WILTON (1956)

WILTON (1956)

Postby teesships » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:38 pm

WILTON (5391727), 208gt; completed 1.1956 by Lobnitz of Renfrew for Tees Conservancy Commissioners;
1.1.1967 ownership passed to Tees and Hartlepools Port Authority; 1983 sold and renamed WHITBY.
Mick Green provided this subsequent information: 1991 Arrived at the yard of D. Cook Ltd, New Holland, for demolition, she was fitted with a deck crane and was used in the demolition of other vessels before she was eventually broken up by end Sept 1995.
In this undated view, the salvage/buoy tender vessel WILTON approaches her berth at the THPA Craft Depot in the shadow of the Transporter Bridge.
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Albert Weller also depicted the WILTON in this general view taken from the South Gare
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Re: WILTON (1956)

Postby magoonigal » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 pm

Most of the "Other vessels" broken up were under the water at the time!

She got about a bit, spending time at Blyth and Amble.
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Re: WILTON (1956)

Postby TEESMAN » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Views of her as the WHITBY at New Holland scrapyard,showing the deck crane that was fitted.
WHITBY 220691.jpg
22.06.91 Photo Michael Green
WHITBY-BB12-BRUCELLA 280893.jpg
WHITBY-BB12-BRUCELLA 28.08.93 Photo Michael Green
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26.03.94 Photo Michael Green
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Re: WILTON (1956)

Postby TEESMAN » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:10 pm

WHITBY Ex Wilton at Amble 30.05.89
WHITBY 300589a.jpg
Photo Michael Green
WHITBY 300589b.jpg
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Re: WILTON (1956)

Postby TEESMAN » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Laid up on the Tees as the WHITBY 04.08.83
WHITBY 040883a.jpg
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Re: WILTON (1956)

Postby Hornbeam » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:17 pm

Did relief Chief Engineer on this vessel, four cylinder Crossley two stroke with a MWD gearbox, a chap called Ian was her permanent Chief who I understand in later years became Eng Supt for Crosthwaite Tugs most of which were also fitted with Crossley two strokes at that time, unfortunately my notes made at the time are a bit difficult to read now but her auxiliaries engines were the ever reliable Gardners, one either a 6 or 8 cylinder on salt water/ fresh water cooling the other a 4 cylinder with a large radiator like a bus engine. No record of any particular problems but like all two strokes her main engine required a decoke on a regular basis.
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