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AMITY AT GT YARMOUTH

AMITY AT GT YARMOUTH

An early 60's Kodak Brownie 127 shot of Everard's Amity alongside at Gt Yarmouth. I can find no mention of this vessel in a 1966 reference book, so maybe she was disposed of soon after I took this pic? The vessel astern of her is Nascence. Possibly my second ever photo of a ship.

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The Amity was built in 1945 by Sir J. Laing of Sunderland as the Empire Tedassa for the Ministry of War Transport. Reg No 181117 Gross Tonnage 947 Net Tonnage 392
Length 201 ft Beam 34 ft Call sign G.Q.Q.F.
Sold to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company of London & renamed Fossarina in 1947. Sold to F.T. Everard & Sons in 1950 & renamed Amity.
Scrapped at Great Yarmouth in December 1965.
 

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Gadgee,

Not bad for a Kodak Brownie! You could try a higher resolution scan and applying the Unsharp Mask filter if you have Photoshop to make it a bit clearer. If you don't have the software I would be happy to give it a go for you if you send me a higher res version.

Looks like she was moored on the inland side of the Yare somewhere about opposite to the Customs House building. There is a museum there now if my memory serves me right.

Brian
 

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John
Thanks for the info. I remember that when I took this photo, there were a few ships moored abreast each other - wonder whether they were laid up prior to disposal? My dating of my image could be too early and it might well be 1964/5.
Brian,
These photos were taken on the Gorleston side of the river. I was visiting my Aunt who lived in Southtown. I distinctly remember the timber yard being close to here, coupled with it\'s smells! Her terraced house was only 2 mins walk from the wharves.
Thanks for the Photoshop offer. I have it, but haven\'t bothered to install yet. I used Arcsoft Photostudio and am still learning about restoring old images
 

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Gadgee,
Looks like she is moored alongside Fellows shipyard,which was owned by Everards.Many of their vessels were refitted and dry docked there.The dry dock is still in use and kept very busy,although no longer owned by Everards.
Bob.
 

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