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by yorkieman
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Random Troon Harbour views today
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Random Troon Harbour views today

Re Siemens, someone said we were 'tilting at windmills' when Hull applied to be City of Culture .... so now they are arriving for the occasion!
All very Quixotic, what?
by yorkieman
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Random Troon Harbour views today
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Random Troon Harbour views today

Build a cofferdam first then you can work across the tides and make a good job of it .... the Ardrussanites will come up with all necessary materials (no questions asked).
by yorkieman
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Random Troon Harbour views today
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Random Troon Harbour views today

You'll have to get down there Angus with a few bags of sand and cement .... whole lot will go down eventually!
by yorkieman
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Denny's Query
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Denny's Query

But continuous development gave each group some unique points.
This class were really elegant, the pinnacle of late Victorian ferry design and a credit to Denny.
by yorkieman
Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Denny's Query
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Denny's Query

Looks to me like one of the LNWR quartet CAMBRIA 1897, ANGLIA 1900, HIBERNIA 1900, SCOTIA 1902 although should have black top to funnel.
by yorkieman
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: M.V. NORDVANG - derelict
Replies: 9
Views: 4935

Re: M.V. NORDVANG - derelict

.... so it wasn't those Ardrossan folk who annexed a few bits of her (Putin style)? ;)
by yorkieman
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: M.V. NORDVANG - derelict
Replies: 9
Views: 4935

Re: M.V. NORDVANG - derelict

I have a scrapping date June 2001 but can't find a ref to it in 'Marine News' which is the usual source.
Miramar has December 2001.
by yorkieman
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: URAG (Unterweser Reederei GmbH)
Topic: ROTESAND (1)
Replies: 7
Views: 4734

Re: ROTESAND (1)

John

"Bailey & Leetham"
Arthur Credland & Richard Greenwood
Published in 2002 by Ships in Focus Publications
18 Franklands
Longton
Preston PR4 5PD
£8.00 plus postage
ISBN 1 901703 43 6
by yorkieman
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER
Replies: 7
Views: 8090

Re: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER

Oops Bruce, just finished, check it out now.
LR 1905 has the engine by Menzies so have presumed this was the original.
http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... BOMBARDIER
by yorkieman
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER
Replies: 7
Views: 8090

Re: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER

Thanks to Jim and to Jose Luis for extra details, will update the webpage.
by yorkieman
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde's Commonwealth Flotilla
Replies: 12
Views: 6037

Re: Clyde's Commonwealth Flotilla

I agree, let's keep off the debate from now on, in this forum. My wee NO bird was just a light-hearted response to Alasdair when he introduced his Politicised Puffin. And I have to say I was disappointed to see politics introduced into the Puffer site as well. But let it lie now, those who have a vo...
by yorkieman
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 12018

Re: Question - identify the Port

Excellent idea, and an equal number of English move north of the border, after going through passport, immigration, visa and currency exchange procedures.
by yorkieman
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 12018

Re: Question - identify the Port

Angus, took the liberty of relaying the gist of this onto SeaTheShips where they are also baffled!! Here is an abbreviation list which doesn't help buy maybe useful otherwise http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/merchant-seamen-RGSS-register-abbreviations.htm# Are these DRST re...
by yorkieman
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 12018

Re: Question - identify the Port

Found this, Angus, but doubt it helps unless he was abandoned on Dartmoor :)
http://acronymsandslang.com/meaning-of/DSRT.html
by yorkieman
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hunterston turbine was turning today!
Replies: 14
Views: 5114

Re: Hunterston turbine was turning today!

..... but .... but .... he can only do that if we vote him into power with a 'Yes' vote ..... are you saying that's how we should proceed then? Puffer-mannie WILL be pleased that you have seen the light .... :o Oh, I thought the wee chappie already had that among his many devolved powers .... he on...
by yorkieman
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hunterston turbine was turning today!
Replies: 14
Views: 5114

Re: Hunterston turbine was turning today!

