New Dredger

Bill Morrison
7th April 2016, 20:55
Not often you come across good news concerning British ships, shipbuilding these days. In the local media today it was announced that Moray Council N.E. Scotland's new small dredger Selkie was under going trials. It will work in the small harbours in their area and also be available for charter. It was built in a local boatyard at a cost of 2.4 million and it replaces the old Shearwater which was sold two years ago.

chadburn
8th April 2016, 08:42
Priestman Grab type Bill?

Bill Morrison
8th April 2016, 20:56
No grab. A bow mounted excavator will dredge to 27 feet. Changed days no wire ropes or chains to snag just burst hydraulic pipes.

Bill

chadburn
9th April 2016, 08:57
Thanks Bill, remember the 'Boilers in the Bow' Suction Dredger Aberdeen Harbour Board had?

john fraser
9th April 2016, 09:46
Thanks Bill, remember the 'Boilers in the Bow' Suction Dredger Aberdeen Harbour Board had?

The Annie Lewis

chadburn
9th April 2016, 13:21
Thanks John, her name was not one I have remembered.

Bill Morrison
9th April 2016, 19:15
Just for your memory Chadburn. The Annie W Lewis. She also was used to dredge the Ythan channel to Newburgh.

chadburn
9th April 2016, 20:06
Three Triple Expansions possibly four of varying sizes depending if she had her Suction Ladder Cutter engine fitted I would think.