Ellerman Lines

United Kingdom

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City Line
(Ellerman's City Line)

City Line/Hall Line
Sailings February-November 1930 (issued January 1930)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
City Line:
City of Canterbury
City of Baroda
City of Benares
City of Lahore
City of Cairo
City of York
City of Exeter
City of Calcutta
City of Hongkong
City of Sparta
Typical voyages:
Birkenhead, Port Said, Calcutta.
(No return voyages listed.)

Occasional calls at Port Sudan, Colombo or Madras. On a Sep/Oct sailing, City of Calcutta called at all ports in addition to Port Said en route to Calcutta.

City Line/Hall Line:
City of Paris
City of Venice
City of Hongkong
City of York
City of Poona
City of London
City of Manchester
City of Baroda
City of Benares
City of Lahore
City of Valencia
City of Nagpur
City of Simla
Typical voyages:
Birkenhead, Marseilles, Port Said, Bombay.
(No return voyages listed.)

Occasional calls at Port Sudan.

Click to view a 1930 City & Hall Lines passenger list

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Ellerman & Bucknall Line
(Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co.)

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American & Indian Line/American & Manchurian Line
Sailings November 1926-February 1927
Vessel(s) Ports of call
American & Indian Line:
City of Baroda
City of Cairo

(Only one outward voyage each listed.)

New York, Naples (optional), Port Said, Port Sudan, Aden, Karachi, Bombay, Colombo, Madras, Rangoon, Calcutta.
(No return voyages listed.)
American & Manchurian Line:
City of Lahore
City of Calcutta

(Only one outward voyage each listed.)

New York, Marseilles, Port Said, Bombay, Colombo, Singapore, Manila Hong Kong, Shanghai.
(No return voyages listed.)
Click to view a c. 1928 Ellerman & Bucknall brochure w/interior photos of Ellerman liners
(Courtesy of The Mariners' Museum, Newport News. Read more on this page.)

Sailings March-December 1953 (issued May 1953) for:
City of Poona, City of Port Elizabeth, City of Hull, City of Exeter, City of Brooklyn, City of Philadelphia, City of Pretoria, City of Chester, City of Johannesburg, City of Birmingham

Ports of call:
London, Plymouth, Las Palmas/Tenerife, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira

Sailings August 1957-September 1958 (issued October 1957) for:
City of Perth, City of Port Elizabeth, City of Hull, City of Exeter, City of Brooklyn, City of Durban, City of Pretoria, City of Carlisle, City of York, City of Manchester

Ports of call:
London, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Lourenço Marques, Beira

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Hall Line

See City Line above and archives section (link below).

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Westcott & Laurance Line

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Sailing October 4, 1924 (issued September 13, 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bulgarian London, Piraeus, Salonica, Constantinople, Smyrna

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See the archives section for more brochures of Ellerman Lines.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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See also Ellerman's Wilson Line (Wilson Line).

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Ellerman & Bucknall Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website (incl. links to other Ellerman companies):

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This page last updated January 21, 2011.