6th July 2007, 11:27
The W.D.Clyde and the W.D.Tyne former hopper barges belonging to
Westminster Dredging were sold for scrap in 1999 to Able UK Hartlepool.
Can anybody confirm if they are still at Hartlepool as the last I heard about
a year ago they were awaiting scrapping.
A picture of both vessels at Hartlepool would be most appreciated.
6th July 2007, 11:29
Theres a photo of W.D.Clyde at following but not at Hartlepool
W.D.Tyne at Southampton at
6th July 2007, 12:39
Just see them ahead of the so called "Ghost Ships". Taken last autumn.---------------------------------
6th July 2007, 12:41
Whats happening with the Ghost Ships are they going to be scrapped in the Pool or not
6th July 2007, 12:47
Hartiepool council have withdrawn their opposition so it
looks as if it will soon start to happen.
6th July 2007, 13:05
Thanks Tony so no doubt there will be several other coming across the Pond
7th July 2007, 12:49
Thankyou for all the replys.
Good picture of the ghost ships and the Clyde and Tyne, Tony.
I would be most interested if you can let me know when they start scrapping the W.D.Clyde and W.D.Tyne as they are two vessels that did sterling service
on the Mersey and I watched them regularly for many years.
Both of them I was particularly fond of.
20th September 2007, 12:47
I wrote to Able UK last year about the situation about the ghost ships but
had no reply.
Yesterday I did receive a letter which said their application for planning was
now subject to public consultation which closes on 21st September 2007.
Looks like we will hear something in the next couple weeks.
7th August 2009, 20:51
heres a picture for you.
8th August 2009, 16:02
Thankyou very much for the picture of W.D.Clyde and W.D.Tyne.
Now the dock has been drained, any news yet when they expect to start scrapping these vessels.
9th August 2009, 17:25
The dock is still being drained in that picture,I think there is still work to be done on the cofferdam and then on the dock area making things a safe as possible before scrapping begins.
14th November 2009, 23:15
The scrapping of the Caloosahatchee has begun as seen on Friday at about 1100hrs. A very large section of the rear of the Caloosahatchee has gone. So would expect the Clyde & Tyne to be gone by the end of this month, if not by the end of the year.
15th November 2009, 00:34
R.I.P. to two hardworking old ships.
16th November 2009, 00:32
The Caloosahatchee with its rear end scrapped, the WD Clyde can be just seen to the side of her.
18th April 2010, 00:20
It looks like the W.D. Tyne has bit the dust, as the completion of the scrapping of the MARAD ship Caloosahatchee has allowed a view to where the WD's were berthed, the Clyde in its angled position is still visable, but I haven't been able to stop and have a good look in. But I don't think the Clyde has very long left. As the ships in the yard are really starting to dissapear really quickly now.
18th April 2010, 10:51
Thanks for your information on the hoppers.
Would be grateful if you will keep us posted on W.D.Clyde.
Will be very interesting to see which ships head for Ables Yard in the coming months.
27th April 2010, 17:22
Just passed the yard a couple of hours ago. The WD Tyne scrapped a couple of weeks ago, and today the WD Clyde was not visable. So safe to presume they have both bittin the dust.
27th April 2010, 19:54
Thanks Jon for the information on the hoppers.