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    Default Wanted on Voyage: Leyland Liners: ss Winifredian and ss Devonian

    I have published my latest monograph in “WANTED ON VOYAGE”

    LEYLAND LINERS: s.s. WINIFREDIAN (1899-1929) and s.s. DEVONIAN (1900-1917)

    https://wantedonthevoyage.blogspot.c...redian-ss.html

    Probably a pair of ships most have never even heard of before which as, so often with such vessels, is a great pity as they were the longest serving of all Boston liners as well as Leyland Line ships, a line which sadly is nowadays almost forgotten and once Britain’s largest North Atlantic cargo and cattle carrier.

    WINIFREDIAN served as a transport in both the Boer War and the Great War and with DEVONIAN, the pair probably had more adventures, storms, rescues at sea (DEVONIAN being among those rescuing survivors of the VOLTURNO fire in 1913 as any sister ships in history. DEVONIAN was torpedoed and sunk in 1917 but WINIFREDIAN carried on until 1928, closing out the Leyland Line passenger service to Boston.

    Peter Kohler

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    Default Re: Wanted on Voyage: Leyland Liners: ss Winifredian and ss Devonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Kohler View Post
    I have published my latest monograph in “WANTED ON VOYAGE”

    LEYLAND LINERS: s.s. WINIFREDIAN (1899-1929) and s.s. DEVONIAN (1900-1917)

    https://wantedonthevoyage.blogspot.c...redian-ss.html

    Probably a pair of ships most have never even heard of before which as, so often with such vessels, is a great pity as they were the longest serving of all Boston liners as well as Leyland Line ships, a line which sadly is nowadays almost forgotten and once Britain’s largest North Atlantic cargo and cattle carrier.

    WINIFREDIAN served as a transport in both the Boer War and the Great War and with DEVONIAN, the pair probably had more adventures, storms, rescues at sea (DEVONIAN being among those rescuing survivors of the VOLTURNO fire in 1913 as any sister ships in history. DEVONIAN was torpedoed and sunk in 1917 but WINIFREDIAN carried on until 1928, closing out the Leyland Line passenger service to Boston.

    Peter Kohler

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    I have quite a few photos and Postcards of these ships / company if you would like them !!

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    Default Re: Wanted on Voyage: Leyland Liners: ss Winifredian and ss Devonian

    Leylands morphed into Ellerman Lines on the death of Frederick Leyland.

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    Default Re: Wanted on Voyage: Leyland Liners: ss Winifredian and ss Devonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Montgomery View Post
    I have quite a few photos and Postcards of these ships / company if you would like them !!
    I'd love to see them... do you have the means to scan them?

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    Default Re: Wanted on Voyage: Leyland Liners: ss Winifredian and ss Devonian

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Kohler View Post
    I'd love to see them... do you have the means to scan them?
    Here are the ones I have don,t ask me where they came from I have no Idea I must have picked them up years ago...... I suspect you may have the same ones but good luck anyway Leyland Line postcard-03.jpgLeyland Line postcard-02.jpgLeyland Line postcard-01.jpgLeyland Line advert-01.jpgWinifredian-01.jpg

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