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Old 24th August 2017, 00:35
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My name is Jack, I worked in the above shipyard as a Joiner in the 1950's I would like to find a list of the ships we built during that time. at that time I was in my teens now 77. Anyone with information please respond.

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Old 24th August 2017, 05:04
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Hello Angus........... as a laddie in the early 50,s I used to travel from Carnoustie to the toon on the Alexanders "low" road bus ...passing the boat yard ...and the big Swell hanger along the Stannergate these are a few of the ships I remember being built ....there were a few more but cannae mind ...... I left school in 56 and went to sea in 57

Blue Funnel line ...Menelaus & Menestheus
Lamports ?? Temple Hall & Temple Main
Elermans "City of Worcester"
Bowaters "Elizabeth Bowater"
There were also 2 ships for the Union SS Co NZ
Thats about it for now but you should have a look at

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My name is Jack, I worked in the above shipyard as a Joiner in the 1950's I would like to find a list of the ships we built during that time. at that time I was in my teens now 77. Anyone with information please respond.

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St. Ninian 1950

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Old 24th August 2017, 07:21
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My name is Jack, I worked in the above shipyard as a Joiner in the 1950's I would like to find a list of the ships we built during that time. at that time I was in my teens now 77. Anyone with information please respond.

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http://www.miramarshipindex.nz/ship/...nk=1619&page=6
http://www.miramarshipindex.nz/ship/...nk=1619&page=7
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Old 24th August 2017, 09:39
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Ellerman Ships built Dundee

City of Perth 1949 : City of Winnipeg 1956 :City of Hereford 1958 : City of Dundee 1961 :City of Worcester 1968 : City of Liverpol 1970 : City of Hull 1970.
I sailed as Mate in the Dundee twice 74 and 77 Hereford twice Second Mate 70 and Mate in 75/76 as Glasgow as Mate and Winnipeg when she was the Delhi 74/75. Alan

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Old 24th August 2017, 09:56
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Union Steam Ship company of N.Z. Had six vessels built by Caledon all in the 1960's . General Cargo ships 'Ngakuta , Ngatoro, Ngahere , Ngapara', 1964-66
and then the first two Trans Tasman Roll on Roll off cargo carriers 'Maheno & Marama'. Golden Bay Cement New Zealand had built in 1979 the last ship from the then Robb Caledon Shipyard the bulk cement carrier 'Golden Bay 11', which interestingly was sold only one month ago to a European company for further trading.
Of interest is the book The Caledon Shipyard by J.Reilly published by Dundee City Archives a few years ago is most interesting .
My own Grandfather did his time as a fitter & turner with Caledon in the early 1900's prior to immigrating to N.Z.

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Old 24th August 2017, 10:00
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I sailed in many Blue Funnel ships that had been built at Caledon, and I joined the Maron there in July 1960, took her for sea trials, then on to Glasgow and Birkenhead to load for her first voyage East.
I also joined Cunard's Ivernia at Caledon in May 1964, and again took her on sea trials then Liverpool to load for New York.
Both were fine ships.
This website may be of some help to you;

http://www.fdca.org.uk/pdf%20files/Caledon%20A.pdf
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Old 24th August 2017, 19:32
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Baharistan. 1959 (Strick Line) - my late father - Jack Moffat (2nd Eng) stood by her at the time. I have a painting entitled "Isle of Arran" from the officers saloon which was given to him when she was sold by P & O GCD.
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Old 24th August 2017, 21:23
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Hi Angus, my uncle Jack Purves worked in the Caledon and so did my Grandfather (George Purves) they lived in Castle Street broughty Ferry ,and both worked there in the 50,s .
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Old 25th August 2017, 16:42
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There were also two cable ships for the. Post office built about 1972 one was I think called Monarch other one can't remember
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Old 25th August 2017, 17:43
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there were also two cable ships for the. Post office built about 1972 one was i think called monarch other one can't remember
cs monarch(1975) & cs iris(1976)
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There is a very nice wee display about the Caledon yard at the Dundee Museum of Transport, which is a good little museum run by enthusiasts and well worth a visit.

You may know that Victoria Drummond trained at the Caledon, in an earlier era, so I am hoping to persuade the museum to include a bit about this remarkable engineer in their display.
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Watched a Ben Line ship being launched in 1962 or 3, and once met Betty the Riviter (?) who worked there during the war and fought to be kept on after the end of the war - quite a character!

Have you been in touch with Dundee City Archives?
https://dundeecity.gov.uk/archive/
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The Friends of Dundee City Archives. I found this on their site.

"During the life of the yard 509 ships were built with 20 barges and 34 launches in addition.
Caledon built ships gained a reputation for quality and longevity which was rewarded by repeat business over many decades from top drawer merchant shipping companies. This work aims to stand witness to the management, design and workmanship which sustained the company through more than a century of high quality shipbuilding.
Operations ceased in Dundee in 1981"



http://www.fdca.org.uk/Caledon_Shipyard.html

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Old 26th August 2017, 21:14
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Some fine ships built there.
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Old 26th August 2017, 23:38
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="navy"]Watched a Ben Line ship being launched in 1962 or 3, and once met Betty the Riviter (?) who worked there during the war and fought to be kept on after the end of the war - quite a character!

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Useful tips and thanks for the bit about Betty. Is anything more known about her?
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Old 27th August 2017, 01:55
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The best publication about the Caledon is J.B. Reilly's book, THE CALEDON SHIPYARD.
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Old 27th August 2017, 08:39
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Watched a Ben Line ship being launched in 1962 or 3, and once met Betty the Riviter (?) who worked there during the war and fought to be kept on after the end of the war - quite a character!

Have you been in touch with Dundee City Archives?
https://dundeecity.gov.uk/archive/
[email protected]

or

The Friends of Dundee City Archives. I found this on their site.

"During the life of the yard 509 ships were built with 20 barges and 34 launches in addition.
Caledon built ships gained a reputation for quality and longevity which was rewarded by repeat business over many decades from top drawer merchant shipping companies. This work aims to stand witness to the management, design and workmanship which sustained the company through more than a century of high quality shipbuilding.
Operations ceased in Dundee in 1981"



http://www.fdca.org.uk/Caledon_Shipyard.html

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That would have been Benarty with the Stulcken derrick
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Old 27th August 2017, 09:34
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That would have been Benarty with the Stulcken derrick
Got her name a bit wrong, but here is are the proper facts.

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The best publication about the Caledon is J.B. Reilly's book, THE CALEDON SHIPYARD.
Any idea where this book can be got? According to the WorldCat site, the only library to have a copy is the National Library, and Amazon seems not to have it listed at all.
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Old 28th August 2017, 01:03
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Any idea where this book can be got? According to the WorldCat site, the only library to have a copy is the National Library, and Amazon seems not to have it listed at all.
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I believe the book can he bought from the following - all in Dundee.

MCMANUS GALLERY - Tel: 01382 307200
HMS UNICORN -Tel: 01382 200900
BRANDS BOOKSHOP - 07943 290165

Please let me know if you get it, and how much it cost.

Regard

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Caledonia Shipyard Book 25 in McManus Gallery Dundee
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Hello folks, I thought you might be interested to see this model of the Caledon built Port Line reefer Port Albany of 1965. It is 1/192 scale built using the original general arrangements and photographs, materials are balsa, placticard and photo etched brass. There are a few errors in it but it was an interesting project inspired by the fact that most of the original yard models have disappeared over the years.
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I see that Angus, the opening poster on this thread, has never returned to SN.
So all our efforts to inform him may have been a total waste of time and effort.
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