Merchant Navy (page 5)

"Fremantle Star" in 1958 Launched in 1944 as "Empire Haig" for the Ministry of War "Coole Bight" on the Mersey by Liverpool in 1960. Nothing is known about this vessel, can anybody help? "Fremantle Star" again in 1958. Later renamed: "Catalina Star", "Devis" and "Mondia" The Shell tanker "Zenatia" at Cammell Lairds in 1957 The launch of "Sepia", another Shell tanker, at Cammell Lairds in 1961
"Sylvania" at Liverpool's Pier Head in 1959. One of the Saxonia class, she was later renamed "Fairwind" "Saxonia" at Liverpool's Pier Head in 1954. Renamed SS "Leonid Sobinov", she remained in service until 1999 "Saxonia" on the Mersey in 1954. She was renamed "Carmania" and re-fitted as a cruise ship in 1968 "Agamemnon" entering Liverpool's Brunswick Dock in 1963 The oil tanker "Esso Pembrokeshire" coming into Cammell Laird's new dry dock in 1962
The Irish Ferry "Ulster Prince" on her maiden voyage on the Mersey in 1948 "Britannic" at Liverpool's Pier Head in 1948. She had just returned to commercial life after use for troop repatriation "Empress of France" (previously the "Duchess of Bedford" at Liverpool Landing Stage in 1948 "Franconia" boarding troops at Liverpool in 1948. Later used mainly on commercial Liverpool/Canadian routes Oil tanker "Esso Brixham" alongside the Overhead Railway, Liverpool, in 1956
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"Ascania" was already 25 years old when this photo was taken on the Mersey in 1950. She lasted until 1956 "Queen Mary" in March 1936. This must have been taken during her trials, as her maiden voyage was in May "Empress of Scotland" on the Mersey in 1948. (Previously "Empress of Japan", dropped for obvious reasons!) Merchant ship "City of Newcastle" on the Mersey in the 1940s. Still going strong after 30 years and 2 wars