Ore carriers that docked in Workington

jd0459
19th July 2007, 23:35
can any one tell me the names of the ships that docked in WORKINGTON and photos

john

marinero
20th July 2007, 11:47
can any one tell me the names of the ships that docked in WORKINGTON and photos

john

Hi John.
The ones that I am aware of will be found under the thread "Houlders Ore Carriers". Workington was among the many UK ports they discharged at.
Regards(Thumb)

NINJA
20th July 2007, 15:12
John,

Have a look on MY PHOTOS, there are one or two pics. of ore carriers at Workington.

How far do you want to go back, prior to the BISCO charter the three regular boat with Sydvaranger Ore were the three VARAN boats, the Varanberg, Varangness and Varangmaln, after the BISCO charter started it was all the Houlders O Boats, Denholms Scottish ship managemant boats and Buries Marks La Colina.

Will look out a more definitive list.

Regards

Ninja.

jd0459
20th July 2007, 15:39
Thanks Ninja But Wat Was The One That Used To Have A Big Wake When You Were Fishing You Felt It. John

ARRANMAN35
20th July 2007, 19:55
Hi John,
The smaller ore carriers managed by J&J Denholm were regulars in Workington in the mid fifties on.

Ormsary
Gleddoch
Arisaig
Clarkeden
Clarkavon
Wellpark
Craigallian
Crinan and not forgetting Morar
Other ships like La Colina, many or all of Houlders including some Scandinavians whose names I do not recall.
Ships in Focus did an article on Iron Ladies a few months back, not sure of the issue but it would be around No 25.
Photographs of some are posted here in the gallery, the posters may provide you with a copy.

Hope this helps
Archie.

ARRANMAN35
20th July 2007, 20:02
John,
I forgot the Naess Trader and Phillip LD others were from the French National Railways SNCF.

aRCHIE.

Frank P
20th July 2007, 20:33
John,

The Norwegian ore carrier M/S Arabella was a regular visitor to Workington .

Cheers Frank

John Cassels
29th July 2007, 08:47
Was there many times mostly on the Craigallian.

calvin
30th July 2007, 19:34
ships in focus about the ore traders are issues 25 26 27 as well as other issues but the three mentioned give details of them like denholms souters houlders burie markes uglands to mention a few

ARRANMAN35
30th July 2007, 19:56
Was there many times mostly on the Craigallian.

Hi John,
When were you on the Craigallian, Workington was a better discharge
port for time in, due to the small grab capacity.


Archie

John Cassels
31st July 2007, 08:18
Morning Archie.
Must have been around 1973. Terry Corbett was Master for most of the time.
Workington was good , not only for the small grabs but for all the things that
could go wrong. We once got stuck for 3 weeks. Dock gates failed so dock
became tidal ( with all the consequences) then followed by 4 days of W'ly
gales when Corbett refused to sail. Also seem to remember warping over from
discharge to waiting berth - used lifeboat to run lines - and pulling ourselves
over. Can't remember what the reason was !!!.
Not only was Workington a great run ashore but you could always be sure of
a slow discharge ( compared with Santaportablot) and with a good chance
that something would delay the sailing.

ARRANMAN35
31st July 2007, 18:31
Morning Archie.
Must have been around 1973. Terry Corbett was Master for most of the time.
Workington was good , not only for the small grabs but for all the things that
could go wrong. We once got stuck for 3 weeks. Dock gates failed so dock
became tidal ( with all the consequences) then followed by 4 days of W'ly
gales when Corbett refused to sail. Also seem to remember warping over from
discharge to waiting berth - used lifeboat to run lines - and pulling ourselves
over. Can't remember what the reason was !!!.
Not only was Workington a great run ashore but you could always be sure of
a slow discharge ( compared with Santaportablot) and with a good chance
that something would delay the sailing.

John, We were a decade apart, I was on and off her as 2/E for voyage and ticket leave from 1961 to 64, Charlie Dewar was the regular master.
She was not a bad job had some good times in Workington and will never forget the delights of Santaporttalbot. Archie.

jd0459
31st July 2007, 21:27
WORKINGTON as changed alot since you boys were here i will take some photoes and post them for you all to see.
JOHN(Thumb)

John Cassels
1st August 2007, 08:02
WORKINGTON as changed alot since you boys were here i will take some photoes and post them for you all to see.
JOHN(Thumb)

Thanks John , look forward to seeing them - but as you say , will probably
not recognise the place now. Still have the memories though.