I'm attempting to envisage the structures in the stern section of this ship - working upwards from what remains in the Solway sands some 85 years after she was wrecked.
This winter's storms are uncovering (and reburying) a surprising amount of the ship still in situ, after she was cut up for...
I am writing a historical novel, which concerns a fictional hospital/troop-ship in the Adriatic at the beginning of 1916. For my narrative to work, my fictitional coal-fired ship needs to develop a fault which will partially disable it but still allow it to make headway, even if at reduced...
General Cargo, Motor Vessel Pluto, launched, by Mrs. Charles Lovell, (wife of the then, Managing Director of Bristol Steam Navigation Company (Shipowners), Limited), on Tuesday, 23/08/1949, to yard number 357, by Charles Hill and Sons Limited, Albion Yard, Bristol, and completed and delivered, Janua
Steam Trawler Kingston Peridot, H591, launched, Saturday, 10/07/1948, to yard number 797, by Cook, Welton and Gemmell Limited, Beverley, and completed and delivered, Thursday, 25/11/1948, to Kingston Steam Trawling Company Limited, Hull, registered, Thursday, 25/11/1948, at Hull: Gross Registered To
Cargo-Passenger, Turbine Steam Ship, Alsatia, launched Saturday, 29/11/1947, to yard number 652, by J.L. Thompson and Sons Limited, North Sands, Sunderland, as the Turbine Steam Ship Silverpane, and completed and delivered, September 1948, to Silver Line Limited, London, (S. and J. Thompson and Com
Steam Tug Prizeman, ordered, Monday, 16/03/1925, launched Tuesday, 07/07/1925, by Cochrane and Sons Limited, Selby, to yard number 981, and completed and delivered Thursday, 05/11/1925, to United Towing Company Limited, Hull; Gross Registered Tonnage: 226; Net Registered Tonnage: 76; 30.48 x 7.65 x
Restoration of the Wattle proceeds and we should have her back in the water by end of 2013. New shell plating and frames up to the engine room has been completed. Stern section is main focus for this year. A long haul not possible without the support of volunteers and interested enterprises. Any Mel
Owner/operator: Coastal Ship Corporation
Length overall: 450 x 72 ft
Gross tonnage: 9014
Deadweight tonnage: 7947
Engines: 2 x steam turbines
The first container ship? Complete with moving gantry for loading/discharging own cargo.
I am relying on SN members to provide some detail here. I do not have the name of the launch, and she might even be diesel powered. Scene is the wooden boat festival Hobart 2011. The preserved steam crane is a feature of the wharf. Thanks to Nicko for identifying her as the Preana. Follow the link o
Having removed the concrete ballast from the forward section extensive corrosion of the frames and hull plates was revealed. After considerable angst a decision was made to cut out the affected sections below waterline and replace the cold rivetted parts with welded ones. The photo shows progress on
Frame 37 being removed from the Wattle. This will serve as a template as we consider the options on how to manufacture new ones. Prefab welded frames is one option. Cost and availability of manufacturing capability are key issues.
The restoration program for the steam tug Wattle is proceeding. In this photo the cone has been removed and the propellor is being prepared for removal from the shaft - to occur most likely next weekend. All this work is performed by volunteers, most of us retired. Looking at a two year restoration