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does anybody have a photo of the ocean weather ship called ***ulus
in the 80s she was owned by j marrs from hull, but now i think the dutch own her, i would appreciate any photos and news about the ***ulus
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The weathership ***ulus I passed every day in the 60's on my way to work as she had a permanent berth at Parkkade in Rotterdam (next to the Maas tunnel) as long as she did not go out to sea.
I would think that Ruud may have some information on her.
I am now referring to the "old" ***ulus of the 60's and 70's....

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Ahoy,

To the best of my knowledge,she became a private yacht,after 1985, when her services were stopped and taken over from satellites.
 

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Ahoy,

Here seen at my friend's site Arendnet:

http://www.arendnet.com/ click on Nievelt-Goudriaan >>> Nievelt-Korte Dienst>>>***ulus1963

http://img92.echo.cx/img92/3013/weerschipms***ulus196319854sl.jpg
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thanks ahoy ruud jan

ahoy and ruud
thats the one thanks i worked on her in the 80s in wales
in dry dock, i think the dutch bought her for a pound coin from marrs in hull.
cheers im very happy now don
 

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Many Thnks To You Rudd

HI RUUD
do you have a photo of a ship called scotia i think that was a Hull ship with marrs, and also im looking for a ship and the crew of the starella
that when on a expedition with dr bollard looking for the bismark i think it was 1988, also from HULL. J. MARRS & SON
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Ahoy Don,

Could you be more precisely, with the Scotia[Year/Company/Kind of vessel?], cos I do have a "few" [100+] photos with names as Scotia in her.
About the Starella,I don't have a photo of that one,the only one I have is a fishery boat; but I thought that ship that went on with Dr.Ballard was the Northern Horizon ex Marbella-1966? Wasn't there a do***entary surveying on Tv when they went for the Bismarck and the HMS Hood?
 

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thnks

hi rudd
i think the starella was owned by marrs from hull and she whent on a expedition i think it was 1986 or 1988, to look for the bismark, and to my knowledge they couldnt locate it, but i think they whent back a 2nd time and found it on the starella, then i think they another team whent on the northern horizon to find the bismark, all from hull, can u do a search in google
to see if this is correct ruud, i did once find it but cant seem to locate it now, im sure the starella was a ex Hull trawler. thnks don
 

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info on ***ulus

hi ruud
ya know the photo of the ***ulus with the writing underneath it, can you translate it, does it say what the ***ulus is today, or do you know what she is , is the ***ulus still in service as today 2005, or as she been scrapped etc, thnks ruud, you seem to know your ships well,
im from Hull, so im after photos of these merchany navy ships and sidewinder trawlers, thnks for your help
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Great stuff Ruud, your third picture of the first posting shows the ventilation building of the Maas tunnel and that is the same building you go down with your pushbike on a huge escalator, some 10 metres from the ship.

Brings back some memories.
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don said:
hi ruud
ya know the photo of the ***ulus with the writing underneath it, can you translate it, does it say what the ***ulus is today, or do you know what she is , is the ***ulus still in service as today 2005, or as she been scrapped etc, thnks ruud, you seem to know your ships well,
im from Hull, so im after photos of these merchany navy ships and sidewinder trawlers, thnks for your help
don.
Here the translation, isn't that difficult?
***ULUS
Built:1963 Ton:1974
Wharf:Gebr. V.d wef Deest
Owner:Rijksluchtvaartdienst 's Gravenhage [charter NiGoCo]
Eng:4 T b Werkspoor 1400 hp Spd.:12,75 kn.
BRT:1974 DWT:587 LOA x B x D:71.10 x 12.83 x 6.86
Short history: Weathership
Launched as ***ULUS*
In 1975 to the KNMI-de Bilt[Royal Dutch Meteo Institution-Placed in de Bilt]
In 1985 to the UK same job,same name.
In 1995 sold and rebuilt as yacht, renamed Salem.
 

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And Don, in case you wonder how the Dutch can dream up a name for a town called : 's Gravenhage,
then for your info this is another name for Den Haag, or The Hague in English.
Same thing, same difference.

Up to the 60's it would be used more than Den Haag., however, today, I would say some 80 percent in Holland (or The Netherlands....) would call the city: Den Haag.

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Starella, ***ulus, Scotia, new Scotia

HI RUUD
do you have a photo of a ship called scotia i think that was a Hull ship with marrs, and also im looking for a ship and the crew of the starella
that when on a expedition with dr bollard looking for the bismark i think it was 1988, also from HULL. J. MARRS & SON
thnks
Hi Don
I was Master on Starella from 1986-88 including work with Ballard when searching for Bismark. Later I was on ***ulus several times (incl drydocking at Milford). She was later sold and converted to private yacht and re-named Salem (pics available on the web). I was then Master of Scotia and brought out the new Scotia where I sailed for a year before retiring in 1999. I have quite a collection of photos from all these ships.
I've not used this site before so dont know how to let you have reams of info. Does this web site frown upon using private email addresses for exchange of info etc? I'll keep an eye on this site for now.
Cheers
John
 
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