Lough Neagh aggregate dredgers

Weyport
20th December 2010, 15:01
Hi

Below I've listed all the vessels I've so far found which were or are engaged in dredging sand on Lough Neagh. Can anybody can add to or correct the list and/or provide ANY additional information about the origins / history of the ships or companies / people engaged in the trade over the years?

Thanks in anticipation.

Regards. Paul

Vessels involved in Lough Neagh sand dredging trade

Vessel. Owning / Operating Company. Vessel type

Norman. Norman Emerson. Suction dredger
Bayshore. Norman Emerson. Suction dredger
Sunrise. Norman Emerson. Suction dredger
Lee. Norman Emerson. Motorised Barge
William James. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Rams Island. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Coney Island. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Sandy Bay. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Bayllyronan. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Toomebridge. Scotts / Northstone. Suction dredger
Killiney. Scott Bros. Motorised Barge
Clonsilla. Scott Bros. Motorised Barge
Chapelizod. Scott Bros. Motorised Barge
Castleknock. Scott Bros. Motorised Barge
Ex Schiestroom. Scott Bros. Suction dredger
Fairhead. Lagan. Suction dredger
Tramp. Lagan. Suction dredger
Libertas. Mulholland. Suction dredger
Lennie. Mulholland. Suction dredger
Bantam 2. Mulholland. Tug
Enterprize. Mulholland. Grab dredger
Cornelis. Lagan / Mulholland. Suction dredger
Lough Neagh. Lagan / Mulholland. Suction dredger
Ballyginniff. Lagan / Mulholland. Suction dredger
Tredagh. CEMEX / RMC. Suction dredger
Gyle. CEMEX / RMC. Suction dredger
Sandpiper. CEMEX / RMC. Suction dredger
Delcapo. Walls. Suction dredger
Foyle. Walter & Herby Scott. Motorised Barge
Lagan. Walter & Herby Scott. Motorised Barge
Boyne. Motorised Barge
Royal Daylight. ? Pump boat
Vartry. ? Motorised Barge
Slaney. ? Motorised Barge
Liffey. ? Motorised Barge
Kathleen. ? Pump boat
Antrim. ? Motorised Barge
CORRECTIONS? ANY OTHERS??

BillH
20th December 2010, 16:55
Paul,

Gyle should read GYLFE.

Some additional info on her and some additions

This is all I can offer on the subject so best of luck on your quest.

Bill

ELY
Built 1965, as S.L. 65, by Orenstein & Koppel A.G., Luebeck.
1985 ren Golfbraekker
1988 ren Gylfe R
1991 ren Gylfe
1998 ren Ely by P. & J. McCann Ltd., Toomebridge.


J.K. 7 dumb barge
O.N. 182068. 49 grt/nrt. 63.2 x 14.5 x 6.0 feet.
1946: Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, for John Kelly Ltd, Belfast.
1951: 1st registered at Belfast.
1964: Sold to J. N. Emerson & Sons, Ardmore, Lurgan.
1968: Sold to W. D. Irwin & Sons Ltd, Portadown and James McCormick, Annaloiste, Lurgan.
1992: Still on British register.
No further details. Last name JOAN.

J.K. 16 dumb barge
O.N. 185561. 53 grt/nrt. 65.2 x 14.6 x 6.2 feet.
1955: Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, for John Kelly Ltd, Belfast.
1955: 1st registered at Belfast.
1968: Sold to J. N. Emerson & Sons, Ardmore, Lurgan.
1992: Still on British register.
No further details.

J.K. 17 dumb barge
O.N. 300026. 53 grt/nrt. 65.2 x 14.6 x 6.2 feet.
1957: Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, for John Kelly Ltd, Belfast.
1957: 1st registered at Belfast.
1968: Sold to J. N. Emerson & Sons, Ardmore, Lurgan.
1992: Still on British register.
No further details.

J.K. 18 dumb barge
O.N. 300027. 53 grt/nrt. 65.2 x 14.6 x 6.2 feet.
1957: Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, for John Kelly Ltd, Belfast.
1957: 1st registered at Belfast.
1968: Sold to J. N. Emerson & Sons, Ardmore, Lurgan.
1992: Still on British register.
No further details.

Weyport
21st December 2010, 14:16
Very many thanks Bill....more new names to add to the ever lengthening list... Have a good one. Regards Paul

Irvingman
21st December 2010, 16:19
Paul.
Hi, not sure how to put in a link but if you go to the gallery and search 'Schiestroom' in the coasters section you will find quite a history of that vessel pieced together by myself and a number of other members.
Good Luck

Weyport
24th December 2010, 11:53
Thanks Irvingman...went there and have copied all...a few more pieces for the jigsaw...take care.

Paul

Ramsisland
27th December 2010, 10:23
Paul

Lough Neagh. Lagan / Mulholland. Suction dredger
Ballyginniff. Lagan / Mulholland. Suction dredger

Both these Barges were owned by Scott Bros built by Cooks of Wivenhoe and destroyed by IRA circa 1972 when they were nearly new. The remains are ashore at Ballyginniff (Ballyginniff Boat) and the Lough Neagh at Ardmore Boatyard. Lives were lost on the Lough Neagh.

I have posted some pics of the John Kelly dumb barges. One of these (JK 16) is now restored/converted into a floating interpretive centre at Rams Island Lough Neagh.

Weyport
27th December 2010, 12:06
Thanks for that Michael...I'm having another go at Lough Neagh in the new year, including the history of the companies involved over the years... Take care. Paul

fred hamond
21st September 2013, 23:19
Have you come across the Industry - apparently used for sand by Mulhollands on Lough Neagh for a while in the later 1900s. Before that, worked the Lagan Navigation/Canal, Upper Bann Navigation and Coalisland Canal. I'd be interested to know if anyone knows anythhing about its history.