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Posted 26 March 2012 - 21:02 PM

Even I know that this is not a Shoreham boat (ship) but someone may have more idea about it than me.

First the pictures. This shows that she has three funnels. This one is useful because the smaller boat is called the Francunion (1938-1960) see here so the big ship is post 1938.

The photos came from a recently deceased relatives collection and this ship had some significance but we have no idea why and are trying to identify her.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 23:24 PM

View Poststripeycat, on 26 March 2012 - 20:02 PM, said:

Even I know that this is not a Shoreham boat (ship) but someone may have more idea about it than me.

First the pictures. This shows that she has three funnels. This one is useful because the smaller boat is called the Francunion (1938-1960) see here so the big ship is post 1938.

The photos came from a recently deceased relatives collection and this ship had some significance but we have no idea why and are trying to identify her.

Any help would be appreciated.

I think it might be the Berengaria.
http://www.ocean-lin...s/imperator.asp
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 23:26 PM

View Poststripeycat, on 26 March 2012 - 21:02 PM, said:

This[/url] one is useful because the smaller boat is called the Francunion (1938-1960) see here so the big ship is post 1938.

What I don't know about ships would fill several large volumes but it's stated on the page from your link that the Francunion was completed in 1921.

Additional Info :

Francunion 4.1921 737 Gt 925 Dwt
Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Glasgow, for Cia Venture-Weir S.A., Algiers (A. Weir & Co.).
Measurements: 180 feet length x 40 feet breath.
Engines: C2cyl ( Compound ) ( aft ). Twin screws.
1925: (Lago)
1933: (British Mexican) (qv). Coasting and bunkering work at Southampton and, during the war years, at Liverpool.
1938: (Anglo-American).
26.06.1960: Arrived New Waterway, Holland, for scrapping.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

View PostDoug Attrell, on 27 March 2012 - 00:26 AM, said:

What I don't know about ships would fill several large volumes but it's stated on the page from your link that the Francunion was completed in 1921.

That proves I know even less than you! Must try reading the whole page eh? Thanks Doug.

Thanks Paul. That looks exactly right to me -another piece in the jigsaw.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 15:43 PM

View PostSpinalman, on 26 March 2012 - 23:24 PM, said:

I think it might be the Berengaria.
http://www.ocean-lin...s/imperator.asp

By complete coincidence the Wintons probably travelled on the Berengaria and have this postcard in their collection (still haven't had time to reload most of it). The info. I picked up at the time matches Paul's post:-
W12eca – R.M.S. Berengaria – William Winton senior’s son Ralph Winton emigrated to North America but returned to the UK to visit the family. They in turn visited Ralph and his family in America and Canada on at least one occasion and the inclusion of this postcard in the scrapbook suggests they probably travelled in the Berengaria to do so. German built as the ‘Imperator’ in 1912 this ship was taken over by the Cunard-White Star Line in 1919 and used mostly in the north atlantic passenger trade during the 1920’s and 30’s.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 17:27 PM

Curious factoid: Morcambe Pontins had a ballroom leisure complex styled like a liner. Called SS Berengaria. Demolished recently
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