I agree that this is a real blot on the fine environment of the Clyde, should not be permitted in low waterside locations like this, it will intrude into the view from so many places. More to follow? Get wee Alex to ban them.
by yorkieman
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Bideford
Replies: 18
Views: 10724

Re: Bideford

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.
by yorkieman
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: POINT GILBERT
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: POINT GILBERT

I think this may be a trials photo.
POINT GILBERT.jpg
and this one, unknown place/origin
POINTGILBERT1972.jpg
by yorkieman
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Mystery RoRos
Replies: 1
Views: 3643

Re: Mystery RoRos

JODIE ANN looks to me to be a sister to DRAMBUIE formerly of Skye Marine, which was built in 1967 by Dunston, Thorne as LCM(9)708 for service as you mention on HMS FEARLESS. The series from Thorne was LCM(9)704-711 Seen below at Goole in 2007, possibly sold/renamed since then DRAMBUIE280507A.jpg DRA...
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Well done, the Curlers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Well done, the Curlers !

.... bit like the Calcutta Cup, then. ;)
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: CALEDONIAN MARITIME RESEARCH TRUST
Topic: Change of Name
Replies: 3
Views: 16093

Re: Change of Name

Of course, it's all a pre-emptive move to ensure we can control the whole of your fair land from Englandshire, better still, from the People's Republic of Yorkshire :D
Don't worry, Eriskay will remain with its tax-exempt status on bottles of Polly.
What bottles, he replied ....
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: CALEDONIAN MARITIME RESEARCH TRUST
Topic: Change of Name
Replies: 3
Views: 16093

Change of Name

With effect from today the name of the Trust is changed to
The Caledonian Maritime Research Trust.
This change reflects our intention to extend our activities in due course to the whole of Scotland.
Thanks to everyone for your continuing support.

For the Trustees
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: LOMZA 1980: Scotstoun Marine
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: LOMZA 1980: Scotstoun Marine

Unfortunately not, a search on her IMO 7725570 in Equasis shows she became NAZMI ABI under Moldovia flag in 03/2010 and listed as broken up from 03/2011.
Several of this handy class seem to be at the end of their days.
by yorkieman
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A wee nosey around Ardrossan today
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: A wee nosey around Ardrossan today

.... and you got back with your wheels?
by yorkieman
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

Re: Lighter "Leading Star" - Request for Information

The 'Clip' site shows a sailing ketch owned in Grimsby in 1890 and 'register closed 1897', so if it's not her then seems the lighter may not have been registered
http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsalpha.php
by yorkieman
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up - 12th July 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14315

Re: Heads Up - 12th July 2015

A Merk?
I thought it might be something like 100 Scots = 1 Clan.
You should be more imaginative!
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up - 12th July 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14315

Re: Heads Up - 12th July 2015

Bet you a Scottish Pound it'll stay :lol:
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up - 12th July 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14315

Re: Heads Up - 12th July 2015

Good to see the Union flag on her bow :D
by yorkieman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: BELGICA
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: BELGICA

Also, inward at Terneuzen 07/07/2009
BELGICA070709B.jpg
BELGICA070709C.jpg
BELGICA070709D.jpg
by yorkieman
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Ships and Shipowners
Topic: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER
Replies: 7
Views: 8090

Re: LA ESTRELLA DE GIJON ex-BOMBARDIER

Thanks for sending this one, very interesting. We don't seem to have a photo available for comparison but she looks about the right size and build for the period. The details we have are on our new database here http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=904&vessel=BOMBARDIER If y...
by yorkieman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TANK BARGE FURNESS FISHER
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: TANK BARGE FURNESS FISHER

Interesting find Paul, she has been at Liverpool for at least 10 years, used by the bunkering people there. She was incredibly long in relation to beam, and a proper banana shape! Here are last photos I took of her, in Huskisson Dock 13 March 2012 FURNESSFISHER130312A.jpg FURNESSFISHER130312B.jpg FU...
by yorkieman
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: VOS BALTIC
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: VOS BALTIC

I agree with your hmmmmm.
I would have thought it difficult to hold a vessel of this size so close to a support column, to allow a man to step from the ship. But the website says that is what it's for!
by yorkieman
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: VOS BALTIC
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: VOS BALTIC

The man was also having problems to tighten her stern line around it!
It's a 'wind farm transfer ladder' !!

