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The picture was taken from the viewing point at Languard this morning (27th April) and that is Harwich behind . You are correct, at 1530 she was off Great Yarmouth.
 

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The arco arun,was rebuilt after she struck an underwater object and sank off of greenhithe in 2000,she was salvaged by smit tak.
 

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Does anybody else admit to being an old "ARCO" MAN? I served on the Arco Severn in 1975/6 dredging mostly off Great Yarmouth but also up the "River" taking cargoes to mostly France and Belgium. She was a good ship, fairly new and the overtime was enormous, I earned much more in overtime than basic (although don't tell the missus that!) There was also cargo bonuses in those days, for an AB I was quite a rich man. Worked 6 weeks on, 1 week off for a while but then changed to 2 weeks on, 1 week off when back in UK waters. The Company had a quay in Southampton at one stage and we helped bring the aggregate in for what is now the M27 motorway and the new bridge which replaced the old chain ferry.

Served on the Arco Dart for a very short spell, not sorry to leave her very unhappy ship and very old. Dredged mostly in the Solent/Channel off Littlehampton and ran into South Coast ports.
 

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i was the repair manager of her when she came to our yard after she had been salvaged what a mess she was in hvery thing had to come off and be renewed just every thing them down to the tyne for dry docking for shell repairs {under tow}after that towed back to great yarmouth to be fitted she did more miles under tow up and down the coast dead ship.
 

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Hi mick I was with arc/hanson from 1990 when they took over my company from bristol,my last ship as bosun was the arco severn,I had to leave the company in 2002 when the wife suddenly passed away.
 

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i was steel foreman on one of the arco boats at wallsend drydocks a few years ago the super i believe was called tom who had been around a bit and he took us to the cleaners what a clever man he was.
cheers tom (*))
 

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tom nicholson said:
i was steel foreman on one of the arco boats at wallsend drydocks a few years ago the super i believe was called tom who had been around a bit and he took us to the cleaners what a clever man he was.
cheers tom (*))
Tom was the super for the arco severn/tyne/thames,he retired some years ago now,I was in wallsend drydock with the arco severn,we were having our tank tops replaced in the forward pump room and some double bottoms replaced,tom was super then. (Applause)
 

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Propellor trouble at Aveiro

Ay Sandman ! were you on the ARCO SEVERN while she was out in Portugal ?
She had about 7 weeks laid alongside ...it was terrible never known a trip like it I hear she's dredging down the GULF now .By the way there are some great Merchant Navy Car Stickers on ebay now ....and if you havent worked out who I am check this out ..it should remind you...(Cloud)
 

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Served in Arco Scheldt, and a few others in 76-77, places visited Roscoff,
Shoreham, Silvertown, Marine Parade Southampton, Drydock in Falmouth,
Felixtowe, Vlissingen, and many others, had propeller trouble as well.
 

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portuguese campaign Hanson

I was on the portuguese campaign with the arco severn and arco dart also i remember the proppellor damage on the severn, bye the way tab-nab who are you ?????


peter
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How am I ?

Well Peter..... as they say in the LITTLE BRITAIN series... "I'M A LADY"...
I could have been the 2nd Mate or more likely the cook ...
for sercurity reasons I have to remain enonumouse ... (Read)
 

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I sailed with them before they were ARCO in fact before they were AMEY. Originally owned by Paul Penfold from the Barnham area. They were the 'Leryn' & 'Lantyan' ex empire 'Gloucester' Colliers became 'Pen Arun' and 'Pen Adur'. 'Pen Itchen'ex Shell Mex tanker 'Ben Hebden', 'Pen Dart' ex 'Sand Dart' and the 'Pen Avon' built at Appledore
 

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I sailed with Arco Marine.On the Scheldt.Thames.Tyne,Severn
Dee.also on the Cambrae.Joined the Dee new in Rotterdam.
A week on the Humber (Laid up) Spent most of my time on
the Dee,was with the company nine years.
Regards Artie
 

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Arco Dart

Does anybody else admit to being an old "ARCO" MAN? I served on the Arco Severn in 1975/6 dredging mostly off Great Yarmouth but also up the "River" taking cargoes to mostly France and Belgium. She was a good ship, fairly new and the overtime was enormous, I earned much more in overtime than basic (although don't tell the missus that!) There was also cargo bonuses in those days, for an AB I was quite a rich man. Worked 6 weeks on, 1 week off for a while but then changed to 2 weeks on, 1 week off when back in UK waters. The Company had a quay in Southampton at one stage and we helped bring the aggregate in for what is now the M27 motorway and the new bridge which replaced the old chain ferry.

Served on the Arco Dart for a very short spell, not sorry to leave her very unhappy ship and very old. Dredged mostly in the Solent/Channel off Littlehampton and ran into South Coast ports.
Is this the Arco Dart built in 1990 you are talking about-Not as old as the Arco Severn surely?/
 

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Hi i done short time in arco severn about 1977 skipper came from padstow i think, then from january 1978 till november 1980 was in arco test visiting such hot spots!!!!! as cowes,portsmouth,bedhampton,littlehampton,portslade,newhaven,dover,whitstable,river stour . Then january1981 joined arco thames left september1981(Pint)
 

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Hi rock dodger..............I was relief master on the Amey 1 in 1973 dredging mainly in the Solent and discharging in Dover, Newhaven, Southampton and Shoreham. I believe that she was later renamed Arco Thames, Cheers Glan
 
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