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APPLEGARTH

A Liverpool Echo photo.

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Thanks for posting this I take it that was when she got hit by her tow the Perthshire.
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All hands were lost when the Perthshire ran down the Applegarth off Alfred Locks in 1960.
One of them was a friend of mine, Johnny Dolphin who was about 18 at the time.
The Perthshire docked in Birkenhead, and a night shift of dockers boarded her to start work, and one of the deckhands got tangled up in a runner and was dragged through the winch. So the Perthshire killed quite a few men that night.
 

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I'm surprised they didn't boycott the ship after what happened that night.
 

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Pat

Was Dolphin a Moreton lad - sure I bumped into him at the Seamans Mish in Singapore - that would have been early/mid 1957
---- I think we were same age both brought up in Moreton

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Roger,
I think he lived in Seacombe, and to the best of my knowledge he never went deep sea.
I did however know a Pamela Dolphin who lived in Moreton, maybe some connection?
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In the photograph the salvage vessel is the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board's Vigilant, one of two salvage vessels which the Dock Board owned in those days, the other was the slightly smaller Salvor.
The foremast and heavy lift derricks are now sited on a roundabout between the Liver Buildings and Princes Dock at the Liverpool Pierhead.

Applegarth was taken to Bidston Graving dock for repairs, and there is a photo somewhere in the gallery of her, sitting on the blocks looking pretty derelict.
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It was either "Salvor" or "Vigilant" who were two Bouy tenders the Dock Board owned, they positioned the "Camells" and I believe sweep wirse were dragged under "Applegarth" then the "Camells" were pumped out continuously till the tug was lifted and floated into dry dock. tragic about the loss of the crowd though. I sereved in both of them and in the survey launches much later on in the seventies
 

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