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willowgarth

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Re: Gallery - Image Resource - Pictures only !
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2009, 06:14:25 »
Hi Jim,  nice photos.  Re query on United Services, It looks like the pic was taken at the entrance to the river Yare and I can't remember any bridges there, could be some sort of piledriver?

Not seen that pic of the Troon before, the dock shed seems to be full of Italian marble destined to become tombstones etc!

PS I don't think you're old at all!!!

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2009, 05:41:36 »
Hi Fred,
         The info that was with the "Troon" pic stated she was lost due to enemy action(1941) and broken up on Tranmere Beach (1948), maybe the `enemy action` was the vandals who caused her to sink in Morpeth Dock,  :o  :-[  ???
Further info I have on the "Troon"

1902......Built by J.P.Rennoldson & Sons.,South Shields.   YN220
            Owner...Glasgow & South Western Railway Co., Glasgow.  ON115733
            Stationed at Troon.
1922......To:London,Midlands & Scottish Railway Co,
1930......To:Alice M.Fairweather----Middlesbrough Towage Co.
1934......To:Bridget-Corristine Lamey & William Lamey.Liverpool.
1939......To:J.H.Lamey,Liverpool.
1941......Suffered enemy action.(?????)
1948......Broken up at Tranmere Beach.

I am not sure of this info as I have another "Troon" built 1907 at Caledon S.B & E Co.Ltd. Dundee. (?)

I also think the you are right about the "United Service" being on the Yare.

I certainly feel a lot older than I am......Who ever first said he was growing older `Gracefully` was obviously in the advanced stages of dementia....there is nothing gracefull about it and the only cure is far worse than the complaint.   ;D
I have a few more `paddlers` which I will post later.

Jim
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2009, 06:54:37 »
As promised another "Old-un".

"VOLATILE" ex"VOLCANO" Details as I know them::

1894......Built by Barclay Curle Co. Glasgow. "VOLCANO".
1919......Renamed as "VOLATILE".
1957......Scrapped by T.W.Wards at Greys,Essex.
Displacement tonnage 772.
L..152`    B...54`   D...11`
Enigies X 2 steam recipricating.      HP...1250    BP...9.5ton
Scotch boilers X 4.
Crew...18
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2009, 07:21:17 »
A few more in the life of a truly "Old-un"   ;)


(Cont; next posting)
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2009, 07:28:28 »
"Old-un" continued::::

And finally at her last mooring, the breakers in Passage West. Co.Cork 1961.
(I cannot find her DoB but believe it might have been 12/11/12 by Thornycrofts)
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Re: Gallery - Image Resource - Pictures only !
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2009, 07:55:38 »
Hello

Thank you, all downloaded in my data base with new chapter "remorqueurs / roues aube"  (paddle tugs) Thank you for sharing those pics

A+ Xtian

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2009, 08:23:10 »
Two of the twin-funnel "WASHINGTON"
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2009, 09:02:18 »
"SPRITE"

Robust class.    LOA 150`9" (pp144`) x 27`3" x 11`......1250IHP........12Kts.
1915......built by Fleming & Ferguson.
1960......Broken up in Holland.

An old picture without any details except they were pictured at Greenock.
Quite a "gathering" of the "Old-uns" isn`t it ? ;D
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2009, 09:20:08 »
Hi Jim,
Troon may have been damaged in 1941 Many tugs were in the blitz.  She worked on the Pluto pipeline and the Mulberry harbour units according to the Gog (an old tug magazine from the 50s).
Fred
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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2009, 13:12:44 »
"Cracker" by name and a cracker by looks.   ;)
The first was taken at Sheerness 16/4/50 by P.A. Vicary of Cromer.

The second was also taken by P.A. Vicary at Portsmouth July 1935.

The info I have is (possibly) DoB 1900 at Govan.
                                      Broken up at Grays July 1956.

I would be grateful if anyone could provide any further details. Thanks.

Jim.
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2009, 08:38:06 »
I apologize for the condition of this cutting but I believe the info might be of help to someone.

Jim.
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2009, 11:59:18 »
Hello Jim, have you considered joining the paddleducks forum  where all things paddler related are discussed in their entireity.  See the link in my tagline below  :)


cheers

Jim
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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2009, 21:53:53 »
Hello,all
Beautiful ships, I really like thos elegant lines. I really don`t know much about tugs, so please forgive my questions. I always thought that paddle boats were much inferior to propeller ones (less power and maneuverability). How come that they managed to survive well into 1950ies

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2009, 15:03:09 »
Hi Jim,
Re HM tug Cracker,
One of 6 Dromedary class, I have her as built 1900 by London & Glasgow; L 152'; B54'; Disp 772 tons; Spd 10k; HP1250; B Pull 9.5 tons; Complement 18. Based Malta till 1911 then Sheerness till 1956.
Cheers Fred
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2009, 07:23:11 »
Hi Jim,
Re HM tug Cracker,
One of 6 Dromedary class, I have her as built 1900 by London & Glasgow; L 152'; B54'; Disp 772 tons; Spd 10k; HP1250; B Pull 9.5 tons; Complement 18. Based Malta till 1911 then Sheerness till 1956.
Cheers Fred
As always Thanks Fred.

Jim
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