Crescent Shipping - Page 2 - Ships Nostalgia
01:19

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Crescent Shipping

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #26  
Old 12th August 2007, 12:52
Richie2012 Richie2012 is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 411
Lapthorn is still going but now as coastal bulk shipping
Richie
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 30th August 2007, 22:12
captkenn's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
My location
Posts: 1,175
Saw no mention of the Pertinence. I did a short spell of about a fortnight relief on her in 1967.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 5th October 2007, 06:03
CommonFamily CommonFamily is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
This post brings back some old memories for me.

I used to work for Crescent Shipping at Strood, Rochester Kent, back in about 1969?. I was just a 16 yr old costing clerk in the shipyard office, but I knew all the boats names, and numbers, back then. I recall that many ended in "ence", but my memory is failing me now.

Ambience, Blatence, Cadence, Dominence & Eloquence started the alphabet...

Some of the older London & Rochester Trading Company barges are listed at: http://www.thamesbarge.org.uk/barges...rs/FWlrtc.html

The Pudge built 1922 by London & Rochester Trading company
http://nationalhistoricships.org.uk/...essel/vref/224

There is a picture of "The Cabby" a 1928 barge, in the livery of Crescent Shipping at http://bargetrust.org/active_barges.html

I am trying to remember the name of the one we launched while I was there, but all I can recall is that the bottle didn't break when it should have done!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 1st November 2007, 19:09
ray bloomfield ray bloomfield is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 681
Lapthorns is now Coastal Bulk Shipping, same office etc and whooly British owned, they now have 10 of the original barg sorry ships trading.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 2nd November 2007, 05:15
cboots cboots is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 987
Crescent had two vessels converted for the bulk starch trade the Resilience and the Resurgence. The Resurgence had a nasty fire in the accomodation whilst alongside her discharge port of Howdendyke, up the Ouse from Goole, which sadly cost the life of the young second mate. This would have been towards the end of the seventies, 78 or 79 at a guess.
CBoots
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 3rd February 2008, 13:04
elcocherro elcocherro is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 6
Ex Cresent Ships

Quote:
Originally Posted by NORDICA View Post
does anyone in here know the names of the vessels in the crescent fleet past and presant?
looking to compile a list but its an uphill struggle!
Hi
I Can tell you just a little, I used to own the ACTION I bought it from a company that traded in the Liverpool area, we took delivery at FRODSHAM on the river Weaver, and were due to load stone in Wales, But fate interveaned , If any bodys intersted its a long tale !!
The DICTION is at this moment tied up in Truro and for sale

Best Regards John..
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 3rd February 2008, 14:28
SALTY SALTY is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 87
Re Crescent Ships

Found these in an old book called British Coastal Ships,Tugs & Trawlers,by Gilbert Mayes.First published 1975.

Amience
Andescol
Bastion
Bencol
Blatence
Cadence
Caption
Cecil Gilders
Crescence
Dangeld (white hull)
Diction
Dominence
Elation
Eloquence
Faience
Fallow Deer
Function
Gardience
Gillation
Halcience
Horation
Ignition
Josh Francis
Jubilation
Kiption

Dragette
Lashette
Luggette ex superb - 1973.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 24th February 2008, 20:02
K Handley K Handley is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 62
Hi Nordica, I work for the ex Lapthorn fleet, now Coastal Bulk Shipping, and unless they are keeping me in the dark about something, they are still wholly owned in Britian. I also worked for Crescent on there barges and coasters, they were fine, their nickname was Ali baba and the Forty Thieves, does that give you a small insight/ You have covered a fair few of there fleet, if any more com to mind I will let you know, Keith
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 24th February 2008, 20:17
sandman sandman is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: RNLI
Department: Deck
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
My location
Posts: 729
Remember most of the crescent vessels running into yelland power station in the seventies.sometimes two at a time on the berth and another 3 in the bay waiting,and sometimes on a turnaround.And If I was really lucky i would go out on the pilot boat with them to drop or pick up the pilot.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 24th February 2008, 22:02
Barry Man Barry Man is offline  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by NORDICA View Post
your a star. is there any whole owned british coaster companies left? now lapthorns have gone i cant think of any!
Faversham Ships Ltd is based on the Isle of Wight and is prospering. We also have Torbulk, based in Grimsby. There is also the Rix company and Whitakers (Tankers) Ltd, both based in Hull.

Can I suggest that you start to buy "Coastal Shipping" magazine. This will answer many of your questions. Fleet lists were also published in "Short Sea Shipping" booklets, published between 1995 and 2000. These were much improved versions of the old Ian Allan and Marinart booklets.

