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History

John Reeves Ellerman (JRE) was born in Hull in 1862. He was the first son of a Lutheran German corn merchant who had settled in Hull and married Anne Reeves. JRE’s father died in 1869 and the family moved to France, although JRE was later sent to be educated in Birmingham. At the age of 14 he was indentured to a Chartered Accountant, where he qualified with distinction. In 1884 JRE moved to London and rapidly rose to prominence establishing his own finance house at the age of 24 in 1886.

In 1892 the flamboyant shipowner Frederick Leyland collapsed and died on Blackfriars railway station leaving his company without a leader. JRE, Christopher Furness and Henry O'Hagen formed a company to buy the fleet from Leyland’s executors. JRE was appointed as Managing Director and in 1893 he also became Chairman at the age of 31.

In 1900 the company purchased the West Indies and Pacific Company, then in the following year J Pierpoint Morgan began his futile effort to establish monopoly control of the emigrant trade from Northern Europe to USA and offered to buy Leyland. After complex negotiations agreement was reached whereby Ellerman and his backers obtained a cash deal and retained 20 ships not involved in the USA emigrant trade. To provide an organisation to operate them, JRE personally bought the stagnant London based Greek shipowner Papayanni Company. In June 1901 the London Liverpool and Ocean Shipping Company Ltd was formed as parent company for the revised organisation with JRE holding 52% of the shares. In September 1901 it was announced that the parent company had bought 50% shares of George Smith’s City Line and month later 50% of Hall Line Ltd. JRE personally bought the balance of the shares in the two companies. At the end of 1901 a major restructuring of the group took place with all of the JRE subsidiary holdings being sold to the parent for additional shares. Finally on 22 January 1902, the name of the company was changed to Ellerman Lines Ltd.

The subsequent history is complicated because of the large number of companies involved in the group.  Most of the ships categorized as Ellermans by the collectors have City in the name so it is assumed that they were part of the City Fleet.

Ellerman himself got bad press in WW1 because of his German ancestry, but his company actually lost 67 ships during the war, and the Wilson Line which was taken over in 1916 lost another 49 ships. Ellermans also lost a staggering 85 ships during WW2 including the flagship City of Benares which was taking child evacuees to Canada. The ship was torpedoed and only 7 out of 90 children on board survived.

Like many other shipping companies, Ellermans suffered a decline after WW2 and in 1973 a much depleted fleet was consolidated in Ellerman City Liners. 1983 saw the company, now down to 6 ships, sold to Barclay Brothers and reformed as Ellerman Holdings. A management buy-back occurred in 1985 but in 1987 Trafalgar House purchased the company which there-after traded as Cunard-Ellerman to the Mediterranean until Andrew Weir Shipping bought the Ellerman interests in 1991.

Today all that remain are a few chartered ships still carrying Ellerman colours and ‘City’ names on Mediterranean routes.

Ships

Vessel Type Launched/Completed Tonnage DWT Builder
City of Adelaide Cargo / Passenger 1920 Gross: 6589 Net: 4178 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Adelaide Cargo 341,120 G. 1964 Gross: 10511 Net: 5934 11230 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Agra No Info 1903?? Gross: 4808 Net: 3096 Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd., Belfast
City of Agra Cargo / Passenger 565,618 G. 02/10/1936 Yard No: 1289 Gross: 6541 Net: 3780 9500 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Ankara No Info
City of Athens No Info July 1923. Gross:6558 Net: 4187 12100 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Athens No Info 1945?
