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Loch Loyal

Seen in the Tyne the "Loch Loyal" is lying outside the "Pipiriki".

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Another one of your fine pics Dave, any idea what the third vessel was. Looks as though the Pipiriki is flying the Blue Peter or have I got the wrong flag.
David
 

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David,
The third vessel was a Navy ship of some sort. Her bridge is in line with the "Pipiriki's" foremast and funnel in line with the "Loch Loyal's" foremast.
As you've probably realised, both ships are flying 'TE' and it certainly looks like the 'Blue Peter' flown by "Pipiriki".
 

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Loch Loyal. Built by Harland and Wolff Belfast yard number 1562 refrigerated cargo vessel Launched 9th August 1957 delivered 30th december 1957 11035 gross tons for Royal Mail Line.
 

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Ok, so I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but why would they be flying "TE", which, from what I can find in the IMO International Code Of Signals book, means Bottom Trawling, if they are tied up?

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Coastie.
 

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The meaning has changed since the photo was taken in 1966. We used to remember TE as 'Take it Easy' but the official meaning was something like 'Vessels passing please proceed with caution'.
 

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Thought the meanings had changed. Sorted! Thanks Dave.

Best Wishes.
Coastie
 

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