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Old 24th December 2006, 20:40
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Lady Charrington

In the early 1960s I did a few months in this ship,about which ,in another thread I described ,maybe unkindly ,as"the ugliest ship on the North East Coal Trade".Would anyone out there have a photo of her,just to confirm it?
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Old 23rd February 2007, 23:01
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I told you she was an ugly ***** of a ship!Evidently even her owners,Charrington,Gardiner and Locket, didn't order a photo of her!!!
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Old 23rd February 2007, 23:07
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talking of ugly ships,that cunard cargo ship with the two funnels takes some beating,forget the name now,used to get into surry commercial docks.
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Old 23rd February 2007, 23:46
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Dom,wait until Ruud digs "Lady Charrington" out of the shoebox!!! Regards Arch.
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Old 24th February 2007, 08:04
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Hi notnila
This is courtesy of “Merchant Ships British Built 1952” by Adlard Coles, as you can see they could not get hold of a photograph the Lady Charrington either.

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Old 24th February 2007, 22:33
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She looks a lot better as a blueprint than I remember her as a ship!! Thanks for that Ron . Regards Arch
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Old 25th February 2007, 10:10
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Ahoy,
As the piccie isn't of a good quality, she looks even worse.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3...diumyi8.th.jpg
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Old 25th February 2007, 10:35
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Old 25th February 2007, 17:12
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Seem to recall that thre was a "hump" central wheelhouse running fore and aft. Similar to the bump in the old rear drive cars. Is my memory correct? Think she was prettier than the other company's ship "John Charrington"
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Old 25th February 2007, 21:02
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Actually she looks better from the outside looking in,than from the inside looking out believe me!!!Thanks Ruud I knew you'd come up with the goods. Also received photo by Email from Kenlin39.Thanks everyone. Regards Arch
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Old 26th February 2007, 19:52
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Hello notnila, ahoy Ruud,I was looking at some old magazines to-day and in Ships Monthly 7/1984 (80p then - more than £3 now !), theres a very similar photo to Ruuds, (Same angle but different day, Fresher painted) with as much smoke. She carries the collier reporting no. 87 on monkey island, regards Ken.
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Old 26th February 2007, 21:43
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Seem to recall that thre was a "hump" central wheelhouse running fore and aft. Similar to the bump in the old rear drive cars. Is my memory correct? Think she was prettier than the other company's ship "John Charrington"
Don't remember "John Charrington",I vaguely remember seeing a picture of her at one time.Didn,t seem to be a great difference between them.The story from the old hands was that in the 50s Charringtons turned up at the builders with the same blueprint saying,"Build us another just like this!" Regards Arch.
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Old 5th March 2007, 20:22
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John Charrington

Cracked it. Here is JOHN CHARRINGTON hurtling through Newcastle swing bridge on its way up to Dunston Staithes. Still looking for my picture of LADY CHARRINGTON
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Old 5th March 2007, 22:07
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Your right Amboman88,there is a big difference.Now that is an ugly "B"!!!
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Old 5th March 2007, 22:27
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They don't look too bad to me. Not pretty ships but as colliers go nothing too dreadful!
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Old 5th March 2007, 22:38
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Maybe I'm biased towards the next generation of colliers,having also sailed in "Gosport" & "WJH Wood". Regards Arch
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Old 9th March 2007, 20:50
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Had the misfortune to sign on the John Charrington, what a b------, survived 2 weeks, nothing more to be said she was a B------, from start to finish. that was in 1959 Tyne- Ipswich- tyne OFF.
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Old 9th March 2007, 23:35
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Had the misfortune to sign on the John Charrington, what a b------, survived 2 weeks, nothing more to be said she was a B------, from start to finish. that was in 1959 Tyne- Ipswich- tyne OFF.
So when did Charringtons decide to send her to the breakers? I first went on the coast in 1962 and don't recall seeing her although I remember seeing photo of her.
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Old 10th March 2007, 07:32
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Hi Notnila,can,t recall when she was taken out of service, it must have been in the 60,s, she was a real wreck,had the nickname Greyhound of north east coast, we all lived under the focastle head and on top of that the bosun bred budgies,was glad to get off.
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Old 10th March 2007, 20:33
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A Bosun with budgies? The mind boggles!!!
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Old 11th March 2007, 12:10
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Hi Notnila
Have an excellant book about colliers called THE STEAM COLLIER FLEETS, by J.A. Macrae & C.V. Waine, Mr Macrae was skipper of Sir Joseph Swan, and I think he ended his career on the Hackney, unfortunatley he passed away before the book was sent to press, on refering to book , both Lady & John were scrapped in 1969, and John had it,s nickname, because she held the record of doing London To Blyth in 25 hours, her speed was 10.5 knots.
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Old 11th March 2007, 23:15
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I know when I was in the "Lady" Charringtons was a one ship company.Don't suppose the "John" had been either laid up or sold on at that time? regards Arch
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Old 11th March 2007, 23:18
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Old 11th March 2007, 23:33
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Old 12th March 2007, 23:08
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I've never been"senior" anything in my life.At the moment I'm busy fighting senior citizenship.I still think I can climb trees!!!
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