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Now that we're starting a new browser page, this might be a good time for an update on our unseen Cunard ports list as encouragement for additional contributions.

 

Cunard ports not seen yet on the "Where in the World?" thread

 

Aarhus, Denmark
Abaco, Bahamas
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Aden, Yemen
Agadir, Morocco
Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Aguilas, Spain
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Akita, Japan
Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia
Al Manama, Bahrain
Al Mukalla, Yemen
Alanya, Turkey
Algiers, Algeria
Almeria, Spain
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Altea, Spain
Ambon, Indonesia
Anavilhanas Archipelago, Brazil
Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Anjouan, Comoros
Antofagasta, Chile
Anzac Cove, Turkey
Apra, Guam
Arendal, Norway
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Balholm/Balestrand, Norway
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Baubau, Indonesia
Belawan, Indonesia
Biak, Indonesia
Bitung, Indonesia
Bizerte, Tunisia
Bodo, Norway
Bom Bom Island, Sao Tome and Principe
Bornholm, Denmark
Brindisi, Italy
Cadaques, Spain
Cape York QLD, Australia
Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Carriacou, Grenada Grenadines
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Castro, Chile
Cebu, Philippines
Ceuta, Spanish Morocco
Christiansoe, Denmark
Christmas Island, Kiribati
Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo
Collioure, France
Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Cooktown QLD, Australia
Daba Al-Hisn, Oman
Davao, Philippines
Deboyne Lagoon, Papua New Guinea
Delos, Greece
Desroches, Seychelles
Diego Suarez/Antsiranana, Madagascar
Djibouti, Djibouti
Drottningholm, Sweden
Dunmore East, Ireland
Easter Island, Chile
Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Exmouth WA, Australia
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Florianopolis, Brazil
Formentera Island, Balearic Islands
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galveston, Texas
Georgetown, Ascension Island
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Glengarriff, Ireland
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Goa, India
Godthaab, Greenland
Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Guangzhou, China
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Gudvangen, Norway
Hakodate, Japan
Hanko, Finland
Haugesund, Norway
Hayman Island QLD, Australia
Heimaey, Iceland
Hodeidah, Yemen
Holsteinborg, Greenland
Homer, Alaska
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Ilhabela, Brazil
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Isola di Ponza, Italy
Jakobshavn, Greenland
Jedda, Saudi Arabia
Jeju-do, South Korea
Kagoshima, Japan
Kanazawa, Japan
Kangean Islands, Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan
Karpathos, Greece
Kerteminde, Denmark
Khasab, Oman
Khor Al Fa Kkan, UAE
Kingston, Jamaica
Kiriwina, Papua New Guinea
Kitakyushu, Japan
Kristiansund, Norway
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kyrenia, Cyprus
La Digue, Seychelles
La Guaira, Venezuela
Labadie Shores, Haiti
Laccadive Islands, India
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Lamu, Kenya
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Larantuka, Indonesia
Lautoka, Fiji
Lome, Togo
Low Island QLD, Australia
Lyngseidet, Norway
Mahajanga, Madagascar
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Manfredonia, Italy
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mariefred, Sweden
Marmaris, Turkey
Marstrand, Sweden
Mas a Tierra/Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
Massawa, Eritrea
Mazatlan, Mexico
Merok, Norway
Molokai, Hawaii
Molyvos, Greece
Montserrat, British Overseas Territories
Moroni, Comoros
Motril, Spain
Mtwara, Tanzania
Muara, Brunei
Nagoya, Japan
Nessebar, Bulgaria
Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis
Norheimsund, Norway
Nosy Komba, Madagascar
Ofotfjord, Norway
Olbia, Sardinia
Opatija, Croatia
Orpheus Island QLD, Australia
Oye, Norway
Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Palopo, Indonesia
Patras, Greece
Pekalongan, Indonesia
Pohnpei/Ponape, Micronesia
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Porquerolles, France
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Denarau, Fiji
Port Douglas QLD, Australia
Port Sudan, Sudan
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Portofino, Italy
Portoroz, Slovenia
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
Praslin, Seychelles
Prickly Pear Cays, Anguilla
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Pulau Bawean, Indonesia
Pulau Naira, Indonesia
Pulau Nias, Indonesia
Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
Pulau Pelangi, Indonesia
Pulau Penuba, Indonesia
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Puri, India
Qingdao/Tsingtao, China
Qinhuangdao, China
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Ringaskiddy, Ireland
Rockland, Maine
Rugen Island, Germany
Saipan, Mariana Islands
Sakaiminato, Japan
Salaverry, Peru
Samana, Dominican Republic
Sanary-Sur-Mer, France
Santa Marta, Colombia
Santana, Brazil
Santo Antonio, Portugal
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
Sanya, China
Seogwipo, South Korea
Sepa Island, Indonesia
Sevastopol, Crimea
Seven Spirit Bay NT, Australia
Sibenik, Croatia
Sibolga, Indonesia
Skagen, Denmark
Skarsvag, Norway
Skiathos, Greece
Skopelos, Greece
Skyros, Greece
Sokhna, Egypt
Sopot, Poland
St Malo, France
St Pierre, Newfoundland
Surabaya, Indonesia
Suva, Fiji
Symi, Greece
Syracuse, Sicily
Syros, Greece
Takoradi, Ghana
Talcahuano, Chile
Tamatave/Toamasina, Madagascar
Tarawa, Kiribati
Tarragona, Spain
Thiruvananthapuram, India
Tianjin, China
Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territories
Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia
Tuticorin, India
Varna, Bulgaria
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Vitoria, Brazil
Vung Tau, Vietnam
Waingapu, Indonesia
Wilmington, North Carolina
Xingang, China
Yantai, China
Yatsushiro, Japan
Ytterdal/Eidsdal, Norway
Zamboanga, Philippines

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11 minutes ago, exlondoner said:

Portofino? Oh sorry, I've forgotten I shouldn't have two.

