17-09-2013 : In Ayr Harbour : WANHEIM & ARKLOW ROVER

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17-09-2013 : In Ayr Harbour : WANHEIM & ARKLOW ROVER

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:57 pm

The cargo vessel RMS WANHEIM was in discharging at the North Quay adjacent to the Arran Terminal. Not sure what the cargo was - possibly fertiliser or road salt. (The Arran Terminal is being expanded as may be seen by a sizable building)

RMS WANHEIM was built in the Netherlands, in December 1990, as Yard Number 8257 of the Damen Bergum shipyard of Bergum. Built originally as the COSMEA, she became the RMS WANHEIM in 1985.

Length O/A : 82.5 metres
Length BPP : 79.4 metres
Beam : 12.5 metres

GRT : 1,985 tons
DWT : 2,620 tons

Powered by diesel engine giving vessel a speed of 11 knots
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RMS WANHEIM at Ayr.JPG
RMS WANHEIM at Ayr
Stern View - RMS WANHEIM.JPG
RMS WANHEIM at Ayr - stern view
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 1.JPG
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 1
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 2.JPG
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 2
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 3.JPG
Cargo discharge on quay wall - 3
Loading to Trucks.JPG
Loading to Trucks
New Build at Arran Terminal.JPG
New extension to the Port of Ayr Arran Terminal - 1
New construction at Arran Terminal.JPG
New extension to the Port of Ayr Arran Terminal - 2
New Shed at Ayr's Arran Terminal.JPG
New extension to the Port of Ayr Arran Terminal - 3
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In Ayr harbour today

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:45 pm

An interesting little piece of information, per plaque image attached, of which I was previously unaware

The site is at the extreme S.W. corner of the harbour, very close to the old Ayr shipbuilding site of the 6-berth shipyard of Samuel McKnight & Company, that was later (1902) to be owned by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Limited of Troon.

A considerable Infantry Barracks, Parade Ground, Drill Hall and other military facilities occupied this large site when Ailsa took over the McKnight shipyard and Patent Slip.

Note :
As seen so often in these days of lapsing standards, the four corner fixing screws are rusting away nicely, being of the incorrect material. Amazing how often this happens, invariably resulting in unsightly ferrous staining and eventual total corrosion of the screws, which is accelerated if the contact surface is a high-grade stainless steel, brass or bronze. :cry:
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Historical Note
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Re: In Ayr harbour today

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:21 pm

Seen at Ayr today - Tuesday 15th October 2013

Motorship M.V. ARKLOW ROVER

Arklow Shipping Company dry cargo vessel
2,999 tons NRT
4,504 tons GRT
O.N. 403341
LOA : 90.0 metres
LPP : 85.0 metres
Beam: 14.2 metres

Built in Netherlands, by Barkmeijer of Stroobos, in 2004

Keel laid down : 11-11-2003
Launched : 04-06-2004
Completed : 15-07-2004
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M.V. Arklow Rover - Ayr Harbour 15-10-2013
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M.V. Arklow Rover - Ayr Harbour 15-10-2013
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