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Shieldhall

IMO 5322752

Built 1955

1,753 gross tons

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Sludge (sewage) disposal vessel. Originally built for Glasgow Corporation and certificated to carry a limited number of passengers, she was sold to Southampton circa 1980 for her final few years. Now preserved in Southampton.
 

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Shieldhall at the Woolston sewage jetty on the River Itchen with the former Vosper Thornycroft Shipyard to her bow, that has all been demolished now and a new residential area has been built on the land.

I live approximately a 10 minute walk to this location where you get a good view of the ports Eastern Docks.

Sean
 

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From Glasgow to Glasgow (Doon the Water) she went outside the Garroch Heads and dump the S--T then returned up the river Clyde to Glasgow about 9-10 hours mostly pensioners.
 

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Why on earth would anyone want to go for a day out on a sh*t dumper? Let me guess, they all fished over the side as well...
 

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It was a trip out of the city and it was free. These ships were kept in immaculate condition and you'd be hard pressed to tell you were on a sludge boat, even when they discharged tanks.
Edinburgh latterly had a similar vessel which also carried passengers.
 

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Have to agree, she is a Lovely looking ship, who would have tjought that she's a sullage barge looking at those pleasing lines.
 

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Still doing passenger sailings from Southampton. A great day out, with Bridge and Engine Room visits, too.
http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/excursions
 

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Fascinating link Eddy, a trip to Southampton is next on my bucket list me thinks!
 

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