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Old 26th July 2009, 12:24
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is that tom bell who lived on brindley street if so you,ll remember me nobby off telford st
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Old 16th May 2010, 19:02
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I was working on Alex Dock when it happened and i was with the C/E son his name is Bob Knight and he was a riveter and served his time with us at Brigham&Cowan at the time we where working in the dry dock. i still see bob now and again sam
Iwas a deck hand on prizeman that night we were on jetty duty you can imagine the atmasphere.
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Old 21st May 2010, 19:13
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Hi,

Although not tugs they belonged to the UTC clan; BARGEMAN and MOORSMAN.
What actually happened to them and any piccies, I only know the vessel brochures from UTC.

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Wim
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Old 21st May 2010, 19:52
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Hi,

Although not tugs they belonged to the UTC clan; BARGEMAN and MOORSMAN.
What actually happened to them and any piccies, I only know the vessel brochures from UTC.

Cheers,

Wim
Hope this helps. I am still trying to find later details on BARGEMAN. I had heard that she was to be used as a floating prison but never found any confirmation.

RIFLEMAN (2) / BARGEMAN (2) / PURSUIVANT (1977 – )
O.N. 376857. 4,763g. 3,861n. 91.98 x 27.97 x 4.846 metres. Deck cargo pontoon.
1976: Ordered as RIFLEMAN from Dredge & Marine Ltd., Penryn (Yard No. S. 71), jointly by Star Offshore Services (Tugs) Ltd., and United Towing (Rifleman) Ltd.
23.9.1976: After half launched. Builders into Receivership.
21.3.1977: Forward half launched.
1977: United Towing (Rifleman) Ltd., restyled as United Towing (Duncan) Ltd.
12.5.1977: Completed as BARGEMAN.
1981: Converted into a jacket-launching pontoon.
1981: Reverted to a deck cargo pontoon.
1983: Converted into a military accommodation barge for use in the Falkland Islands and renamed PURSUIVANT.


MOORSMAN (1975 – 1990)
O.N. 365562. 326g. 305n. 41.46 x x 1.829 metres. Mooring / salvage vessel
Three, 6-cyl. 4 S. C. S. A. (130 x 150mm) Penta TMD120 type engines made by Ab Volvo-Penta, Skovde, driving 4 Hydraulic motors connected to twin directional propellers. 999 BHP.
26.4.1974: Keel laid by Dredge & Marine Ltd., Penryn (Yard No. S. 68) for United Towing (Salvage) Ltd., (United Towing (Ocean Tugs) Ltd., managers), Hull.
28.2.1975: Launched.
21.3.1975: Completed.
1976: Owners restyled as United Towing (Marine Services) Ltd., (same managers).
1989: United Towing Ltd., managers.
1990: Sold to V. P. J. Ltd., Maida, Malta.
6.2009: Still in service.
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Old 24th May 2010, 20:15
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the BARGEMAN was built on the Tyne and converted at a company called Sea and land pipe line Yarmouth as a troop accomadition and then towed/piggy backed to the Falklands. sam
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Old 24th May 2010, 22:20
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the BARGEMAN was built on the Tyne and converted at a company called Sea and land pipe line Yarmouth as a troop accomadition and then towed/piggy backed to the Falklands. sam
Sam,

Why do you say BARGEMAN was built on the Tyne?

The information I have from official records is shown above in post #29. including relevant dates. Built at Penrhyn.

Where the two halves then taken to the Tyne and joined there in which case she would only have been completed on the Tyne on the date given.

