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Old 4th May 2019, 02:12
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I was RO on the SS Deptford in1972. I remember a parrafin lamp in the room, on gimbals. Can anyone give me any info on the Deptford?

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Old 5th May 2019, 08:37
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DEPFORD
Completed in 1951 by S. P. Austin and Son Ltd., Sunderland, for the British Electricity Authority
T. 3-cyl engine built by George Clark (1938) Ltd., Sunderland
1954 Owners became the Central Electricity Authority
1958 Owners became the Central Electricity Generating Board
In 1972 she was sold to Victorine O Levy, South Ockendon, Essex.
In February 1973 she arrived at Briton Ferry for demolition by T.W.Ward Ltd.
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Old 6th May 2019, 00:28
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J G,
Many thanks for that info. Do you think there's any truth in the rumour that I'd heard, that she was converted from coal to oil burning?

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Old 6th May 2019, 09:10
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I have fond memories of seeing these go by my bedroom window. I was brought up in a house that was just across the river from Battersea Power Station in central London from 1963-73. The colliers were of course up and down the river supplying Battersea and other power stations. Not the most romantic of ships but I was always mad about any kind of ship and watched them come and go daily.
I was 2/m on the flattie 'Hackney' going up to Battersea, she was steam driven and lowering the funnel for going under the bridges ensued getting covered in soot. At sea loaded they were like submarines, in ballast you couldn't see the horizon from the wheelhouse so it was a bridge wing job, winter and summer. Good accommodation, as were all CEGB and Stevie Clarkes, well the one's I sailed on were
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Old 17th May 2019, 01:30
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Cant remember the chiefs name but he was pretty old in those days.
IIRC his name was Wilf, usually called "Old Wilf". I don't think he ever saw the light of day he was so pale - continually reading either in his cabin or on watch and he would have two showers a day! Sometimes I would go home when the ship was in Shoreham, my parents lived in Croydon on the Brighton line so I could get there pretty quickly, but in Blyth there was me and the nightwatchman! The cook would come back and set up meal for me and the watchman and then go home, although sometimes he gave me a lift to a pub and let me find my own way back!
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Old 17th May 2019, 03:50
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Hi Martin,
yes you are correct the chief R/O was called Wilf, a bit crusty and was probably as old as Methuselah, but I'm still grateful that he didn't report my indiscretion. Those runs to Shoreham from "up north" were great, loved being at sea , as it were, but being able to go ashore in a British port.
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Old 17th May 2019, 08:32
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I was RO on the SS Deptford in1972. I remember a parrafin lamp in the room, on gimbals. Can anyone give me any info on the Deptford?

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DEPTFORD (1951 - 1972)
O.N. 184540. 1 ,782g. 923n. 2,690d. 259.2 (270.5 oa) x 39.5 x 16.6 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16˝”, 27” and 47” x 33”) by George Clark (1938) Ltd., Sunderland. 214 NHP. 10˝ knots.
16.8.1951: Launched by S. P. Austin and Son Ltd., Wear Dock, Sunderland (Yard No. 410).
27.11.1951: Completed for the British Electricity Authority, (Stephenson Clarke Ltd, managers), London.
29.11.1951: Registered at London; Vessel No. 255 of 1951.
12.4.1955: Owners renamed Central Electricity Authority (same managers).
1.7.1958: Owners renamed the Central Electricity Generating Board (same managers).
1.4.1968: Managers renamed Stephenson Clarke Shipping Ltd.
12.1972: Sold to Victorine O. Levy, South Ockendon, Essex.
6.2.1973: Arrived at Briton Ferry for demolition by T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield.
13.2.1973: Work commenced.
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Old 24th May 2019, 23:48
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BillH, Thanks for that. She was CEGB, Stevies, when I was there. She must have gone not long after I'd left.


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