Steam Collier Fleets

IBlenkinsopp
17th March 2010, 17:32
Hi Guys,
Recently bought a copy of the above book, part written by a Captain McRae now deceased, I believe he was on the Hackney, any other info about him would be interesting,

Thanks

Ian Bl.

stein
17th March 2010, 17:42
Fine book. I got three of those Waine Research Publication books, and they're all excellent.

Gateshead Lass
9th August 2010, 23:22
My late father Jimmy Gray was bosun on the Hackney and he had a great respect for Capt. McRae. I was really overjoyed when someone told me about his book and I discovered a couple of photos of my dad in it. My mother was often in touch with his wife by phone, as it was the surest way to get news and information. The internet hadn't been dreamt of in those days!

The 2nd. Mate
22nd September 2010, 19:36
I have a GRP hull of the steam ship "Ashfield" along with 2 sheets of plans. According to the latter the information came from the Waine Research Foundation.

I have 3 of their books and, as you say, they are excellent.

trevor page
2nd October 2010, 15:18
Hi, could you do me a great favour and check your books for a ship by the name of Winchester, she foundered in a storm whilst en rout Newcastle to Copenhagen 2/12/1867 off Angleholm Sweden, my wifes G G Grandfather George Hoskins Moore was Ships Carpenter on this vessel and went down with the ship. Much obliged Trevor.

Shipbuilder
22nd November 2010, 20:13
Here is a model I made of ASHFIELD (No longer in my possession).
Iused the plans from the Waine book.
Bob

Thomson
20th December 2010, 16:56
Anybody got any information or a photo of steam collier SS Hookwood mined off the Thames November 1939. Thanks

stein
20th December 2010, 19:51
The Hookwood of 1923 is mentioned in "The Steam Collier Fleets," by MacRae and Waine but not much more. On page 158 we learn that in 1927 she belonged to E. T. Lindley, former partner in the John Harrison Line, based at the same adress as that company in 3 East India Avenue London. And on page 163 that she became the property of Hawksfield & Son Ltd. of Dover in 1929

BillH
20th December 2010, 21:53
The Hookwood of 1923 is mentioned in "The Steam Collier Fleets," by MacRae and Waine but not much more. On page 158 we learn that in 1927 she belonged to E. T. Lindley, former partner in the John Harrison Line, based at the same adress as that company in 3 East India Avenue London. And on page 163 that she became the property of Hawksfield & Son Ltd. of Dover in 1929
HOOKWOOD
O.N. 147515. 1,537g. 926n. 244.8 x 38.0 x 17.5 feet.
T. 3-cyl. (17”, 27” & 45” x 36”) engine made by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow. 120nhp, 900 Ihp, 9.25 knots.
23.3.1923: Keel laid by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Haverton Hill on Tees (Yard No. 51), for E. T. Lindley, London.
14.6.1923: Launched.
7.1923: Completed.
10.7.1923: Registered.
26.10.1932: Sold to P. Hawksfield & Son Ltd., Dover.
10.11.1932: Transferred to Hookwood Steamship Company Ltd., (P. Hawksfield & Son Ltd., Dover, managers), Dover.
23.11.1939: Whilst on a voyage from Blyth to Dover with coal, exploded a mine and sank in a position 51.32.04N., 01.28E., 3 miles ENE of the Tongue Lightvessel.
19.12.1939: Register closed.

The dates quoted for ownership changes are those from the vessel registration documents at PRO Kew.

Thomson
21st December 2010, 15:21
Thanks - most of this I already have but thanks about the extra info about
E.T.Lindley. My uncle drowned at the time of the mining.
Regards

adrie van zanten
8th October 2013, 22:34
Do anyone know the scottish coal boats that use to bring coal to Dublin in the 50/60 s They were off loaded in th
e Grand canal dock

johnvoe
28th October 2013, 09:52
Just wanted to ask if "The Steam Collier Fleets," by MacRae and Waine covered ships transporting coal for the Admiralty during WW1? Trying to gather info on these ships for research I'm carrying out on WW1 shipping through Lerwick, Shetland and wondered if it was worth buying the book from eBay. Struggling to find details on tonnages, when built etc so if anyone can help I'd be most grateful!

Many thanks
John

Binnacle
28th October 2013, 11:25
Anybody got any information or a photo of steam collier SS Hookwood mined off the Thames November 1939. Thanks

23/11/39 - SS Hookwood, 1537 gt, cargo coal, on passage Blyth to Dover, mined 3-3.5 miles east of Tongue LV, 2 crew lost. Wreck lies in position 51 34.2' N 01 28' E. (To be dispersed)

Source - Lloyd's War Losses Vol 1