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Xylonite plus Sorrento

Xylonite plus Sorrento

Sailing barge XYLONITE of Harwich
link here;
http://www.thamesbarge.org.uk/barges/barges/xylonite.html

plus SORRENTO of Thomas Wilson
in Thames.

From an original with full copyright 1930's.

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Wow! What nostalgia - even if it was before my time. Signalman.
 

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Scortcher - What a fascinating photograph of the Lower Pool. Yep, you are right about the yach name and the Ellerman Wilson on Butler's Wharf (now that fancy dan restaurant owned by Conran, 'Pointe de la Tour' or whatever.
Interestingly the ship turning down river could be going into the old London Dock entrance and she could be a McAndrew job, if not then she is berthing at CVarron Wharf which was next door to the entrance , just upstream. The entrance is still there but filled in and near the 'Town of Ramsgate'What interest me are the two ships on the bouys which must be virtually opposite Chamber's Wharf. The first one looks like one of the British built Ememrgency Wartime vessels of 1914-`18 .To confuse the U-Boats they were built to look as though they had two bows and difficult to tell which way they were steaming. She could well be a General Steam waiting to go onto Irongate Wharf right by Tower Bridge on the Northbank or into the London Dock. Anyway, I'll give it another 'shufti' through the old spy glass and see if there is anything else . Cheers.
 

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Stumps I agree totally such views are priceless. Mind you first hand knowledge is just as priceless
so they go together like bow and stern.....or bearing in mind your fascinating comment....bow and bow.
I must add that even if I do suggest a name your spyglass reports are now a part of SN folklore.
The tug in the centre looks like a 'Gaselee' I realise that tugs are tiddlers in your hierachy but they kicked started my interest so I appreciate anything over 20 tons!
I will add some enlargements of details to keep you interested. Cheers as always !.
 

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Scorcher - You comments are too kind . When it comes to ships and the sea I can waffle all day! Anyway, yes, that does look like a Gaselee job. If I remember they were all named after insects.
 

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