WELSHMAN (1943)

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WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by yorkieman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:04 pm

On charter to United.
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Photo Charlie Hill
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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:36 pm

WELSHMAN (4) (1958 - 1964)
O.N. 181186. 1,110g. 103n. 194.3 x 38.7 x 15.8 feet.
Two, 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (13-3/8” x 22-7/16”) Atlas Polar type engines by British Auxiliaries Ltd.,Glasgow, geared to a single shaft. 3,200bhp.
10.9.1942: Launched as HMS GROWLER by Henry Robb Ltd., Leith (Yard No. 328), for the Admiralty (Pennant No. W. 105).
3.1943: Completed.
1947: Chartered to Mollers Towages Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed CAROLINE MOLLER.
1952: Chartered to the Hong Kong Salvage & Towage Company Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed CASTLE PEAK.
1954: Returned to the Ministry of Defence and reverted to GROWLER (Pennant No. A 111).
1958: Chartered by the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull and renamed WELSHMAN.
23.10.1963: Returned to the Admiralty, and renamed CYCLONE (Pennant No. A 111).
1977: Laid up at Gibraltar.
16.4.1983: Sold to Eagle Tugs Ltd., Georgetown and renamed MARTIAL and based at Mombasa.
30.1.1985: Arrived at Gadani Beach for demolition by Adam Steel Ltd., Karachi (also given as Adam Hardware Industry Ltd).

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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:49 pm

OK so here is the puzzle.............

The ship behind the Welshman.

She was built for the French Navy at La Ciotat in 1940 as the Tanker ADOUR.
6,134 Gross.
433 x 52 x 27 feet.
2 x Parsons Steam Turbines. 5,200 SHP giving a speed of 15 kts.
Sold to the Turkish Government in 1943 and renamed ISTANBUL.
Transfered to the Turkish Navy in 1947 and renamed AKAR.
Broken up at Aliaga arriving 6th October 1982.

So what was she doing at Goole sometime between 1958 and October 1963???
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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:33 am

Also showed under MASTERMAN (1941) Paul and it's Alexandra Dock, Hull! An unusual 'courtesy call' by the Turk, not for repairs as far as I know.
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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by Magoonigal » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:16 am

Thanks George, Hull would certainly make more sense. As it was one of Charlie's pictures it had to be somewhere around the Humber, so as it appeared to have a Grassy Bank in the background I went for Goole but was a bit doubtfull!.
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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:29 am

Looking again at this and the MASTERMAN photo, I think it's the East Quay in the Alex. Dock extension as it had a coal hoist until mid-1960's, also can see cranes and possibly the top of the silo in KG Dock in distance.
433' x 52' doesn't get into Goole anyway!
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Re: WELSHMAN (1943)

Post by sam2182sw » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:43 pm

yorkieman wrote:On charter to United.
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Hi Lads new member , the Welshman on the photo is laid in Alex dock ext laid along Turkish tanker which brought crew for the Alpersan which was the ex H.M.S. MILNE she had been given to the Turkish navy. I was working at Brigham and Cowan at the time. sam2182sw

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