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Search: Posts Made By: ixion
Forum: Ship Research 7th March 2019, 01:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,926
Posted By ixion
Huntsend arrived in River Blackwater on 18...

Huntsend arrived in River Blackwater on 18 September 1923 to be laid-up after disembarkimg troops evacuated from Turkey at Southampton.

I would be interested to know if she was sold to North...
Forum: Dredgers 22nd August 2017, 07:11
Replies: 28
Views: 8,048
Posted By ixion
I have found some information on the wreck of the...

I have found some information on the wreck of the Norhauk there and its cargo on http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10645 .

It appears she struck a mine in 1943 and I note that cargo includes...
Forum: Dredgers 21st August 2017, 15:33
Replies: 28
Views: 8,048
Posted By ixion
Seal Sands

in July and August 2017 to date Seal Sands is working on the salvage of metals from the wreck of the ss Norhauk near to the Inner Sunk mark off the Essex coast. See...
Forum: Say Hello 13th February 2015, 22:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By ixion
Ending her days under that name St Arvans ( ON...

Ending her days under that name St Arvans ( ON 169834 ) was laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex from July 1962 to January 1963 and was then renamed Sajnay and later broken up at Split in April...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th February 2014, 11:02
Replies: 60
Views: 11,806
Posted By ixion
It appears for information but without inference...

It appears for information but without inference that the large (restaurant) windows that collapsed etc (visible in the lower ie blue section of the hull) were not a feature of the original design...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd February 2014, 22:17
Replies: 60
Views: 11,806
Posted By ixion
See also account on...

See also account on http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-couple-tell-cruise-ship-storm-death/story-20648578-detail/story.html referring to this and a similar problem earlier in the cruise with...
Forum: Ship Research 15th September 2013, 11:17
Replies: 9
Views: 3,488
Posted By ixion
I think the easiest source is the Lloyds Voyage...

I think the easiest source is the Lloyds Voyage Record Cards held by Guildhall Library in London which offer a research service and can provide copies for a small fee . The contact details are...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 29th May 2013, 14:58
Replies: 15
Views: 4,480
Posted By ixion
How about some more clues or ideas as I am...

How about some more clues or ideas as I am interested in the answer ..... but dont know it !
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 25th March 2013, 20:57
Replies: 3
Views: 4,479
Posted By ixion
The Lloyds Voyage Record Cards show that the...

The Lloyds Voyage Record Cards show that the Vandyck arrived at Southampton on 06/09/30 from a transatlanitic voyage and reberthed at Southampton on 26/05/33 it being reported that she struck the...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 14th March 2013, 15:54
Replies: 9
Views: 6,050
Posted By ixion
There is a picture of an H class ship (believed...

There is a picture of an H class ship (believed to be the Hurunui when laid up in July and August 1969) with another Federal or NZS Co ship anchored here
on ...
Forum: P & O 10th March 2013, 16:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By ixion
Hurunui

I apologise that no the direct entry through link is not possible. It seems entry is through

Go to http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/

then type in seach criteria as River Blackwater From 1969 to 1969...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 19th February 2013, 14:02
Replies: 3
Views: 4,479
Posted By ixion
Thank you very much for investigating this and...

Thank you very much for investigating this and your reply which may be correct but there is now some doubt about this as photos taken of the Blackwater at the time show only the Voltaire and the...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 18th February 2013, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 4,479
Posted By ixion
Vandyck and Voltaire ... the lost years 1929 to 1932

The Voltaire was laid up idle in the River Blackwater from 1929 to 1932 before conversion to cruising. However there are some contradictions at least in internet sources about the Vandyck. Was she...
Forum: Prince Line 13th February 2013, 16:34
Replies: 6
Views: 8,157
Posted By ixion
The Crown Prince was laid up in the River...

The Crown Prince was laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex for some time in about 1979 . Does anyone have any dates or memories of that ?

See http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmshipping.php
Forum: Prince Line 13th February 2013, 16:33
Replies: 4
Views: 6,591
Posted By ixion
The Royal Prince was laid up in the River...

The Royal Prince was laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex for some time in about 1980 . Does anyone have any dates or memories of that ?

See http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmshipping.php
Forum: P & O 13th February 2013, 16:17
Replies: 12
Views: 4,480
Posted By ixion
Picture of Wild Auk laid up in the River...

Picture of Wild Auk laid up in the River Blackwater thought to be mid seventies(?) on

http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmshipping.php
Forum: P & O 13th February 2013, 16:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By ixion
Picture believed to be of Hurunui laid up on the...

Picture believed to be of Hurunui laid up on the River Blackwater in 1969 on

http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/GetImage.aspx?FullImage=1&ID=451816e
Forum: Dredgers 29th January 2013, 14:53
Replies: 39
Views: 20,967
Posted By ixion
Does anyone have any recollection of the...

Does anyone have any recollection of the Bowherald and Bowknight ? being laid up in the River Blackwater in the late 1970s or early 1980s ? (See http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmshipping.php )
Forum: Dredgers 29th January 2013, 14:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By ixion
I have some photos of her working at...

I have some photos of her working at Wells-next-the Sea which I have now posted. She was latyer sold to MOD for target practice lying off Wainfleet (See http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3238348 )
Forum: Manchester Liners 28th January 2013, 22:29
Replies: 2
Views: 4,211
Posted By ixion
Many thanks for your reply and I will do as you...

Many thanks for your reply and I will do as you suggested and would be pleased to hear from anyone else on this site who has recollections of that period when these ships were being taken out of...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th January 2013, 15:20
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By ixion
Mardina Lines

I wonder if anyone has any recollections of Mardina Lines that had some ex Elders & Fyffes refrigerated cargo ships eg Mardina Exporter ex Chirripo and other smaller ones eg Mardina Merchant ?.
Forum: Royal Mail Line 28th January 2013, 15:16
Replies: 145
Views: 59,675
Posted By ixion
I have a picture (in fact an unused post-card...

I have a picture (in fact an unused post-card issued at Bradwell on Sea ) of what I believe are the Darro and Deseado both laid up in the River Blackwater there together with a Union Castle R Class...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 28th January 2013, 10:16
Replies: 23
Views: 13,914
Posted By ixion
I wondered what and where are the active...

I wondered what and where are the active scrapyards left in the UK now both small and large and the capacities perhaps in terms of length of ship and level of activity ?
Forum: Elder Dempster 27th January 2013, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1,410
Posted By ixion
Elder Dempster Line ships laid up in the River Blackwater

I would be very interested to learn of any information such as ships names, dates, photos or anecdote about any Elder Dempster Line ships that were laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex.

The...
Forum: Prince Line 27th January 2013, 19:14
Replies: 1
Views: 4,649
Posted By ixion
Prince Line ships laid up in the River Blackwater

I would be very interested to learn of any information such as ships names, dates, photos or anecdotes about any Prince Line ships that were laid up in the River Blackwater in Essex.

I believe...
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