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Cor! Great pic!

The two up front are easy enough, but that tug looks like the Thunderer out of Turner's 'Fighting Temeraire'
 

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Have a look at my gallery for better photos of it!
 

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Wonder what that ship being built is? Vessel with black diamond looks like Cory Maritime's CORBURN built 1953, 2059grt. Red/brown hulled coaster on right is one of London and Rochester Trading, the name looks like CARDENCE? The vessel with the red maltese cross on the funnel may be a Greek?
 

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Dave, thanks for a great set of photographs of Blyth. I have been visiting the place since the mid 1960's and witnessed the deterioration in traffic over the years but those shots are extremely nostalgic. Have you seen the video that was made of Blyth during the same era with colour footage of all the colliers?
 

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As gadgee says - the one in the middle is the Corburn, the one on the right is the Cardience.
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BlythSpirit
 

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I would have thought the coaster was Gardience, a name that L&RT have used a few times. I don't think there was ever a Cardience.

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If you zoom in, it looks more like a C than a G, but I understand your argument. We need some Crescent experts?
 

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Take a look at a very recent gallery posting from David Edge:

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/53918/si/gardience

You'll see that the G is an apology for a G and looks like a C even when seen clearly. But yes, GARDIENCE is definitely correct. At that time L&R never had two ships starting with the same letter. C was already taken up with CRESCENCE.

Cheers, Geoff
 

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Well done - Cardience would be a strange name! Next identification is that ship being built and the cargo ship portside alongside which looks like it has a name of two words?
 

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This is a lovely shot but I always find it a little frustrating in instances like this that the photo size limit is set to something like 800 x 600 pixels. A higher resolution upload would possibly make the name of the cargo ship visible. It would at least make the funnel markings clearer. However, I suppose limits have to be set due to server space and the fact that some members might still be accessing the web using a steam-powered 56k modem.

Phil
 

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