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Birkenhead Docks

Seen in the 1960s--3 Clan, 1 blue flue,1 harrisons, 1 Ellermans, 1 Union Castle, Rothsay or Rotherwick.

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Chris, Hi.Clan boat in centre seems to have small bulwark plating between No2 and 3 hatch and only one jumbo over No3 so i`d plumb for CLAN MCNAIR.
Cheers, John.
 

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This was taken while new Blue Funnel berths were still under construction, although there is on Bluey shown at Cathcart St. During this period, BF were using Bidston Dock as their loading berth.
There is a City Line ship alongside at Mortar Mill Quay astern of the bulker discharging grain at Spiller's mills, which are now demolished.
In the late sixties, the Clan sheds were all demolished and rebuilt.
 

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If you draw a line due NW from the bow of the City boat, you come to the 'Blazing Stump', a well known sailor's pub on the Dock Road. It is still there today, but now semi derelict after closing it's doors about twenty years ago.
 

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Fascinating photograph , plenty of interest. The geared bulker looks like one of Trader Navigation's , either the 'MIDDLESEX TRADER' or 'SURREY TRADER'. (Trader Nav., were part of the major grain house , Bunge, which still going strong).
 

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