1. The propeller of Trader Navigation’s stately SUSSEX TRADER thrashes the water as she undertakes her trials in this view dating from 1947

    The distinction between a tramp and a cargo liner is a somewhat artificial one;  many of the ships built in post-war years for traditional tramp owners were well up to cargo liner standards, and indeed were often designed for charter to liner companies. 

    Equally well,  a rather basic tramp couldfulfillmany of the less exacting requirements of the liner company,  as was shown by the way in which such owners such as Ellerman,  Harrison and even Alfred Holt acquired war-surplus ‘Liberties’ and ran these on their regular services for many years.

    Tramp Steamers

     
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    The propeller of Trader Navigation’s stately SUSSEX TRADER thrashes the water as she undertakes her trials in this view...
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