CITY OF CHESTER in Tilbury Docks

from Jack Willis

CITY OF CHESTER was built in 1944 for Ellerman Lines (known as the city boats).

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  • Hi Sandra, I also traveled on this boat in 1956 from Calcutta to Tilbury in 1956, I had the cabin on the starboard side. When we hit that storm in the Bay of Bengal, I kept to my bunk and slept right through the storm! We were in the first convoy to go through the Suez Canal. I was seventeen at that time on my way to London University. Sorry, but I don’t remember a young girl aboard. Must have been on a different voyage! Regards Peter V

    By Piere (05/11/2022)
  • Hello Sandra   it is difficult for me to be precise , but I think I took the photo about 1964/65. She was scrapped 10/1971


    By jackwillis (04/02/2015)
  • Could you tell me please what year this picture was taken as I travelled on the City of Chester from Calcutta, India to the UK arriving at Tilbury Docks in 1956. I was 9 years old then.

    If you can help thanks in advance…………..


    By Sandra Robinson (03/02/2015)

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