TAXIARCHIS - Redcar

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TAXIARCHIS - Redcar

Postby northeast » Sun May 27, 2012 7:59 am

My grandfather helped to build her, or so it has been said.
And she ended her days on the beach at my home town when I was VERY young!
Vague memories of helping the local population to salvage her bunker coal, just a public duty to prevent it spoiling our fine sandy beaches :D
TAXIARCHIS1913Redcar.jpg

1913, 4221grt
Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton-on-Tees (634) as CALDY for Fargrove Steam Nav. Co. (Farrar, Groves), London
1918 GRELCALDY, Dulcia Steam Shipping (J.C.Gould), Cardiff
1925 The Derwen Shipping Co. (D.G.Hall), Cardiff
1931 TAXIARCHIS, Lemos Brothers, Chios
Wrecked on the West Scar Rocks, Redcar on 14/1/1952, Leith for the Black Sea in ballast
Here she is in happier times
TAXIARCHIS1913.jpg
Cheers, George
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Re: TAXIARCHIS - Redcar

Postby teesships » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:56 pm

Recent mention of this event reminded me I had the following images in my TEESSHIPS archives:
taxiarchis1952.jpg
taxiarchis.jpg
As I commented at the time: Don't think either George or myself are in these views in short pants!!!!?

In the worrying times we are living in currently with the Covid-19 disease it somehow brings back to me just how momentous events were around the time of this wreck, which made a big impression on me as a 6-year old boy.

The TAXIARCHIS went aground only four days after the FLYING ENTERPRISE had sunk following a saga which had gripped the nation for a fortnight. All this was followed within weeks by the death of the king, George VI, on 6 February 1952.

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