City of Athens No Info 12/12/1966. Gross: 1523 Net: 708 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
City of Auckland No Info 1915 Gross: 8319 Net: 5251 Actien Gell "Weser". Bremen
City of Auckland Cargo 570,100 G. Feb 1958 Yard No: 146 Gross: 8181 Net: 4359 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Alexandria No Info 1905 Gross: 4679 Net: 2866 J.C. Jecklenborg. Geestemunde
City of Baroda Cargo / Passenger 578,000 G. 26/06/1918 Gross: 7129 Net: 4500 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Bath No Info June 1926. Gross: 5079 Net: 3154 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Barcelona Cargo / Passenger 570,000 G. 1930 Gross:5700 Net: 3500 9100 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Bath Cargo / Passenger 612,450 G. June 1947. Gross: 7030 Net: 3699 10235 Blythswood SB. Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Bagdad Cargo 1919 Gross: 7506 Net: 4710 J.C. Jecklenborg. Geestemunde
City of Batavia Cargo / Passenger 1907 Gross: 5597 Net: 3457 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Bedford Cargo 595,000 G. Oct 1924. Gross: 6407 Net: 4107 9900 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Bedford Cargo 605,171 G. Nov 1950 Yard No: 625 Gross: 7344 Net: 4203 10988 A. Stephens & Sons. Ltd. Glasgow.
City of Benares Cargo / Passenger 29/10/1901. Gross: 6984 Net: 4321 Workman Clarke & Co. Ltd., Belfast
City of Benares Passenger 17/09/1940. Gross: 11081 Net: 7758 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Birmingham No Info 1917??
City of Birmingham Cargo 629,155 G. April 1949 Yard No: 646 Gross: 7599 Net: 4387 10794 John Brown & Co. Ltd. Clydebank
City of Brisbane No Info June 1920. Gross: 7138 Net: 4527 12000 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Brisbane Cargo / Passenger 598,4690 G. Nov 1951 Yard No: 1210 Gross: 10593 Net: 5877 13249 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Bristol No Info 1912 Gross: 6714 Net: 4345 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Bombay Cargo 1910 Gross: 5186 Net: 3355 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Bombay No Info 1937 Gross: 7160 Net: 4270 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Boston Cargo 571,000 G. 04/02/1912. Gross: 5885 Net: 3681 9500 J.C. Jecklenborg.A.G. Wesermunde, Bremerhaven
City of Brooklyn No Info 1948??
Branksome Hall No Info 02/08/1905 Yard No: 736 Gross: 4261 Net: 2719 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle
City of Calcutta Cargo / Passenger 17/03/1903. Gross: 7512 Net: 4726 Workman, Clark & Co Ltd. Belfast
City of Cairo Cargo / Passenger 556,000 G. 1915 Gross: 7915 Net: 5120 10145 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Canberra No Info 1927 Gross:7485 Net: 4681 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Canberra Cargo / Passenger 338,750 G. Dec 1961. Gross: 10543 Net: 5881 11230 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Canton Cargo 1916 Gross: 6982 Net: 4471 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle
City of Cape Town No Info
City of Cape Town Cargo 612,450 G. Aug 1959 Yard No: 651 Gross: 9914 Net: 5362 12600 A. Stephens & Sons. Ltd. Glasgow.
City of Cardiff No Info 1918??
City of Cardiff No Info
City of Canterbury Cargo / Passenger 572,000 G. 1923 Gross: 8331 Net: 5290 10200 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Canterbury Cargo 341,120 G. 1964 Gross: 10511 Net: 5934 11230 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Chester No Info 1910 Gross: 5413 Net: 3521 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Chester Cargo 611,508 G. Mar 1944 Yard No: 694 Gross: 8380 Net: 4711 11085 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Chicago Cargo / Passenger 646,150 G. June 1950 Yard No: 113 Gross: 7622 Net: 4427 10880 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Christchurch No Info
City of Christiania Cargo / Passenger 494,400 G. Aug 1921. Gross: 4940 Net: 3031 12100 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Colombo Cargo / Passenger 704,020 G. Feb 1956 Yard No: 734 Gross: 7739 Net: 4056 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Coventry Cargo 642,925 G. Oct 1949 Yard No: 1773 Gross: 7568 Net: 4400 10810 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
