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by Hippo
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 16639

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

I have had a reply from MarineCo:

"We have been in touch with Bruce

He has e mailed me to let me know that the site should be up and running again within 7 days from the 20th of August.

Here’s hoping"
by Hippo
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 16639

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

I have been in touch with the MarineCo contact and they are looking into it.
by Hippo
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Tyne Tugs
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Re: Tyne Tugs

Just leave the poor old Hippo alone. Quietly minding one's own business and gets the full Goon Show on one's case.
by Hippo
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 29864

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

Do not presume young man. HOPE
by Hippo
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 29864

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

I have been onto the Sales department at the hosting company and they say that it is not a commercial issue ie they have NOT pulled the plug because of unpaid bills. It is a technical issue. I managed to blag support to act on Bruce's behalf last year, but they did cut me off in the end. Then Bruce ...
by Hippo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Warmia
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Warmia

A Whickham Night, now you're talking. Never cold in Whickham, can tell that because the lads and lasses are always out in their skimpy gear, even when you think it must be cold because of the snow. Ever seen a girl in 4 inch heels walking through a snow drift? Of course I am far too old to notice su...
by Hippo
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tugerhaai
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: Tugerhaai

I think the name is actually TIJGERHAAI and I wonder if this is the ex CARMEL HEAD of 1976. Ex TIJGERHAAI, ex ANNEMARIE GORDON, ex TIJGERHAAI (again), ex TRIO XI ??

EDIT: I stand corrected, TUGERHAAI it is.
by Hippo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Padstow tug
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Padstow tug

Hi Paul

That one looks like Cox & Co, yn 42, launched 20/02/1894, screw, passenger vessel, for St Mawes Steam Towing & Passenger Co at Falmouth. Obviously went to SA as a tug or tender?
by Hippo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Padstow tug
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Princess May

In Jack Gaston's book "Tugs & Towing" page 22, he has a Phil Thomas photo of the PRINCESS MAY, reproduced here (I hope he doesn't mind). The caption says "The little wooden steam tug Princess May was originally built in Hull in 1893 for a foreign owner but was purchased almost immediately by a Briti...
by Hippo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Padstow tug
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Padstow tug

The Ian Alan book "Warships of World War I" lists a series of "Hired Screw Tugs (69TG and under)". Within this section is a PRINCESS MAY 43TG, 1893, ex ELISABETH, Service 8.14 to 3.19. However there is no reference to this vessel in my copy of Colledge V2.
by Hippo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Lord Hinton
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Lord Hinton

Nice photos guys, but what's all this about avoiding fishhooks in the groin???
by Hippo
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Seaham Harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: Seaham Harbour

One could get a complex, if one was a sensitive sort of chap. :geek:
by Hippo
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Seaham Harbour
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Seaham Harbour

Came across an interesting site the other day which covers the history of East Durham. From a shipping point of view both Seaham Harbour and Sunderland feature well, also some bits of South Shields and Newcastle (even though it is outside the stated territory). Lots of old photographs of the docks a...
by Hippo
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 19th Century ADMIRALs
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Unfortunately I don't know where I found the photo. I supect it may be a Bert Spaldin photo.
by Hippo
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 19th Century ADMIRALs
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

A press cutting and photo added to the description of ADMIRAL (1865) at

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/admiral1865.html
by Hippo
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 19th Century ADMIRALs
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Many thanks David. That fills in a lot of gaps. I went to the library again yesterday lunch time to look at a copy of LR 1875 to see if she was designated as a tug. Unfortunately the lady brought me back 1878 by mistake and it had taken so long to get it that I had run out of time. I may have anothe...
by Hippo
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Trois Villes
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Trois Villes

I was away yesterday, so didn't manage to see this posting and the great photos. David mentioned an ADMIRAL from Eltringham in 1875 that doesn't appear on my copy of the WSS Yard List. This list does have plenty of gaps in the early years and I'd love to know more about this ADMIRAL if at all possib...
by Hippo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Revenger.
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Revenger.

