito 1949 Southampton Avonmouth West Indies service 8687 tons 448ft long 94 first class passengers An official Elders Fyffes postcard of Golfito J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 7296 of Golfito Ellerman Bucknall Ellerman Lines City of Durban 1954 London Las Palmas Cape Town Port Elizabeth East London Durban Beria service 13350 tons 541ft long 100 first class passengers An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of Durban An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of Durban An official Ellerman Lines postcard published by Terence J McNally of City of Durban City of Exeter 1953 London Las Palmas Cape Town Port Elizabeth East London Durban Beria service 13350 tons 541ft long 100 first class passengers An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of Exeter An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of Exeter photographed just after the one above compare the clouds City of Port Elizabeth 1952 London Las Palmas Cape Town Port Elizabeth East London Durban Beria service 13350 tons 541ft long 100 first class passengers An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of Port Elizabeth City of York 1953 London Las Palmas Cape Town Port Elizabeth East London Durban Beria service 13350 tons 541ft long 100 first class passengers An official Ellerman Lines postcard of City of York Ellerman s Wilson Line Borodino 1950 London Copenhagen service 3206 tons 312ft long 36 first 20 second class passengers An official Ellerman Lines postcard of Borodino A modern postcard of Borodino published by Humber Museums No 7 in a series of eight Spero 1966 Hull Gothenburg service 6916 tons 468ft long 408 one class passengers 124 cars An official Ellerman Lines postcard of Spero An official Ellerman Lines postcard of Spero Fishguard Rosslare Rly Harbours To Be Added General

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 5
    late 1960s I have also included a few earlier cards of their magnificent centenary steamer the Lady of Mann of 1930 Complete history of the IOMSPCo Ben My Chree 1966 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno 2724 tons 343ft long 1400 passengers plus cars J Arthur Dixon postcard serial SS 6495 of Ben My Chree Manx Maid 1962 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno 2724 tons 343ft long 1400 passengers plus cars J Arthur Dixon postcard serial SS 6496 of Manx Maid Lady of Mann 1930 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno 3104 tons 372ft long 2873 passengers Salmon postcard serial 4297 of Lady of Mann in original white colour scheme Valentines postcard serial R208712 of Lady of Mann in original white colour scheme Valentines postcard serial 208712 JV of Lady of Mann with pre war black hull J Arthur Dixon postcard serial SS 6487 of Lady of Mann King Orry 1946 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno Excursions Liverpool Llandudno 2490 tons 345ft long 2163 passengers J Arthur Dixon postcard serial SS 6490 of King Orry Snaefell 1948 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno Excursions Liverpool Llandudno 2490 tons 345ft long 2340 passengers J Arthur Dixon postcard serial L6 Sp PSi 86488 of Snaefell Manxman 1955 Services From Douglas Isle of Man to Liverpool all year Seasonal services from Douglas to Belfast Dublin Ardrossan Heysham Llandudno Excursions Liverpool Llandudno

