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Irish Elm

  IRISH ELM 1941-45. IRISH ELM(2) 1953-63 IRISH ELM(3)1968-79.  

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Irish Elm 1 and 2 and ships model by maritime artist
Brian Cleare.

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November 2015.
     
Irish Elm 1970
Liam Gavin
(February 2014)

Irish Elm 1970 Boat drill under supervision of 3rd Officer Jim Ryder.

Irish Elm 1970 Left to right: Deck Cadet Liam Gavin and 2nd Officer Fergal Henderson

Irish Elm 1970 Left to Right: Eng Cadet Eric Kealy and 3rd Engineer Pat Collins holding on top Deck Cadet Liam Gavin.
     
Irish Elm 1978
Japan and South America
Brian Lattimore
(October 2012)
Passing through the
Panama canal 1978
Hiroshima Peace Gardens
Japan
1978
Brian Lattimore's 21st.
Irish Elm 1978

 

Irish Elm 1969/70
(Richard Saunders2012)
  In the Mersey 1960s Irish Elm and Irish Rose
Dublin 1961
Panama canal 1969 Panama canal 1969
Philip Hawkins Loading cars in Japan 1969   Timmy Rafter, Richard Saunders  

 

      Irish Elm
Panama Canal 1974
Sean O'Byrne
     
Irish Elm 1977-78

Photos from Gary Sheehan
April 2007

 

My trip on the "Irish Elm" in 1970 by Charlie McCurdy

At the time I was a Deck Cadet with Ocean Fleets (Blue Funnel and Elder Dempster Lines) and was transferred to Irish Shipping in an exchange scheme between the two companies. I must admit it was one of the most enjoyable trips of my sea going career. Happy days.!

For your information the voyage commenced in Antwerp on the 22nd March 1970 and finished again in Antwerp on the 8th July 1970. As you can see from the photographs we crossed the Atlantic with a full cargo of continental vehicles for the U.S.A. including a deck cargo of U.S. Army wagons.

The army wagons and a couple of hatches of cars were discharged in Savannah, and the remainder of the cars discharged in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Using the empty hatches that were discharged in Savannah we loaded a part cargo of phosphate in Tampa for Chinhae in South Korea.

After Korea we loaded a full cargo of Japanese cars for Europe in Nagoya and Yokosuka. Our voyage was as follows. Outward :- Antwerp, Savannah, Tampa, Panama Canal, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chinhae in South Korea. Homeward :- Nagoya, Yokosuka, Panama Canal, Amsterdam, Drammen in Norway, Aarhus in Denmark, Bremmerhaven and Antwerp.

All photos ©Charlie McCurdy-- January 2009







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Irish Elm 1974 
Photos from John Garvey.
(Additional info from Phil Smyth-Feb.2014)
 

2nd Mate Cyril Twomey and Engineer Phil Smyth check liner Irish Elm 1974

2nd mate Cyril Twomey shoots the sun Irish Elm 1974

Competition night officers bar Irish Elm 1974

 

ER Control room Irish Elm 1974

  ME Fuel pumps Irish Elm 1974
C.McCURDY & D.HOPKINS   1969 1969 D.O'ROURKE & M.O'SULLIVAN   Elm on the suze canal on the 28th of june 1976.
Joseph (Tiny) Lynch
1970  
J.McCONNELL & WIFE WITH D.O'ROURKE








Gaillard Cut, Panama canal 
June 1970
Irish Elm Passing through Panama Canal 
on way to Amsterdam from Japan.Richard Saunders

 

 

 

early '60s aboard IRISH ELM  Standing 1st. trip app.  Wearing white cap is Boscoe Edwards  from Dublin.next Bill Heffernan Passage East then Bill Gunnip from Cheekpoint Co. Waterford and "Chippy" Cahil  from Dublin.
"Lamptrimmer"

This is the "IRISH ELM" early 60's (the sweepstakes runner) On the hatch cover is Michael from Passage
East, sitting from left P. O'Gorman, Charlie Dowling,Joe Duff ? and a lad from Dublin area. 
info from "Lamptrimmer"

 

Eileen Roberts 21st. birthday March 10th. 1974
T.Hughes,F.Janell,
T.Mason,F.Galvin,
P.Clarke,B.Ahern,
D.Nugent,
T.Savouy,P.Fox, P.Foley,
T.O'Driscoll,
P.Cafferkey,
T.Cummins, W.Rokents,
Eileen Roberts.

Photo from Willie Roberts

Ronnie Dunne heads home fron the Elm 
New Jersey June 1974

Photo from Phil Smyth.

 

 

 

 

IRISH ELM-M.MURPHY(SHALA)










             

Irish Elm passing Irish Rowan 1979.

Pat O'Halloran here. "I was Chief Engineer on the Irish elm when the photo of her at sea  was taken. The year was 1979 and the Elm was on her way to Rotterdam drydock to be handed over to the Greeks, two of whom where on board at the time. We were enroute from Fredricia in Denmark having unloaded a cargo from New Orleans I think but definitely the Gulf Of Mexico and it was early 1979."

Pat O'Halloran










Irish Elm- Pat Collins, Jimmy Geary, Frank Mullin 1970.

Erc Kealy






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