Last edited by Barry Man; 24th February 2008 at 23:58..
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 25th February 2008, 20:56
ray bloomfield ray bloomfield is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by elcocherro View Post
Hi
I Can tell you just a little, I used to own the ACTION I bought it from a company that traded in the Liverpool area, we took delivery at FRODSHAM on the river Weaver, and were due to load stone in Wales, But fate interveaned , If any bodys intersted its a long tale !!
The DICTION is at this moment tied up in Truro and for sale

Best Regards John..
Did anyone ever get the Action to steer in a straight line?
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 26th February 2008, 23:33
2548hopw 2548hopw is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 29
Rumour as it there was one called "Flatulence" but I never saw it... My favourite Crescent ship was "ROFFEN" which I would estimate at about 200t. I even named a dog of mine after it, It was a scruffy old mongrel !!!1
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 28th February 2008, 17:21
ray bloomfield ray bloomfield is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 681
the Roffen was the only barge built that had single pull Mcgegor hatches, no chains linking them, one hatch closed and rerig the wire, slower to cover up than carling or domino hatches, an when she had a load line she lifted 250 ton
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10th March 2008, 22:57
MightyHood MightyHood is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15
A couple more ships,Banwell and Barmouth
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10th March 2008, 23:08
vasco's Avatar
vasco vasco is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 674
Try James Fisher Everards, although can't vouch for the nationalities of the shareholders http://www.james-fisher.co.uk/ :-)
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 23rd March 2008, 22:56
2548hopw 2548hopw is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 29
Didnt the Roffen ve a sister called Rommel ?
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 24th March 2008, 20:28
callpor callpor is offline   SN Supporter
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1962 - Present
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
My location
Posts: 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by vasco View Post
Try James Fisher Everards, although can't vouch for the nationalities of the shareholders http://www.james-fisher.co.uk/ :-)
Vasco, you're losing the thread. The remnents of Crescent Shipping are now owned by the Danish Clipper group and operate under the ClipperWonsild Tankers banner. Brgds Chris Allport
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 25th March 2008, 01:12
Barry Man Barry Man is offline  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 40
I think he is answering Nordica's question about are there any wholly-owned British coaster companies left.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 27th March 2008, 12:45
storming storming is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 18
hi i remember a couple not on the list when i was on coasters in the early 80ies
Cadence,
Ambience not sure about the spelling lol ?
Norm
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 28th March 2008, 12:43
Richie2012 Richie2012 is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barry Man View Post
I think he is answering Nordica's question about are there any wholly-owned British coaster companies left.
COASTAL BULK SHIPPING, all british flagged, all british built ships

Richie
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 3rd April 2008, 20:03
Andy_Thomson's Avatar
Andy_Thomson Andy_Thomson is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 38
Here are the ones I can remember from my time with Crescent.

Ambience - Built 1983, O.N 702679
Boisterence - Built 1983
Crescence - Built 1983 O.N 398048 (number faded, best I can make out)
Tarquence - Built 1983

The above were sisters 492GRT around 800dwt, "jumboised" around 89/90 to make them 1000dwt

Militence - Built 1978 O.N 378943
Nascence - Built 1978 O.N 378946
Piquence - Built 1978 O.N 378959
Quiescence - Built 1978 O.N 378962

Again the above were sisters About 950GRT and 1300 dwt, about the same size and age were the:

Yulence
Zeelence

Four more sisters were the 1800 dwt sea snakes:

Turbulence
Stridence
Urgence
Vibrence

All built early 1980s.

The two "Big" ones, about 3000 dwt were.

Luminence
Kinderence

Both built mid to late 70s.


Tankers: Crescent inherited the tankers (around 1990) through a merger with Bowker and King under the then parent group Hays.

Blackrock - Built 1989 O.N 717140
Brabourne - Built 1989 O.N 717041

These sisters were the two largest (around 2500 dwt) at the time. There were lots more tankers all begining with B, I will leave them for a B&K man to fill in.

Build dates are all approximate, Official Numbers are from my discharge book.

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 20th April 2008, 07:49
Alan Parsons Alan Parsons is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
Crescent Fleet

I have a complete fleet list for Crescent dating from the mid 1980's with detailed descriptions of the ships/barges/tugs both owned and managed. I will post it hopefully later this week but I'm a bit pushed for time at the moment.

Alan
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 20th April 2008, 21:21
Alan Parsons Alan Parsons is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
Crescent Fleet List

I have a copy of a booklet prepared bt Crescent in the mid 1980's which was aimed at potential customers and details all vessels owned or managed.

