In answer to Mr R Allder’s query on a vessel shown on an Ellerman & Bucknall poster in the December 2016 issue of Sea Breezes, I believe the vessel to be the 1922 built SS City of Paris.
She was built by Swan Hunter, but due to a shipyard strike was taken to St Nazaire for completion. She cruised for Ellerman Wilson in the 1920’s. She later came back to City Line (grey hull), then switched to Ellerman and Bucknall’s South African Service about 1930 after a period of lay-up.
She had a sporadic war service, avoiding the fall of Singapore. She returned to Ellermans in 1947 and was extensively rebuilt.
My copier is defunct, but if you refer to Clarkson’s book on Ellermans (page 27) she is shown there as was in 1922, and as rebuilt in 1947. She was broken up in Newport in 1956.
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