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by yorkieman
Sat May 31, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde
Replies: 10
Views: 5372

Re: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde

You painting and Frances doing the home stuff? .... ah, so it's a role reversal in the family, about time too :lol:
by yorkieman
Sat May 31, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde
Replies: 10
Views: 5372

Re: Big Ships Lying Offshore in the Firth of Clyde

I presume the reason for this 'offshore coalfield' is that the power companies ordered it all a year or so back and the mild winter has meant they just haven't burned the existing stocks so have nowhere to put this lot? If you are on direct debit combined power tariff and have internet access to you...
by yorkieman
Thu May 29, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV RED PRINCESS, AT TROON WITH HER FIRST CARGO.
Replies: 5
Views: 3512

Re: MV RED PRINCESS, AT TROON WITH HER FIRST CARGO.

Thanks for details Angus, seems an unusual one to come to UK waters but looks good for the job. Hoist the Republic of Eriskay flag (no need for a referendum, just declare it from your front door step) and it can stay as Basseterre as the island is a bit vertically challenged I believe .... but all t...
by yorkieman
Thu May 29, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV RED PRINCESS, AT TROON WITH HER FIRST CARGO.
Replies: 5
Views: 3512

Re: MV RED PRINCESS, AT TROON WITH HER FIRST CARGO.

Nice one Brian, pity about the flag on her stern though!
What is her ex name / history?
by yorkieman
Wed May 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 8594

Re: BASRA

Have looked at Simons and Lobnitz Coulborn around 1880 with no obvious candidate, the correlation between ON and year of build seems very loose if in fact any logical progression at all!
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Safmarine
Topic: SAFMARINE LONGA
Replies: 1
Views: 4146

Re: SAFMARINE LONGA

Arriving at Aberdeen 18/07/2011
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by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Tyne and Wear Tugs
Topic: BEAMISH
Replies: 1
Views: 5012

Re: BEAMISH

As EMPIRE PAUL
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Empire Paul
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Empire Paul
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: FEIJENOORD
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: FEIJENOORD

In the Ghent Canal, 01/04/2014 as HENDRIK 7
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by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: ANGLEGARTH (NC-26)
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: ANGLEGARTH (NC-26)

Fitting out in Hessle Haven
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Hessle Haven
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: LEK
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: LEK

Hoek van Holland 08/02/2011
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by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: LINGE
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: LINGE

At Kootstertille 24/03/2002
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by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SCHELDE 10
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Re: SCHELDE 10

At Terneuzen 17/09/2004
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17/09/2004
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17/09/2004
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SCHELDE 12
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

Re: SCHELDE 12

At Antwerp 16/06/2007
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Schelde 12 16/06/2007
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SMIT CYMYRAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: SMIT CYMYRAN

A distant view of her on the slipway at Bromborough on the Mersey 21/06/2008
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Cymyran 21/06/2008
by yorkieman
Tue May 27, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: BASRA
Replies: 7
Views: 8594

Re: BASRA

Should be either Simons or Lobnitz then!
Too long for the naval trawlers they were building at the time.
Too short for the Aberdare and other minesweepers.
Name may suggest she was war-built for service in the Mesopotamia campaign, but some of those were paddlers for river service.
by yorkieman
Mon May 26, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: ROSSINI
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: ROSSINI

Walsoorden 13/09/2011
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by yorkieman
Mon May 26, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: STEN ARNOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: STEN ARNOLD

Terneuzen 02/09/2012
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by yorkieman
Mon May 26, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: SWALINGE
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: SWALINGE

Not often missed around Terneuzen, here she is in 2009 and 2012
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by yorkieman
Sun May 25, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.
Replies: 16
Views: 6215

Re: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.

Send for yon Troon Engineer, he'll sort it with a big hammer .... :D
by yorkieman
Sun May 25, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.
Replies: 16
Views: 6215

Re: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.

Oh BRIAN just when I THOUGHT you had FOUND where the CAPSLOCK key is ... :lol:
by yorkieman
Thu May 22, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: DC3 Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

Re: DC3 Crash

Remarkable.
An early example of a post-war loft conversion .... :shock:
by yorkieman
Thu May 22, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: How to post images
Replies: 8
Views: 12043

Re: How to post images

Could I add to this, after uploading an image, place your cursor in the message box where you want the photo to appear, then use the 'place in line' command.
That we, we see the photo without the large attachment border ... looks much cleaner!
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Brodick Castle
by yorkieman
Thu May 22, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: HAMBURG'S REEPERBAHN
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: HAMBURG'S REEPERBAHN

So how would you know that, Henk? :lol:
by yorkieman
Wed May 21, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.
Replies: 16
Views: 6215

Re: SS KAFFIR & ANGUS THE NEW LOOK OUT.

