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Search: Posts Made By: robandbarbara
Forum: Ship Research 29th July 2009, 15:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By robandbarbara
Admiralty Floating DockL

Photos of Portsmout AFD.
1. HMS Illustrious 1948

2. HMS Subtle......... 26.03.1949
Forum: Dredgers 22nd April 2009, 23:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By robandbarbara
Sorry Danube 4 - picture of the steam Tug posted...

Sorry Danube 4 - picture of the steam Tug posted above is not that of the ex Tanac owned by Fraser and White. Fraser and White later became Corrals.
Rob
Forum: Dredgers 19th April 2009, 12:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By robandbarbara
Lypta

I remember the Lypta at Portsmouth very well. I am pretty sure that she was an ex Manchester Ship Canal dredger 'MSC BETA', . I first saw her in the Camber , Portsmouth prior to 1949.

I attach a...
Forum: Ship Research 21st March 2009, 18:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By robandbarbara
Ken.... Lady Olga Built 1927/1266 tons by...

Ken.... Lady Olga Built 1927/1266 tons by George Clarke and S.P. Austin of Sunderland 1927 for The Gas Light and Coke Company, which became the North Thames Gas Board in 1949.. Broken up in...
Forum: Ship Research 1st January 2009, 20:48
Replies: 14
Views: 8,962
Posted By robandbarbara
Sir Frederick Clover (ex LST 3001) renamed ...

Sir Frederick Clover (ex LST 3001) renamed Pacific Pioneer when sold to Liana Naviera. SA Panama. Broken up in Hong Kong 1968.
Rob
Forum: Ship Research 19th December 2008, 22:18
Replies: 13
Views: 3,369
Posted By robandbarbara
According to my records the Lairdscrest...

According to my records the Lairdscrest (789/1936) became :-
San Marco... in 1968 and then
Kronas ...(Panamanian) in1975.
Broken up in 1978.

Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd November 2008, 17:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,342
Posted By robandbarbara
As I understand it - if you already have a TV...

As I understand it - if you already have a TV licence for your premises , another licence would not be required just for a PC. Same situation as if you have other TV sets in various rooms in the...
Forum: Ship Research 13th October 2008, 22:29
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By robandbarbara
Tug Informatio.

Can anybody give me some information regarding the two tugs I noted on the River Fal on 6th September 2008 - one was moored alongside a small vessel named 'Girona' , the other being the 'Shilo'...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 12th October 2008, 22:33
Replies: 357
Views: 132,487
Posted By robandbarbara
Feasable - LT122 still being " attended to" at...

Feasable - LT122 still being " attended to" at Penzance. 10.Sept. 2008.
Rob
Forum: Tugs 5th October 2008, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,081
Posted By robandbarbara
Between about 1956 and 1963 there were (at least)...

Between about 1956 and 1963 there were (at least) four Degaussing Vessels working from the Royal Dockyards.
DGV 400 (ex MMS 1002)
DGV 401 (ex MMS 1003)
DGV 402 (ex MMS 1004)
DGV 403 (ex MMS 1011)...
Forum: Ship Research 1st October 2008, 22:49
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By robandbarbara
HMS 'Guava'.Trawler. Built- Lowestoft 1935 by...

HMS 'Guava'.Trawler. Built- Lowestoft 1935 by Richards Ironworks -134 tons.for Grimsby Motor Trawlers. as 'British Columbia'. Bought by RN in 1939 Renamed HMS ' Guava'. To Colne fishing Co 1946...
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2008, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 5,526
Posted By robandbarbara
Further to my previous notes:- HMS Beaver was a...

Further to my previous notes:-
HMS Beaver was a drifter (ex Energy) Built 1941...Lost.5/4/1942 off Ceylon
HMS Fara was an Isles Class Trawler T162 Built by
CW Holmes.1941. Sold 12/07/1946...
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2008, 16:36
Replies: 9
Views: 5,526
Posted By robandbarbara
Marshall Sault (M14) was a Coast Defence Ship ...

Marshall Sault (M14) was a Coast Defence Ship (Monitor).
Built by Palmers in 1915. 6670 tons.
Was used at Portsmouth for Gunnery Training during WW2... Broken up 1946 at Troon

HMS Caroline...
Forum: Ship Research 31st August 2008, 22:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By robandbarbara
C 653 was, I think an Admiralty lubricating oil...

C 653 was, I think an Admiralty lubricating oil lighter Built about 1948. I am sure she was working at Portsmouth in the late 40s/early 50s.
Rob
Forum: Tugs 31st August 2008, 22:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By robandbarbara
I am quite certain that this is not a Customs /...

I am quite certain that this is not a Customs / Waterguard uniform. Chief Preventive Officers did not have three rings until 1946...

See:- http-ww.HM waterguard/uniforms.
Bob.
Forum: Ferries 28th August 2008, 22:33
Replies: 29
Views: 4,052
Posted By robandbarbara
It may be possible to find out more about these...

It may be possible to find out more about these interesting vehicles from the web-site - www.bus forum.com
(via Google if that fails).
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2008, 15:53
Replies: 69
Views: 32,397
Posted By robandbarbara
Arethusa

Attached picture of Arethusa. 10.06.1949
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2008, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By robandbarbara
In 2003 HALIFAX was reported as having been sold...

In 2003 HALIFAX was reported as having been sold to operate an operator in the Cape Verde Islands - nothing further known.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2008, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 3,094
Posted By robandbarbara
Vecta

VECTA . 630 tons/ 1939. Built by Thorneycroft, Southampton. Stayed on the Southampton - cowes service during the war. Joined in 1949 by ( her near sister) Balmoral. 1965 purchased by P.A...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 3rd July 2008, 23:59
Replies: 285
Views: 37,009
Posted By robandbarbara
Sorry about the above comment - I had got my...

Sorry about the above comment - I had got my paddlers mixed up !. The vessel I said was the Shanklin was in fact the 'Solent' 161/1902
A paddler needless to say. The Shanklin of 1924 was sold...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 2nd July 2008, 23:37
Replies: 285
Views: 37,009
Posted By robandbarbara
David. The first Shanklin (399/1924) was, as...

David. The first Shanklin (399/1924) was, as you say a paddler. In about 1946 or maybe earlier , she was beached on the south side of the A27 road at Portchester and was being used as a cafe. I am...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 16th June 2008, 19:35
Replies: 285
Views: 37,009
Posted By robandbarbara
P.S. Ryde August 1947

A sorry sight for sure. A picture of happier days attached..
Bob
Forum: Ship Research 11th May 2008, 16:01
Replies: 18
Views: 4,688
Posted By robandbarbara
Amanda. Try also the book 'The Navvies'. By...

Amanda.
Try also the book 'The Navvies'. By Norman L Middlemas - History of the General Steam Navigation Company. ISBN 1 871128 17X (Shield Publications.
Rob
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2008, 23:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By robandbarbara
'Ben Johnson',.........became the 'Zeus' - ...

'Ben Johnson',.........became the 'Zeus' - afraid I cant tell you any more than that !
Rob.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd May 2008, 10:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By robandbarbara
Andy. Became the 'Magid'...Saudi Arabia. ...

Andy.

Became the 'Magid'...Saudi Arabia. Further news unknown.
Rob
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