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    Default Let's get something going for Donaldson's

    The Donaldson's tab looked kinda lonely up there with no threads started, so here goes. I sailed on the Laurentia in the mid sixties, she was an old liberty boat, holeystoning and all. Anyone know when she was built?
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    Default Ship!

    Was this her Duke!

    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Donaldson.html#anchor166602

    http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20...rentia-03.html

    Laurentia 1945 ex- Medina Victory, 1947 purchased from Ministry of Transport, renamed Laurentia, 1967 scrapped at Valencia. 8,349

    1945 MEDINA VICTORY, U.S. War Shipping Admin., San Francisco. (Marine Transport Line), troop transport
    1946 Ministry of Transport, London - troopship (Donaldson, Bros.& Black Ltd)
    1947 LAURENTIA, Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow, converted to 8,349 g.t. passenger ship.
    1949 Donaldson Atlantic Line, Glasgow.
    1954 Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow.
    1967 Scrapped Valencia.




    Single Ship Report for "2247384"IDNo: 2247384 Year: 1945
    Name: MEDINA VICTORY Keel: 22.12.44
    Type: Passenger/cargo Launch Date: 10.2.45
    Flag: USA Date of completion: 7.3.45

    Tons: 7607 Link: 1857
    DWT: 10750 Yard No: V586
    Length overall: 138.8 Ship Design: VC2-S-AP1
    LPP: 133.0 Country of build: USA
    Beam: 18.9 Builder: Permanente
    Material of build: Location of yard: Richmond #1
    Number of
    screws/Mchy/
    Speed(kn): 1ST-15.5

    Naval or paramilitary marking :
    A: *
    End: 1967

    Subsequent History:
    [1947 cv to passenger/cargo ship, 8349gt] - 47 LAURENTIA

    Disposal Data:
    BU Valencia 4.1.67 [Aguilar y Peris]


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    sailed on lismoria she was ex taos victory

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    That's the old bucket Vern, thanks. I thought she was a bit older, certainly felt like it on those N Atlantic runs in the winter. Mind you, St John N.B. wasn't much fun either. A run ashore was no more than a walk up the street to buy a couple of the heavy duty checked shirts, a coffee next door and back to the boat.
    Saw the Lismoria a few times in Glasgow too, Big Man.
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    sailed on Lismoria as QM 12 Th Jan to 4Th apr 1954 Barrny Dillon was bosun later to become the union rep.
    Like you say it was very cold in st johns.NFD

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    Hi Duke. Was on the Letitia around 68 . Went to Montreal and Quebec with a cargo of whisky, whisky and more whisky.Happy days. Allister
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    Are thereb any crew members about who served on the Norwegian 1950 era. Mostly from Avonmouth pool.
    Walley Pavior was the cook and I was 2nd Cook& Baker.;Sadly Wally has passed away but what a cook.
    \The \Norweegian was known as a good feeder

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    i also sailed on the lismoria, many times had to take the wheel going out of glasgow because the rest of the crew were too drunk to stand.
    Once two days out of glasgow a civvie came into the messroom, he'd only just sobered up and was frantic because he'd missed his work and his missus would kill him.I think he got sent home from quebec dbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bruton View Post
    Are thereb any crew members about who served on the Norwegian 1950 era. Mostly from Avonmouth pool.
    Walley Pavior was the cook and I was 2nd Cook& Baker.;Sadly Wally has passed away but what a cook.
    \The \Norweegian was known as a good feeder
    I think Wally also sailed on Charlie Hill's boats (Bristol City Lines) as well. It was either the City Boats or Fyffes that I sailed with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils Dahl View Post
    i also sailed on the lismoria, many times had to take the wheel going out of glasgow because the rest of the crew were too drunk to stand.
    Once two days out of glasgow a civvie came into the messroom, he'd only just sobered up and was frantic because he'd missed his work and his missus would kill him.I think he got sent home from quebec dbs
    That's a good one Nils, he probably had no idea what he was in for, weather-wise, particularly if it was winter. Did they make him work?
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