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Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine Yesterday, 14:01
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BillH
There is a problem with internet sites. Many...

There is a problem with internet sites. Many people upload items which they believe to be correct, without much fact checking. That then is quoted by others, then the error, over time, is taken as...
Forum: Tugs 5th August 2019, 16:18
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
If the same vessel, then no, not built until mid...

If the same vessel, then no, not built until mid fifties and diesel powered

GARY GRAY
O.N. 186095. 37g. 0n. 56.9 x 16.4 x 5.9 feet.
6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (8” x 11”) Blackstone ER4M type by R....
Forum: Tugs 2nd August 2019, 13:38
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
Hi Stephen, That was SIR MILNE I based...

Hi Stephen,

That was SIR MILNE

I based my submerged statement on a set of photographs shown to me some time ago by the late Chris Trumann of bot vessels sunk alongside at Malahide.

The full...
Forum: Tugs 31st July 2019, 19:10
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
Roy this extracted from the book typifies the...

Roy this extracted from the book typifies the detail of one of 182 vessel histories

T.I.D. 159 c/s GCML
O.N. 181130. 54g. 0n. 65.0 x 17.0 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (12 and 26 x 18) by John...
Forum: Tugs 30th July 2019, 16:39
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
Thanks Martyn, T.I.D.172 was towed from...

Thanks Martyn,

T.I.D.172 was towed from Mistley after the restoration project ran out of money.
BRENT has been in preserved vessel service but is going through a refurbishment
Forum: Tugs 30th July 2019, 07:30
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
SOMERTON and SIR MILNE went south and ended their...

SOMERTON and SIR MILNE went south and ended their days alongside at Malahide, unfortunately submerged
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 15:33
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
Extracted from book Since introduction in...

Extracted from book

Since introduction in 1943, the name T.I.D. has been one of the most debated subjects. Even now, it is often argued as to which derivation of T.I.D. is correct. Below are some,...
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 11:31
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
Morning Dick, good to hear from you again. I...

Morning Dick, good to hear from you again. I thought the text looked familiar.

I suffered a PC malfunction a while back and lost a fair bit. Fortunately I had several backups so with a new PC in...
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 11:03
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
During my research for the book I was in touch...

During my research for the book I was in touch with a retired Marine Superintendent from East African Railways & Harbours Company at the time based in Dar-Es-Salem, (Unfortunately his name mislaid)...
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 09:11
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
No, they are smaller than that. See the link ...

No, they are smaller than that. See the link

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/731146/title/sea-gem/cat/516
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 09:07
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
No John, that would be duplicating already...

No John, that would be duplicating already publish work.

Both the Chants and the dry cargo version Fabrics both researched by Rev Andrew Huckett, have recently been published over several...
Forum: Tugs 28th July 2019, 11:32
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
David, there were five T.I.D.s at Hull owned by...

David,
there were five T.I.D.s at Hull owned by St Andrews and Hull Steam Trawlers
TRIUNIE ex TID 28
BERNIE ex TID 86
GILDER ex TID 87
KIERO ex TID 44
and DAGGER ex HILLMAN ex TID 79

All...
Forum: Tugs 27th July 2019, 14:15
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By BillH
T.I.D.tugs of WW2

If all goes to schedule, my illustrated book on this subject matter should be in print in early September.

A4 of around 110 pages, it details the design concept, pre-fabricated construction...
Forum: J & J Denholm 19th July 2019, 19:31
Replies: 181
Views: 38,113
Posted By BillH
I have now approached a publisher and submitted...

I have now approached a publisher and submitted "first sight" manuscript for their assessment. That stands currently at 206 pages A4 size, including illustrations. Some vessels still coming out of...
Forum: BP Shipping 19th July 2019, 07:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By BillH
HERITAGE was the second of her type. As with...

HERITAGE was the second of her type. As with many others of the recent buildings they were transferred to Chinese Financing during construction

ICBC Financial Leasing

Ordered 2012 by BP, ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th July 2019, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By BillH
A slight correction; the vessel was called SHELL...

A slight correction; the vessel was called SHELL WELDER owned by Shell-Mex & BP Ltd.

You also have a choice of two in the 1950's

SHELL WELDER (1) (1952 - 1954) Coastal oil products...
Forum: Tugs 20th May 2019, 09:24
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By BillH
Lady Cecilia of Immingham

I have recently been sent some images if the Pigott tug Lady Cecilia being raised in dock.

As she was sold for scrap in 1957, I am presuming she sank in that era.

I would be grateful if anyone...
Forum: Colliers 17th May 2019, 08:32
Replies: 32
Views: 9,572
Posted By BillH
DEPTFORD (1951 - 1972) O.N. 184540. 1 ,782g....

DEPTFORD (1951 - 1972)
O.N. 184540. 1 ,782g. 923n. 2,690d. 259.2 (270.5 oa) x 39.5 x 16.6 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16”, 27” and 47” x 33”) by George Clark (1938) Ltd., Sunderland. 214 NHP. 10 ...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th May 2019, 19:02
Replies: 50
Views: 26,306
Posted By BillH
Thanks Davie

Thanks Davie
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th May 2019, 16:29
Replies: 50
Views: 26,306
Posted By BillH
Many thanks Bill, a sensible answer and very much...

Many thanks Bill, a sensible answer and very much appreciated
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd May 2019, 17:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By BillH
Old Se Dog - the first did not have the S A...

Old Se Dog - the first did not have the S A prefix as seen in the photograph.

The following extracted from the 2002 book SAFMARINE by W J Harvey & C R MacKenzie, published by the World Ship...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 3rd May 2019, 17:02
Replies: 50
Views: 26,306
Posted By BillH
Can anyone tell me with certainty who the...

Can anyone tell me with certainty who the partners were that established Seaforth Maritime.

I know Lyles had some involvement, perhaps later
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 10th April 2019, 12:26
Replies: 27
Views: 13,289
Posted By BillH
WENDOVER O.N. 183183. 5,664g, 2,745n....

WENDOVER
O.N. 183183. 5,664g, 2,745n. 8,526d. 475.10 x 64.4 x 25.1 feet.
5 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (670 x 2,320mm) Doxford 67LB5 type by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Greenock. 5,500...
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2019, 14:31
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By BillH
BALTIC VENTURE 1 passenger / Special cargo /...

BALTIC VENTURE
1 passenger / Special cargo / vehicles with side doors.
O.N. 306224. 1,581g. n. 2,999d. 85.13 x 14.15 x
Post 1970: 1,844g. 903n. 3,391d. 97.90 x...
Forum: Say Hello 6th April 2019, 14:13
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By BillH
Roger, I think you have missed a digit. 738231...

Roger, I think you have missed a digit. 738231 is a six digit ON. The period you quote would have been a five digit.


Although showing as British she could have been registered in an overseas...
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