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Search: Posts Made By: vectiscol
Forum: Coasters 7th November 2018, 09:47
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By vectiscol
In the 1950’s about 12,000 tons of sugar beet per...

In the 1950’s about 12,000 tons of sugar beet per annum were shipped from Medina Wharf, Cowes, IOW. Did any of these cargoes go to Cantley?
Forum: Coasters 10th October 2018, 17:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By vectiscol
Did you ever take sugar beet to Cantley, sibby?

Did you ever take sugar beet to Cantley, sibby?
Forum: Coasters 8th October 2018, 12:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By vectiscol
I can remember London & Rochester motor barges...

I can remember London & Rochester motor barges berthed near Carrow Bridge at Norwich, but didn't know that tugs towed lighters on the Yare. Interesting!
Forum: Coasters 5th August 2018, 19:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,600
Posted By vectiscol
A poignant but fascinating story.

A poignant but fascinating story.
Forum: Ferries 3rd August 2018, 21:30
Replies: 78
Views: 8,882
Posted By vectiscol
Smile [/U]=albertd;2933811]Hee Hee! Do you think Queen...

[/U]=albertd;2933811]Hee Hee! Do you think Queen Victoria will allow you to do that? :)

She would be amused!
Forum: Ferries 2nd August 2018, 17:19
Replies: 78
Views: 8,882
Posted By vectiscol
As King of the Isle of Wight, I think I'll slap a...

As King of the Isle of Wight, I think I'll slap a 25% import tax on the new ferry.
Forum: Model Ships 2nd August 2018, 17:14
Replies: 17
Views: 5,420
Posted By vectiscol
I volunteer in Lowestoft Maritime Museum. A few...

I volunteer in Lowestoft Maritime Museum. A few weeks ago a visitor asked if we had, or knew of, a GA of the old Southern Railway train ferries Twickenhan/Shepperton/Hampton Ferry. The best we...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd June 2018, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By vectiscol
Hail and welcome, fellow Vectensian!

Hail and welcome, fellow Vectensian!
Forum: Fishing Vessels 28th February 2018, 16:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,693
Posted By vectiscol
Boston Putford are still in business in...

Boston Putford are still in business in Lowestoft, and no doubt would be very interested to see the letter. Send them a copy, also Lowestoft Maritime Museum.
Forum: Ship Research 11th February 2018, 21:45
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By vectiscol
Try the links on the website of the Maritime...

Try the links on the website of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, or better still, visit the excellent, special display there - I went whilst in Halifax last year.
Forum: Ship Research 16th February 2014, 20:35
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By vectiscol
You learn something every day! My picture of...

You learn something every day! My picture of Albion shows the port bow with one hawsepipe, whilst the photographs of Formidable and London show the starboard bow with twin hawsepipes. I bow to your...
Forum: Ship Research 15th February 2014, 18:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By vectiscol
I am not convinced by my own suggestion of one of...

I am not convinced by my own suggestion of one of the Formidable class, though I did not think that the ship is one of the three successors of the London class. There is a clear, though small,...
Forum: Ship Research 13th February 2014, 21:24
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By vectiscol
The ship is similar, but does not correspond...

The ship is similar, but does not correspond exactly, to that in a photograph of Irresistible sinking at the Dardanelles.
Forum: Ship Research 10th February 2014, 19:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By vectiscol
Judging from photographs in "Warrior to...

Judging from photographs in "Warrior to Dreadnoughts" by D.K. Brown, this is one of the preceding, slightly larger but slower, Formidable class. The ship would appear to be in wartime, after...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 2nd February 2014, 18:21
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
Posted By vectiscol
Darsham, between Saxmundham and Halesworth, has a...

Darsham, between Saxmundham and Halesworth, has a small station on the East Suffolk branch from Ipswich to Lowestoft, opened in 1859. The station was built to serve the nearby village of Yoxford,...
Forum: Model Ships 28th January 2014, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 4,028
Posted By vectiscol
Why not pay a visit to Lydia Eva?

Why not pay a visit to Lydia Eva?
Forum: Say Hello 23rd January 2014, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By vectiscol
Presumably part of the cargo ended up as...

Presumably part of the cargo ended up as fertilizer on the pitch at Portman Road, which was one of the greenest and smoothest playing surfaces in the whole of the Football League.
Forum: Ferries 18th January 2014, 21:02
Replies: 25
Views: 5,146
Posted By vectiscol
Just think of the grief that ferries caused me in...

Just think of the grief that ferries caused me in the days when the last boat from Southampton was about 7.30pm. My Dad and I had tickets to watch Saints v Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final...
Forum: The Bridge 9th January 2014, 21:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,943
Posted By vectiscol
Just to digress, what happens to deck and engine...

Just to digress, what happens to deck and engine log books? Does anybody actually read them at Head Office?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th January 2014, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By vectiscol
In an article years ago the Everly Brothers...

In an article years ago the Everly Brothers stated that there was a simple secret to their unique harmony - one stood slightly further from the microphone than the other!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th December 2013, 21:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By vectiscol
MS Access might be accessible on Apple, but...

MS Access might be accessible on Apple, but apparently not fully functional - which is a shame, because Access is a very useful if under-used programme.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th December 2013, 21:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By vectiscol
I read somewhere that a Microsoft Access database...

I read somewhere that a Microsoft Access database won't run on Apple machines. Is that correct?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th October 2013, 19:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By vectiscol
My wife and I had a super afternoon's trip on...

My wife and I had a super afternoon's trip on Waimarie about three years ago. Bad luck about the flood, but best of luck with the clean-up, and best wishes for a successful season. Maybe we will...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 5th October 2013, 18:14
Replies: 10
Views: 3,534
Posted By vectiscol
Wasn't there a case a few years ago when thieves...

Wasn't there a case a few years ago when thieves broke in to the oil depot beside Hamilton Dock at Lowestoft, and drove off with a road tanker or two of diesel?
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 30th September 2013, 11:31
Replies: 8
Views: 4,023
Posted By vectiscol
Take a look at Tony Westmore's excellent...

Take a look at Tony Westmore's excellent paintings of ships on http://www.shippaintings.co.uk/
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