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 6
    Skye Lochmaddy Benbecula Tarbert Harris 2104 tons 235 ft long 600 passengers One of three car ferries owned by the Secretary of State for Scotland her sisters being the Clansman and Columba and managed by MacBraynes All use side loading hoists to load their cars since no West Highland piers had linkspans at this time Hebrides was sold in 1985 and operated from Torquay to the Channel Isles as Devoniun before sale for Mediterranean service W S Thomson postcard serial AP5 895 of Hebrides J Arthur Dixon postcard serial 4915 of Hebrides at Uig Isle of Skye Simplon Postcards serial 3 3 of Hebrides leaving Tarbert Harris in summer 1975 Photograph by David Pennock King George V 1926 Services Excursion Oban Tobermory Staffa Iona etc 985 tons 270 ft long 1432 passengers Arguably the finest excursion steamer in postwar UK service King George V had been built in 1926 for the Clyde services of Turbines Steamers Ltd She was transferred to David MacBrayne the LMS Railway had interests in both Turbine Steamers and MacBraynes in 1935 and then operated as the main Oban excursion vessel for almost 40 years J Arthur Dixon postcard serial 3752 of King George V at Iona with the famous cathedral in the background Passengers were tendred ashore in MacBraynes famous red boats as can be seen Landings at Staffa to see Fingal s cave had ceased by 1967 Dennis postcard no serial of King George V at Oban with Lochfyne in the background This is an early card before the addition of a closed wheelhouse Dennis postcard serial O 0113 of King George V at Oban Unidentified postcard serial PT35424 Photo Precision of King George V at Oban Simplon Postcards serial sp1042 of King George V arriving at Cardiff after sale in 1975 Photograph by Nigel James She remained at Cardiff for some years and was sold to Bass Charrington in 1981 to replace the burnt out Caledonia on the Thames Unfortunately the KGV was also burnt out in August 1981 whilst conversion work continued Loch Arkaig 1942 Services Mallaig Inner Isles Mail Service Rhum Eigg Muck and Canna 230 tons 113 ft long Loch Arkaig was a conversion of a 1942 wooden hulled minesweeper completed in 1960 She ran the Inner Isles Mail Service plus excursions until 1979 when she sank at Mallaig just prior to being replaced by a new vessel She was subsequently raised and continued in Spanish service until sinking again in 1985 Real Photographs postcard of Loch Arkaig Lochfyne 1931 Services The Royal Route Greenock to Tarbert and Ardrishaig 754 tons 219 ft long 1202 passengers Lochfyne was a pioneer diesel electric vessel built in 1931 At this time Coast Lines who part owned David MacBrayne were part of Lord Kylsant s huge Royal Mail Group soon to collapse and the Lochfyne could be considered to be the smallest of the distinctive two funnelled Kylsant motorships the largest being the White Star Britannic She originally operated on the Oban Staffa

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 7
    which she received in 1965 Orient Overseas Line Hong Kong Oriental Rio 1969 73 Ruahine Rangitane and Rangitoto were all sold to C Y Tung in 1969 and were used on a short lived Round the World cargo passenger service operated by C Y Tung s Orient Overseas Line They were renamed Oriental Rio Oriental Esmeralda and Oriental Carnival Oriental Rio was the first to be broken up in 1973 The other two followed in 1976 This official card of Oriental Rio was issued to cover all three ships plus the Oriental Amiga A postcard of Oriental Esmeralda North of Scotland Orkney Shetland Shipping Co There is a complete history of the North Company on this link Earl of Zetland 1939 Lerwick Shetland to North Isles services 548 tons 166 ft long Officiad Belmont Series postcard of Earl of Zetland St Clair 1960 Aberdeen to Lerwick Shetland services 3303 tons 296 ft long 314 passengers plus 200 deck Official postcard Belmont Series of St Clair White Heather Aberdeen postcard 7008 of St Clair at Lerwick Photo G Young Hail Caledonia Whiteholme of Dundee postcard 20 000 of St Clair at Lerwick An interesting Royal Navy postcard of the submarine HMS Finwhale with St Clair in the background St Clement 1946 Scrabster to Stromness Orkney cargo services 815 tons 188 ft long Colourmaster postcard PT36998 of St Clair at Scrabster St Magnus II 1937 Leith and Edinburgh to Stromness Orkney and Lerwick Shetland services 1641 tons 266 ft long 174 passengers plus 206 deck Official postcard Belmont Series as St Clair renamed on delivery of the 1960 ship E Sinclair postcard as St Clair renamed on delivery of the 1960 ship Unidentified postcard serial PN5334 as St Magnus St Ninian 1950 Leith and Edinburgh to Stromness Orkney and Lerwick Shetland services 2244 tons 285 ft long 272 passengers plus 344 deck Official postcard Belmont Series of St Ninian Unidentified postcard photo A M S Hughton of St Ninian arriving Lerwick Valentine s postcard B 6226 of St Ninian at Lerwick G Cornwell postcard of St Ninian at Lerwick Two Shetland Times postcards of St Ninian Unidentified postcard of St Ninian St Ola 1951 Scrabster to Stromness Orkney service 750 tons 178 ft long 359 passengers Official postcard Belmont Series of St Ola Unidentified postcard photo J Adams of St Ola Colourmaster postcard PT36997 of St Ola at Scrabster St Rognvald 1955 Leith and Edinburgh to Stromness Orkney and Lerwick Shetland services 1024 tons 244 ft long 12 passengers Official postcard Belmont Series of St Rognvald Simplon Postcards issue 3 4 of St Rognvald Copies of this card are available from Simplon Postcards at 60p each Normandy Ferries Dragon 1967 Southampton le Havre Rosslare le Havre services 6100 tons 416 ft long 850 passengers plus 250 cars Normandy Ferries was a joint Anglo French company of which the British half was effectively the General Steam Navigation I have included the French flag Leopard for completeness There is also a dedicated web page

