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Forum: Ship Research 13th September 2017, 00:23
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By meechingman
Many thanks. Andy.

Many thanks.

Andy.
Forum: Ship Research 12th September 2017, 12:22
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By meechingman
Cap badge ID needed

A friend of mine sent me this image of a cap and badge. He wants to find out which company's badge it is. All we know is that the photo was taken around 1920 and that the man in the photo may well...
Forum: Ship Research 11th September 2017, 23:44
Replies: 6
Views: 6,182
Posted By meechingman
I may be 6 years late with this, but that badge...

I may be 6 years late with this, but that badge bears the house flag of the Newhaven-Dieppe service and was used much later than 1923, probably until the mid 1980s, when the British 'half' of the...
Forum: Ferries 1st June 2017, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By meechingman
Fire on Tuxedo Royale, ex Dover

Linked to on FONE.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/fire-tuxedo-royale-newcastle-flames-13120646?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

This must surely be the end, but who's...
Forum: Ferries 10th October 2016, 13:00
Replies: 59
Views: 20,989
Posted By meechingman
The 'properly prepared' part might be the...

The 'properly prepared' part might be the problem, or the artificial reef might be nearer to the shore than you'd want.

Sad to see her like that, the Dukes were handsome ships.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 25th August 2016, 16:29
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By meechingman
Thanks!

That's the one, have ordered it online for 76p!

Will re-read and enjoy it, and then take it to my local Sainsburys, where the next buyer will donate towards the RNLI.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 25th August 2016, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By meechingman
The Little Ships - book

Many years ago, when I was a young lad, I was given a small hardback book (with a light green cover, as I recall) called "The Little Ships". It detailed the exploits of the MTBs and MGBs during part...
Forum: Dredgers 14th July 2016, 14:46
Replies: 10
Views: 3,428
Posted By meechingman
Ron Woolaway was a different dredger altogether,...

Ron Woolaway was a different dredger altogether, billyboy, although she and Pen Dart both used the same berth at Newhaven - remember the 'coal wharf' on the West Quay?

Both ships can be classed as...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th June 2016, 14:45
Replies: 67
Views: 5,911
Posted By meechingman
I've seen a photo - on here, I'm sure - of a...

I've seen a photo - on here, I'm sure - of a vessel, possibly Soviet, with a large-ish log periodic antenna on a short, stubby 'tower'. Finding it again would be great fun, no doubt.
Forum: Ferries 5th May 2016, 17:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By meechingman
Oh I agree, a generic cross channel ferry, but as...

Oh I agree, a generic cross channel ferry, but as I said, I'm sure it is based on that photo of Lord Warden, albeit with an extra deck that none of the ships had above the main deck. Brighton has...
Forum: Ferries 30th April 2016, 01:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By meechingman
Definitely not Brighton. It's actually Lord...

Definitely not Brighton. It's actually Lord Warden, as originally seen, before she had the 'stove pipes' and later 'fireman's helmet' added to her funnel.

Scroll down on this page -...
Forum: Tugs 29th November 2015, 00:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By meechingman
Just a bit later. Foremost 22 was built in 1924....

Just a bit later. Foremost 22 was built in 1924. I've found out that she wasn't alone and had at least one sister. And James Contracting applied the Foremost name to all their vessels it seems. When...
Forum: Ship Research 27th August 2015, 11:30
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By meechingman
Motor Yachts: Maluti and Isambard Kingdom Brunel

1) Maluti was a yacht based here in Newhaven, owned by local furniture maker Barry Bevan-Funnel. She was not only his personal yacht but a floating showroom for his products. Literally 'part of the...
Forum: Ferries 14th August 2015, 12:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By meechingman
Newhaven-Dieppe route. Future secured.

From today's Sussex Express.

The future of a ‘vital’ maritime link between East Sussex and the continent has been secured after French authorities agreed to take over its operation. The fate of...
Forum: Ferries 14th August 2015, 12:38
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By meechingman
I think you're going to have to try the French...

I think you're going to have to try the French equivalent of the NMM.

I can tell you that there are no plans or dry dock photos of Lisieux held at Newhaven Museum or at the Our Newhaven website,...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2015, 16:50
Replies: 52
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Views: 6,649
Posted By meechingman
I'm not an R/O, merely a lowly radio ham, but I...

I'm not an R/O, merely a lowly radio ham, but I can remember the expression 'LID' coming up in conversation a few times while I was preparing to sit my RAE. General consensus at the time was that it...
Forum: RNLI 28th November 2014, 15:20
Replies: 26
Views: 8,903
Posted By meechingman
Like Hardybouy, my initial memories of lifeboats...

Like Hardybouy, my initial memories of lifeboats are centred around the Watson class 'Kathleen Mary' at Newhaven. Saw her launched and recovered on many occasions and was always keen to look around...
Forum: Ferries 20th February 2014, 09:59
Replies: 22
Views: 7,744
Posted By meechingman
Absolutely, I could (and often did!) leave school...

Absolutely, I could (and often did!) leave school and somehow find myself up near the fort or at the 'bunker' in Hillcrest Road before going home. I'd know for certain that there would be a mail boat...
Forum: Ferries 19th February 2014, 23:30
Replies: 22
Views: 7,744
Posted By meechingman
5 hours? Surely not. Should be 4 hours max. The...

5 hours? Surely not. Should be 4 hours max. The two yellow sisters could do it in a little over 3 hours but fuel consumption would be excessive.

8 minutes after leaving Newhaven you're on the A26...
Forum: Ferries 12th February 2014, 18:29
Replies: 22
Views: 7,744
Posted By meechingman
Goes back even further than that Billyboy! ...

Goes back even further than that Billyboy!

In my research for Our Newhaven, burrowing through the Newhaven Museum archives found a service as far back as 1816 and the 'proper' service starting in...
Forum: Coasters 6th August 2013, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 2,801
Posted By meechingman
Hi My father was with Rowbothams for some...

Hi

My father was with Rowbothams for some years and was Master of Tillerman amongst others.

I'd recommend you seek out Revd. A Huckett's book 'Rowbotham' as it's a mine of information. Some of...
Forum: Tugs 25th July 2012, 09:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,726
Posted By meechingman
Any further news? Murray Tugs bought her and...

Any further news? Murray Tugs bought her and moved her to Queenborough for restoration, and she was due to be slipped in May/June at Ramsgate. I was in touch with Nick Murray at Murray Tugs, but my...
Forum: Tugs 21st June 2012, 15:36
Replies: 57
Views: 16,976
Posted By meechingman
Three pix in the gallery here! ...

Three pix in the gallery here!

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/109344/title/sovereign/cat/516...
Forum: Coasters 13th May 2012, 11:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By meechingman
Monica M

Hi

I'm trying to find some info and photos on one of my father's ships, Monica M. I know only that she was operated by Metcalf's Motor Coasters but don't know whether she was a coaster or coastal...
Forum: Tugs 30th April 2012, 22:58
Replies: 56
Views: 9,794
Posted By meechingman
I've been in touch with Murray Tugs and this is...

I've been in touch with Murray Tugs and this is correct. They have indeed bought her and full refurbishment is under way. She will be slipped in May/June and back at work later in the year at...
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