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Old 14th November 2009, 21:37
JonHare JonHare is offline  
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Here are some shots of Able UK's TERRC facility.

A shot of the ships as the basin nears completion ready for draining.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_july_2009_35.html

A view from Seal Sands looking across towards TERRC at Graythorp.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_july_2009_45.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_10.html

Clemenceau arriving.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_31.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_33.html

Shots of the yard from the road that runs past.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_34.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_35.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/jan-_april_2009_36.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/sept-_dec_2008_30.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/sept-_dec_2008_87.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2975129669/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3263832141/

Able UK Ship Recycling the beginning of the saga in 2003.
Canisteo arriving on the Tees.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2976082074/


There are various more shots can be found on my following sites.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/

I think I may reactivate a whole album dedicated to the TERRC/ Able UK operations on my JH Photos site.
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Old 27th January 2010, 08:10
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It's certainly going to be an interesting place Keith a bit like the old days when they were scrapping the Reserve Fleet which were held in various ports (Hartlepool included) around the country, despite what the "greenies" want people to assume this scrapping facility is not in Hartlepool itself only within that Councils juristriction and next door to a NUCLEAR POWER STATION which has had numerous breakdowns on it's reactor cooling system since it was built!!! I am hoping that someone will be able (no it's not a pun) to tell me what are the names of the two partially complete Fleet Refuellers that are partof this Contract.
Possible answer to the rumour see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_J...uction_Program
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Old 27th January 2010, 18:05
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hippo -dave, yes, they are the pair of vessel's concerned (Isherwood& Eckford) and they are double-hulled. Able's plans were? to complete them for possible further use by the RFA
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Old 27th January 2010, 18:21
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I remember when the film "A night to remember" was being filmed in the Gairloch. One of Roy Ritchie's boats, 'Westering Home"was there as a guard boat, from there we watched the extras with their lifejackets on jumping from the poop of a ship which had been trimmed to appear to be sinking. As far as I remember most of the extras were from the Singer Sewing Machine factory at Clydebank
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Old 22nd August 2016, 16:20
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Many years ago I remember my mum working at Metal Industries, Faslane. looking at forum entries here it refers to Shipbreaking Industries, owing to my young age I didn't pay much attention at that time. Is there a list anywhere of the ships that were broken up there?
Also I recall the 'first' Titanic film in black and white, apparently some of the scenes were shot at Faslane using a liner that was there to be broken up - does anybody have anything on that?
I used to live in Garelochhead, about two miles away and can remember the battleships Vanguard and Duke of York being broken up along with the old Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert.
Numerous other craft, including half an oil tanker and my first ship. m.v. Arisaig.
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Old 22nd August 2016, 17:08
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I used to live in Garelochhead, about two miles away and can remember the battleships Vanguard and Duke of York being broken up along with the old Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert.
Numerous other craft, including half an oil tanker and my first ship. m.v. Arisaig.
George. I was born in Garelochhead, as stated my mum worked at metal industries and we stayed at Faslane Cottage, next to the cemetery. Although born in the Garelochhead my family come from Arisaig, Invernesshire, bit of a scary connection here?
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Old 23rd August 2016, 07:57
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George. I was born in Garelochhead, as stated my mum worked at metal industries and we stayed at Faslane Cottage, next to the cemetery. Although born in the Garelochhead my family come from Arisaig, Invernesshire, bit of a scary connection here?
Small world! I lived in Garelochhead from 1954 to 1974 and it was a really nice place. The shipbreaking yard and the submarine base were the two main local employers. Some of the workers at Metal Industries were "displaced persons" who had arrived from Eastern Europe at the end of WW2 and and quite a few had married local girls.
The submarine base a.k.a "the base", before the coming of nuclear subs. used to have open days which were most popular. You met all your friends when climbing about the inside of a submarine!
Strange to say I have never been too Faslane Cemetery although I have several relatives there.
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Old 23rd August 2016, 17:17
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I was born and stayed in Glencairn Terrace, my dad worked at the oil supply part of of the Base before it became such a big concern, my mum worked at metal industries in the office. I went to school at Garelochhead and St. JOSEPHS in Helensburgh.
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Old 24th August 2016, 16:08
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I was born and stayed in Glencairn Terrace, my dad worked at the oil supply part of of the Base before it became such a big concern, my mum worked at metal industries in the office. I went to school at Garelochhead and St. JOSEPHS in Helensburgh.
We are rolling back the years here. The school in Garelochhead. Was that on the shore road or the large house they later moved it too and whose name I have quite forgotten.!

Did you know that the Base and the Shipbreaking yard were built in 1940 as No.2 Military Port with a view to D Day. four years later.?
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Old 25th August 2016, 22:34
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I was at a school further back from the loch for one year, in addition to my link to the Base, my grandad sailed on the Clyde Steamers and in particular the Lucy Ashton. He was a staunch Catholic and used to walk from Garelochhead to Helensburgh for mass on a Sunday because there were no buses! On the subject of buses can you remember Foyes Coaches.
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Old 31st August 2016, 08:09
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I was at a school further back from the loch for one year, in addition to my link to the Base, my grandad sailed on the Clyde Steamers and in particular the Lucy Ashton. He was a staunch Catholic and used to walk from Garelochhead to Helensburgh for mass on a Sunday because there were no buses! On the subject of buses can you remember Foyes Coaches.
I remember the Lucy Ashton, the Waverley and the Jeanie Deans (hope that I have spelt these right)
I remember Foyes Coaches well and if it wasn't the greatest service it was the only one we had! The top deck of these bus's was were I got all this information on what went on in the shipbreaking yard. I forgot to mention that 2/3 WW2 X craft(midget submarines) arrived for breaking up.
I am full of information with your grandfather. The walk was a 16mile round trip.
I am not a Catholic myself but I have some recollection that in my time a Catholic priest moved into the village and later a Catholic church was built. I think in the housing scheme.
Times change and in many ways Garelochhead was a very cosmopolitan place. When I moved to Lancashire in 1974 I was astonished at how little people moved about by comparison.
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