Battersea

Stephen Swinhoe
15th October 2005, 00:27
In South Dock, Sunderland.

ruud
27th August 2006, 07:55
Ahoy,

Here another view of her:
Courtesy/© by A.Duncan

robandbarbara
13th June 2007, 00:57
Battersea @ Westminster Bridge. 11.07.1952.

NORDICA
13th June 2007, 19:33
Was There Ever A Flattie Called The Wandsworth?

Bruce Carson
13th June 2007, 22:11
There was a 'Wandsworth', belonging to the Central Electricity Generating Board.
Diesel powered and built in 1950, she measured 1,875GT.
That's all I have: perhaps others will add to the information.

Bruce C

spartan
13th June 2007, 22:53
The Wandsworth was indeed a Flattie.Built for South Eastern Gas Board.Sold to Italian owners in 1968 renamed Pietro Rembado.Sank after collision 2.7.68 off Cape Espichel.(Info from Gas And Electricity Colliers by D.Ridley Chesterton and R.Fenton)
Cheers
Spartan

NORDICA
14th June 2007, 19:42
Anyone Know Of Any Pics Of Her?

R58484956
15th June 2007, 12:16
MV Wandsworth, 1875 tons Built 1950 by Burntisland SB Co; Ltd. 265.4 x 39.5 x 16.6. 8 cylinder diesel by British Polar Engines, Glasgow. ESD,Radar.
cruiser stern. Code flags MNDJ. Machinery aft. Part electricaly welded. No cargo battens fitted. Owned by SEGB. Registered London, British flag.

ruud
15th June 2007, 13:33
Anyone Know Of Any Pics Of Her?
Ahoy,
I sure must have some,but can't find 'em for the moment,but will provide her asap,when my PC runs again as it should.

NORDICA
16th June 2007, 10:25
your a star ruud. do any of these still trade?

ruud
18th August 2007, 13:47
your a star ruud. do any of these still trade?
Ahoy Mate,
Well it took some time,but I knew there were some requests.
Haven't forgotten you,and was still in my thoughts.(Thumb)
The WANDSWORTH 1950
Courtesy/© John Clarkson
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7977/wandsworth1950johnclarkwy3.th.jpg (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wandsworth1950johnclarkwy3.jpg)

NORDICA
27th August 2007, 21:24
oh spot on mate!!!! been working hard so not been in of late.

oceancraft
29th September 2007, 13:22
A GA of the class is available on this link:

http://www.aberdeenships.com/related.asp?searchFor=haslett&index=97159&shipid=101541

Mike Davison
7th December 2007, 08:23
Hi there Stephen, I see by your profile and your funnel markings you know the river wear port very well. Myself also from Sunderland I worked at the River Wear Commissioners in the 1960s as an apprentice fitter and turner. Also knew all the tugs and dredgers there, we had some tugs two of which were called the Biddick and the Pallion, with an older one called the Cinema Star (paddle wheels driven). Do you maybe have any more photos of colliers in particular the Sydenham and Effra belonging to the SEGB. Was in Sunderland two months ago to visit my daughter, but it rained every day, somethings never change!

ruud
7th December 2007, 09:12
Ahoy Mike,
Here the EFFRA & SYDENHAM:
The first SYDENHAM,is a scan from the lovely book Classic Coasters by Paul Boot & Roy Fenton,all credits to them[ISBN 095211798-3 and is still available at several sources £12.50]Should be a nice Christmas present.
©Paul Boot-Roy Fenton
http://img6.myimg.de/Effra1946laterYannakisFa5ac31_thumb.jpg (http://www.myimg.de/?img=Effra1946laterYannakisFa5ac31.jpg)