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Whitby dredger Esk,1915

Whitby dredger Esk,1915

Built 1887 by William Simons and Co Ltd, Renfrew.

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Interesting photo of the old bucket dredger, with her builders being at the time almost the main dredger builders for the world, with many orders world-wide. In practice, the bucket dredger design eventually became slightly inefficient especially for narrow channels/harbours, mainly due to the need for extensive wide-ranging moorings from bow and stern, which allowed them to manoeuvre in a semi-circular motion but restricted passing vessels. This one was finally replaced by the more familiar self-propelled grab dredger of the same name i.e. 'Esk" which was built in 1936 and which was much more flexible when working. See: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/149262/title/esk/cat/516
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Super photo. Looks like plenty of smoke emanating from Fortune's Kippers near the bottom of the steps.

John T

PS Following Brexit, have Fortunes been released from the EU bonds that limited their sales?
 

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