EPW004028 ENGLAND (1920). Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead, 1920

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Details

Title [EPW004028] Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead, 1920
Reference EPW004028
Date July-1920
Link
Place name BIRKENHEAD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 332896, 387586
Longitude / Latitude -3.0089106297556, 53.380592664325
National Grid Reference SJ329876

Pins

SS Manistee under construction. The ship was built for the Irish fruit firm, Fyffes. It sailed between the Caribbean and the UK before WWII. The ship was lost with all hands when it was sunk by torpedo off the coast of Ireland in February 1941. It had been part of convoy OB 288.

Bunn72
Sunday 21st of September 2014 08:11:49 PM
This vessel is actually the Cunard liner Samaria, which was launched from Slip 6, the southernmost one in the yard, on 27th November 1920. The Manistee was built on Slip 5 and was launched on 28th October, but is hidden in this view behind the bulk of the liner.

marty99fred
Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:38:28 PM
Green Lane Junction signal box

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Saturday 19th of July 2014 02:23:34 PM

User Comment Contributions

1920 was the year the Fullagar was built at Cammel Lairds.



It was the worlds first fully welded vessel.



It was 150ft long but I think the vessel in this picture looks bigger than that. There's a picture here. ..



http://www.topfoto.co.uk/imageflows/preview/t=topfoto&f=EU003767



but that is dated Feb 1920 and it looks finished whereas the picture here clearly shows scaffolding.



The other thing I find interesting is that this is 5 years before work started on the Queensway Tunnel.

BruceR
Friday 14th of December 2012 09:53:17 PM