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by SpenceB
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: New Facebook group for the Bristol Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Re: New Facebook group for the Bristol Channel

I am not on Facebook but will you still be posting on this site?

Iain
by SpenceB
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours
Replies: 22
Views: 3860

Re: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours

Great work, as Angus says, but don`t lets forget the dredger "Kyle" in the right hand bottom corner of the Ayr picture !!!

Iain
by SpenceB
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Humber
Topic: Bolton Abbey, Melrose Abbey
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Re: Bolton Abbey, Melrose Abbey

Many Thanks, All, for the rapid response to my request on these ships.
The first three pictures of the Melrose Abbey are of the previous vessel replaced in 1959 by the sistership to the Bolton Abbey shown,but are also of interest. Thanks again,
Iain
by SpenceB
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Humber
Topic: Bolton Abbey, Melrose Abbey
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Bolton Abbey, Melrose Abbey

Looking for a picture of either of these ships built in 1958/59 during my time with Brooke Marine Ltd.
Could this be one for Yorkieman ????
Cheers, Iain
by SpenceB
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Any ideas on this ship's identity?
Replies: 17
Views: 5769

Re: Any ideas on this ship's identity?

I'm fairly sure that Valeman's photo is of a two-funnelled ship but can't find anything to fit the bill in the Ships in Focus Record feature on these ships. The crosstrees are unusual,too.
Maybe this will open up another line of enquiry!

Iain
by SpenceB
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Angus Mac Kinnon
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Angus Mac Kinnon

Sorry to hear of Angus`s accident but glad that he is feeling a bit better. Hope that he will soon be fit enough to continue extolling the virtues of Troon-sur-mer, which his friends must be missing !!!

Iain Boyd
by SpenceB
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Interesting photos, Piermaster, at least they provide evidence of a shipyard. Has the Office block survived ? When I last saw it in the 70`s it seemed to be threatened by an advancing pyramid of coal !!

Iain
by SpenceB
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: LA ORILLO
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: LA ORILLO

Hi. George,
Thanks for the photo.
When I posted I thought you would be the man to come up trumps!
Thanks again,
Iain Boyd
by SpenceB
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: LA ORILLO
Replies: 2
Views: 476

LA ORILLO

Does anyone have photos or drawings of Buries Markes "LA ORILLO", built in 1956, by Bartrams of Sunderland ?
Thanks
Iain
by SpenceB
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Time to go ......
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Time to go ......

On a more positive note than my last post, I had a trawl through what passes for my "archives" and find that the plinth for the 50 ton crane was still intact in 1979 but had gone by 1988.
Narrows the field a bit but still leaves a lot of scope.

Iain Boyd
by SpenceB
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Time to go ......
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Time to go ......

On reading these interesting posts I think some confusion has arisen as there were two cranes involved, a 50 ton steam crane mounted on a square (almost cubic !) plinth which is being demolished in Angus`s picture and a 25 ton steam crane mounted on a circular plinth further along to the West (neare...
by SpenceB
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Thanks for the tip,David,have now tried that site but,alas,without success!
Iain
by SpenceB
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Yorkieman, Patrick Hill & Poyntonian- Many thanks for all the info. Although only involved in the building of the first four ships I am interested in them all. For the sake of good order, if anyone is interested, Ship No.4 was MANICOUAGAN built 1955, sister of BAIE COMEAU, but does not appear to hav...
by SpenceB
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Alan- Fascinating is the word. I bet you didn t think the thread would run like this ! Although only involved in the first four ships,(Ship No.4, Manicouagan, seems not to have survived to 1979) I am interested in them all. I thought the Anticosti would have a light coloured hull, Thanks. With all t...
by SpenceB
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Alan- Your post was most interesting as all my enquiries so far had drawn a blank. The Anticosti was a far better looking vessel than the preceeding three Canallers which were all illustrated in the technical press of the time, but the Anticosti only seemed to warrant a report, no picture! After all...
by SpenceB
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Re: Newport Docks

Welcome to the site,Alan. I had given up hope of getting a reply !! I worked in the Drawing Office from the start in 1953 to 1956 and left during the building of the ANTICOSTI, Ship no. 6,and have tried, without success, to find a photo of her as finished, as some changes from the original G.A.were ...
by SpenceB
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

Angus,
Think of the Parratonian's constitution-the menu you suggest ,the cocktail already in his veins-and then a transplant!
The mind boggles, as well as the digestion! Maybe well should be left alone.
Iain
by SpenceB
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

For the info on the 'hurries', I omitted to credit Ian Mackintosh's book "Old Troon", which is full of diverse information.
Iain
by SpenceB
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

On further investigation I find that when the railway to Troon harbour was completed in 1812,' hurries' were provided for loading the coal. Presumably this was the only method used, when Troon was THE coal shipping port in the West of Scotland in the '70's, until the advent of the steam cranes about...
by SpenceB
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

In my young days the paddle-tug "Walney" berthed there until her demise in 1951 at the W.o.S. Breakers in the Inner Harbour
As you say this quay is quite short, and I do not know if it was in regular use thereafter, as I left Troon then, returning in 1971
to a completely different Ailsa!!!

Iain
by SpenceB
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

Further to my query, the "Blinco Hurrie", or correctly, "Blind Coal Hurrie" was situated at what is now the Lifeboat berth. I thought my query may have jogged memories and possibly confirmed my vague recollections of other Hurries referred to by old men when I was a lad ,when I should have paid more...
by SpenceB
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: What's the hurrie then?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: What's the hurrie then?

On the subject of "Hurries", can anyone locate where the "Blinco Hurrie"was ??

Possibly one for Angus !!

Iain
by SpenceB
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 7932

Newport Docks

Does anyone remember ships built by Atlantic Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. in the 1950's ?

Iain
by SpenceB
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Newport Docks

Does anyone remember ships built by Atlantic Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. in the 1950's ?

Iain
by SpenceB
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

Re: New here

Glad to have been directed to this site. I look forward to the lively discussions.
Best wishes for the future.
Iain

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