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Coaster Summity from an old magazine I found .. possibly fom early 40,s
· Date: Sun, 11 January 09 · Views: 945
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price
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Registered: February 2006
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Sun, 11 January 09 09:50

According to Capt. K. Garrett's excellent book 'Everard of Greenhithe', this photo was taken of the Summity, beached under Shakespeare Cliff Dover, she was bombed while in convoy through the Dover Straits in July 1940. The ship now in a sinking condition, the captain beached her under under the cliff, she was later repaired and served the company well until 1966. I can remember the late Captain Murphitt (sp)? a former Harbour Master of Charlestown, was master of her for a while in the 1960s.
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eddyw
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Sun, 11 January 09 15:48

Despite bombing and loss of steering her 5 cyl Sirron L type engine kept running and was used to manoeuvre her on to the beach. Tough old machines.
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tony smith
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Sun, 18 January 09 06:50

Take a damaged piston and con rod out of a Sirron, refit it upside down, clamp and chain block it and let the vessel sail on the next tide, no problems.

Tony (Newbury Diesel)
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peter hogg
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Wed, 4 March 20 16:22

I did a trip on this ship in early fifties from Tilbury(?) to Par and ack for China clay. I remember when the ide went out we were left high and dry. I was about 4 years old and the mate, a nice fella from wateford call Willy Furlong took me down to the sands to collect shellfish. First time I tasted cockles. Happy memories.
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