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Bideford

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:33 am
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
The largest ship Zita at 4490 tons Deadweight berthed at the port of Sunday 2.3.14 and sailed for Castellon with 2850 tons clay on the 4.3.14
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Zita at Bideford 4.3.14

Re: Bideford

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:27 pm
by yorkieman
Hello Norman, sound like a messy cargo to be loading so close to the houses.
Can you remind us of the tug there, can just see her stern in this photo.

Re: Bideford

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:52 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Hi George

No mess at all its ball or brick clay which is loaded at Bideford ,no china clay which is powdery only mess is the quay car park after rain and Michael the crane driver has to hose the quay down before any cars get on it become's very greasy.

The tug Goliath has been alongside for over a month waiting for the weather to moderate to before force 4 which was her operating limit as the MSC Simitar on the Manchester Ship Canal You know of course she was built on the river by P.K Harris at Appledore in 1956. :lol:

Re: Bideford

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:26 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Another vessel Ems Majestic arrived at Bideford yesterday evening to load clay for Castellon

Re: Bideford

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:12 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Photogragh's of the Abis Bilbao at Babcock's Appledore to collect pieces for the aircraft carrier at Rosyth

Re: Bideford

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:22 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Abis Bilbao sailing from Appledore 16.5.14 for Rosyth

Re: Bideford

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:53 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
The Celtic Pioneer arrived at Bideford this morning ball clay for Castellon

Re:Countess Anna

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:05 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
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Countess Anna arriving Bideford
Vessel arrived 10.8.14 to load clay for Castellon

Re: Bideford

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:06 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
The Kathleen & May arrived at Bideford on Saturday 23.8.14 from Gloucester. She used to berthed at Bideford before the owners relocated to Canning Dock Liverpool . She is due to sail Today or Tuesday back to Liverpool.
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Kathleen & May passing the Torridge Bridge

Re: Bideford

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:23 am
by yorkieman
Truly a lovely sight, Norman, I am used to seeing her tied up in Albert Dock, here she looks so much bigger and finer!

Re: Bideford

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:20 am
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
George this is one of many if you let me have your email address will send you some more.

Re: Bideford

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:44 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Kathleen and May not sailing now until 09.00 hrs Saturday should be sufficient light for takings photies..

Re: Bideford

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:01 am
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
An unusal visitor to Appledore the Jersey Tug Duke of Normandy which arrived yesterday Saturday, attached is photogragh taken today lying at the RNLI Buoy.

Re: Bideford

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:30 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
The Fehn Courage at Bideford arrived this morning to load clay for Spain.

Re: Bideford

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:55 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Another photogragh of the fehn Courage taken in the rain this morning

Re: Bideford

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:48 am
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Fehn Mirage at Bideford loading for Castellon 20.1.15

Re: Bideford

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:53 am
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Marley at Bideford loading for Castellon 19.3.15

Re: Bideford

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:41 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
Vessel Telamon arrived Bideford this evening to load 3150 tons ball clay for Castellon shown passing Appledore inward bound

Re: Bideford

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:00 pm
by Norman E.B. Hardaker
The Edzard Cirksena arrived Bideford this morning to load a part cargo of 1100 tons ball clay for Holland. Sailed for Teignmouth to load balance cargo.