KINDRENCE (1976)
LUMINENCE (1976)
dwc3100 tons, loa 91.2m beam 13.2m draft 5.14m Speed 13knots

RESILIENCE (1969)
Bulk powder tanker dwc 1200 tons loa 63.3m beam 11.3m draft 4.1m Speed 12.5knots

STRIDENCE (1983)
TURBULENCE (1983)
URGENCE (1981)
VIBRENCE (1981)
dwc 1800 loa 84.8m beam 11.4m draft 3.45m Speed 11 knots

EMINENCE (1969)
SENTENCE (1974)
dwc 1570 tons loa 67.8m beam 11.6m draft 4.2m Speed 101/2 knots

MILITENCE (1978)
NASCENCE (1978)
YULENCE (1979)
ZEALENCE (1979)
PIQUENCE (1979) dwc1375
QUIESENCE (1979) dwc 1375
dwc 1300 loa 71.4m beam 11.2m draft 3.3m speed 10knots

AMBIENCE (1983)
BOISTERENCE (1983)
CRESCENCE (1982)
TARQUENCE (1980)
dwc 800 tons loa 49.9m beam 9.2m draft 3.35m speed 10knots

INSISTENCE (1975)
JUBILENCE (1975)
ORDINENCE (1978)
dwc 700 tons loa 49.9 m beam 8.8m draft 3.2m Speed 10 knots

DOMINENCE (1970)
FAIENCE (1969)
GARDIENCE (1969)
HALCIENCE (1970)
WESTERENCE (1977) dwc 650
XANTHENCE (1977) dwc 650
PAMEAD (1963) dwc 620 (Freight managed for Capt. A.Whiting)
THEO (1963) dwc 620 (Freight managed for Gardscreen Ltd.)
dwc 600 tons loa 45.4 m beam 8.24m draft 3.25m Speed 9.5 knots

BLATENCE (1969)
CADENCE (1969)
ELOQUENCE (1969)
GINO (1969) Freight managed for Gardscreen Ltd.
JO (1955) " " " " "
dwc 580 (Jo 540) loa 44.4m beam 7.8m draft 3.2m Speed 9 knots

JUBILATION (1967)
BENCOL (1964)
KIPTION (1968)
LIBATION (1969)
ANDESCOL (1961) Freight managed for Capt. A. Pratt
SUBRO VENTURE (1971) Freight managed for Sully Freight
SUBRO VESTA (1965) " " " " "
CONTACT (1950) Freight managed for Capt. R. Mullett
dwc 275 (with slight variations) loa 32.2m beam 6.85m draft 2.6m Speed 8 knots

Motor Barges
FUNCTION, GILLATION, LOACH, LOBE, LOCATOR LODELLA, ROFFEN, ROGUL ROHOY. (All owned by Crescent)
BEAM, BRANDRAM, FLAGON, LAFFORD, WALLBROOK (Managed)
dwc varied between 240 and 400 tons.

Tugs
LASHETTE 730bhp
SHOVETTE 730 bhp
LUGGETTE 650 bhp
NUDGETTE 66bhp.

Auxillary SailinG Barge
CABBY Passenger certificate for 36 persons.

I believe this fleet list dates from 1985 but can't be absolutely certain as the booklet is undated.

Regards

Alan Parsons
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 4th January 2009, 14:32
Steve Hodges Steve Hodges is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 477
Crescent Shipping

One more name for you, Nordica, that hasn't been mentioned yet from the old LRTC days. The "MAYES BROOK" used to run regularly to Southend Gasworks when I was a lad in the early 60s. There were others too but I can't recall names. As the gasworks jetty berth dried out completely you could walk right round any vessel berthed there when the tide went out - fascinating for small boys!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 4th January 2009, 15:35
Minto Minto is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 23
Crescent Shipping

I sailed on the "Halcience" in 1967. She was built in 1947, was 1000 tons & the chief engineer was permanent & in love with his engine room. In fact the engine room was in fantastic condition. All brightwork gleaming & spotless. Only on her for a short while as I crushed my fingers whilst dumping atomic waste in bad weather in the Bay of Biscay. Taken ashore by lifeboat to hospital in Penzance.

Minto
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Van Ommeren Shipping Ron Bebelaar Say Hello 10 22nd January 2018 17:16
Nauru Shipping Jan Hendrik Bulk Carriers 102 27th December 2016 14:45
India restores cargo shipping with Pakistan after 35 years rushie News and Views from the Shipping World 0 27th October 2006 14:39
Shipping wars rushie News and Views from the Shipping World 2 19th October 2006 16:40
Shipping fleet ready to take on the world rushie News and Views from the Shipping World 0 18th September 2006 11:02



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.