Crewe Hall No Info Nov 1898. Gross: 4218 Net: 2691 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Delhi No Info July 1925. Gross: 7443 Net: 4713 11680 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Derby No Info Nov-21 Gross: 6616 Net: 4190 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Dieppe Cargo / Passenger 595,000 G. 1929 Gross: 8022 Net: 4850 10600 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Doncaster Cargo 562,827 G. 1943 Yard No: 2220 Gross: 7258 Net: 4450 10657 Bethlehem Steel Corp. Baltimore
City of Dunedin No Info 1917 Gross: 7857 Net: 4807 Bremer Vulkan, Vegesak
City of Dundee No Info March 1921. Gross: 5273 Net: 3309 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Dundee Cargo / Passenger 485,540 G. May 1961 Yard No: 529 Gross: 4964 Net: 2518 7769 Caledon Shipbuilding & Eng Co., Dundee
City of Dunkirk No Info Oct 1912. Gross: 5816 Net: 3759 9850 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Durban Cargo March 1621. Gross: 5850 Net: 3672 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Durban Cargo / Passenger 608,570 G. 28/05/1953 Yard No: 123 Gross: 13345 Net: 78523 11400 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Durham No Info 1911 Gross: 5356 Net: 3460 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Durham Cargo 339,795 G. Nov 1955 Yard No: 1281 Gross: 3799 Net: 1637 5300 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Eastbourne No Info 1923 Gross: 5552 Net: 3509 9420 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Eastbourne Cargo 674,131 G. March 1962. Gross: 10006 Net: 5500 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Edinburgh Cargo / Passenger 574,620 G. 14/04/1938. Gross: 9204 Net: 5025 9668 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Ely Cargo 333,935 G. June 1950 Yard No: 1242 Gross: 3913 Net: 1964 5330 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Evansville No Info Oct 1922. Gross: 6528 Net: 4141 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Famagusta Cargo 29,500 R. 1960 Yard No: 473 Gross: 3402 Net: 1419 4447 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
City of Florence No Info Feb 1918. Gross: 6862 Net: 4391 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Genoa Cargo / Passenger 293,000 G. 1905 Gross: 6344 Net: 3950 Blohm & Vass, Hamburg
City of Gloucester Cargo / Passenger 490,530 G. 16/09/1962 Yard No: 1503 Gross: 4961 Net: 2562 8505 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Guildford Cargo 17/03/1919 Yard No: 911 Gross: 5157 Net: 3195 8075 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Guildford Cargo 487,790 G. Nov 1957 Yard No: 1883 Gross: 4945 Net: 2517 7400 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Hankow Cargo 579,000 G. 1915 Gross: 8420 Net: 5869 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Hereford Cargo / Passenger 595,000 G. 1927 Gross: 6400 Net: 4100 9900 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Hong Kong Cargo / Passenger 44,000 G. 15/05/1924. Gross: 9606 Net: 6071 11890 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Hull Cargo / Passenger 631,950 G. Oct 1947 Yard No: 98 Gross: 8458 Net: 4250 10702 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Izmir Cargo 209,990 G. Feb 1956 Yard No: 445 Gross: 3100 Net: 1115 3330 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
City of Johannesburg Cargo / Passenger 628,190 G. Nov 1947 Yard No: 708 Gross: 8307 Net: 4831 10650 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
Kalomo No Info
City of Karachi Cargo / Passenger 638,300 G. 10/11/1950 Yard No: 1429 Gross: 7320 Net: 4192 11056 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
Kasama No Info
City of Khios Cargo / Passenger 558,584 G. Jan 1925 Yard No: 607 Gross: 5647 Net: 3531 9671 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Kimberley Cargo 614,012 G. 1925 Gross: 6619 Net: 3939 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Kioto No Info 1918 Gross: 4397 Net: 2777 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Kobe No Info
Koranna Cargo Feb 1905. Gross: 3585 Net: 2267 Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Walker on Tyne
City of Lancaster Cargo / Passenger 487,990 G. Oct 1958 Yard No: 1885 Gross: 4949 Net: 2524 7760 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Leeds Cargo 272,679 G. Aug 1947 Yard No: 650 Gross: 3578 Net: 1433 4183 J. L. Thompson & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Leicester No Info
City of Lichfield Cargo 562,827 G. 1943 Yard No: 2263 Gross: 7263 Net: 4448 10657 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore, Maryland,
