OVER FIFTY-ONE AND A HALF YEARS AGO!

OVER FIFTY-ONE AND A HALF YEARS AGO!

Postby teesships » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:34 pm

MSC DAINTY, United Kingdom, 37gt, completed Isaac Pimblott & Sons, Northwich, 1959

As I can find absolutely no direct connection with the NEM region I'm slipping this in through the back-door so to speak!
I couldn't possibly avoid recording two "firsts" for posterity!

My first ever visit to the former port of Fosdyke on 24 April 2017. I had spotted what looked like a tug lying there the last two times we had passed on our way back from Peterborough (and I think she will have been there for only six months or so) - this time I decided to stop, and was glad I did! Although somewhat awkward to photograph this was my sighting of the MSC DAINTY:
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This was quite exciting for me because I recalled seeing and photographing her before .... way back in 1965. So the other "first" is that this was the first (and I imagine last and only!) time I have recorded a ship under the same name over 50 years apart. M.S.C. DAINTY towing M.S.C. NO. 48, Manchester Ship Canal, 16 September 1965:
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And enlarged from this:
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Yes, I know, photographic quality not great (still in my Box Brownie days) but nostalgic value ... off the scale!!!

Ron
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