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by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Churchill's Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 6023

Re: Churchill's Funeral

Very interesting, thanks for finding it David.
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Churchill's Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 6023

Re: Churchill's Funeral

Mmm I particularly remember all the Crane Jibs being lowered as a mark of respect. I was a bit older at 14 though. No one could say that he did not live a very full life although it must have come as a big shock to him when he was voted out just after the War. This one is a bit longer and shows more...
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: C1 (33001)
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: C1 (33001)

Interesting!! Thanks.
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ARUNBANK
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: ARUNBANK

Ex BRATSK Built Vuosaari, Finland in 1983. 1995 ARUNBANK 2006 TIKEIBANK Arrived Chittagong 15th July 2009 for breaking. Beached 23rd July 2009. Now she looks like she has seen some service with her new Bow before she came to the Tyne so maybe they were not converted here, just painted......... Hmmmmm
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: TEIGNBANK
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: TEIGNBANK

Ex NIKEL.

Built at Turku for the Russians in 1984.
18,627 Gross.

Sold to Bank Line (Andrew Weir) 1995.
R/N BOULARIBANK in 2006 and broken up in Chittagong, arriving 28th August 2009.

Going off the date, she must have been converted on the Tyne. BB Bow fitted amongst other things.
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: LACKENBY
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: LACKENBY

So did I!!
by Magoonigal
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RABBI MOHAMMED
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: RABBI MOHAMMED

Sorry Mick, had to give in.

I've been through all my slides for 95/96/97 and cannot find any of her which is very strange.

Nothing in Marine News either.

I have a feeling her original name was still on one of her Lifebouys, but I could be wrong.

I think she was based at Harwich in an earlier life.
by Magoonigal
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RABBI MOHAMMED
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: RABBI MOHAMMED

That takes me back!!!

She came into Blyth as well and I think we knew something about her at the time, but I cannot remember.

I'll have a look.
by Magoonigal
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: C1 (33001)
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: C1 (33001)

She's an interesting looking locomotive Mick. Any information about her??

Have you ever come across a guy called Terry Newman on your jaunts to the NYM Railway. I worked with him at Thornaby and he retired early from Transco (Ex Northern Gas) about 10 years ago. He used to be an Engine Driver.
by Magoonigal
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: MERCHANTMAN & MASTERMAN
Replies: 4
Views: 4599

Re: MERCHANTMAN & MASTERMAN

Haha Dead right George, I missed this one. Never mind it was fun looking for her ID!!
by Magoonigal
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: WELSHMAN (1943)
Replies: 6
Views: 6824

Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Thanks George, Hull would certainly make more sense. As it was one of Charlie's pictures it had to be somewhere around the Humber, so as it appeared to have a Grassy Bank in the background I went for Goole but was a bit doubtfull!.
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: WELSHMAN (1943)
Replies: 6
Views: 6824

Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

OK so here is the puzzle............. The ship behind the Welshman. She was built for the French Navy at La Ciotat in 1940 as the Tanker ADOUR. 6,134 Gross. 433 x 52 x 27 feet. 2 x Parsons Steam Turbines. 5,200 SHP giving a speed of 15 kts. Sold to the Turkish Government in 1943 and renamed ISTANBUL...
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: LIGHTERMAN (1954)
Replies: 3
Views: 3823

Re: LIGHTERMAN (1954)

Very interersting to see all the work going on in Glasson dock as well, George.

Assume it was being dredged and New Lock Gates fitted??
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Golden Cross - Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Golden Cross - Restoration

Yes, Nuff Said about that now.

Time to move on...........
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Tarpon 1939 HMS - Submarine
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Tarpon 1939 HMS - Submarine

10/4/1940 she attacked the Q-ship Schiff 40/Schürbek west of Jutland, Denmark and her first torpedoes missed. The Q-ship sighted her periscope and picked her up on her sonar and made a sustained depth charge attacks. After the final pattern wreckage was brought to the surface. The Q ship remained on...
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: ALBERT (1972)
Replies: 4
Views: 3931

Re: ALBERT (1972)

With Royal Princess later Artemis in the background.
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Golden Cross - Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Golden Cross - Restoration

Yes you do need to register Dougie. We thought perhaps someone else had bought her when she was brought back to the Clyde, but I see she is still in her previous Ownership. She has a great history in her own right without having to resort to Invention. "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duk...
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Humber
Topic: Kildinskiy Proliv
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Kildinskiy Proliv

Currently an alternative to Cod and Haddock at our Fish Shop!
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Humber
Topic: Kildinskiy Proliv
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Kildinskiy Proliv

Not quite a Fish Factory Ship but a Freezer Fish Carrier, Keith. She is a 'Late' model of the 'Kristal Almaznyy Bereg Type' which started in 1978. Unimak Shipping Co, Limasol. Built 1989 by VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft at Wismar. 501 x 73 x 26 Feet. Nine cyl MAN Engine of 9000 bhp giving a speed of 17.4...
by Magoonigal
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Liverpool Screw Towing
Topic: EAST COCK
Replies: 2
Views: 3870

Re: EAST COCK

An interesting Warship, built to confuse the enemy. She was Laid down at Toulon in October 1896 and completed in 1903 at a total cost of over £900,000. She had three sets of Vertical Inverted Triple Expansion Engines driving 3 Screws and her designed speed was 23 kts. However the lines of the Hull w...
by Magoonigal
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Summerlee Garratt
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Summerlee Garratt

You have to admit, its an incredible piece of Engineering and all put together when Diesel was taking over from Steam in the UK. To see her moving under her own steam would certainly be a fantastic sight to see. But before that happens someone has to take it all apart and re-built it, I'm just glad ...
by Magoonigal
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: FT EVERARD ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: FT EVERARD ?

George will probably confirm because she was built at Goole.

I'm vertually certain its the 1956 built Tanker ASSURITY.

2,228 Gross and in the fleet from 1956 to 1969.

Broken up Alang 1989.
by Magoonigal
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: USS GROWLER
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: USS GROWLER

Growler was commisioned as a conventional submarine in August 1958 but was reallocated as a Guided Missile Submarine. She was expected to carry two REGULUS II Cruise Missiles in twin hangers on her foredeck, however development of the Regulus was suspended in favour of the Poloaris. Instead they wer...
by Magoonigal
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Acorn 1910 HMS - Destroyer
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Acorn 1910 HMS - Destroyer

I don't think there is any doubt about it being Malta. Apart from the fact that one of the ships in the background is a 'Turret' vessel and there were 182 of them, I don't think any of the vessels could be positively identified. The quality of the print is poor as well. Interesting thought though. I...
by Magoonigal
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Clyde Shipowners
Topic: C. EWEN. HMS BARFLEUR. 1910
Replies: 2
Views: 4178

Re: C. EWEN. HMS BARFLEUR. 1910

Suspect he was a middle man Sean. No mention of him in Horace White's history of Hughes Bolckow. She was only the second Warship to be broken up by the Company and they may have been feeling their way in a very new market, getting to know the Ropes!! The Barfleur caused a few problems by getting stu...
by Magoonigal
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Emerald Princess From The Air
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Emerald Princess From The Air

WOW!!

Nice.......
by Magoonigal
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: PRIDE OF TELEMARK
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: PRIDE OF TELEMARK

Certainly looks that way, Bill.
by Magoonigal
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SEABUS TEAM and QUEEN MARY 2
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: SEABUS TEAM and QUEEN MARY 2

That's your secret let out Dougie................

:) :)
by Magoonigal
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: PRINCESS DANAE
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re: PRINCESS DANAE

Never thought they looked as good thought.

A bit 'Flat' if you know what I mean.
by Magoonigal
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: PRIDE OF TELEMARK
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: PRIDE OF TELEMARK

Considering her name and what it represents, you would think they would have changed it for her final journey.
by Magoonigal
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: colours of shipping companies
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: colours of shipping companies

Well I started off well BUT............ 1) Coast Lines. 2) Currie Line. 3) General Steam Navigation. 4) David Macbrayne. 5) Red Funnel. 6) Belfast SS Co Ltd. 7) Ellermans Wilson. 8) Isle of Man Steam Racket. 9) Burns and Laid. 10) North of Scotland. 11) New Medway Steam Packet. 12) British Railways?...
by Magoonigal
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Memories of the caurs
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Memories of the caurs

You mean in the same way that I wonder, what happens to the Badge in the middle of the rear doors of a Mercedes Van, when you open the doors?? Not that that is much help with your question Sean. They were all Numbered and they had their own distinct Owners and Colours so I suppose that serves the sa...
by Magoonigal
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Future Type 26 Frigate
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: The Future Type 26 Frigate

Well like everybody else, I hope it happens but it might be Doomed from the start...............

A '13' ship class??
by Magoonigal
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: MPI ADVENTURE
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: MPI ADVENTURE

Looks like you had a good day Henk! Certainly makes painting the bottom easier when you can jack it out of the water. Does she have to find a different position to jack-up every time she is in Harbour because I would think the Legs sink into the seabed and leave a hole. Although considering the adva...
by Magoonigal
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: The tragic loss of HMS Untamed in 1943
Replies: 2
Views: 4533

Re: The tragic loss of HMS Untamed in 1943

What really struck me about this sad incident was the age of the crew. The average age of the Officer's was 21.8 years offset by the Skipper being old at 25. The average age of the crew was 24.2 years. Perhaps the outcome would have been different with an older more experienced crew. Sadly we will n...
by Magoonigal
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: ATLANTIC CHALLENGER
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: ATLANTIC CHALLENGER

Looks a different ship to the one that entered the dock!

Amazing how a good paint job makes such a difference.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BYE...BYE...JUPITER
Replies: 27
Views: 5535

Re: BYE...BYE...JUPITER

Friend of mine had the 'Netty Seat' from the Duke of Edinburgh's ship, HMS Meon in full working order fitted to the outside convenience for many years. Good quality black bakelite it was to, cept the shine had worn off. :lol:
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dragon off Great Cumbrae
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Dragon off Great Cumbrae

I see your enjoying the same excellent weather we are having on the North East Coast of England!!
by Magoonigal
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: CALIXE
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: CALIXE

M/Y Calixe Built | Refit Length Builder 1986 | 1993 58.82m (192.98ft) Feadship Beam Naval Architect 9.51m (31.20ft) De Voogt Naval Architects Cabins Draft Interior Designer 5 Cabins 3.30m (10.83ft) Terence Disdale Sylvia Setton Crew Speed Exterior Designer 13 16 Knots De Voogt Naval Architects
by Magoonigal
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: OCTOPUS
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: OCTOPUS

Overview Name: Octopus Type: Motor Yacht - Builder: Lurssen Yachts Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Exterior Designers: Espen Oeino Interior Designer: Jonathan Quinn Barnett Year: 2003 Refitted: 2008 Flag: Cayman Islands MCA: Yes Class: LR Hull NB: 13622 Dimensions Length Overall: 126.20m (414') Leng...
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TYNWALD 1891 - Fairfield
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: TYNWALD 1891 - Fairfield

Interesting Links George.

I'd found some of them but like you not much about the person.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: MUSCA
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: MUSCA

Not bad for 43 year old vessels.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: SAM G
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: SAM G

Bit more..

Built 1962. 1426 Gross.

1962-1972 HELENE RUSS.
1972-1978 MANAURE
1978-1979 TYNEMOUTH
1979 SAM G.

Arrived Bilbao 4th June 1989.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TYNWALD 1891 - Fairfield
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: TYNWALD 1891 - Fairfield

Always thought that was a wonderful name for a person R A Colby Cubbin. Cannot find out much about the man but he seems to have made his Millions from Trawler Owning. Lived on the Isle of Man and provide at least three possibly more Lifeboats for the RNLI. R A Colby Cubbin's One Two and Three. No 1 ...
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: MUSCA
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: MUSCA

Built by Appledore Shipbuilding as one of six Fuel Lighters and launched on the 5th September 1968.

Displacement 250 tons (535 fl)
Speed 10 kts.
Single Lister Blackstone ES-6-MGR diesel, 405 hp.
Fuel: 15 tons
Range: 1.500 at 10 kts.
4 Officers and 7 Crew.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Leamington 1910 HMS - Minesweeper
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Leamington 1910 HMS - Minesweeper

1919 Jane's has the class as Twin Screw "Hunt" Class-Later Type.

Those that were named after Coastal Towns, villages etc were later renamed after inland Town to prevent confusions over Signals etc..

Colledge has the spelling as ALDBOROUGH which is wrong.

Cocker does not show a renaming.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Bellwort 1941 HMS - Corvette
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Bellwort 1941 HMS - Corvette

If she was going to Durban she would round the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Agulhas or Cape Recife rather than Cape Horn.

Unless of course she went the long way round. :?
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: PENDENNICK
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

Re: PENDENNICK

She was in Blyth for a few days after her sale and I think her new owners were going to use her for towing barges between the UK and Denmark???

Either this never came off or she has fullfilled the contract and is now surplus to requirements.
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MIMIE 1927 - Ferguson Bros.
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: MIMIE 1927 - Ferguson Bros.

Dimensions were 151 ft x 40 ft 6 in x 6ft 6 ins. Machinery. A 4-cyl compound by Builders with Coal Fired Boilers giving a speed of 9 knots. The MIMIE and her sister TESSA (Lytham 1924) could take twenty to thirty cars on the clear deck space fore and aft of the bridge structure which was supported a...

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