City of Lichfield Cargo 455,110 B. 22/11/1960 Yard No: 1500 Gross: 4976 Net: 2537 7730 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Lille Cargo / Passenger 630,434 G. July 1928 Yard No: 620 Gross: 6741 Net: 3815 10400 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Liverpool Cargo 646,065 G. 04/11/1948 Yard No: 1191 Gross: 7612 Net: 4435 10973 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of London Cargo / Passenger Nov 1906. Gross: 8815 Net: 5693 10600 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of London Cargo / Passenger 633,140 G. 1947.Yard No: 1719 Gross: 8434 Net: 4220 10610 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Lincoln Cargo 1911 Gross: 5867 Net: 3784 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Lincoln Cargo Dec 1938. Gross: 8039 Net:3963 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Lucknow Cargo / Passenger 681,945 G. 21/11/1945 Yard No: 1388 Gross: 9972 Net: 5486 12050 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Lyons Cargo 1926 Gross: 7063 Net: 4461 9623 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Delhi No Info July 1925. Gross: 7443 Net: 4713 11680 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Derby No Info Nov-21 Gross: 6616 Net: 4190 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Dieppe Cargo / Passenger 595,000 G. 1929 Gross: 8022 Net: 4850 10600 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Doncaster Cargo 562,827 G. 1943 Yard No: 2220 Gross: 7258 Net: 4450 10657 Bethlehem Steel Corp. Baltimore
City of Dunedin No Info 1917 Gross: 7857 Net: 4807 Bremer Vulkan, Vegesak
City of Dundee No Info March 1921. Gross: 5273 Net: 3309 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Dundee Cargo / Passenger 485,540 G. May 1961 Yard No: 529 Gross: 4964 Net: 2518 7769 Caledon Shipbuilding & Eng Co., Dundee
City of Dunkirk No Info Oct 1912. Gross: 5816 Net: 3759 9850 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Durban Cargo March 1621. Gross: 5850 Net: 3672 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Durban Cargo / Passenger 608,570 G. 28/05/1953 Yard No: 123 Gross: 13345 Net: 78523 11400 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Durham No Info 1911 Gross: 5356 Net: 3460 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Durham Cargo 339,795 G. Nov 1955 Yard No: 1281 Gross: 3799 Net: 1637 5300 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Eastbourne No Info 1923 Gross: 5552 Net: 3509 9420 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Eastbourne Cargo 674,131 G. March 1962. Gross: 10006 Net: 5500 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Edinburgh Cargo / Passenger 574,620 G. 14/04/1938. Gross: 9204 Net: 5025 9668 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Ely Cargo 333,935 G. June 1950 Yard No: 1242 Gross: 3913 Net: 1964 5330 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Evansville No Info Oct 1922. Gross: 6528 Net: 4141 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Famagusta Cargo 29,500 R. 1960 Yard No: 473 Gross: 3402 Net: 1419 4447 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
City of Florence No Info Feb 1918. Gross: 6862 Net: 4391 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Genoa Cargo / Passenger 293,000 G. 1905 Gross: 6344 Net: 3950 Blohm & Vass, Hamburg
City of Gloucester Cargo / Passenger 490,530 G. 16/09/1962 Yard No: 1503 Gross: 4961 Net: 2562 8505 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Guildford Cargo 17/03/1919 Yard No: 911 Gross: 5157 Net: 3195 8075 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Guildford Cargo 487,790 G. Nov 1957 Yard No: 1883 Gross: 4945 Net: 2517 7400 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Hankow Cargo 579,000 G. 1915 Gross: 8420 Net: 5869 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Hereford Cargo / Passenger 595,000 G. 1927 Gross: 6400 Net: 4100 9900 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Hong Kong Cargo / Passenger 44,000 G. 15/05/1924. Gross: 9606 Net: 6071 11890 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Hull Cargo / Passenger 631,950 G. Oct 1947 Yard No: 98 Gross: 8458 Net: 4250 10702 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Izmir Cargo 209,990 G. Feb 1956 Yard No: 445 Gross: 3100 Net: 1115 3330 Henry Robb Ltd. Leith
City of Johannesburg Cargo / Passenger 628,190 G. Nov 1947 Yard No: 708 Gross: 8307 Net: 4831 10650 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
