"Banana Boats"

Elder & Fyffes


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.




Chirripo b 1957, 6283 tons

Corrales b 1930, 5363 tons


Matina b 1946, 6801 tons

Turrialba b 1960, 6738 tons



changuinola.jpg (58066 bytes)


chicanoa.jpg (54262 bytes)


jamaica_planter.jpg (62595 bytes)

Jamaica Planter

 Two pages of photographs from John's Trips

Page One              Page Two

Map or Safle                Website Map

Copyright Rhiw.com