Keynes

meechingman
1st March 2006, 22:48
Anyone have any pictures or information on the Stevenson Clarke collier Keynes that used to run into Newhaven in the 50's and 60's.

Thanks
Andy G

zelo1954
1st March 2006, 23:01
A number have appeared on Riversea over the years. Go to:

http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/index.htm

and email the webmaster. There's an email link near the bottom of the page.

I'm assuming by the way that you mean the steamer rather than the flatiron ex-ACCUM? There is a picture of the latter on Ebay at present

calvin
2nd March 2006, 08:36
remember the keynes well father sailed on it and it was a regular vistor to seaham in the fifties and sixties taking coal to london alot of them came under the cegb group

zelo1954
3rd March 2006, 03:10
There's actually a photo of KEYNES on THIS site - posted by David Edge about a month ago:

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/14748/password/0/sort/1/cat/all/page/1

ruud
13th September 2006, 07:57
Ahoy,
A friend send me this one, no sources or credits to be given.
Only details I found was that the Keynes was built in 1950 as Accum and renamed Titika and scrapped in Piraeus in 1984

nigelcollett
13th September 2006, 09:01
Hi Andy

Keynes (II) (1946 - 1966)
ON 180839
1563grt 826net 2230dwt
269'11" x 36'6" x 16'10 1/4"
T.3-cyl by North Eastern Marine Co (1938) Ltd,. Sunderland
March 1946 completed by S P Austin & Son Ltd Sunderland
1966 Sold to Torsten Johannisson, Sweden and r/n GRANITA IV
1969 Broken up in Gothenburg.

I have a, less than perfect, pic which is a copy of a copy which I will let you have if you can find any thing better

Regards

NigelC

gdynia
13th September 2006, 09:07
Andy
Theres a excellent photo of the Keynes on its not the flattie

www.photoship.co.uk

billyboy
13th September 2006, 09:41
will this one do Andy. cant remember who sent it to me now mate.(Thumb)

john hardy
8th June 2010, 13:27
my father was cook/steward on the keynes in 1966 when she was sold, my understanding at that time was, she was going to be used as a drilling platform in scandanavia, one of the last of the coal fired colliers if i remember correctly. i was on her in seaham harbour (visiting my old man) while she was in the process of being sold, met a fireman by the nickname of "ringo" young bloke, but a throwback to stokers of old! regards, john hardy.

Burned Toast
9th June 2010, 10:11
my father was cook/steward on the keynes in 1966 when she was sold, my understanding at that time was, she was going to be used as a drilling platform in scandanavia, one of the last of the coal fired colliers if i remember correctly. i was on her in seaham harbour (visiting my old man) while she was in the process of being sold, met a fireman by the nickname of "ringo" young bloke, but a throwback to stokers of old! regards, john hardy.

Always thought that a more modern collier was in service built simlar to the Portslade

Ray

john hardy
10th June 2010, 04:10
hi ray, if you check out www.photoship.co.uk, there are 4 photos of different era keynes, also 9 of various portslades. i was only 16 at the time, but do remember she was a coal fired steamer. regards, john.

robert hankinson
15th June 2010, 17:02
Anyone have any pictures or information on the Stevenson Clarke collier Keynes that used to run into Newhaven in the 50's and 60's.

Thanks
Andy G

hi i worked on the keynes for a couple of months in the late sixties,i joined at diables whaf southhampton draged a dead deck hand from the ships hold and put him in the crains coalbocket,then sailed the same everning,she had teloscopic masts and to my mind was the most dangerous ship i worked on,money was good,rolled all the time at sea due to a flat bottom,polish boson,mate was no good,could not be botherd with supervision of body removal,hope this helps

billyboy
16th June 2010, 00:32
I can recall how the Keynes used to move silently up river,Enpty, to the swinging berth just north of the island. Then suddenly drop anchor and commence her swing.
I (we) never heard the Keynes approach.
Scared the heck out of the young lady beneath me! I lookedm up at her Focsul to see grinning faces peering down us. Never saw that lass again Andy.

calvin
20th June 2010, 18:57
a vary good regular into seaham my late father stokeo on her love her use to go from her to flathouse with friend i only new as yorkie