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Fascinating thread guys, really enjoyable, I've got cousins in Swansea but not been near the docks, are they still there or turned into apartments? ;)
The story of the Kate.NL tick my curiosity so off I went into the googlesphere, wow, what a history, bits of her had a working life of near 65 years, they must have used good steel back in 1943 in the Kaiser yards in Oregon. The last 40 years in fresh water would have helped I guess.
Steve.
Calling all Detectives:

Amazing tracking of an old WW2 stalwart. The powers of freshwater for a long life eh?

Thanks for your attention to detail but be on standby, I will be digging out an old tramp-ship that might require your investigative skills.

Happy Days, Mervyn
 

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Mervyn,

Was coal the king? I wonder. How many tugs, like shown in the photo, may have been converted to oil fired boilers?

Stephen
Hello Stephen:
Yes, I see your point but was thinking of the cargoes going out of South Wates at the time of the postcard.

How about this Liverpool scene?
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The tug in the foreground is Alexandra; any views on the Cock Tug and/or the Ellerman vessel????

Regards, Mervyn
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