Atlantic City - 1941

Atlantic City - 1941

Postby Whickham » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:26 pm

ATLANTIC CITY of the Leeds Shipping Co Ltd was built by Doxford & Sons in 1941. Sold and renamed ACHILLET in 1962.

As this was in a batch of Blyth photos, she may be in Blyth

Photographer unknown

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Re: Atlantic City - 1941

Postby northeast » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:28 pm

An extra photo .... her style was quite old for a 1941 completion
ATLANTICCITY1941.jpg

1941, 5133grt
Wm. Doxford, Sunderland (662) for the Leeds Shipping Co. (Sir Wm. Reardon Smith), Cardiff
1962 ACHILLET, Lebanon
Sprang leaks on 17/2/1971 and abandoned and sank on 25/2/1971, 300 miles NW of Walvis Bay in position 19.00S 10.19E
Sfax for Madras with phosphates
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Re: Atlantic City - 1941

Postby magoonigal » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:00 pm

Don't know where it is Dave, but its not Blyth.

I must admit I would have gone for the earlier Atlantic City with regard to George's Picture but on very close inspection they are both the same ship.
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Re: Atlantic City - 1941

Postby Tony Frost » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:21 am

(colour photo)Looks like Greenwells quay Sunderland.
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Re: Atlantic City - 1941

Postby Whickham » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:51 pm

I did wonder about that Tony. Thanks.
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Re: Atlantic City - 1941

Postby E28 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:00 pm

With this Atlantic City hitting the water in 1941 it meant 3 ships having borne the name Atlantic City were at sea together albeit now under different names and flags.

3 - This Doxford y662 built 1941, on 165859, sank 25 Feb 1971
2 - Ropner y533 built 1920, on 140863, sunk 17 July 1944*
1 - Ropner y467 built 1912, on132861, wrecked 4 Nov 1950

The 2nd* listed was in 1940 named Hiyama Maru and sunk by the US submarine USS Guardfish SS 217 off Western Luzon 17 July 1944. Other dates and fates are incorrect.
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