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Forum: Royal Navy 4th May 2020, 13:00
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Posted By soonguy
thanks

Thanks so much, that sounds very possible.
Forum: Royal Navy 7th March 2020, 14:20
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By soonguy
Royal Navy 1871 Scotland

Please may I ask - if someone was a serving Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1871, and living in Helensburgh, where would be his nearest RN base at that time. Faslane did not, I understand, exist that...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 28th November 2019, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
Thanks, yes, I have that one. But I don't know...

Thanks, yes, I have that one. But I don't know for sure whether the fact that she was Grimsby registered boat means she was operating in the North Sea, or further south and integrated into the Dover...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 27th November 2019, 16:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks Waighty, if you feel that's the best place for it (sorry if I did not choose the best place) and you know how to actually move it, please do.
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 13th November 2019, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
Thanks so much Hugh. Yes, I was aware of most of...

Thanks so much Hugh. Yes, I was aware of most of those things, and will be interesting to check the Kew records. Thanks too for a different picture of the ship which I have not seen before. In WW1,...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th November 2019, 18:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
Thanks so much. So the ship might even have had...

Thanks so much. So the ship might even have had modifications and functionality to equip it in, say, minelaying or minesweeping, intelligence gathering, etc? Our relative who was engineer had been on...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th November 2019, 13:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
Thanks David, very helpful. I'm still...

Thanks David, very helpful.

I'm still trying to understand what the company would use a salvage vessel for. As a breakdown service for mainly trading ships on the River Yangse? How did that...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 10th November 2019, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By soonguy
SS Marie Moller captured 1941

As I understand it, SS Marie Moller was a British-built salvage tug registered and owned in Shanghai by the beginning of WW2. As a family member was in the RNR as Marie Moller's engineer, I am...
Forum: Histories 18th October 2019, 11:34
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By soonguy
Lamport and Holt SS Veronese

Hi

I noted a 1908 report about SS Veronese having been refloated in an incident using pioneering pnuematic cutting equipment to patch her and get her back to Liverpool - see attachment from...
Forum: Histories 9th March 2019, 22:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks so much. That sounds like they had everything well-streamlined to speed up the whole process of docking and turnround.
Forum: Histories 8th March 2019, 19:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Recent similar situation

There was a scarily similar rescue last month on Crosby beach. A flat beach, patches of soft muddy sand, and a big tide are still a lethal combination, even with modern rescue equipment.
Forum: Histories 7th March 2019, 16:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks, yes I have seen photos, both period and current, showing a fairly rough sea out in the channel, and a calm flat inland lagoon to the shore side of a sandbank (technically intertidal ridge),...
Forum: Histories 7th March 2019, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks once again for all your help!
Forum: Histories 7th March 2019, 00:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks so much Stephen. She's a handsome ship, I think. Single screw, which I guess was normal for her size and time of building.
Forum: Histories 5th March 2019, 22:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks so much folks. And thanks for the two pics Stephen, much better than I currently have. I guess the second one is her anchored at an intermediate port. I know the Royal Mail ships did not waste...
Forum: Histories 3rd March 2019, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By soonguy
Approaching Buenos Aires docks in 1905

Hi, I'm trying to get a sense of the approach to Buenos Aires docks in a Royal Mail Steam Packet liner such as RMS Magdalena (5372 GRT) in 1905.
Would the master take on a pilot - if so, how early?...
Forum: Histories 20th December 2018, 21:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Thanks

Thanks again
Forum: Histories 20th December 2018, 00:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Grateful thanks

Thanks so much for your advice.

I was trying to compare yesterday's Cardiff and Liverpool tide difference, and thought that seemed about 1 hour 20 minutes. And then tried to apply that to July 17...
Forum: Histories 19th December 2018, 22:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By soonguy
Tides at Crosby during tragic drowning 1893

Hi

I've been doing some local history research into various aspects of Crosby, Liverpool, and have been studying a tragic event when three young schoolboys drowned at Crosby beach on 17 July 1893....
Forum: Dredgers 17th March 2018, 23:16
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
Detailed chart

This detailed chart shows he 2017 situation, with depths and lots of information:

Visit my harbour...
Forum: Dredgers 17th March 2018, 22:33
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
Detailed chart

This detailed chart shows he 2017 situation, with depths and lots of information:

Visit my harbour...
Forum: Dredgers 17th March 2018, 21:05
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
website

Thanks Samsette. This may be the site you saw the sandbank charts on:
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/geography/coastal-mapping-liverpool

I was looking at old online...
Forum: Dredgers 16th March 2018, 22:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
Thanks Pat!

Thanks Pat!
Forum: Dredgers 16th March 2018, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
More on the training walls

Here's some more detail about the training walls.

Crosby and Blundellsands beaches are an ideal grandstand to observe shipping, because the Crosby Channel, the only deep navigable exit of the...
Forum: Dredgers 16th March 2018, 18:35
Replies: 22
Views: 3,717
Posted By soonguy
Building the Crosby Channel training walls

Hi

Has anyone ever seen any photos anywhere of the building of the Crosby Channel training walls, starting in 1909. Hopper ships were used to drop massive loads of limestone, though I presume...
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