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Search: Posts Made By: BUGGINS
Forum: Royal Navy 11th November 2014, 17:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By BUGGINS
tug Hellas on QHM movements possibly for...

tug Hellas on QHM movements possibly for Manchester which is believed to be last one out tlll next year.
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 30th October 2014, 23:56
Replies: 61
Views: 23,498
Posted By BUGGINS
Re post 37 - Pellew and Houghton were scrapped at...

Re post 37 - Pellew and Houghton were scrapped at Fleetwood by a company called Kitson Vickers.
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd May 2014, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 6,679
Posted By BUGGINS
Thanks Robert - you have an excellent viewpoint.

Thanks Robert - you have an excellent viewpoint.
Forum: Royal Navy 1st May 2014, 13:34
Replies: 26
Views: 6,679
Posted By BUGGINS
Contradictory info. suggests she is being towed...

Contradictory info. suggests she is being towed to the Clyde for scrapping by the tug Bruiser..
Forum: Royal Navy 15th March 2014, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 6,579
Posted By BUGGINS
Not quite true there was the Algerine class...

Not quite true there was the Algerine class minesweeper Rattlesnake. Perhaps Ken Smith wanted to invent an urban myth.
Forum: Royal Navy 24th February 2014, 12:15
Replies: 11
Views: 5,290
Posted By BUGGINS
cf HFORDER - AFD 35 was at Malta and sold in 1964...

cf HFORDER - AFD 35 was at Malta and sold in 1964 initially to Italian buyers subsequently leased to Mitsubishi, Yokohama 1966- c 1971. Then to Hong Kong buyers.

WSS Warships no. 160
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd February 2014, 21:26
Replies: 11
Views: 5,290
Posted By BUGGINS
AFD 59 was built for use at Barrow by Vickers for...

AFD 59 was built for use at Barrow by Vickers for the fitting out of nuclear submarines. It became surplus when the shiplift came into being.
Forum: Ship Research 16th January 2014, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By BUGGINS
Winser`s book "BEF Ships before and after...

Winser`s book "BEF Ships before and after Dunkirk" mentions 4 Blue Birds - 1 Blue Bird motor boat grounded at La Panne and towed off ; 2 Blue Bird motor yacht towed to Malo but sent back when engines...
Forum: Ship Research 14th January 2014, 17:37
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BUGGINS
Jim - did try that and like you no joy.

Jim - did try that and like you no joy.
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2014, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BUGGINS
These as you suspect are former LCM 9s but it has...

These as you suspect are former LCM 9s but it has not been possible to establish the original LCM numbers.
Forum: Ship Research 13th January 2014, 19:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By BUGGINS
strange that the RN did not get their hands on...

strange that the RN did not get their hands on her but she was not commissioned as an RN ship. Given the history the picture is probably taken in Northern Ireland waters. The fendering would be to...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 13th January 2014, 14:03
Replies: 19
Views: 5,899
Posted By BUGGINS
Airedale was launched 16 May 1961, Alsatian 27...

Airedale was launched 16 May 1961, Alsatian 27 July 1961 both by Dunston. the 3rd launch, Boxer was not launched till 12 December 1962 again by Dunston. I would expect the completion dates to tie...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th January 2014, 20:42
Replies: 31
Views: 7,193
Posted By BUGGINS
Sheerness was a complete dockyard started in...

Sheerness was a complete dockyard started in Samuel Pepys time and built naval vessels up to 1908 after which it concentrated on refit and repair until it was closed in 1960. In 1939 it had the old...
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd December 2013, 18:55
Replies: 34
Views: 7,717
Posted By BUGGINS
Onyx is apparently still at Barrow and there is a...

Onyx is apparently still at Barrow and there is a suggestion she may go to Greenock. The dock that Scott`s used to fit out subs still exists.
Forum: Royal Navy 11th November 2013, 18:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By BUGGINS
rate payers not as keen as the politicians.

rate payers not as keen as the politicians.
Forum: Royal Navy 8th July 2013, 18:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By BUGGINS
10 and 11 are both at Immingham - all the...

10 and 11 are both at Immingham - all the superstructures removed - used as berths for tugs. LC8 was built by John Brown and LC9 by Lamont both completed in 1940.
Forum: Royal Navy 18th June 2013, 17:47
Replies: 26
Views: 6,679
Posted By BUGGINS
I believe the French have a boomer open at...

I believe the French have a boomer open at Cherbourg. Perhaps Onyx could have been saved had she been moved into the drydock by the museum.
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd June 2013, 21:38
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By BUGGINS
HMS Conqueror

being moved on Tuesday 4 June from 3 Basin at Devonport to the wall - 7 Wharf on Trubulent presumably for a docking. So chance for photograph ?
Forum: Royal Navy 5th May 2013, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 2,239
Posted By BUGGINS
Howard - thanks for that - in some ways, tho`...

Howard - thanks for that - in some ways, tho` very sad, it was better to have lost those craft and men and to have the design reworked rather than to have lost even more at some later date. Still...
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd April 2013, 18:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,077
Posted By BUGGINS
ais sometimes speaketh with forked tongue.

ais sometimes speaketh with forked tongue.
Forum: Royal Navy 21st April 2013, 18:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,077
Posted By BUGGINS
Walney appears in the current Joint Warrior...

Walney appears in the current Joint Warrior exercise as an active participant !
Forum: Royal Navy 9th January 2013, 18:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By BUGGINS
Navy News has an article confirming that the...

Navy News has an article confirming that the customs cutters are to use the Dolphin base instead of the marina berth.
Forum: Royal Navy 29th December 2012, 19:04
Replies: 11
Views: 5,290
Posted By BUGGINS
AFDs 58 and 60 were sold to Icelandic buyers and...

AFDs 58 and 60 were sold to Icelandic buyers and can be seen on Google Earth at Rekjavik. AFD 59 ended up in Lagos.
Forum: Other International Navies 29th December 2012, 17:31
Replies: 9
Views: 4,743
Posted By BUGGINS
Good that she has eventually reached the museum...

Good that she has eventually reached the museum site - she looks good and hopefully there will be sufficient income to keep her miantained. Excellent coverage of the move to land on the site we were...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 14th November 2012, 19:55
Replies: 35
Views: 8,844
Posted By BUGGINS
I thought Tiderace was renamed to avoid Italian...

I thought Tiderace was renamed to avoid Italian connotations - Teeedyracchi ? tho` I suppose it might have been to alike Tidereach.
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