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dose anybody know if cuanard owned a tramp co i dont know the name of it thay had 2 ships starting with t          im trying put a bull****er in his place 



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I couldn't find any reference online to any tramp ships under Cunard flag Mate. Call bullsh-t



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nor me.......................got him he he

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Mike, I think he find that Cunard where predominately ocean liners, never tramps....................................I don't think the prestigious luxurious name "Cunard" would ever have lent its name to "Tramps" 

Whoever your story teller is he's living in cuckoo land, no only that the Cunard building in Liverpool and the family where never Grimsby or Hull trampers LOLbiggrin

Here s the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunard_Line

 



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Cunard bought 10 reefer boats when Maritime fruit went bust in the mid to late 70s. some were crewed by Port Line crews.

I was Bosun on the Scythia and Saxonia and we did a lot of tramping. There were 2 more "S" boats, Servia and Samaria.

Also 4 "C" boats, Carinthia etc. and 2 "A"boats but cant remember their names, Attached photo of them laid up in Birkenhead early 80s.

 

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-- Edited by Dave1947 on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:29:27 PM



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Hi everyone.  When I first went to sea in 1956 I sailed with blokes who had sailed with many shipping companies and many different ships. Many had sailed on the so called Sam boats, and also with Cunard. These were the quickly assembled American built  "Liberty ships" during World War 2.  The US was hindered by a law that prevented them from getting involved  in any wars unless the US itself was attacked or under threat.  To get around this they introduced "Lend Lease" which allowed then to build much needed shipping and just lend it to Great Britain until the war was over.  So these standard built ships were launched with an American name then handed over the UK government and given a new name.  I have no idea why but all the new names had the prefix "SAM".   The UK government had a department called MOWT...Ministry of War Transport and they managed these new ships by assigning them out to most of the British  ship owners,  including Cunard White Star.  They got the Sambo, Sambre, Samfoyle, Samholt and Samsurf.  Under contract with the government they operated these ships wherever  the government sent them, so in effect they could very well have operated just like tramps.  This arrangement appears to have continued until about 1947 when some returned to US control and others were sold to shipping companies.  In 1956 when the Suez Crisis happened the UK Government requisitioned several of them as stores ships, and I have noticed that several were still trading in the 1970s.  It is unlikely that Cunard were still using them that late although they were a common sight to a young Deck Boy.  Stu

 



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just as i thought you will be pleased to know i shot him down in flames he he.....................havent seen him since i went to sea 1955 on the port line so knew but had to confirm it thanks mike

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