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Thursday, 1 July 2010


Ship No 360
M.V. Palmelian was the first of two, twin screw Cargo Steamer’s ordered from the Ellerman Wilson Line to help replace ships that the company had lost during the 6 long years of the war at sea.

All part of the large order placed with Henry Robb for 6 vessels. Although twin screwed, she was slightly smaller than the four previous single screwed vessels. At 1533 tons and with a length of 255 feet and a beam of 42 feet, she was a good looking vessel and was launched from the yard on 12th of November 1947 She was the sixth and final ship built to the large order from the Ellerman Wilson Line.



Virginia Castick said...

My Dad Captain Eric Whipp bevome Master of the Palmelian in about 1953. This was hus first command. He was the youngest Captain in the fleet at the time. He hsd surbived bring torpedoed twice during the war. Very proud

Anonymous said...

My grandfather , Richard Owen Jones, was also a captain of this vessel but have no dates - can anyone help?