Were you there. 1960/62

25th February 2012, 16:44
I have been looking through the very comprehensive list of ships.But unable to find the " Dame Caroline Haslette " I was AB she was a collier, converted to a cable layer.Two holds number one held re-enforced cable,number two held what was called a biscuit tin ( Smile ) which in fact was an accommodation facility lowered into number two hold to house the A.E.I and B.I. C. C. electricians and the divers.In charge of the operation was a Captain Rowton ( not sure if that is spelt correctly.He was not Captain of the vessel, I do not remember his name. Anyway the purpose of the job was to repair a cable that links England to France.Which had been damaged when an anchored ship lifted her anchor and caused the damage ( honest sir it was,nt me ). Out of interest ,this Captain Rowton laid an oil line between England and France during the war.( so I am told. ) Bloody hell what a long winded way to find out if any of you guys were there at the time,plus of course if anybody has a photo of the " Dame ". I have had my say for the day. Thanks and good day. John.

25th February 2012, 17:15
John ive moved your post to the Ship Research Catergory as you will get more help here not in the Say Hello Thread

25th February 2012, 17:20

John here she is just click on link above

25th February 2012, 20:06
Three more shots of her here (http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20D/index2.html). (Thumb)

25th February 2012, 20:12
.......... and two in SN's Gallery as a cable layer here (http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/search.php?searchid=1095419). (Thumb)

25th February 2012, 20:12
DAME CAROLINE HASLETT id 5085023. Built 1950 by Hall Russell. Aberdeen. grt 1777. 1982 DAME CAROLINE. scrapped Middlesbrough 6/3/1984.

26th February 2012, 15:29
Thank you Shipmate17 for your interest to reply to me.I was aboard her for nine weeks. John

27th February 2012, 19:30
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