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Hello good evening I worked in the ST. Andrews Dock 72/74 there were 3 tugs in dock that worked the dock and I believe the William Wright Dock when a trawler was escorted for repairs.
I worked at the Time for the UK Trawlers MUtual Insurance, which was owned and run independently, by the Trawler owners Of HULL, GRIMSBY, FLEETWOOD and Granton. I believe if my memory is correct the ST. Andrews tugs were registered under the UK Trawlers Mutual Insurance Company, Registered office ST. Andrews Dock Hull. They were drydocked on the slipways in St Andrews Dock.
The title of the tugs was TID-Tug in dock, and their propulsion units where VOITH SYNDER PROPELLER UNITS driven by a single 6 cylinder diesel engine.
I am unsure where the tugs were built The HULL or OUSE at SELBY or at the mouth of the HULL.
 

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Hello once again a little piece of information. The incoming trawlers to make the HULL Fish Markets had to signal the signalling station by Immingham and if early wait for the tide. ST Andrews DOCK was a deepwater dock to catere for the deep draft of the HULL FISHING TRAWLERS, and the dock gates were only open at before/after high tide the trawlers could safely negotiate the dock gates sill.
The deepsea trawlers were roughly deep draft 20ft by the stern, either sailing into the dock for the markets=full of fish, or outward bound to the fishing grounds-Fuel, ice bays full,
 

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Have i been dreaming ut i am sure there was a ship on scarbrough mere called the Hispaniola it ran on underwater rails, i think it was 1960s i went on it i think......I may have dreamt this up.?
I am slightly confused???? Dot Com!! Peasholme Park {Scarborough Mere??} used too in the summer re enacted the battle of the river plate, and they, the model ships each had a body/person within, as they acted out the scenario in the late 50,s early 60's quite a production, if one witnessed like me on my annual hols to scarborough.
A vessel on rails- I am unsure???
Hispaniola a sailing ship in south bay harbour. Tourist attraction moored- I do not think see sailed with passengers on board.
 

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Good evening Rusty, I am not sure of your age/memory or familiarity of Scarbough, in detail. I cannot recollect on the southside of Scarborough to Seamer and onto Filey and Bridlington. A 'mere' you mention with a boat on rails, do you mean the location was it Hornsea Mere- the largest stretch of fresh water in the 50/60's in Yorkshire. It is just East of Hull? are you confused??? I ask politely.
 

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good morning dear sir, rusty trusty trawler!!! I am all at sea full of apologies. I had family friends and cousins living in Scarborough and Seamer, they never mentioned the Mere. I have through your guidance looked at a google Map of Scarbough, and note my incorrectness: Deepest apologies, I am very sorry.
This may account for school days in Leeds, an adopted yorkie?? But being born in Liverpool, I could never play cricket for Yorkshire.
I feel your boot up my posteria, and I will now go slumming IT on TADDY ALES.CHEERS!!!!.
 
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