A long time ago!"

8th December 2007, 10:54
When I was a young boy in the 1950's I rode my bike down to the Mount Stuart dry dock in Cardiff (now long gone and replaced with a Harry Ramsdens !1) I recall being fascinated with all the work going on and remember a ship called Ronald M. Scobie in the dry dock. Can anyone please give me any details on this vessel ?
Kind regards to all. Mike Stokes.

8th December 2007, 11:10
Cargo ship. ID 116196. Flag. Gbr. Grt. 7331. Launched 1945 as EMPIRE PROSPECT by SB Corp Tyne.Low Walker for Ministry of War Newcastle.renamed 1947. RONALD M. SCOBIE. 1954. PLOVER. 1965. KOWLOON VENTURE, scrapped Kaoshiung 1969. according to Miramar data base.

K urgess
8th December 2007, 11:11
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Mike.
Here (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/250064) are a few details.
Find your way around our happy ship and enjoy he voyage.

K urgess
8th December 2007, 11:12
Going to have to improve my response time there, Shipmate (LOL)

8th December 2007, 11:54
Welcome onboard and enjoy the voyage

ian d.cameron
8th December 2007, 12:27
Is this her under the name Plover.

8th December 2007, 12:35
Greetings Mike and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

8th December 2007, 16:31

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

8th December 2007, 18:27
Hi Mike & welcome,your first day & youve Struck gold.

8th December 2007, 19:40
Hello Mike,
Welcome aboard, Joined my first ship in the drydock M.V. King Robert in 1953, Shirley Bassey, was just taking off, seen her house in Bute Street, all changed now, can,t even smoke in the bars anymore, but you can drink or have a meal, if you can afford it Ha, Ha, I will not pay 2-50 or 3-80 for a pint, Have a good trip Mike enjoy the Lads, Good Sailing Rgds Bill(Thumb)

8th December 2007, 20:06
Welcome from the North-West of England.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



Bruce Carson
8th December 2007, 20:44
Mike, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Make yourself at home and enjoy what we have to offer.
It looks like our members already have provided the information for you.