Houston City (3)

Built in 1963 by W.Doxford & Sons at Pallion, for Leeds Sg.Co., Ltd., Bideford
10089 gt: LBP 143.6m: Beam 20.5m: Service speed 15.5kts.

1963 Houston City, Leeds Sg.Co.,Ltd., Bideford.
1972 Maria Elisa, Brandts Fourth Leasing Ltd., Bideford.
1977 Maria Elisa,Venus Ltd., Bideford.
1980 Alpac Africa, Hi Star Sg. Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.
1984 Broken up Shanghai.


View of Houston City

Houston City - 1963 - 1972. Yard No. 854. This photograph shows vessel arriving off Avonmouth 3rd March 1966. Copyright © Malcolm Cranfield

The Cardiff City and Houston City were built by Wm Doxford at their Pallion Yard Sunderland in 1962/3 and had 4 cylinder P type Doxford engines. They had quite a few problems with top end bearings in their early life.

Houston City. Page [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Memories from RSL staff. Page No. [1] [2]