WALLASEY (1977)

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WALLASEY (1977)

Post by yorkieman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:36 pm

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Bill Harvey
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Re: WALLASEY (1977)

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:54 pm

WALLASEY (3) (1977 - 1996)
O.N. 377447. 265g. 0n. 32.92 x 9.61 x 4.171 metres.
12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RKCM vee type engine by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a controllable pitch propeller operating within a Kort steerable nozzle. 2,640bhp. 13½ kts. 45 tons bollard pull.
11.10.1975: Ordered from Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 913) by Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
25.3.1977: Keel laid.
15.9.1977: Launched.
8.12.1977: Completed (£595,000).
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith Towage Ltd.
1996: Sold to Karapiperis 14 Naftiki Eteria (Stavros Karapiperis, manager), Greece and renamed KARAPIPERIS 14.
11.2010: Still in service.

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Re: WALLASEY (1977)

Post by Flyers » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:21 pm

Bill,

You haven't mentioned the grounding in 1988!!!!
George.

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Re: WALLASEY (1977)

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Flyers wrote:Bill,

You haven't mentioned the grounding in 1988!!!!

Correct George.

Hope you are keeping well?

I do not record every mishap in a vessel's life, primarily, only those that result in damage to the hull and / or a sinking. In WALLASEY's case as far as I'm aware ingress of water in heavy seas caused a loss of power resulting on her being deposited on a sand bank or beach with her hull intact.

If you or anyone else for that matter, have fuller dates and details then feel free to post them. After all, that's what the boards are intended for.

I have only posted what I have done to help George R get them up and running for others to build upon.

Bill

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Re: WALLASEY (1977)

Post by Flyers » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:55 pm

Hi Bill,

I'm fine, how are you?

I was only pulling your leg over the grounding, it was a bit of an event here on the Mersey.

Although she took water in the wheelhouse which resulted in a loss of power, communication etc she as still under power when the crew got airlifted from her. Thus as the tide began to rise again she started to make her own way up the river, mostly outside the main channel along the revetment, demolishing the mast of the PEGU which had sttod in situ since the start of WW2.

She finally came to rest on the beach at the rear of Altcar Range and was refloated about three days later and taken to Clarence Dry Dock where it was found that the hull was like a sheet of 'Wriggly Tin' in places. All this had to be renewed.

Although this happened to her she returned to service and was still a vital part of the Liverpool fleet for a while.

Take care.
George.

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