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Search: Posts Made By: BillH
Forum: J & J Denholm Yesterday, 19:31
Replies: 181
Views: 36,718
Posted By BillH
I have now approached a publisher and submitted...

I have now approached a publisher and submitted "first sight" manuscript for their assessment. That stands currently at 206 pages A4 size, including illustrations. Some vessels still coming out of...
Forum: BP Shipping Yesterday, 07:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By BillH
HERITAGE was the second of her type. As with...

HERITAGE was the second of her type. As with many others of the recent buildings they were transferred to Chinese Financing during construction

ICBC Financial Leasing

Ordered 2012 by BP, ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 16th July 2019, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By BillH
A slight correction; the vessel was called SHELL...

A slight correction; the vessel was called SHELL WELDER owned by Shell-Mex & BP Ltd.

You also have a choice of two in the 1950's

SHELL WELDER (1) (1952 - 1954) Coastal oil products...
Forum: Tugs 20th May 2019, 09:24
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By BillH
Lady Cecilia of Immingham

I have recently been sent some images if the Pigott tug Lady Cecilia being raised in dock.

As she was sold for scrap in 1957, I am presuming she sank in that era.

I would be grateful if anyone...
Forum: Colliers 17th May 2019, 08:32
Replies: 32
Views: 9,286
Posted By BillH
DEPTFORD (1951 - 1972) O.N. 184540. 1 ,782g....

DEPTFORD (1951 - 1972)
O.N. 184540. 1 ,782g. 923n. 2,690d. 259.2 (270.5 oa) x 39.5 x 16.6 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16”, 27” and 47” x 33”) by George Clark (1938) Ltd., Sunderland. 214 NHP. 10 ...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th May 2019, 19:02
Replies: 50
Views: 25,889
Posted By BillH
Thanks Davie

Thanks Davie
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th May 2019, 16:29
Replies: 50
Views: 25,889
Posted By BillH
Many thanks Bill, a sensible answer and very much...

Many thanks Bill, a sensible answer and very much appreciated
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 3rd May 2019, 17:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By BillH
Old Se Dog - the first did not have the S A...

Old Se Dog - the first did not have the S A prefix as seen in the photograph.

The following extracted from the 2002 book SAFMARINE by W J Harvey & C R MacKenzie, published by the World Ship...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 3rd May 2019, 17:02
Replies: 50
Views: 25,889
Posted By BillH
Can anyone tell me with certainty who the...

Can anyone tell me with certainty who the partners were that established Seaforth Maritime.

I know Lyles had some involvement, perhaps later
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 10th April 2019, 12:26
Replies: 27
Views: 12,967
Posted By BillH
WENDOVER O.N. 183183. 5,664g, 2,745n....

WENDOVER
O.N. 183183. 5,664g, 2,745n. 8,526d. 475.10 x 64.4 x 25.1 feet.
5 cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (670 x 2,320mm) Doxford 67LB5 type by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Greenock. 5,500...
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2019, 14:31
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By BillH
BALTIC VENTURE 1 passenger / Special cargo /...

BALTIC VENTURE
1 passenger / Special cargo / vehicles with side doors.
O.N. 306224. 1,581g. n. 2,999d. 85.13 x 14.15 x
Post 1970: 1,844g. 903n. 3,391d. 97.90 x...
Forum: Say Hello 6th April 2019, 14:13
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By BillH
Roger, I think you have missed a digit. 738231...

Roger, I think you have missed a digit. 738231 is a six digit ON. The period you quote would have been a five digit.


Although showing as British she could have been registered in an overseas...
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2019, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By BillH
Hi Harry, Londonderry, my former home port,...

Hi Harry,

Londonderry, my former home port, before moving away early 70's

No 1. is No. 14 berth the old engine fitting berth of the long defunct shipyard with Its 30 ton steam crane

No 2....
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2019, 15:01
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By BillH
Many thanks, Harry; every little helps

Many thanks, Harry; every little helps
Forum: Ship Research 5th April 2019, 10:00
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By BillH
Raineys of Larne

Has anyone got memories or records of this family and their vessels?

Below is what I have at present but I surmise there may have been other fleet members between 1922 and 1955.

Any assistance...
Forum: Ship Research 1st April 2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By BillH
To clarify; her name was SOUTH AFRICAN FINANCIER....

To clarify; her name was SOUTH AFRICAN FINANCIER. She never carried the abbreviated S.A.
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2019, 15:54
Replies: 57
Views: 3,845
Posted By BillH
Where would you find a building dock or dry-dock...

Where would you find a building dock or dry-dock to take such a thing? FANTASY ISLAND would be a more appropriate name, methinks.
Forum: The Bridge 29th March 2019, 15:25
Replies: 57
Views: 3,845
Posted By BillH
Would expect a lot of hogging and sagging with...

Would expect a lot of hogging and sagging with such a length, not to mention the hopes, dreams and bursting bubbles

Would expect banks aboard so would they handle the "offshore accounts"
...
Forum: Ship Research 28th March 2019, 16:57
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By BillH
May be this one FINLAND (2) 1923-1951 ...

May be this one
FINLAND (2) 1923-1951
O.N.144579 1333g 552n 270.6 x 38.1 x 16.1 feet
T. 3-cyl by Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Glasgow, 106nhp
23.1.1920: Launched by Caledon Shipbuilding &...
Forum: Coasters 27th March 2019, 11:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By BillH
Presumably this one BOLBEC 1926-1958 O.N....

Presumably this one

BOLBEC 1926-1958
O.N. 142265. 1,345g. 806n. 230.0 x35.8 x15.5 feet
T.3-cyl. (18”, 27” & 45” x 27”) by Ross & Duncan Ltd, Glasgow. 142 NHP.
24.9.1918: Launched as...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 25th March 2019, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By BillH
A research colleague has provided the following...

A research colleague has provided the following fuller details for SAMPSON

10grt 1nrt, 42.2 x 8.7 x 5.9ft
built 1883 by Thomas Morris, Belfast (wood)
1cyl (8"x6") 12nhp 1-screw, by Todd &...
Forum: Say Hello 25th March 2019, 15:44
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By BillH
Hopefully the following link will work and take...

Hopefully the following link will work and take you to her details
...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th March 2019, 13:29
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By BillH
Two of the trio, I had detailed in my book on...

Two of the trio, I had detailed in my book on Kellys, as below.

ST ANNE’S tug.
O.N. 124678. 20g. 0n. 47.0 x 10.6 x 6.0 feet.
C.2-cyl (9” & 18” x 14”) engine by Gauldie, Gillespie &...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 23rd March 2019, 16:16
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By BillH
Many thanks, Harry, much appreciated

Many thanks, Harry, much appreciated
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd March 2019, 23:04
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By BillH
Yes Brian, that's him. I currently have 17...

Yes Brian, that's him.

I currently have 17 sea going vessels connected to him either as direct owner or as manager of the following owning companies.

North of Ireland Steamship Co
Belton...
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