I think that's his dinner sitting on top of the mast .....
by yorkieman
Tue May 20, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SMIT BARBADOS (2)
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: SMIT BARBADOS (2)

16/05/2009 Eastham, River Mersey
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G.Robinson
19/06/2012 Liverpool
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G.Robinson
by yorkieman
Tue May 20, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SMIT ARUBA (2)
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: SMIT ARUBA (2)

Rotterdam 15/07/2008
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G.Robinson
by yorkieman
Tue May 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SMIT CLYDE
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Re: SMIT CLYDE

Rotterdam 03/06/2006
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G.Robinson
by yorkieman
Tue May 20, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Smit International
Topic: SMIT COLLINGWOOD
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: SMIT COLLINGWOOD

On the Mersey 03/10/2008
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G.Robinson
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G.Robinson
by yorkieman
Sat May 17, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine
Replies: 6
Views: 5800

Re: Renfrew Brothers of Irvine

Our new database shows 16 vessels engined by them in period 1903-1909.
by yorkieman
Fri May 09, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Westerschelde
Topic: DORIS T
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: DORIS T

Passing Walsoorden on 01/04/2014
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by yorkieman
Fri May 02, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI

The only smoko you'll see is coming out of the funnelo. :lol:
Now get back to work.
Injeneers should be not seen and not heard.
by yorkieman
Fri May 02, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI

So that's a NO VOTE then (to shovelling coal, no politics here!) ;)
by yorkieman
Thu May 01, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI

Very good, when you are locked down below we'll tell you that's 6 tons in 8 hours not 24 ...... like some extra porridge? :D
by yorkieman
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: 28-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. KATI

Well Angus, you couldn't go too far off course in the Ship Canal. I gather it was not as easy navigate as might think, as if you got too close to the bank the pressure would push you across again so maybe that's why you had a wriggly wake, bouncy bouncy :) And I had you down for the helm of the 'Dan...
by yorkieman
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 34920

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

I thought a CV was an old Citroen car, that's the only one I could polish, anyway .... ;)
by yorkieman
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2014
Replies: 85
Views: 34920

Re: WAVERLEY 2014

Just received this via e-mail
pdf file, need to Save then Open
Understand they are recruiting for a new CEO foe Waverley Excursions from end of this season?
A-Sustainable-Future-infomation-book Waverley.pdf
(799.93 KiB) Downloaded 220 times
by yorkieman
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: British-built vessel arrives at Ayr today !
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: British-built vessel arrives at Ayr today !

Angus, all who come from Hull are smart-looking and do not show their age, it's our beautiful scenery and wonderful climate wot does it (the rain may never fall till after sunset etc)
by yorkieman
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries

Thanks to both and the photo is sad but a good one!
by yorkieman
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

FARRINGFORD - Western Ferries

FARRINGFORD which had covered the Hull-New Holland service in its last days was sold by Sealink to Western Ferries (Argyll) Ltd in 1982 while laid up at Hull but never left and was broken up locally in March 1984. Does anyone recall why Western changed their minds about using her and sold her to the...
by yorkieman
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASTUTE CLASS
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: ASTUTE CLASS

Thanks Paul, I had not noticed that before.
by yorkieman
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASTUTE CLASS
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: ASTUTE CLASS

Is she under tow from the bow in first photos then dropped the tow later?
by yorkieman
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: GLENCLOY
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

GLENCLOY

Some dramatic photos and account of the end of the former Ardrossan coaster GLENCLOY (ex SEA MAAS) can be seen here
http://7seasvessels.com/?p=147233
by yorkieman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: The Shipbuilding Database
Replies: 9
Views: 10380

Re: The Shipbuilding Database

Thanks for your kind comment Bob, we plough ahead at a steady pace as time permits with our team of editors.
Several of our editors are specialising in the older vessels such as those from Seath and similar period yards.
Please don't hesitate to ask re any vessels not yet completely edited.
by yorkieman
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 07-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. ROCKANJE
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Re: 07-04-2014 : Arriving at Ayr : M.V. ROCKANJE

As HEEREBRUG and later SEAWHEEL MERCHANT she was in service as a container vessel into Goole for several years, here she is inward in the Upper Humber on 22/03/2006. One of a handy class built with 'HEERE' names.
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Seawheel Merchant
by yorkieman
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV HERTFORDSHIRE,SAILING INTO AYR.
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: MV HERTFORDSHIRE,SAILING INTO AYR.

Think she is the sole one of this type in their fleet, seems odd to enter the market with just one but she has been running for a few years now.
Still the oldest (?) British shipping company, I think.
by yorkieman
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Vroon Offshore
Topic: VIKING CRUSADER
Replies: 7
Views: 4009

Re: VIKING CRUSADER

She is now EMY registered at Avatiu, Cook Islands.
Renamed in 2013 (Equasis)
Here she is in the very early morning light at the shipyard at Hansweert on the Schelde, yesterday 02/04/2014.
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by yorkieman
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: ALK EXPLORER 1962
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: ALK EXPLORER 1962

And again at Stellendam on 02/04/2014.
Built in 1962 by Vooruit, Zaandam as the fishing vessel MARIA.
Converted in 1990.
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Alk Explorer 92/04/2014
by yorkieman
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: OCTOPUS W13
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: OCTOPUS W13

Thanks all .... and Dave, I will send a copy to Ian.
The photo looks to me like later than would be the case for the 1895 that went overseas.
by yorkieman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Shipbuilders
Topic: OCTOPUS W13
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

OCTOPUS W13

Had thought this might be the 1904 by Lobnitz but I see she was a bucket ladder dredger.
Does anyone know this one, and whether Clyde-built?
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by yorkieman
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: VALIANT SAILING FROM AYR HARBOUR.
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: VALIANT SAILING FROM AYR HARBOUR.

Looks like they're appealing for any sightings of a Brian Climie.
Are your papers in order?

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