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Does the Dredger SAND MOOR strike any bells with anyone? As a Sea Cadet in 1961 I spent an interesting half hour watching her come alongside in the East Dock in Cardiff. She could have been an ex-LST or something of that breed.
But she seemed to have Steam Reciprocating engines for ahead propulsion and Diesels for astern propulsion. As I remember she had a Black hull, her funnel was Black with a Blue top band. She had two Diesel exhausts aft of the funnel,so I assume she was a Twin screw ship. I was very intrigued with her and wish I had found out more about her at the time, but as a baby sea Cadet, I was very much in awe of big sailors!.

Thanks. Pete
 

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Was she a bucket dredger or a suction dredger?
 

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Roverj, certainly an unusual propulsion system as described, I was wondering if the 2 diesels were for propulsion and the steam engine for driving the top tumbler or in this case the suction pump. Was she an ex LST?
 

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Interesting, the diesel wing engines? only went ahead, were they a retro fits?
 

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There,s a picture of the sandmoor on Ron tovys Swansea dredgers she was built on the tees in1946 as a LST converted to a sand dredger in 1948 for channel sand and ballast Swansea?
 

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I use to live not far from a Museum which has a LCT built by the same Company. The Museum is in Allenby Street, Haifa.
Looking at the photo it certainly is an interesting conversion.
 
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