Bill
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Old 15th April 2011, 00:52
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Come in a bit late into this discussion - but the two halves were joined in no. 2 dry dock at Falmouth, following launching at Dredge&Marine's yard at Penryn. (Ponsharden)
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Old 23rd July 2011, 03:22
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I was a deckhand on the Merman in 1956,the skipper was a Dutchman,nice fella ,Jan Van Da Vaart,I served on the Auto crat and the Yorkshireman with Taffy. The I joined the Navy. I remember the Fenman sinking. So sad.
Jack Linford lived down our street,he was the mate on the Superman,so he got me the job,as his brother Les was my best mate. We still are,even though I live in Australia. I loved the tugs,and the strange hours working the tides.
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Old 23rd July 2011, 20:18
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Hi Bighenners most of the lads sailed with Jack and i knew Jan from the docking tugs,if you are ever come to Hull you will always get a great welcome ,and we will always be at the Greenbricks ,i have relatives in Brisbane at a place called Daisy Hill ( stay lucky ) honnestden
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Old 23rd July 2011, 23:21
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Hi Honneston, nice to hear from you.I live only 5 minutes away from Daisy Hill at Windaroo. Where is the Greenbricks? I will be over next year so may be able to catch up with you. The Minerva was our pay day pint rendezvous , I remember the barmaid was called bloodnut because of her red hair,
Blue Heaven was my local. I think I may know the Ken Elton mentioned. Did he have twin brothers ? Regards Aye Keith Higgins. East Hull
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Old 24th July 2011, 20:38
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Hi Bighenners Greenbricks is the old Old Humber Dock Tavern down the side Minerva which you will know as Princess Dock ,Where abouts East Hull i am of Bilton Grange and our Lass was holderness rd then Bilton Grange i used to go to Jervis Hall the Blue Heaven as gone to the ground nothing left it is my niece who lives at Daisy Hill she is called Liz her husband is a Police Inspetor when you come over and get with lads you will know what a good crowd we are Stay Lucky (honnestden ) Dennis Shakesby
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Old 24th July 2011, 23:13
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Hey,Dennis your name sounds familiar. I lived 178 Wingfield road through the war years then moved to C
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Old 25th July 2011, 19:10
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To all the lads ( BOO )
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Old 25th July 2011, 22:45
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I remember a Malcolm Shakesby from my childhood years,maybe from the Hopewell road area. I moved to Preston Road 1949.
Know the pub you mentioned Greenbricks,remember seeing the sign on the side of the pub when I was coming back from the Maritime Museum one time.
Daisy hill has a brand new police station,my son lives around the corner from there. Regards to the lads. Look forward to seeing you one day.
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Old 27th July 2011, 19:20
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Hi Bighenners had a good session and chin wag with the lads today told them you mybe comeing over next year, they said will give you a good welcome keep smiling Dennis
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Old 28th July 2011, 19:56
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A good day had by all had a brilliant time ( I THINK ) next session is the 10 August 2011 at green bricks all are welcome , Cheers Honnestden
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Hi Lads , If anyone is interested there will be an intrim sesh in Four in Hand on Wednesday 3rd August,about 1300, all welcome
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Old 31st July 2011, 17:24
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You O K then ? what does intrim mean long session like last week (ha ha )
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Old 31st July 2011, 23:24
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Hi Allan, Will Mr, Woods be there.
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Old 28th September 2011, 17:17
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Hi Bighenners had a good session and chin wag with the lads today told them you mybe comeing over next year, they said will give you a good welcome keep smiling Dennis
Hi Bighenners how you doing been a while since we heard from you hope all is o k ,we have an indian summer here at the moment keep smiling Honnestden
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Old 1st October 2011, 14:07
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U.T.Co. Quiz.
Name the six tugs owned or charterted by UTC which had their bow names painted in black letters on a white background instead of the usual white on black?
And for an extra six points give their former names before they came to UTC

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Old 1st October 2011, 14:09
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U.T.Co. Quiz.

U.T.Co. Quiz.
Name the six tugs owned or charterted by UTC which had their bow names painted in black letters on a white background instead of the usual white on black?
And for an extra six points give their former names before they came to UTC

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Old 1st October 2011, 15:05
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U.T.Co. Quiz.
Name the six tugs owned or charterted by UTC which had their bow names painted in black letters on a white background instead of the usual white on black?
And for an extra six points give their former names before they came to UTC

Pete.
Nice one Pete ! I won't give you the answers yet or am I barred from answering because of my advantage?

Hope you enjoyed the CD.

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Old 1st October 2011, 19:56
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Nice one Pete ! I won't give you the answers yet or am I barred from answering because of my advantage?

Hope you enjoyed the CD.

Regards

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Yes Bill for the time being your exempt, maybe you can answer later if no one else can. Thanks again for the CD, highly recommended.
Regards Pete..
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Old 18th October 2011, 10:42
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Hi Pete
After rubbing my bold patch for a long time i have the names+prev names.
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