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Old 23rd December 2014, 20:12
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Lots of ships were scrapped on the gridiron at T W wards Preston up to the 70s
https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=227...N07&q=GRIDIRON
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmit...7609589780964/
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Old 23rd December 2014, 22:26
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There used to be ship breaking operations at Garston on the Mersey, some years ago, does anyone recall the name of the firm.
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Old 24th December 2014, 05:49
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Sam Evans Shipbreakers.
Still in business as far as I know.

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Old 24th December 2014, 08:19
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The movie "Up The creek" was shot on location at T.W. Wards at Grays. The vessel which portrayed HMS Berkley was the EX Minesweeper HMS Welfare but I had my doubts about that.
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Old 24th December 2014, 09:31
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Sam Evans Shipbreakers.
Still in business as far as I know.

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Thanks Keith, Seasons greetings to you and yours, your knowledge of marine affairs is very much appreciated.
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Old 24th December 2014, 09:38
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I always thought that the vessel featured in the film 'Up the Creek' was a Corvette.
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Old 24th December 2014, 10:18
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Yes Geordie Chief I agree but I have a website about various ships portrayed in movies http://www.aandc.org/research/films_of_the_sea.htm that says its HMS Welfare but I have seen pictures of Her and she doesn't look the same at all.
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Old 5th February 2016, 14:50
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The shibreaking yard at Garston

I along with my partner David Pemberton operated as Pemberton and Carlyon at the Shibreaking Yard at the bottom of Brunswick St from Aug 1968 to May 1983 when we sold the business to Sam Evans who then rented the yard from J Routledge and subsequently purchased the property from him.
The Yard had been in operation from the late 1800 and was owned by JJ King who demolished dozens of vessels on the beach using a Steam Crane and working the Tides. The yard was reduced in size when J J King built the Garston Bottle Co only about 80ft of frontage was left this passed into the hands of R R Portus a Lighterman and Tug owner who operated out of Garston Docks John Routledge and Sons purchased it from him as far as we know about the end 1945
In 1971 We demolished H M S Eaglet and in 1972 we started on the old Liverpool Landing Stage which took us about eight years as we used the stage as a pier to demolish dozens of vessels.
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Grteetings B Carlyon and I see you are a long time member welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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Interesting blog. My paternal grandfather was a master with the White Star Line, and during his career sailed on a few of the White Star Vessels. His last vessel was the White Star Liner the RMS Britannic. My father was a commercial traveller with a bitumen refiner based in London: My fathers area of trade was Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. One of my fathers customers/contacts was TW Ward of Sheffield, and as a request token of request he was given a 'Britannic' life boat name plate and a white star lifeboat company flag symbol. This is greatly appreciated by me.
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Yes Geordie Chief I agree but I have a website about various ships portrayed in movies http://www.aandc.org/research/films_of_the_sea.htm that says its HMS Welfare but I have seen pictures of Her and she doesn't look the same at all.
Sorry O.S. Just picked the list up as I have been away, looking at the list which makes interesting reading I am now left wondering if I am getting confused.com with the Navy Lark.
My Fathers expertise was explosives during his Army Service (25years) and did some contract work for Thos Ward which included blowing the Propellor of a vessel called 'Taxiarchis' which ran up on to Redcar Beach after her Master mistook a flashing Belisha Beacon for the leading light on the Tees. The Council had to put a shade on the seaward side of the Beacon.
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Old 28th November 2018, 22:25
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I have been given a list of vessels scrapped at wards inverkiething from 1922/1986 but can't post it on the site as it is part of a booklet that has not been published yet
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