I would say that she is the ex MAAS of Internationale Sleepdienst Maats, built by M van der Kuyl at Slikkerveer in 1905 (YN328). Acquired by Elliott Steam Tug Co in 1913 and renamed REVENGER. Hired by the Admiralty 03/08/1914 until she met her end on 23/04/1919 when she capsised in St Bride's Bay.
by Hippo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Renown.
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: HMS Renown.

Nice photo Paul. I presume this is the Elliott Steam Tug Co's REVENGER of 1905 recently acquired from Holland as the MAAS.
by Hippo
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Green Barge Co, London
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: Green Barge Co, London

I was not aware that they had the FALCONBROOK ex Environment Agency, however I thought they had the FALCON BROOK (two words) ex British Waterways, built as that name by Pollock in 1939 as yn 1755. But then I may have crossed my wires.
by Hippo
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Green Barge Co, London
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: Green Barge Co, London

David

I have NASEBY as built by Brooke Marine at Outlon Broad in 1952 yn 217.
by Hippo
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: INGE 1962
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Re: INGE 1962

:-))
by Hippo
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Unknown tug at Greenhithe
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Unknown tug at Greenhithe

David

If you look at msg 129993 on TT you will see that it not the JESTER mentioned above by Piet.

Cheers
Dave
by Hippo
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SATURDAY QUIZ
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: SATURDAY QUIZ

Must admit that I was guided by the length of the lipstick mark as much as anything!

However for some full frontal ROKER see:

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/roker1905.html
by Hippo
Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SATURDAY QUIZ
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: SATURDAY QUIZ

Hi Alan, I'll go for that well known USA tug, EPPLETON HALL.
by Hippo
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tyne Dock No 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Tyne Dock No 3

Thank you Paul and David for your researches into AHA, I shall use them to flesh out his details, if that is OK with you:

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/Owner-Andersen.html

Could you give a date for the reference to 45 Hotspur St?

Many thanks
by Hippo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tyne Dock No 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Tyne Dock No 3

Excellent David. Many thanks.

However, I note that you have consistently used Anderson above. Proud uses Andersen. Any thoughts?
by Hippo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tyne Dock No 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Tyne Dock No 3

Mille merci mon brave. Tres bien. La plume de ma tante . . . . . . .
by Hippo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DEEMORE 1930
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: DEEMORE 1930

The WSS list has DEEMORE as yn 974.
by Hippo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tyne Dock No 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Tyne Dock No 3

I should have added that Robert thought that it was Captain Green on the bridge, who was renowned for wearing a trilby rather than the regulation peaked hat.
by Hippo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Tyne Dock No 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Tyne Dock No 3

The attached photo has been sent to me by Robert Forster who's father was a tug master with the Tyne Improvement Commissioners. This tug although called TYNE DOCK No 3 was I suspect owned by Axel Andersen at the time of the photo. Andersen had at least 3 tugs on the Tyne between 1899 and 1937, when ...
by Hippo
Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SUNDAY OUTING
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: SUNDAY OUTING

Obviously a photo of the "lifeboat" beore the new site was launched. Is that the Cox'n wearing a dog collar?
by Hippo
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 2 questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: 2 questions

Hi George Well it has to emerge sometime. Still an awful lot of work to do, but some of the site is reasonably well fleshed out. So it was a midnght launch to beat the striking Boilermakers, Shipwrights and GMWU members. Caught Kevin napping too. Would welcome the link from Riversea if you wouldn't ...
by Hippo
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 2 questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: 2 questions

Hi Kevin PPH for SEA MERRIMAC from Piet's list: Registered: LR66-67:641510 / (GBR)ON 305230 163 GRT, L30,2m, B7,6m, D3,3m (99'2"(89'0")x24'11"(23'6")x10'9"(12'0")) 1 scr, diesel 4tew 7cyl Ruston & Hornsby, 920bhp-687kW SEA MERRIMAC 1964: Built by "Charles Hill & Sons Ltd" at Bristol (GBR) 1964 -xx/0...
by Hippo
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: 2 questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: 2 questions

Hi Kevin

See http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/king1904.html

For details and photo as GLEN.
by Hippo
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Fairplay 31
Replies: 0
Views: 1198

Fairplay 31

FAIRPLAY 31 in Leith on Monday.

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