1st February 2006, 19:05
Can anyone give more details of the above grab hopper dredger than following:
Built at Appledore in 1961 as --? for British Transport Docks Board, to Clydeport in 1982 and renamed Elderslie, sold in 1994 and became Benny Hill, possibly to the Azores

2nd February 2006, 05:04
Ahoy Jim,
Eldersie ex Calatria built in 1961 built at P.K.Harris & Sons Ltd.-Appledore[129]
Company:Midland Montague Leasing Ltd.
Call/Flag Sign:GMPE
Now called Garrio for J.Conde[Portugal]

2nd February 2006, 19:48
Many thanks Ruud as always.
Where do you live in Holland?
I spent four happy years working in Holland for Vetco Offshore who had a factory at Moerdijk.
Lived in Dubbledam Dordrecht and Zwindrecht, best years of my working life.

2nd February 2006, 22:18
Ahoy Jim,

Now live in Helmond nearby Eindhoven, was born in Hilversum, and lived for a while in Dordrecht,as well stayed in almost all University Hospitals in Holland, the most of the time in Rotterdam[Dijkzicht,1+ year for reconstructive surgery]

11th November 2007, 06:38
Calatria worked at Barrow in Furness for British Transport Docks Board from about 1977 until at least 1981 when I left the BTDB.