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Could Somebody Help Me With Any Information Regarding The
Former Trailing Suction Dredger W.d.hoyle Which Worked For The
Wesminster Dredging Company For Many Years And Was As Far As I
Know Sold To The Bahrain Enterprise Company.
Is She Still Working For Them Or Has She Been Sold.
Any Photographs Would Be Very Welcome.

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Keith
 

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W.D.HOYLE
Built by Blyth Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co.
Yard No.393.
G.R.T. 1132
Launched 31st May 1966,
Completed February 1967
Sold Bahrain 87.
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W.d.hoyle

Thanks very much for your reply Spartan much appreciated.
Assume she is still working for the Bahrain Enterprise Company?
Would be interested if anybody has a photo or picture of her as she is
now.

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Keith Seville
 

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W.d.hoyle

Some time ago I requested some information about the Mersey dredger
W.D.Hoyle which served as a hopper barge and later was converted to a
trailing suction dredger.
The informations were very helpful.
She was owned by the Westminster Dredging Company but was sold on
to Bahrain.
Can anybody confirm if she is still working under the Bahrain flag or has
she been scrapped.
It has been puzzleing me for some time.

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Hi Richie.
Thanks for your reply concerning the W.D.Hoyle.
I have looked at the page on the ships register but not convinced she is
still operating as it shows also the W.D.Gateway which was broken up last
year.
On the subject of the Medway SM1 I checked with Equasis for which I am
now a member and it shows her status as dead.
I could not get any lead on Alan Pratt Towage who owned her and it is
possible they may have gone out of business.
Have drawn the conclusion that she must have been broken up at Gillingham
where she was lying in a dilapidated state.
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Hi Richie,
I have just written to Bahrain Enterprise Company,Manama,Bahrain to see
if I can get any response to the whereabouts of the W.D.Hoyle.
They are still shown in the current Lloyds publication of shipowners as
owning the vessel.
Will let you know if I have any positive results.

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Keith
 

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WD Hoyle is presently dredging sand in Bahrain.
Her present name is Amwaj, after the islands near which
she gets sand.

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We seem to have got two threads on identical topics and titles so I am merging them to keep all the information in one place.
 

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Brian you are great at merging mate. Couldn't merge me with that barmaid down the road could you?
 

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Hi Degzie.

Grateful for your advice, but have seen these pictures of her.
Have not seen any photos of her under Amwaj her current name.
Anybody out there have any they could put on the site please???

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Hi Degzie,

Thanks for your message and I share your remarks about her.
I used to remember her early days on the Mersey, when she was working as
a hopper barge with her sister W.D.Hilbre.
Great days in Mersey dredging history!!

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Yes Keith
I never went on them when they were hoppers but did work with them both at Heysham, Workington, Barrow and on the Eastham channel when they became TSHD's
I had some memoriable times working with them.
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Degzie
 
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