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 8
    Arcadia 2 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 750 of Arcadia 2 Photo Beken Son Cowes P O official postcard SC14120 of Arcadia 2 Photo Mike Roberts P O official postcard SC14123 of Arcadia 2 Photo Mike Roberts Canberra 1961 P O Orient Lines official postcard of Canberra P O official postcard of Canberra J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 99 of Canberra Photo Beken Son Cowes J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 99 later photo of Canberra Photo Beken Son Cowes Cathay 1957 P O Orient Lines official postcard of Cathay 3 P O Orient Lines official postcard of Cathay 3 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 2510 of Cathay 3 Photo Beken Son Cowes Chitral 1956 P O Orient Lines official postcard of Chitral 2 P O Orient Lines official postcard of Chitral 2 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 2163 of Chitral 2 Photo Beken Son Cowes Chusan 1950 P O official postcard of Chusan 3 P O official postcard of Chusan 3 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 123 of Chusan 3 Photo Beken Son Cowes Himalaya 1949 P O official postcard of Himalaya 3 P O official postcard of Himalaya 3 J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 2174 of Himalaya 3 Iberia 1954 P O official postcard of Iberia 3 J Arthur Dixon postcard no serial of Iberia 3 Photo Beken Son Cowes Orcades 1948 Oriana 1960 The first Oriana was built in 1960 by Vickers Armstrong s Barrow Ordered by and registered to the Orient Steam Navigation Co she was delivered to P O Orient Lines with the distinctive Orient Line corn coloured hull She served on the route to Australia from Southampton unlike earlier Orient Liners which sailed from London In 1962 she collided with the carrier USS Kearsarge between San Francisco and Los Angeles in fog Her hull was

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 9
    of Southern Cross leaving her berth at Wellington NZ circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross berthing at Suva Fiji circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Southampton Isle of Wight S Coast RMSP Co Ltd Red Funnel Steamers A complete history of Red Funnel is available on this link Carrisbrooke Castle 1959 74 672 grt 58 27m long 1324 kW 14 knots 673 passengers 25 cars Carrisbrooke Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1959 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and East Cowes Isle of Wight From 1964 she also called at West Cowes Carrisbrooke Castle was withdrawn in 1974 and sold to Societa Partenopea di Navigazione S p A Naples and renamed Citta di Meta She served between Naples and Ischia In 1989 she was sold to Maregiglio S r l Naples and renamed Giglio Expresso II for services between Porto S Stefano Isola del Giglio In 1980 Giglio Expresso II was sold to Transporti Regionali Marittimi T RE MAR Naples for services between Calasetta Carloforte A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard SS111 of Carrisbrooke Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Salmon postcard 2304c of Carrisbrooke Castle Frith postcard CS62 of Carrisbrooke Castle at East Cowes Osborne Castle 1962 736 grt 191 ft long 14 knots 673 passengers 25 cars Osborne Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1962 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight She was held as reserve ship throughout 1976 but was reactivated during the summer of 1977 to provide extra weekend capacity Osborne Castle was sold in 1978 and sold to Canadian owners as Le Gobelet D Argent used between Trois Pistoles and les Escoumins on the St Lawrence Seaway Her new owners rebuilt her as a drive through ferry A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard SS2116 of Osborne Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Cowes Castle 1965 94 786 grt 58 21m long 1324 kW 14 knots 700 passengers 25 cars After 1975 912 grt 67 36m long 1324 kW 14 knots 900 passengers 30 cars Cowes Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1965 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight In 1975 Cowes Castle was rebuilt in Belgium as a drive through ferry In 1994 she was sold to Jadrolinija Rijeka Croatia and renamed Nehaj A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard SS6401 of Cowes Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Townsend Car Ferries Townsend Brothers Ferries was formed after WW2 to carry cars from Dover to Calais Their first purpose built car ferry the Free Enterprise was built