See all her details here ...
http://www.atlantic-marine.co.uk/atlantic_Surveyor.htm
by yorkieman
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: VOS BALTIC
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: VOS BALTIC

.... and at Hull, Alexandra Dock today as ATLANTIC SURVEYOR
ATLANTICSURVEYOR010214.jpg
Atlantic Surveyor 010214
by yorkieman
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Ayr and Troon
Replies: 0
Views: 5609

Ayr and Troon

Under 'Clyde', a new sub-forum is now available for Shipping of Ayr and Troon.
by yorkieman
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Train of Life
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: The Train of Life

Sorry to hear of your 'bad turn' Angus, better than a bad fall anyway :( Look after yourself now. Not too much gadding about draughty cold quaysides in this weather. Speaking of trains, did you hear of the porter who had ideas above his station? :) Your ticket is valid for a long time yet, don't be ...
by yorkieman
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Train of Life
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: The Train of Life

Youse getting all sentimental auld Troonite .... you've been reading too much Patience Strong?
by yorkieman
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Aye - they're gradually taking over ...... : - (
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Aye - they're gradually taking over ...... : - (

Aye indeed, they've never looked back since establishing an outpost in sunny Troon, I hear it's a one-woman office but has a high turnover .... she's always saying 'turn over, Angus' :D
by yorkieman
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 10228

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

12,200 vessels have now been edited, we are approaching the half-way mark and the pace has quickened thanks to the steady efforts of our team of editors.
Thanks also to those who have offered photos.
by yorkieman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 08-01-2014 : In Troon Harbour today : ISLE OF ARRAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: In Troon Harbour today - 8th January 2014

Angus, you need a 6 foot folding stepladder, get some height over those fences. Not more than 6 foot, mind you ;)
by yorkieman
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 5872

Re: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight

Having now watched it via the recorder, yes I agree, well presented but the wartime footage and the personal stories made the programme.
That vessel he was on had a lot of ice on the foredeck and none elsewhere .... assume some use of a hosepipe!
by yorkieman
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 5872

Re: Convoy PQ 17 and BBC 2 tonight

Let's hope the presenter (not one of my favourites) has dealt with it well.
by yorkieman
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: HAPPY NEWYEAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: HAPPY NEWYEAR

Lang may your lum reek, and all that!
by yorkieman
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 01-01-2014 : In Ayr Harbour today : MARIANNE
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: In Ayr Harbour today - 1st January 2014

What a gallant fellow you are, up bright and early (brighter than the weather, anyway!) to catch this first of 2014.
A Chinese German under the Maltese flag .... amazing what you can discover under that flag. ;)
by yorkieman
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Berwindlea
Replies: 5
Views: 9730

Re: Berwindlea

We have BERWINDLEA's main details in our new Clyde-built database here, though suspect you will already have the info shown http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=2519&vessel=BERWINDLEA&updater_1=12 The others can be found on the Tees-built site under Raylton Dixon http://www....
by yorkieman
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: merry christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: merry christmas

It's OK anywhere Thomas.

Best wishes to all our Clyde Maritime contributors and supporters.
by yorkieman
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Battered and bruised
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Battered and bruised

A nasty punch right on the nose!
by yorkieman
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: John Stephenson
Replies: 1
Views: 948

John Stephenson

Let's extend a warm welcome to John Stephenson, well known as a maritime researcher based in Edinburgh/Leith.
Good to have you on board, John!
by yorkieman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 10228

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

Likewise also for any 'marine engineering' ventures, mainly those building engines (if separate from a shipyard) and any other major components.
by yorkieman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: The CMRT website
Topic: New CMRT website and database
Replies: 8
Views: 24503

Re: New CMRT website and database

Jim, very kind of you to offer re BP, I think most of them have been edited already, have a look through and if you see any omissions let us know.
Photos of course always welcome if lacking from entries, or additionals.

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