Tug Harry Sharman

goldeneye
4th February 2010, 21:28
Ive always been into shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight, and one that has always facinated me since i was a youngster, is the tug Harry Sharman visible at low water at the base of Culver Cliff near Sandown Bay.

The tug ran aground at the base of the cliff in 1970.Strong winds blew her there whilst attempting to help in the salvage of the tanker Pacific Glory, that had been in a collision causing the outbreak of fires onboard.

Does anyone out there have any information on this tug, or photographs, i have looked all over the net, but cant find any information, apart from Long and Lat of the wreck. Ive only ever seen one photograph and that is her at the base of Culver Cliff. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Ashley

benjidog
4th February 2010, 23:39
There were two identical threads in different forums - we do not allow this as it is confusing so the other one has been deleted.

BillH
5th February 2010, 10:23
Ive always been into shipwrecks of the Isle of Wight, and one that has always facinated me since i was a youngster, is the tug Harry Sharman visible at low water at the base of Culver Cliff near Sandown Bay.

The tug ran aground at the base of the cliff in 1970.Strong winds blew her there whilst attempting to help in the salvage of the tanker Pacific Glory, that had been in a collision causing the outbreak of fires onboard.

Does anyone out there have any information on this tug, or photographs, i have looked all over the net, but cant find any information, apart from Long and Lat of the wreck. Ive only ever seen one photograph and that is her at the base of Culver Cliff. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Ashley
HARRY SHARMAN
O.N. 153842. 161g. 94.6 x 21.6 x 10.9 feet.
Post 1957: - 185g. 0n. 100' 8" x 21' 7" x 10' 7"
T.3-cyl. (13", 21" & 34" x 15") steam engine made by the shipbuilder. 79 NHP. 445 IHP. 10 kts.
Post 1957: 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (10" x 13") diesel engine manufactured in 1943, by Crossley Bros. Ltd., Manchester.
1927: Completed as GEERTRUIDA XV by Jonker & Stans, Hendrik Ido Ambacht (Yard No. 184), for J. Groenewegen, Dordrecht, Holland.
2.4.1928: Sold to the South African Railways & Harbours Administration, and renamed LADY ELIZABETH.
15.6.1938: Sold to James Dredging, Towage and Transport Company, London.
3.8.1938: Transferred to James Contracting and Dredging Company Ltd., London.
22.11.1938: Transferred to London registry.
8.1939 until 10.10.1945: Requisitioned by the Admiralty, for service at Portsmouth.
1945: Returned to owners restyled as James Contracting & Shipping Company Ltd.
8.1946: Converted to oil fuel.
1953: Sold to Foremost Dredging Company Ltd.
1956: Purchased by J. H. Lamey Ltd., Liverpool, and re-engined.
1957: Renamed JOHN LAMEY.
1968: Company control acquired by Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
1.1969: Sold to G. R. Walker, Kingswear, and renamed HARRY SHARMAN.
7.1969: Sold to Helen M McGinnity.
1970: Sold to Baigent & Thatcher Ltd.
10.1970: Wrecked under Culver Cliff, on the Isle of Wight.

Billieboy
5th February 2010, 13:45
Useless/interesting information re: J. Groenewegen, Dordrecht, Holland. This company is still in business in Dordrecht, their main business is worker's safety equipment.