Neptunes Lady

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Neptunes Lady

Post by IAEGMOOH » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:49 am

Back in 2004 I came up to the clyde with a view to purchase Neptunes Lady which at the time was berthed at Euroyachts. I had a berth waiting for her at Liverpool and wanted to convert her into a houseboat but unable to get insurance i walked away from the deal. I took a load of photos both inside and out, here is a sample of them
I believe she is still for sale at £35.000, would have made a fantastic houseboat but no longer have the money or inclination to persue the project.

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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Magoonigal » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:17 pm

Now THAT would have been some Project!!

Thanks for putting the pictures on.

More pictures on here:-

http://www.rightboat.com/Iron-Barge/boat-12110837/

The years have not been kind to her.
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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:02 pm

Great photographs - thanks for posting. I too liked her cut when she lay up at Euroyachts, something about her. The one detail I always remember was her anchors, they were a work of art.
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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by duncanwilson » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:30 pm

I first came across Neptunes Lady on the Caledonian Canal at Banavie during the mid eighties. I don't know who owned her at that time. She was employed as a cruise vessel on the canal.

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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by loch_sloidh » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:48 pm

She was built in 1908 as a Dutch Customs Cutter by Maatschappij voor Scheeps Rotterdam. Yard No 223.
Did some time in Rotterdam as a harbour excursion boat for Spido as Regentesseplaat, so the 'tug' red herring.

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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Henk » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:43 pm

REGENTESSEPLAAT
1953 - 1984
Nederlandsche Stoomsleepdienst v/h P.Smit Jr. - Rotterdam; 31-03-1971 Smit-Spido NV - Rotterdam; 18-01-1973 Vigilanter Holding BV - Rotterdam; 26-04-1973 Smit-Spido BV - Rotterdam
Delivered 18-02-1909 by Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw "Fijenoord" - Rotterdam (223)
32,01 x x 6,60 x x 2,68 m
95,5 tons
8394.B.Rott.1953; certificates of registry: R.3528-18-02-1909; R.13510-14-09-1942; R.16636-25-02-1949; IVR 23.08394
4SA 4 cylinder Werkspoor nr. 867
290 bhp; 213 kW
In the fleet 05-01-1953 as REGENTESSEPLAAT from Havendienst Spido NV - Rotterdam
Sold 08-03-1984 renamed EEMSROB by Beheersmaatschappij "De Ritmeester" (F.Kappenburg) - Delfzijl

Build as ALBATROS for Het Rijk van de Recherchedienst op de Zeeuwsche Stroomen - Hansweert. In 1941 rebuild at Koninklijke Maatschappij "De Schelde" and put in the ferrie-line Vlissingen-Breskens.
14-09-1942 as ALBATROS to the Staat der Nederlanden - Den Haag.
In October 1944 sunk by the Germans in Vlissingen.
In 1947 renamed REGENTESSEPLAAT by Havendienst Spido NV - Rotterdam.
17-01-1986 renamed EEMSROB by K.Meyer - Delfzijl.
27-11-1986 as EEMSROB to Pieter Breughel BV - Groningen.
12-11-1987 renamed NEPTUNES LADY by A.M.Williamson - Sondala/Inverness
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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Henk » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Seen as EEMSROB in Delfzijl.

Photo: Teun v/d Zee
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Kopie van EEMSROB foto NN-TVDZ SN-100.jpg
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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Henk » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:57 pm

Seen as REGENTESSEPLAAT

Photo: Postcard Piet Smit/Spido
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REGENTESSEPLAAT Piet-Smit KAART SPIDO (22).jpg
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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by Doxford Diesel » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:30 pm

And just recently scrapped by DRB at Rosneath, probably all gone but a few bottom plates.

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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by IAEGMOOH » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:50 pm

Doxford Diesel wrote:And just recently scrapped by DRB at Rosneath, probably all gone but a few bottom plates.
If its gone for scrap then looks like someone wasted money on her last year as these photos show her repainted
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/pho ... id=1282206#
http://iaincameron.smugmug.com/keyword/ ... 38&k=Zcgk9

and some shots of her being taken out of the water for painting
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zak355/555 ... otostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zak355/555 ... otostream/

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Re: Neptunes Lady

Post by riverclyde_tug » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:19 pm

Yes she was scrapped recently. She was re-painted last year when she was taken out of the water at Ardmaleish for survey, however the sale fell through. After the sudden death of Rex last year and with no one interested in buying her the decision was taken as she had become a liability in Rothesay Dock. A shame all the same, her hul was still around 8mm thick so still strong for a little ship over 100 years old.

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