[quote=“Fanta, post:3, topic:1858”]
[/quote]…well, the historical context of liberty-ships, conjures up visions of cargoes and Masefield. (…sorry, I couldn’t help it!)
Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.
Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.
Dirty British coaster¹ with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
¹ actually I was thinking more of tramp-steamer!
(yup, I had to look that one up too: