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by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: MAERSK SERVER
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: MAERSK SERVER

Nice set of pictures Mick.

Its interesting to compare the size of the Rig Boats then compared to the size now.

They have certainly grown a bit!
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MIMIE 1927 - Ferguson Bros.
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: MIMIE 1927 - Ferguson Bros.

Was the Tilbury-Gravesend Ferry not Free??
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: BOATIE AT BRODICK
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: BOATIE AT BRODICK

Frances would never let you take that apart on the Kitchen Table, Angus ;)
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Edward duke of windsor ( lifeboat )
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Edward duke of windsor ( lifeboat )

Yes, Ian's correct.

She has been in the RNLI Relief fleet since she was built in 1997.

She is 45' 11" Trent Class Lifeboat built in 1997.
Official Number 1226. Operational Number 14-22.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Vintage big boys toys
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Vintage big boys toys

Yes George, A very well turned out Sentinel Steam Lorry.

But interesting that they have used the American spelling of Defence with an 's' instead of a 'c'.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY AT AYR
Replies: 14
Views: 2887

Re: WAVERLEY AT AYR

I wondered about that to Jamie, but I didn't like to ask!! :?
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: SOUTHAMPTON LINE UP
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: SOUTHAMPTON LINE UP

Yes Norman, its been well publisised by P&O and should be quite an event. We have been lucky enough to have secured a couple of places on a boat in the Solent for the occasion. However Local Hotel's are taking advantage of the situation and raising their prices for the night before the event. It goe...
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BALDER 1898 - Blackwood & Gordon
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: BALDER 1898 - Blackwood & Gordon

Splendid name George!!

And included everything North of the Humber at one time.

Interesting Bridge design though. Not much protection for the Driver in the middle of the North Sea on a winter night.
Unless the Wheelhouse was incorporated into the front of the Bridge Structure, one deck down.
by Magoonigal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: BALTAGI VI
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: BALTAGI VI

Seven Crew at least!

Must be South Side of the River at Harton Low Staith to the West of the Ferry Jetty. Looking towards the sea.

Tyne Tugs used to use the Jetty as a base.

All changed now!!!
by Magoonigal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Boisterous in drydock at Troon
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Boisterous in drydock at Troon

One of the last Ships completed for The London and Rochester Trading Co. Ltd. (Crescent Shipping). Built: Denmark 1983 as BOISTERENCE. Lengthened in 1994. 58.3 m (Original 49.99m) 664 Gross. 1,020 Dwt. Sold out of the Fleet in 2001, initially to Malone Shipping Limited and renamed as above. Current ...
by Magoonigal
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: A ELEPHANT
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: A ELEPHANT

The Company that owns her is called, 'Alpha Elephant Inc'
by Magoonigal
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: A ELEPHANT
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: A ELEPHANT

There might be a 'B Elephant' and a 'C Elephant'.

:lol:
by Magoonigal
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Imperial Transport.
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Imperial Transport.

Just been going through some Old Books and I came across this Picture. Did someone post it a while back wondering if it was the Clyde.?? Its the Bow half of the Imperial Transport. She was cut in two by a Torpedo attack in the Mid-Atlantic and the Stern was brought home to Scotland and beached. A ne...
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ACCOMPLICE
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: ACCOMPLICE

Thanks again!!
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: at Lisbon
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: at Lisbon

Thanks Jaap.

I knew she was old but 1922, that's a really good age.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: CLIPPER ODYSSEY
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: CLIPPER ODYSSEY

Built by Nippon Kokan KK at Tsu, Japan as the Oceanic Grace in 1989. Used for Expedition Cruising. Gross:- 5218 Tons. Dwt:- 938 Tons Speed:- 18 Knots on Twin Diesels. Passengers:- 120. Crew :- 70. Dim:- 103 x 15.4 x 4.3 m. Flag:- Bahamas. US Owned. Last inspection was Cyprus, but before that she see...
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Morea SS 1908 - Barclay Curle & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Morea SS 1908 - Barclay Curle & Company

I like that Woody, from now on everything should be "Kaunched" instead of Launched.

I don't care what anybody says, you Cannot beat an old Black and White Picture for quality!!

I get a great deal of pleasure from looking at them!

THANKS.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Birdy ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Birdy ID

Cormorant Recipe Having shot your cormorant, hold it well away from you as you carry it home; these birds are exceedingly verminous and the lice are said to be not entirely host-specific. Hang up by the feet with a piece of wire, soak in petrol and set on fire. This treatment both removes most of th...
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Modern signalling installation
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Modern signalling installation

You can tell I know very little about Railway's, Paul.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CALEDONIA 1934 - Denny
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: CALEDONIA 1934 - Denny

Amazing. After all that, the Canvas Awning appears to be in one piece!
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Receives Special Engineering Heritage Award
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: Waverley Receives Special Engineering Heritage Award

No doubt the wording would have been submitted for approval to the "power's that be", Doxford.

So perhaps it was them and not the IMechE.

Wherever the blame lies, I agree, Not Good!
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 20
Views: 7022

Re: Diesel pioneers

Very interesting, Thanks Paul.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ACCOMPLICE
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: ACCOMPLICE

Husband's Shipyard, Southampton, but cannot find any info on her.
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Modern signalling installation
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Modern signalling installation

Its sometimes hard enough coping with Red, Amber and Green, never mind Five Lights!! :lol: No Hard Hats, no safety harness, No High Viz..... One Guy perched on the top and one about to fall off the ladder. Two guy's trying to pull the Pole down.......... Happy Days!! And were there significantly mor...
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: at Lisbon
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: at Lisbon

Cannot remember, but did anyone ever post any information about the ALA??
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CALEDONIAN ISLES
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: CALEDONIAN ISLES

Splendid, and nice to get some interior shots as well.