 

You're making up for not having identified any ports for a while. It's good to have you back in the action. I think we'll let that slide. 🙂

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13 minutes ago, l2luv2cruise said:

Another one from the list above:

 

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We don't have to go very far down the unseen port list alphabetically to find this one. I think this is Aarhus, Denmark.

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11 hours ago, sfred said:

 

This is Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis, at the Charlestown ferry pier.

 

Yes correct identification on island, town and harbour.
 

There is a tenuous link to a Cunard call, my photograph was taken on a shore excursion to Nevis from St. Kitts while on a Queen Mary 2 Caribbean voyage.

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I'm starting to scrape the bottom of the proverbial barrel for places on our unseen list that I've been to.   There's only a small few left.  

 

Here's a public domain photo showing a replica of a famous (non-Cunard 🙂) sailing ship in this Cunard port.  The ship will lead you to its famous captain, and his name should lead you to the port.

 

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6 hours ago, bluemarble said:

The ship is HMS Endeavour.

 

47 minutes ago, Colin_Cameron said:

Could this be Cooktown QLD?

 

Cooktown and HMS Endeavour are both correct, well done @Colin_Cameron and @bluemarble.    Cooktown is in far north Queensland, and is the site where on 17 June 1770, Captain Cook beached the HMS Endeavour for emergency repairs after the ship was damaged on the Great Barrier Reef.  It remains a small town today, with a 2016 population of only 2,631.

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Here is a picture of one of the places on the list. It is not my picture and I haven't but there, but the connection (and the hint) is that my father went there by ship in 1943. It was not a Cunard ship, though I believe it could have been, but belonged to Netherlands Lines.IMG_1625.JPG.997a3c90f91fd7d7f350af498cad33c0.JPG

 

 

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7 hours ago, exlondoner said:

Here is a picture of one of the places on the list. It is not my picture and I haven't but there, but the connection (and the hint) is that my father went there by ship in 1943. It was not a Cunard ship, though I believe it could have been, but belonged to Netherlands Lines.IMG_1625.JPG.997a3c90f91fd7d7f350af498cad33c0.JPG

 

I think this one is Bizerte, Tunisia.

 

I'd be interested to learn more about the ship that took your father there in 1943. I've learned Marnix van Sint Aldegonde of the Netherland Line served as a troopship in the Mediterranean at that time.

 

Johan van Oldenbarnevelt also served as a troopship but apparently operated as such primarily in the Far East. One interesting tidbit I found about Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is that she was later renamed Lakonia which is a very Cunard-sounding name.

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7 minutes ago, bluemarble said:

 

I think this one is Bizerte, Tunisia.

 

I'd be interested to learn more about the ship that took your father there in 1943. I've learned Marnix van Sint Aldegonde of the Netherland Line served as a troopship in the Mediterranean at that time.

 

Johan van Oldenbarnevelt also served as a troopship but apparently operated as such primarily in the Far East. One interesting tidbit I found about Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is that she was later renamed Lakonia which is a very Cunard-sounding name.

 

Yes, it is indeed Bizerte, though I've since checked his diary, and he didn't in fact land there, but in another Noth African port on the list. He was taking part in Operation Torch.

 

The ship was the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, which, as you say, later became the Lakonia (nothing to do,with Cunard, fortunately), and sank under rather ignominious circumstances. According to his diary, my father spent several rather unhappy days off the Clyde in gruesome weather, while the convoy was assembled. After that, he seems to have quite enjoyed himself.

 

 

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2 hours ago, exlondoner said:

This is the extremely elegant waterfront of the port where he did actually land - in pouring rain.

 

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Since those appear to be Algerian flags in the foreground, I'll hazard a guess that this is Algiers, Algeria, mostly because that's the only port on the unseen list above that is in the country (unless, of course, I missed one).

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49 minutes ago, ExArkie said:

Since those appear to be Algerian flags in the foreground, I'll hazard a guess that this is Algiers, Algeria, mostly because that's the only port on the unseen list above that is in the country (unless, of course, I missed one).

 

I think you've got it. I've found references to the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt making three voyages from the UK (one of those from Gourock) to Algiers in early 1943 as His Majesty's Transport (Troopship) #32. Perhaps more to the point, the photo is also a good match to Algiers.

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He actually embarked in Liverpool on 5th Feb, then went to the Clyde and hung around feeling ill, the left the Clyde on 8th, then spent several more days feeling ill. The photo is indeed Algiers - not in the pouring rain.

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