50 YEARS AGO TODAY - T.C.C. HOPPER No.2

50 YEARS AGO TODAY - T.C.C. HOPPER No.2

Postby teesships » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:05 pm

T.C.C. HOPPER NO. 2 (5347752): 604gt;
7.1924 completed by Ropner S.B. & R. Co. (Stockton) Ltd., Stockton-on-Tees for Tees Conservancy Commissioners;
1.1.1967 ownership passed to Tees and Hartlepools Port Authority;
22.1.1969 sold to Clayton & Davie Ltd., Dunston, Gateshead, to be broken up.

River Tees - 10 July 1965:
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Immediately supplemented by better quality 35mm negative scans taken two years later.
River Tees - 17 December 1967:
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In the background of the first view is the BURTONIA at Clarence Wharf.
BURTONIA (5055737), Trent Lighterage Ltd., registered Goole, 500gt,
completed Alphen 1-1960
L as JACOBA M - 1960 BURTONIA
capsized & sank 52.22.53N/1.54.55E 30.11.72 [Gunness-Ghent, lead concentrates]

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Re: 50 YEARS AGO TODAY - T.C.C. HOPPER No.2

Postby teesships » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:30 pm

50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

19 July 1966:
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Re: 50 YEARS AGO TODAY - T.C.C. HOPPER No.2

Postby Hornbeam » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:48 pm

No2 was the grand old lady of the Hopper Fleet, as previously mentioned built by Ropners her Triple Expansion was built by Blair's, I was her Chief when her permanent Chief had some private business to attend to, her Engineroom was certainly a walk back in time, her T.E. was massively over engineered compared to the "spindly" T.E. on Numbers 5&6 and I remember she had a series of little tanks above the workbench each marked up in white paint with the type of oil that was in them including 'Whale Oil', along with their highly polished brass lockable drain cocks. Certainly built to last.
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