"Elder & Fyffes"

(Banana Boats)


The late John Davies from Tudweiliog sailed on several Fyffes banana boats as Carpenter, from 1957 to 1962. These ships mainly traded between Central America, United States, West Africa and Europe. His family has kindly lent us his entire photographic collection, and they are a fascinating glimpse into the every day life on a British Merchant ship of this period.

The Ships

He sailed on the Chirripo, Corrales, Martina, Turrialba, Changuinola, Tilaka, Tenadores and the Zent.


Changuinola 1959

Tiko 1959


Tiko, Cameroon West Africa 1959


Zent 1959

Deck cargo 1959



Zent crew 1959


Panama Canal 1960


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