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Anyone got a picture of, WINDSOR CASTLE, Tamahine Investments Ltd of Hong Kong, registered London,ex NLB Fingal 200, and renamedstill in service.
Also what being used for.
Any help appreciated..........WLH
 

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WLH,

A pic here:

http://www.nlb.org.uk/historical/ships.htm

FINGAL 1964 - 2000 PIC
Steel Twin Screw Motorship, 238.9 x 40.3 x 18.5 feet
1342 Gross Tons
Oil Engines (2) 2SCSA each 6-Cyl British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
1964: Built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow, (the last ship to be built by Yard on 8 August 1963) and based at Oban
1994: Transferred to Stromness
2000: Sold to Tamahine Investments Ltd of Hong Kong, registered London and renamed WINDSOR CASTLE, still in service.

More here:
http://www.merseyshipping.co.uk/photofeatures/irishcelticseas/kernow/tamahine020805/tamahine020805.htm
Currently laid up on the River Fal on August 02, 2005.



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WLH said:
Anyone got a picture of, WINDSOR CASTLE, Tamahine Investments Ltd of Hong Kong, registered London,ex NLB Fingal 200, and renamedstill in service.
Also what being used for.
Any help appreciated..........WLH

I've got a photo of her at Falmouth taken last year, I will post when I get home tonight, time allowing.
 

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Wimdsor Castle ex Fingal

Very many thanks for pics, Mark Bamford is the owner of Tamahine Shipping, his father, Joe (JCB) Bamford had an all aluminium yacht built at Southampton by Thornycroft.
 

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Thanks for that Guy's! Smashing picture of her on the Fal. They certainly keep her clean, given the time that she has been there.

I had no other interest except a facination that she was being kept so well, albeit seemingly unused. Full praise to her owners and I hope she is around for a long time to come.

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She is still there and in pristine condition as of yesterday. Unfortunately, the ship berthed close astern wrecks the picture. I did not take any shots onboard, but I did not see a speck of rust anywhere.

A ship laid up is no longer a living creature!(Sad)

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Thanks for that Guy's! Smashing picture of her on the Fal. They certainly keep her clean, given the time that she has been there.

I had no other interest except a facination that she was being kept so well, albeit seemingly unused. Full praise to her owners and I hope she is around for a long time to come.

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I don't know what the fees are these days for laid up ships in the Fal,but it was the cheapest in the UK if so it my be cheaper than parking a caravan or going to a camp site for the hols for the Bamfords and guests.(Gleam)
 

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I have heard that pilotage and tug cost are a minimumof abround GBP5,000 each way. I suppose that is peanuts in the shipping world?
 
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