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Search: Posts Made By: eddyw
Forum: Ship Research 7th August 2020, 17:57
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By eddyw
More on the "Usk" (1891; 891 grt). Her owners...

More on the "Usk" (1891; 891 grt). Her owners Cardiff Steamship Co ran her on a regular service from Cardiff to Bordeaux and she was advertised as carrying passengers, so there might well have been...
Forum: Ship Research 6th August 2020, 18:47
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By eddyw
Hello Alick. Yes there was an ss "Usk", (ON...

Hello Alick. Yes there was an ss "Usk", (ON 98410) as referenced in Roger's post (# 5 above) She was registered in Cardiff but only 891 gross tons and 200' long, a coastal cargo steamer. This might...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2020, 19:25
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By eddyw
Two sailing vessels and a steam coaster, in fact....

Two sailing vessels and a steam coaster, in fact. P&A Campbell (Cardiff-Weston) had a paddle steamer "Glen Usk" but she wasn't built till 1914. If you can get access to a Lloyds Register for 1912...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2020, 15:59
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By eddyw
Nothing positive, I'm afraid. There were three...

Nothing positive, I'm afraid. There were three ships name "Usk" on the British register in 1912 but these were small vessels with local Bristol/Newport connections and most unlikely to have been in...
Forum: Say Hello 30th July 2020, 18:23
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By eddyw
There is info about her on line, including a...

There is info about her on line, including a discussion on this site.
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=288387&highlight=Hamnfjord
Forum: Ship Research 25th July 2020, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By eddyw
I don't claim to be an 'expert'. I am though a...

I don't claim to be an 'expert'. I am though a supporter of the movement to expose the iniquities of the slave trade and slavery and sympathetic to the BLM campaign. That said I don't think the...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd July 2020, 13:29
Replies: 44
Views: 3,766
Posted By eddyw
Just like odours, remembered sounds can transport...

Just like odours, remembered sounds can transport you back in time:-
eg Day trip Bristol-Ilfracombe by P&A Campbell, mv "Balmoral" (twin screw, Newbury Sirron 2 stroke, direct reversing)...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2020, 23:00
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By eddyw
Given their record, I don't understand why RN...

Given their record, I don't understand why RN subs still permitted to proceed submerged in areas busy with commercial shipping.
Forum: Say Hello 15th July 2020, 13:17
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By eddyw
There was the "Chusan" (1950; 24,215 grt)...

There was the "Chusan" (1950; 24,215 grt) passenger liner of P&O SN Co. Her regular route then was from Tilbury to the Far East.
Photo:-...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2020, 00:59
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By eddyw
SECR ships had white funnels with black tops...

SECR ships had white funnels with black tops until absorbed into the fleet of the Southern Railway upon railway amalgamation in 1923 whereupon they were repainted in the standard Southern Railway...
Forum: Ship Research 12th July 2020, 19:42
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By eddyw
"Empress" (1907) and her sister ship "Invicta"...

"Empress" (1907) and her sister ship "Invicta" (1905) were sold to SAGA in 1923 to replace their paddle steamers "Le Nord" (1898) and "Pas de Calais" (1898) on the Calais-Dover route. They were...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 6th July 2020, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By eddyw
Hi Nmmartin. Yes, P&O Archive source incorrect....

Hi Nmmartin. Yes, P&O Archive source incorrect. After bomb damage repairs in Glasgow, London-Sydney voyage (presumably as an 'independent') due Aden on return leg 16/3/41. Not clear if she indeed...
Forum: Ship Research 4th July 2020, 23:53
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By eddyw
"Etna" (Adria)originally would have been similar...

"Etna" (Adria)originally would have been similar in appearance to the illustration of the "Emeu" in callpor's post. Clipper bow with sprit; barque rigged ( three masts, fore and main with square...
Forum: Ship Research 4th July 2020, 14:17
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By eddyw
If you haven't already seen this, some details of...

If you haven't already seen this, some details of 'Adria' here:
https://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=3708&vessel=ETNA
"Giava" here:...
Forum: Ship Research 4th July 2020, 14:07
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By eddyw
A few additional scraps: 77109 was built Hebburn,...

A few additional scraps: 77109 was built Hebburn, 1878. Originally schooner rigged, later yawl. In 1918, port of registry London; Ketch rigged; Code signal RNJW; managing owner Percy D Todd, 6 East...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd July 2020, 13:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By eddyw
Convoyweb movements list for her doesn't have any...

Convoyweb movements list for her doesn't have any entry between her return to Glasgow from WS 3b and setting off again at the end of June 1941 in WS9b. ...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 1st July 2020, 14:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By eddyw
P&O Archive has: "08.10.1940: En route for...

P&O Archive has:
"08.10.1940: En route for Egypt with a troop convoy when she was attacked by aFocke Wulf bomber off the northwest coast of Ireland. Escorted
back to Glasgow for repairs where she...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2020, 15:15
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By eddyw
187155 is the one. 11454 was the nrt, (20,586...

187155 is the one. 11454 was the nrt, (20,586 grt).
http://ssmaritime.com/oxfordshire.htm
Forum: Ship Research 20th June 2020, 14:57
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By eddyw
Cumbria Archives have material on Vickers...

Cumbria Archives have material on Vickers Armstrong. If they don't have ship plans they may know if any survive and where they are. Good hunting....
Forum: Say Hello 15th June 2020, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By eddyw
"Devonshire (1939; 11,275 grt) was purpose built...

"Devonshire (1939; 11,275 grt) was purpose built as a troopship for the Bibby Line and chartered to the British Government.
Story here: https://www.derbysulzers.com/shipdevonshire.html
Forum: Ship Research 13th June 2020, 00:21
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By eddyw
One of the convoluted itineraries about this...

One of the convoluted itineraries about this period is given as Marseilles, Naples, Piraeus, Smyrna, Dardanelles, Constantinople, Vathy or Rhodes, Beirut, Larnaca, Mersina, Alexandretta, Lattaquie,...
Forum: Ship Research 12th June 2020, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By eddyw
"Saghalien" (1880; 4050 grt) From 1898...

"Saghalien" (1880; 4050 grt) From 1898 transferred from Far East to 'Levant' routes. Marseilles, Alexandria etc, Beirut.
Forum: Ship Research 10th June 2020, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By eddyw
There is a report in the "Daily Commercial News...

There is a report in the "Daily Commercial News and Shipping List" (Sydney) for 4 Sept 1909, p4 "Mail Steamers"
"The R.M.S. Otway leaves Sydney today, Melbourne 7th inst., Adelaide 9th,
and is due...
Forum: Ship Research 4th June 2020, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By eddyw
Some history here:...

Some history here: https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/John_Rowan_and_Sons
Also built marine steam engines and industrial equipment. Active from 1840s to 1880s.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd June 2020, 23:42
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By eddyw
She was a MAC ship, designed to carry grain in...

She was a MAC ship, designed to carry grain in bulk in lower holds; above were crew accommodation (forward) and aircraft hangar (aft) with a flat top flight deck over and offset bridge structure. ...
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