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Wooden chest, shabby vintage look from authentic shipping crate - 1937-65

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Seller: silverchris5555 (403) 100%, Location: Carnforth, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 192038611681 2/3rds of an authentic old shipping crate (ship was Cilicia, port was Liverpool, passenger was F Stayman from Thornaby on Tees, crate went in the Hold ) cut down to make a vintage, shabby, tatty looking chest or tv unit. Sits on old piano castors with two shed locks to hold the lid in place (the plan was to fit two old style padlocks). Has previously had wood worm - many years ago - no evidence of wood worm when we modified the crate 5 weeks ago, but we did treat it again anyway. Very heavy, solid piece of furniture. Won't fit in new house as planned so selling to avoid sending to tip - hence £10.00 only. We found this about the Cilicia on http://iancoombe.tripod.com/id29.html Built by Fairfields of Govan she was launched October 21st. 1937 and commenced her maiden voyage to Karachi and Bombay on May 14th 1938. In 1939 she was requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser. CILICIA once appeared on a Tristan de Cunha stamp as H.M.S. ATLANTIC ISLE as she had been tasked as a meteorological station on the island in 1943. Following the war she was released back to Anchor Line for peace time service having transported 16,035 troops and prisoners of war. Following a long and successful career on her regular route between Glasgow/Liverpool to Karachi/Bombay she was sold in November of 1965 and based in Parkhaven, Holland in tow of Smit's ZWARTE ZEE for breaking up in Bilbao. She was renamed CILICIA for her final voyage. The CILICIA in her very drab and depressing war time guise as an armed merchant cruiser in WWII. The three Anchor Line 'sister' ships included CILICIA, CIRCASSIA and CALEDONIA. Tonnages were all a little over 11,000. The three were built in 1938, 1937 & 1948 resp. and were all twin screw, oil-fired of the 2X8 cyclinder Fairfield-Doxford opposed piston type with standard speed of 16.5 knots. They were designed for 300 First Class and 80 steerage passengers. These three magnificent vessels proved to be serious competition for P & O on the U.K./India run. Accommodation and catering services were exceptional. Collection only, no postage. Payment by cash on collection only. Sold as seen, viewing welcome before listing ends. No reserve. We are selling quite a bit of furniture as we are moving house and changing interior colours. Please look at all our listings – 2 x Dark Brown Leather Sofa’s and Pouffe, Vintage, shabby wood chest / trunk, Stone fabric sofa, Dwell glass / dark wood / chrome side display table, Extending glass dining table with 6 chairs and Sea Grass conservatory lounger. All from a smoke free home. Product Type: Chests, Material: Chests

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