Cornish City (4)

Built in 1943 by Wm.Doxford at Sunderland, as Empire Cheer, for the MOWT. 7297 gt:LBP 128.3m: Beam 17.2m: Service speed 11kts

1943 Empire Cheer.
1943 Assigned to Reardon Smith Line Ltd
1946 Cornish City (4), Reardon Smith Line Ltd.

Engine Room Fire at Aden 8th December 1962. Two Engineers lost their lives. See Memories Pages. Sold and towed to Far East, as a TCL and broken up in 1963.


Vessel at anchor
On her maiden voyage in 1943 the appointed Master was Frank Spikins, First Mate Basil Wheeler, Chief Engineer Harvey Orr and Second Engineer Thomas Barker. All the officers and crew that voyage were British. She had arrived New York on 7th August from Sunderland and she was destined to sail to Alexandria from the US.

Cornish City. Page [1] [2] [3] [4]
Memories from RSL staff. Page No. [1] [2]