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  • British Passenger Ships of 1967 in Postcards - Page 10
    Castle 1948 Union Castle Line official card of Edinburgh Castle Terence J Mcnally Capetown card of Edinburgh Castle at Capetown s n 237 Kenya Castle Union Castle 1952 67 Kenya Castle was completed in 1952 for the Union Castle Line round Africa service by Harland Wolff Belfast The second of three sisters built 1951 52 the others being Rhodesia Castle and Braemar Castle In 1967 Kenya Castle was sold to Chandris and renamed Amerikanis Union Castle Line official card with original funnel Unidentified Union Castle Line official card of one of the three sisters Union Castle Line official card with modified funnel Pendennis Castle 1958 Union Castle Line official card of Pendennis Castle Rhodesia Castle 1951 Reina del Mar 1956 Terence J Mcnally Capetown card of Reina Del Mar leaving Capetown s n 415 S A Oranje 1962 S A Vaal 1962 S A Vaal is included here because in 1967 she was still British flagged and under Union Castle management There is a complete history of this ship on this link The Transvaal Castle was launched in 1961 by John Brown Co Clydebank She was delivered to Union Castle Line and served on their route to South Africa from Southampton from 1962 She remained in Union Castle colours only until 1966 when she was transferred to the South African Marine Corp UK remaining on the same service under the British flag with Union Castle crew and management as S A Vaal In 1969 she was transferred to the South African flag S A Vaal was withdrawn in Southampton on October 10th 1977 and sold to Carnival Cruise Line who rebuilt her in Japan with extra decks almost doubling the passenger capacity The external appearance was not spoilt however and she has remained the handsome ship of Union Castle days

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  • Ocean Liner Postcards - P&O, Chandris, Union-Castle etc
    UK ocean liner company part of P O Canadian Pacific Line Historic Canadian Pacific Liners from official colour postcards CGT French Line Chandris Lines The famous Greek shipping line in official colour postcards Cogedar Line The passenger fleet in postcards Colonial Portuguese ocean liner company Compagnie Belge Maritime CMB Belgian ocean liners serving their colonies Costa Line Costa Liners from official colour postcards Cunard Line UK ocean liner company Deutsche Atlantik Linie The passenger fleet in postcards Donaldson Line UK ocean liner company Elder Dempster UK ocean liner company Elders Fyffes UK ocean liner company Ellerman Lines UK ocean liner company French Line Pages devoted to la Transat CGT Grace Line Postwar cards of line serving US Panama Caribbean South America Greek Line Postcard history from official colour postcards Grimaldi Siosa Line Italian emigrant line which later turned to cruising Hamburg Amerika German ocean liner company Hamburg Atlantik Linie The passenger fleet in postcards Holland America Line a postcard history of the company to be completed Home Lines Postcard history of the company Insulana Portuguese ocean liner company Lauro Lines Achille Lauro s fleet of emigrant liners Lloyd Triestino Italian ocean liner company Messageries Maritimes French ocean liner company Nacional Portuguese ocean liner company Nederland Line Dutch ocean liner company New Zealand S Co UK ocean liner company part of P O Norddeutsche Lloyd German ocean liner company Norwegian America Line Postcards from Norway s transatlantic liner operators Orient Overseas Line C Y Tung s Round the World cargo passenger service 1969 76 Orient Line UK ocean liner company Pacific Steam Navigation UK ocean liner company Paquet French ocean liner company P O Liners Historic P O liners from official and commercial postcards Phoenix Reisen German cruise line Red Star Line Historic ocean liners from official and commercial postcards Royal

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