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5th July 2008, 18:04
I am researching the history of the Southern Cross, which was built at Alexander Robertson's Yard at Sandbank, Scotland, and later re-named Cailach.
51', 40 ton, Twin Screw Auxiliary Ketch built for D Guthrie Dunn, Knock Castle, Largs. Classic yacht designed by G L Watson & Co. Launched in August 1930, she set sail on a round the world trip, and arrived in Brisbane in October 1931?? Owned by J R Richmond of Greenock in 1960 and the Hull Fishing Vessel Owners Assoc Ltd in 1969. I believe the Cailach was leased out to the Hull Nautical College?
Does anybody know what happened to the Cailach (ex Southern Cross)?
5th July 2008, 18:21
Southerncross, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage
5th July 2008, 18:37
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, southerncross.
Plenty of crew who attended Hull Nautical College so you may get some results.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.
5th July 2008, 23:48
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.
6th July 2008, 12:01
Welcome SC to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
7th July 2008, 00:31
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage
8th July 2008, 15:15
Welcome southerncross from Australia, I suggest you try the website :-www.shawsavillships.co.uk who had the new Southern Cross, they might have the history of the ship you are looking for. Regards, Terence Williams.R538301.
16th May 2013, 16:24
Cailach (Southern Cross), based on the south coast, was deleted from the Greenock Lloyd's Register Book on 16 Jan 1992, and presumed to have been de-commissioned.
However, it appears she was sold on to a German owner and now, fully restored, is up for sale in Mallorca for the sum of EUR 275,000. See the advert on page 45 of the June issue of Classic Boat magazine.
I hope to finally finish off the history of this yacht, so if anybody has information about her time at the sailing college, please contact me at email@example.com
16th May 2013, 23:13
Website with photos of Cailach (Southern Cross)
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