Kalamo No Info
City of Karachi Cargo / Passenger 638,300 G. 10/11/1950 Yard No: 1429 Gross: 7320 Net: 4192 11056 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
Kasama No Info
City of Khios Cargo / Passenger 558,584 G. Jan 1925 Yard No: 607 Gross: 5647 Net: 3531 9671 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Kimberley Cargo 614,012 G. 1925 Gross: 6619 Net: 3939 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
Kioto No Info 1918 Gross: 4397 Net: 2777 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Kobe No Info
Koranna Cargo Feb 1905. Gross: 3585 Net: 2267 Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Walker on Tyne
City of Lancaster Cargo / Passenger 487,990 G. Oct 1958 Yard No: 1885 Gross: 4949 Net: 2524 7760 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Leeds Cargo 272,679 G. Aug 1947 Yard No: 650 Gross: 3578 Net: 1433 4183 J. L. Thompson & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Leicester No Info
City of Lichfield Cargo 562,827 G. 1943 Yard No: 2263 Gross: 7263 Net: 4448 10657 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore, Maryland,
City of Lichfield Cargo 455,110 B. 22/11/1960 Yard No: 1500 Gross: 4976 Net: 2537 7730 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Lille Cargo / Passenger 630,434 G. July 1928 Yard No: 620 Gross: 6741 Net: 3815 10400 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Liverpool Cargo 646,065 G. 04/11/1948 Yard No: 1191 Gross: 7612 Net: 4435 10973 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of London Cargo / Passenger Nov 1906. Gross: 8815 Net: 5693 10600 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of London Cargo / Passenger 633,140 G. 1947.Yard No: 1719 Gross: 8434 Net: 4220 10610 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Lincoln Cargo 1911 Gross: 5867 Net: 3784 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Lincoln Cargo Dec 1938. Gross: 8039 Net:3963 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Lucknow Cargo / Passenger 681,945 G. 21/11/1945 Yard No: 1388 Gross: 9972 Net: 5486 12050 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Lyons Cargo 1926 Gross: 7063 Net: 4461 9623 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Madras No Info 1903??
City of Manchester Cargo 1903 Gross: 5551 Net: 3563 8711 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Manchester No Info 1935??
City of Manchester Cargo 641,420 March 1950. Gross: 7585 Net: 4413 10900 J. L. Thompson & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Mandalay Cargo 718,000 G. 1925 Gross: 7049 Net: 4497 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Marseilles No Info 26/10/1912. Gross: 8205 Net: 5284 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Newcastle
Matoppo No Info 1905 Gross: 5208 Net: 4320 Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Melbourne No Info 31/03/1919 Yard No: 537 Gross: 6630 Net: 4125 10975 J. L. Thompson & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland
City of Melbourne Cargo 612,450 G. Aug 1959 Yard No: 651 Gross: 9914 Net: 5362 12600 A. Stephens & Sons. Ltd. Glasgow.
City of Montreal No Info 1960?
City of Nagpur Cargo / Passenger 541,000 G. 30/05/1922. Gross: 10164 Net: 6284 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of Newcastle No Info 1915??
City of New York Cargo / Passenger 633,230 G. Jan 1947 Yard No: 97 Gross: 8420 Net: 4201 10710 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Norwich No Info 1913??
City of Norwich No Info
City of Oran Cargo Sept 1915. Gross: 7395 Net: 4778 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Ottawa Cargo 646,150 G. 1949 Yard No: 114 Gross:7622 Net: 4427 10880 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Ottawa Cargo 656,394 G. 1963 Gross: 10018 Net: 5504 10723 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Oxford No Info 1926 Gross: 2759 Net: 1533 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Oxford Cargo 631,200 G. Dec 1948 Yard No: 645 Gross: 7593 Net: 4427 10862 John Brown & Co. Ltd. Clydebank
City of Palermo No Info 1905 Gross: 4566 Net: 2982 J.C. Jecklenborg. Geestemunde
City of Paris Cargo / Passenger 661,000 G. 1921 Gross: 10900 Net: 6800 13100 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Wallsend
City of Perth Cargo 638,050 G. June 1949 Yard No: 466 Gross: 7547 Net: 4407 10700 Caledon Shipbuilding & Eng Co., Dundee
City of Peterborough No Info 1955??
