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Search: Posts Made By: archway
Forum: Say Hello 7th April 2011, 16:18
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By archway
Crashed and sank

My computer crashed a short while ago and I lost just about everything but back on line now if anybody wants to make contact. Archway.
Forum: BP Shipping 4th April 2011, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By archway
Question British Prestige

Does anyone remember Albert Benson who sailed on the British Prestige round about 1952 ? Archway
Forum: Dredgers 12th December 2010, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 4,283
Posted By archway
Doug Brown, Nice to see your name up here. Where...

Doug Brown, Nice to see your name up here. Where are you now. Arthur McCourt
Forum: Dredgers 17th August 2010, 19:58
Replies: 111
Views: 38,992
Posted By archway
I remember Brian Chapman he certainly was C/E on...

I remember Brian Chapman he certainly was C/E on the Deepstone but was never in Westminster Gravels office.Wether he came ashore to another office I don't know. I left W.G.Gravels when ARC took them...
Forum: Dredgers 16th August 2010, 20:59
Replies: 111
Views: 38,992
Posted By archway
Hi Granty, B Tanner (or H tanner to give his...

Hi Granty, B Tanner (or H tanner to give his correct initial ) was master of the Deepstone and D. Cook was master of the Marinestone in the 1970s when I was Marine Supt. for Westminster Gravels. I...
Forum: Dredgers 15th August 2010, 20:26
Replies: 111
Views: 38,992
Posted By archway
The James 46 or 47 was conerted by Westminster...

The James 46 or 47 was conerted by Westminster Dredging Co to a Trailer Dredger and was the first trailer Dredger in Europe and we were given a book,produced by the American Corp of Engineers who had...
Forum: Dredgers 15th August 2010, 20:15
Replies: 47
Views: 18,784
Posted By archway
Hi Tell, I was a Master with Westminster Dredging...

Hi Tell, I was a Master with Westminster Dredging Co when they aquired the SHB Delta and renamed her the WD Wirral. I remember a guy named Milliachamp came with the ship and stayed with W.D. for some...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd November 2009, 15:11
Replies: 29
Views: 10,277
Posted By archway
Don't know anything about Joseph Croft but your...

Don't know anything about Joseph Croft but your message brought back old memories, my best friend at the time, Peter Ferns was a cadet on the Samtampa when she was lost, Pete was only 16 at the time...
Forum: Ship Research 6th October 2009, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By archway
Shipmate 17, Bill Wharton was master of the...

Shipmate 17, Bill Wharton was master of the Melanie Fair ex Tryphon, but later was master of a coaster which was also named Melanie -----, I can't remember the second part of the name but she was...
Forum: Ship Research 6th October 2009, 15:29
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By archway
Melanie Fair

Does anybody have any information on the Melanie Fair ? She sank off the French coast with the loss of the Master William Wharton, 1968/9. Archway.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 6th October 2009, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By archway
Thanks for the information and the picture...

Thanks for the information and the picture Dennis, it brought back a lot of memories, she was the ex Stagpool, that name was visible under the paint on the ships side. Archway
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th October 2009, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By archway
Granny Susan

My last trip as an AB before sitting for 2nd Mates ticket was on a ship called the "Granny Susan" to Algiers for iron ore, joined her in Birkenhead and left her in Workington in 1951. Anybody heard...
Forum: Say Hello 13th September 2008, 17:05
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By archway
archway

Although I have ejoyed this site for some time now owing to lack of computer knowhow I have never introduced myself. I started at the Gravesend Sea School in 1945 then did my first trip in the...
Forum: Dredgers 16th May 2008, 13:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,461
Posted By archway
Thank you Bob S. I was one of the masters of the...

Thank you Bob S. I was one of the masters of the Yolanda at the time the photo of her passing Tilbury, brought back a lot of olf memories. Archway
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th May 2008, 15:43
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By archway
Hi Sailorboy, Here's an old scaley back that did...

Hi Sailorboy, Here's an old scaley back that did his first trip to Bombay in 1945 I had a good friend Gordon Walker from the IOM, last heard of married and living in Sydney, would be delighted if...
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2008, 19:48
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By archway
Thanks Roger, You have given me more than I had...

Thanks Roger, You have given me more than I had hoped for. Archway.
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2008, 08:50
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By archway
Dredger YOLANDA

The YOLANDA was a trailer suction dredger built in Holland for an Italian company, chartered by Westminster Dredging Co. in 1966 she worked on the Mersey for about 9 months and then in the Thames...
Forum: Dredgers 7th May 2008, 07:35
Replies: 16
Views: 4,283
Posted By archway
More information about Marinex Gravels, The...

More information about Marinex Gravels, The company was owned by Associated Fisheries Ltd. The Marinex 111 was the first dredger owned by MG and she was the barge in Berwick harbour she had a grab at...
Forum: Dredgers 30th April 2008, 20:50
Replies: 16
Views: 4,283
Posted By archway
Hello Wellogra, I am afraid you have the name of...

Hello Wellogra, I am afraid you have the name of this company wrong, it was Marinex Gravels Ltd. I was in at the birth of this company and with them until it went out of business and to the best of...
Forum: Dredgers 19th April 2008, 20:13
Replies: 41
Views: 9,647
Posted By archway
Fathom, I new your father well being a captain of...

Fathom, I new your father well being a captain of the WD fairway at the same time, working one week on one week off we used to relieve one another we also worked other Westminster ships together....
Forum: Dredgers 19th April 2008, 17:13
Replies: 47
Views: 18,784
Posted By archway
Santos, The Leviathan was not kept on the mersey...

Santos, The Leviathan was not kept on the mersey because she was replaced by the WD Mersey a Westminster Trailer which was more efficient and more economical. Archway.
Forum: Dredgers 19th April 2008, 17:03
Replies: 20
Views: 4,260
Posted By archway
Graham, I'm sure I could dig out a photo of th WD...

Graham, I'm sure I could dig out a photo of th WD 53 or at least a photo copy of her from the front of one of the issues of the Cohesion being a new member of SN and not very computer literate I...
Forum: Dredgers 19th April 2008, 09:50
Replies: 55
Views: 13,377
Posted By archway
I was Master of a Westminster dredger W.D.Fairway...

I was Master of a Westminster dredger W.D.Fairway back in the 1960's, the one you are discussing here must be a later version. Archway
Forum: Say Hello 18th April 2008, 08:10
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By archway
Intro

Hello and thanks to Steve for his welcome to shipsnostalgia. Archway
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