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THE MARCHIONESS 1960

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Name: THE MARCHIONESS 1960
Owner:J.Hay & Sons Ltd.[F.T.Everard & Sons]
Yard: J.Pollock.Sons & Co.Ltd-Faversham[1466]
GT:324
NT:151
DWT:420
LOA:41,60 x 7,65 x 2,98
Eng.:4SA 3Cy. by Allen & Sons-Bedford
1935 launched as CAMROUX II
1937 re-engined with a 6Cy. 4SA Humboldt-Deutz
1946 re-engined wi

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Hi Ruud, I sailed on her sister ship the Camroux I, when she belonged to the Newcastle Coal & Shipping Co., we used to take coal from the northeast coast to Fulham, she later became the 'Marquis', a nice little ship, I only have good memories of her. I remember that the hatch tarpaulins were too short to cover the hatch so, six tarps were overlapped to cover the hatch. Dick Sibun was the long serving Master.
Cheers . Bruce.
 

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Hello Ruud and Bruce,
I made a few trips in CAMROUX 1 during 1938..Scrap iron from Thomas Ward [Shipbreakers] Grays Essex to Blyth and a return cargo of coal to Rosebank Wharf Fulham....Captain Martell - his brother was Master of CAMROUX 1V..
 

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Remember her well when she replaced 'Glen Helen' as a sand sucker with the Tay Sand at Dundee. A sand tank was installed in the hull and the sand pump and boom from the Glen Helen fitted - the pump was converted to diesel drive. The DTI didn't like sand suckers expecially after the Isabel episode and threw all kinds of spanners in the works to their continued operation from Dundee. Perth could operate under loadline exemption but Dundee, being 'at sea' couldn't so the Dundee trade died and the Perth trade continued until it too died in the 1990s.
 

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I sailed on the Camroux III for several trips with coal from Blyth to London. She was a lovely little ship.
 

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price said:-
Hi Ruud, I sailed on her sister ship the Camroux I

We seem to have led parallel lives, Bruce! :)
 

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Hi Ken, I remember the Camroux III well, I don't know what became of her. The Camroux IV became the 'Salcombe' of Osborne and Wallis.
There is a photo of the Camroux III in Lawrence Dunn's 'Thames Shipping', proceding downstream from Rosebank Wharf Fulham in 1939.
Cheers Bruce.
 

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