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Forum: Tugs 22nd August 2019, 18:57
Replies: 13
Views: 3,426
Posted By davidships
Flying Wizard - 25 Jan 1966

Report from Coventry Evening Telegraph
Forum: Ship Research 18th March 2019, 23:32
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By davidships
A difference in tonnage from 17grt is probably...

A difference in tonnage from 17grt is probably the change from grt to gt, or minor changes to the vessel, or both, and there may have been a later re-engining (or just a de-rating of existing...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd October 2018, 14:50
Replies: 19
Views: 6,367
Posted By davidships
After a long dispute and standoff between the...

After a long dispute and standoff between the owner (Eric Parein) and Antwerp City, TUG MIKI has been reported "crushed and removed" by the city authorities.
...
Forum: Ship Research 17th July 2018, 00:07
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By davidships
Indian Expeditionary Force "D", Inland Water...

Indian Expeditionary Force "D", Inland Water Transport, Mesopotamia: Commissioning of Vessels [Indian Office Library L/MIL/5/772]
12/1916 steam yacht IVY sailed Lagos for Victoria, Simonstown and...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2018, 12:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By davidships
Undoubtedly that file will be interesting (and...

Undoubtedly that file will be interesting (and hopefully will at least indicate more clearly the conditions of release of VENTURE). It's on my Kew list also, though no early visit scheduled.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2018, 05:03
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By davidships
The MAGGIE MAY from London and owned by William...

The MAGGIE MAY from London and owned by William Hipton must have been raised and repaired at Calais as in July 1950, on voyage from Calais to Erith with two on board, she got into trouble in the...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd May 2018, 04:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By davidships
Hi - David Asprey here Some press cuttings on...

Hi - David Asprey here
Some press cuttings on the detention and freeing of the alleged smugglers.

Just to add a couple of details for Franek:
Douglas Barton Perry purchased VENTURE by bill of...
Forum: Say Hello 12th October 2017, 22:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By davidships
This should bring back memories: ...

This should bring back memories:
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1060698
Forum: P & O 5th February 2017, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By davidships
Thanks John I found some other threads about...

Thanks John

I found some other threads about Vietnamese boat refugees - including SIBONGA and other Bank Line ships as well as the WELLPARK, but nothing mentioning LIVERPOOL BAY. Also tried...
Forum: P & O 30th January 2017, 17:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By davidships
Refugee rescue by LIVERPOOL BAY in 1981

Looking for info about the rescue of Vietnamese "boat people" refugees by containership LIVERPOOL BAY in 1981, and contacts with surviving members of the crew concerned.

We have inquiry from one...
Forum: Ship Research 27th April 2015, 15:01
Replies: 95
Views: 74,384
Posted By davidships
MIRAMAR - Just to note that a server problem has...

MIRAMAR - Just to note that a server problem has hit Miramar over the weekend. Roger is hoping it will be fixed tonight/tomorrow
Forum: Tugs 14th April 2015, 10:50
Replies: 29
Views: 12,089
Posted By davidships
At Tuzla 4/4/2015 (arrived there under previous...

At Tuzla 4/4/2015 (arrived there under previous name 22/2/2015)
Forum: Ship Research 23rd December 2014, 16:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By davidships
Of course - I use it all the time. Sorry about...

Of course - I use it all the time. Sorry about the typo.
In this case the hyperlink isn't working properly - maybe an issue about how the SN server has shortened the full URL. On Firefox I get...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd December 2014, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By davidships
Thank you cueball. I know that you are trying to...

Thank you cueball. I know that you are trying to help. I have seen the CAROLUS PRIMUS photos - but it is photos of her after WW2 as NEPTUN that I am looking for.
(by the way, I couldn't open the...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd December 2014, 19:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By davidships
Romanian passenger NEPTUN (1959-1971)

The elegant steam yacht OITHONA, built by Inglis, Glasgow in 1903 was bought c1909 by the European Danube Commission for use as an inspection yacht on the Danube delta as CAROLUS PRIMUS, and after...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd December 2014, 18:39
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By davidships
BRIGHTLINGSEA has been working almost...

BRIGHTLINGSEA has been working almost continuously on the Harwich-Felixstowe route almost all her life.

51grt 67.5 x 16.1 x 7.4ft
built 1925 Rowhedge Iron Works Ltd, Rowhedge (Yd 326)(wood hull)...
Forum: Ship Research 12th December 2014, 12:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By davidships
CHICHESTER was indeed the name of a Revenue...

CHICHESTER was indeed the name of a Revenue cutter operating in northern and western Scotland and Ireland at that time. A few press references attached.
Forum: Ship Research 7th December 2014, 18:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,028
Posted By davidships
BROOKSBY became the JOHANNA SCHWAAN, owned by J F...

BROOKSBY became the JOHANNA SCHWAAN, owned by J F Borowsky of Danzig and was rerigged as a barque (mentioned as a brig in some sources).

She was run down in early-Jan 1875 in the Kattegat (Hull...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 31st October 2014, 17:54
Replies: 50
Views: 25,526
Posted By davidships
Engine of COULGARVE normally listed as a...

Engine of COULGARVE normally listed as a four-cylinder compound steam engine, made by Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock - perhaps the Fredrikstad design.
Anyone have a 1950 LR handy?
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 12th September 2014, 01:53
Replies: 4
Views: 3,476
Posted By davidships
Correct name is ORANGE BRANCH. History in...

Correct name is ORANGE BRANCH.
History in thread on Turret Ships
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=43772&page=2
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 21st August 2014, 15:14
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By davidships
Thanks Bob Quite distinctive - see photos now...

Thanks Bob
Quite distinctive - see photos now on www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=26132
Forum: Blue Star Line 20th August 2014, 17:11
Replies: 8
Views: 4,216
Posted By davidships
The name looks more like 'Melbourne' than...

The name looks more like 'Melbourne' than 'Australia'.

Haven't found a photo of 'Australia Star' that has a wheelhouse like this one, and note that the row of windows below the wheelhouse is...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 20th August 2014, 09:39
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By davidships
Mystery solved., with help from New Zealand She...

Mystery solved., with help from New Zealand
She was previously the rockbreaker TOKANUI built by Lobnitz in 1955 for construciton of port of Bluff NZ
...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 18th August 2014, 10:04
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By davidships
Whatever she was, she was not built as MARANGAI. ...

Whatever she was, she was not built as MARANGAI. The hull has the looks of the former Mersey Docks floating cranes ATLAS and TITAN from that era but the dimensions, particularly beam, are no match. ...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 17th August 2014, 22:22
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By davidships
New Zealand barge MARANGAI

In 1976 something reportedly built by Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew in 1955 (or thereabouts) was converted, probably by Sims Engineering Ltd at Port Chalmers into a the mooring maintenance barge MARANGAI for...
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