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    i think there isn't much offered from Manchester liners folk as you probably know they have their own blog, and most of us are fading away, I'm 87

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    A few here:

    https://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/...liners&tab=293

    Benjidog Historical Research Resources:
    The Allen Collection.


    https://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen/Manchester%20Line.html

    A Short History And Fleet List of Manchester Liners, Limited

    https://www.maritimehistoryofthegrea...lt.asp?ID=c005

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    Do you recall a John Reagan from Manchester Liners and the Poll.
    Sadly crossed the bar a couple of years ago, spent some time with him listening to his stories.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Shame as some great stories from the pubs around the Manchester docks. Also trip up and down canal was often full of incidents. I think I written on another forum of singling up to a fuel pipe midships, on a Prince boat so we did not get stuck behind a Pacific boat, as they were near maximum size for canal and very slow, often needing 2 days for transit. Luckily 2nd. engineer was very fit as he had to chase the ship up the tow path to next locks. Also stories of crew being sacked from "MANCUNIAN" for stealing cargo

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    Is this the beginning of the end i wonder, I have noticed a lot of Merchant Navy sites have disappeared over the last few years ships pics and a few more, There is very little on the net regarding Port Line, T@J Harrisons, Man Liners as has been said, and quite a few more, Great shame people these days a lot of them dont even connect these big cruise ships to the M.N. There just crew and most of them are not British nationals or Australian, or Canadian, or Merchant Marine { USA } There foreigner's with no other experience other than the big wedding cakes, I would say within 15 years you will have a job finding a site like this one, We will all become a memory in the distant past. Terry
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    In Canadian Pacific I sailed with a number of ex Manchester liners guys, one name I recall is Izzy salters, 2nd engineer, great guy.
    In saint John, nova Scotia in the winter we used to have huge intership parties on the beaverfir with the Manchester faith and Manchester spinner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivor rowe View Post
    i think there isn't much offered from Manchester liners folk as you probably know they have their own blog, and most of us are fading away, I'm 87
    Ivor,there's always a lot of posts on Facebook Group's Manchester Ship Canal Group including pictures of the M Liners.Seems also to be quite a lotof ex ML staff,afloat and ashore and/or their families ,and staff from other canal companies and other industries and of course the MSC tugs.Also the Mersey at Eastham.Well worth joining.Usually interesting posts and pics daily. I always enjoy checking in there often.
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    I sailed on the MANCHESTER MERCHANT in 1961Canada and down the US coast to Florida and back, good job
    Brian

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    I did a trip on her January 2 /59.
    Nice trip if you liked the Atlantic in wintertime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    I sailed on the MANCHESTER MERCHANT in 1961Canada and down the US coast to Florida and back, good job
    Brian
    Hi Brian (and Dennis) .I always like to give updates on member's ships!
    ss MANCHESTER MERCHANT 7,542 GRT Built 1951 at Blythswood,Clyde for Manchester Liners. Sold 1967 to Liberian company,renamed CLIO.
    Here's her eventual fate ;
    [The Liberian steamship Clio was on voyage from Chittagong and Indonesia to the Continent with a cargo of jute and cattle cake when fire broke out in No.3 Hold on Feb.13th 1972 about 700 miles off the coast of Angola in Lat.10-18S,Long.01-45W.When the fire rapidly spread throughout the vessel the crew abandoned ship,Five men were lost but 28 other persons including the Master's wife and son were rescued by the French motor tanker Ventose.The burning derelict continued to drift being last sighted on Feb.21st in Lat.05-21S,Long.05-07W.Three days later an oil slick 15 miles long was seen but there was no trace of the Clio,which was presumed to have sunk.]-Extract from Lloyds List.

    MANCHESTER MERCHANT 1951.jpgCLIO ex Manchester Merchant at Tilbury 3-71.jpg
    Last edited by Graham Shaw; 15th July 2021 at 04:45 PM.

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