City of Pittsburgh Cargo 494,800 G. 1921 Gross: 7377 Net: 4719 12100 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Philadelphia Cargo / Passenger 645,000 G. Dec 1949 Yard No: 423 Gross: 7591 Net: 4424 10849 Furness SB. Co. Ltd. Haverton on Tees
City of Port Elizabeth Passenger 1952. Yard No: 120 Gross: 13363 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
City of Poona Cargo 693,260 G. July 1946. Yard No: 1770 Gross: 9962 Net: 6063 11959 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. Newcastle.
City of Pretoria No Info 1937??
City of Pretoria Cargo 633,104 G. Nov 1947 Yard No: 1176 Gross: 8450 Net: 4152 10570 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Rangoon Cargo 579,900 G. June 1914. Gross: 6633 Net: 4272 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Ripon No Info 1915??
City of Ripon Cargo 693,014 G. March 1956 Yard No: 145 Gross: 7712 Net: 4033 10982 Vickers-Armstrong SB Ltd. Newcastle
Samarina Cargo 562,875 G. 1943 Gross: 7282 Net: 4455 10657 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore, Maryland,
City of Shanghai Cargo Aug 1917. Gross: 5528 Net: 3748 Earls' Shipbuiders & Engineering Co. Ltd. Hull.
City of Singapore Cargo 627,121 G. Feb 1951 Yard No: 626 A. Stephens & Sons. Ltd. Glasgow.
City of Simla Cargo / Passenger 609,000 G. 1921 Gross: 10138 Net: 6000 10700 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of Sparta No Info
City of Stafford Cargo 562,827 G. May 1944 Yard No: 2367 Gross: 7200 Net: 4399 10637 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore, Maryland,
City of St. Albans Cargo / Passenger 490,530 G. 09/08/1960 Yard No: 1499 Gross: 7155 Net: 3975 8545 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
Stanley Hall No Info
City of Swansea Cargo 696,508 G. April 1946 Yard No: 703 Gross: 9959 Net: 6169 11740 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Sydney Cargo 1930 Gross: 6986 Net: 4326 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of Sydney Cargo / Passenger 543,280 G. Oct 1960 Yard No: 744. Gross: 10551 Net: 5888 11570 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Glasgow
City of Tokio Cargo / Passenger 494,800 G. Sept 1921. Gross: 6993 Net: 4426 12100 Craig, Taylor & Co. Stockton
Trafford Hall No Info
City of Valencia Cargo / Passenger 14/01/1908 Yard No: 423 Gross: 7266 Net: 4639 A. Reiherstieg A/G. Hamburg
City of Venice Cargo / Passenger 572,000 G. 1924 Gross: 8762 Net: 5200 10600 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of Vienna Passenger 07/12/1887. Gross: 4672 Net: 2979 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
Walton Hall No Info 1907??
City of Wellington Cargo 684,802 G. Oct 1956 Yard No: 1245 Gross: 7702 Net: 4041 10400 Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Birkenhead
City of Winchester No Info Oct. 1917. Gross: 7120 Net: 5164 12000 Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Jarrow
City of Winchester Cargo / Passenger 767,521 G. 27/03/1952 Yard No: 1430 Gross: 10594 Net: 6079 12924 Wm. Denny & Bros. Ltd. Dumbarton
City of Windsor No Info
City of Winnipeg No Info 1910 Gross: 6074 Net: 3931 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of Winnipeg No Info
City of Worcester Cargo Aug. 1960. Gross: 4966 Net: 2520 7739 Caledon Shipbuilding & Eng Co., Dundee
City of Yokohama No Info March 1922. Gross: 7341 Net: 4721 Wm. Gray & Co. Ltd. West Hartlepool
City of York Cargo / Passenger 17/12/1903. Gross: 7844 Net: 4953 Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Belfast
City of York No Info

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