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Old 26th June 2006, 11:58
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Stirling Shipping

Was wondering if anyone had a photo of either of the "Stirling Ash" or "Stirling Cormorant" owned by the above co. a subsidiary of Harrisons of Clyde?
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Old 26th June 2006, 19:31
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Roy, My Work colleage used to be a skipper on the stirling ships. Captain Ted Toop. Do you know him?
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Old 26th June 2006, 22:45
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Roy,

Stirling Cormorant was my first command in 86 and I've put a photo that was taken by Capt Martyn Pacey passing us in the Nordzee Canal on the Stirling Snipe in the offshore gallery for you to copy.

Strawberry, please pass my best and apologies to Ted, I meant to phone him but have lost his number he sent down on a ship recently.

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I could have sworn we had an offshore section! Special purpose vessels then.

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Old 27th June 2006, 07:04
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Were these the neat little ships that had a flexible drive from an engine (Yanmar, I think) located forward. Understand they went forever on a tank of fuel
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Old 28th June 2006, 17:28
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Roy,

I've actually found a photo of the Ash now, so I'll put it in the Special Purposes gallery.

Bob,

I think you're thinking of the IMP class vessels, designed by the late Technical Director of Harrisons(Clyde) Ian Burrows. They had a schottel forward and aft and were highly manouverable with little power and consequent small fuel bills. They were meant for the southern gas fields and proved themselves quite competent but it was difficult to persude oil companies who had conditioned themselves to more space, more power, more everything was the way to go. They all ended up as standby boats I think.

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Old 28th June 2006, 17:35
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I was Mate in the 'Stirling Brig' in 1975, what became of her ?
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Old 6th October 2006, 15:54
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Stirling brigo far as i know she is still bobbing about the North sea somewhere was converted into a dive support vessel & renamed the Sea Mussel for a few years and then converted into an offshore supply boat owned by craigs & northstar.
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Old 6th October 2006, 16:30
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Stirling Brig is now owned and operated by the Al Mojil Group in Saudi Arabia and named Al Mojil 41. Not sure exactly in what capacity she is operating though.

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Old 6th October 2006, 17:56
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Roy, have a look at www.images-of-ships.me.uk, you'll find pic's of Stirling vessels there.
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Old 30th October 2006, 02:19
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Smile Sea Oyster

I was on the ship formerly the Sea Oyster and before that I think she was the Ash (not sure) She was the Grampian Sabre owned by Craig Group until sold to Dubai in 2004
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Old 31st October 2006, 10:43
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quite a few of stirling boats in my gallery during drydocking.

cheers tom
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After reading your posts ref the stirling vessels.I was taking the jack up rig Pride Montana out of Dammam port on Tuesday the 10th April i noticed the Al Mojil 41 lying alongside as we passed out of the harbour. I believe this was the Stirling Brig. She has had a lot of modifications done to her and looks as though she is used as dive/maintenence vessel with crane on after deck. I did not get a photo of her but as i am back and fore in this area a lot i will keep a lookout for her and try and get a photo for the SN

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BOREAS Class; where are they now ?

Stirling Brig - now Al Mojil 41. Stirling Ash - now Al Mojil 42. Stirling Sword - now Al Mojil 43. Stirling Eagle - now Al Mojil 44. Stirling Oak - now Offshore Supplier (after many years Seahorse Supplier in Cork). Stirling Rock - now Little Joe.
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Thanks very much for all the help gents, very much appreciated.

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Old 7th February 2008, 16:34
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It costs but Sky Photo's of Kent used to be a good source of photo's
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Old 11th February 2008, 20:11
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I think the Seamussel became the Putford Seamussel. An old friend from way back Alan Mayne from South Shields was chief engieer on her until he retired about 2 years ago. Pete
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Old 18th March 2008, 14:20
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Stirling Cormorant and Stirling Skua are both still alive and kicking renamed after sale from Sterling as the Oil Puma and Oil Panther and working in West Africa where they have been since leaving Immingham in the mid 80's.
I saw the Oil Puma yesterday in fact.
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Old 18th March 2008, 15:56
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I was Mate in the 'Stirling Brig' in 1975, what became of her ?
I also was mate on her in Aug /Oct 1975. Peter Braiswell was Capt
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You must remember me then ,was with Stirling for 25 years as master
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Trevor, did you do some time on the Stirling Eagle in 1976, out of Aberdeen?
Angus Murray of Stornoway was skipper. I was 2nd engineer.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 12:18
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Hi Gordy, my brother Colin was Master on the Eagle I was Master on the Ash Skua,Osprey,Tern, Imp ,Sprite and the when they bought out Star I was on the Altair,Aquarius, and spent 6 years on the Morecambe Diver ,
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Old 22nd January 2009, 15:52
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Right, I'm getting you mixed up with someone who came out with us for a while to get small ship handling experience. Angus was a brilliant instructor. The C/E, Ian Cameron, reckoned he was the best he'd seen. Mind you I believe all his family were at the fishing so that would explain it!
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Old 22nd January 2009, 16:05
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I know Ian Cameron he was chief with me on the Skua and I also know Angus , I joined Stirling almost at the begining of the company after leaving Wimpey marine and prior to that IOS Lady boats I know most of the guys in Stirling and enjoyed my 25 years with them ,but I enjoy my retirement more been retired now for 9 years but still like to look around for old shipmates ect.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 20:31
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Yeah, retirement's great. I managed to get to get away early from the oil & gas game and have been more or less enjoying the fruits of my labour for 5 years.
I met Ian in Stirling (the City!) a few years ago and he was looking well. He'd managed to retire too, before the swines raised the pension age to 61.
He was a great man to work with, loads of enthusiasm although hard to keep up with, the nearest to a workoholic I've known. All our AB's said his 2/E's only stayed with him one trip, but we seemed to hit it off. Somehow he seemed to be able to exist on half the sleep I needed.
We had some great nights in the St Clements or the Yardarm.
I have to say life on the oil & gas platforms was a lot easier. Going from 6 weeks on/off to one on/off helped, + the pay
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Old 23rd January 2009, 09:20
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Hi Gordy , yes we used to call Ian the road runner he was so fast , one minute you would be talking to him and the next he was gone,last time I saw Ian was at the 21st birthday of Stirling shipping at Stirling castle,and we had a good time my time in Aberdeen most of it was spent over at Torry so the Torry bar used to be our watering hole,some times we used to park over at Pocra quay then go to the St clements, fond memories, ok Gordy take care we may get some more guys on here
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