You even managed to get a nice day!!
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Birdy ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Birdy ID

Now I wonder why???

;)
by Magoonigal
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AIDAblu
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: AIDAblu

Started off in 1991 with an East German Company and its single ship, the ARKONA. The wall came down and the West saw an opportunity!! Seetours as the Company was then known, formed a joint company with P&O in 1999 and Aida Cruises was born to cater for the German Market. P&O added two ships to the o...
by Magoonigal
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: RFA LARGS BAY
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: RFA LARGS BAY

We have covered it David but attatched to other post's so not easy to find.

Blame Sean and I :D
by Magoonigal
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: GNR 990 HENRY OAKLEY
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: GNR 990 HENRY OAKLEY

Was wondering if there was any connection with the Lifeboat designer, but he was R A Oakley.
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: URANIA 1902 - McMillan
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: URANIA 1902 - McMillan

:D "A good looking Tanker"

Over to Angus.....


(Hides on other side of 8ft concrete wall put up by Angus to protect against the Coal Pirates of the North East :lol: )
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES
Replies: 5
Views: 3569

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Thanks Bill, helpful to have things put straight, I thought it was a totally different tug. The Media has a lot to answer for. Still a sad day for the ever diminishing Tug Crews of the Thames. A River can be just as hazardous as the sea. I think the record number of Shouts for the RNLI Crews on the ...
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: OLYMPIYSKY PROSPECT
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: OLYMPIYSKY PROSPECT

Do you think that will upset the Olympic Committee, even though its Russian :lol:

They banned Royal Olympic Cruises in the past for using the "Word". :)
by Magoonigal
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: Joint Warrior Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Joint Warrior Video

Claude Stanley Choules.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Choules

An appropriate name.
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Nardana SS 1919 - Barclay Curle & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Nardana SS 1919 - Barclay Curle & Company

That's a great picture, the first one.

Full of interest and no danger of anyone falling asleep on the upper bridge.....
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: Bland's BASHA
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Bland's BASHA

Splendid!!


I gave up trying to find any of the Bland Site.

Some great pictures of the other vessels though.

But none of Alec Guinness :lol:
(The Captains Paradise, 1953)
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Loading at Ayr today - M.V. Fame
Replies: 30
Views: 7302

Re: Loading at Ayr today - M.V. Fame

Yes I agree and she's looking very smart as well.
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lady Catherine
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Lady Catherine

http://www.sol.co.uk/i/iangwhittaker/bo ... Girvan.htm

Popssible she is a "New Build" as she is not on this list which I think was the one included with the book.

BUT that was 2007 and the book was not published till last year so could have been updated.
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lady Catherine
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Lady Catherine

Gerry, The answer should be in a wee book called "Built by Nobles of Giran" by Sam Henderson and Peter Drummond. I've got a copy of it BUT I've searched for it and I just cannot find it. It has to be in the house somewhere but where!!! As soon as I find it, I'll post a reply, its just finding it :x
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lady Catherine
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Lady Catherine

Might have..........if I can find the right book.

Fish Farming rings a bell. Will have a look later today.
by Magoonigal
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: Bland's BASHA
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Bland's BASHA

Bit of a fill-in but nothing more:- Wooden Screw Tug/Tender. 50 Passengers within the Bay. ON 138926. 32 Gross. 12 Net. 62 x 12 x 7 feet. Compound, 2 cly, steam engine constructed by Plenty & Co Ltd, Newbury, 12 hp, 10.5 Knots. Re-engined June 1953 with Kelvin oil engine, 6-cyl., constructed by The ...
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Surreybrook
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Surreybrook

I'm not saying a word....was before my time. Just!!
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Surreybrook
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Surreybrook

YOUNG!!!

Hehehehe that's made my day!
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Scottish Dampener on English riots
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Scottish Dampener on English riots

And he never served that as he had been on remand for a day!
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Surreybrook
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Surreybrook

"The SURREYBROOK, outward bound with a cargo of coal for the Becton Gas Works, was stranded on the Black Midden Rocks at Spanish Battery Point at Tynemouth and became a total loss. It happened in September 1949 and as the ship broke up, the cargo was washed ashore and kept the locals warm all winter...
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Irrawaddy SS 1903 - William Denny & Brothers
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Irrawaddy SS 1903 - William Denny & Brothers

Not that I can find a picture, but is the first picture not the 1928 Built Irrawaddy??
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: TREFIN LEADER
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: TREFIN LEADER

Trefin Leader (Built 2007) Big Sister at 4,811 Gross of Trefin Adam (2008/3,600 gross) and Trefin Unity (2009/3,600 gross.)
by Magoonigal
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: ATLANTIC CHALLENGER
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: ATLANTIC CHALLENGER

Looks like she could do with a wash and brush up!! Operated by DeepOcean Shipping which appears to be owned in Norway, although DeepOcean is a subsidiary of the American Shipowner TRICO which has gone Bankrupt. Oh and she is registered in the Isle of Man. Built in Germany as the Russian Factory Traw...
by Magoonigal
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: EUROPEAN
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: EUROPEAN

Has a Russian Build look about her, but she's not........... Built in 1975 at Haugesund, Norway as Jebsens RAMNES. 3,842 Gross. Became:- Saint James 1983. General Peralta 1987. Ramnes 1990. European 1 1993. and European in 2001. Current Flag, St Vincent and Grenadines. Owned in Bulgaria and just off...
by Magoonigal
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SERTOSA DIECIOCHO
Replies: 8
Views: 3956

Re: SERTOSA DIECIOCHO

Looks so much better than calling her plain Sertosa 18. :!:

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