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WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:53 pm
by teesships
The WHITBY was the transport launch for the TCC River and Dredging crews.
As can be seen she also undertook river trips.
CAREER DETAILS - WHITBY: no particulars known; owned by Tees Conservancy Commissioners;
1.1.1967 ownership passed to Tees and Hartlepools Port Authority;
taken out of service by early 1975 and subsequently sold.
phwhitby.jpg
Ron

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:54 pm
by northeast
I have her as 1960, 47grt and built at Whitby.
1973 sold as SUMMER QUEEN or SUMMER CLOUD
and a cross-ref to Tees Packet 153 so Ron, dig it out!

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:56 pm
by teesships
Ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do hate these people with efficient filing systems ...... and who actually then know where to find something in it!!!

Thanks, George.

Ron

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:34 am
by taximan
Here is a photo of the launch of MV Whitby at Whitby

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=1 ... hoto%2cjpg

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:23 pm
by teesships
northeast wrote:I have her as 1960, 47grt and built at Whitby.
1973 sold as SUMMER QUEEN or SUMMER CLOUD
and a cross-ref to Tees Packet 153 so Ron, dig it out!

I must admit I had completely forgotten that in a series of articles across seven issues of TEES PACKET (nos 148-154 during 2002/3) that the late John Proud had compiled an updated T.C.C. fleet list with much more comprehensive detail than I had personally given in my earlier effort in the May 1966 TP, when TCC were approaching their final months.

John confirms the WHITBY was launched by Mrs J.S.B. Gentry (wife of the TCC General Manager) from Whitby Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. on 24 May 1960. Completed August 1960. 47gt, and constructed of wood. Sold 1975 and 1978 renamed SUMMER QUEEN (or SUMMER CLOUD?).

Now that my ancient mind clicks into gear, my recollection is that when sold in 1975 she was purchased by Fred Inskip who, at the time, was one of the Superintendents at the THPA Craft Depot (which had been relocated to Middlesbrough Wharf [part of the former Tyne-Tees/Dent's Wharves] from the old TCC Graving Dock towards the end of 1968 [September or December .... memory fades!!!]).

Taximan, from your recent contributions I take it you were involved with the TCC Graving Dock/River Section back in the 60s?
My own main career was 35 years in the Personnel Department at Queens Square for TCC/THPA. See: viewtopic.php?f=139&t=14271

Ron

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:38 pm
by taximan
teesships wrote:
northeast wrote:I have her as 1960, 47grt and built at Whitby.
1973 sold as SUMMER QUEEN or SUMMER CLOUD
and a cross-ref to Tees Packet 153 so Ron, dig it out!

I must admit I had completely forgotten that in a series of articles across seven issues of TEES PACKET (nos 148-154 during 2002/3) that the late John Proud had compiled an updated T.C.C. fleet list with much more comprehensive detail than I had personally given in my earlier effort in the May 1966 TP, when TCC were approaching their final months.

John confirms the WHITBY was launched by Mrs J.S.B. Gentry (wife of the TCC General Manager) from Whitby Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. on 24 May 1960. Completed August 1960. 47gt, and constructed of wood. Sold 1975 and 1978 renamed SUMMER QUEEN (or SUMMER CLOUD?).

Now that my ancient mind clicks into gear, my recollection is that when sold in 1975 she was purchased by Fred Inskip who, at the time, was one of the Superintendents at the THPA Craft Depot (which had been relocated to Middlesbrough Wharf [part of the former Tyne-Tees/Dent's Wharves] from the old TCC Graving Dock towards the end of 1968 [September or December .... memory fades!!!]).



Taximan, from your recent contributions I take it you were involved with the TCC Graving Dock/River Section back in the 60s?
My own main career was 35 years in the Personnel Department at Queens Square for TCC/THPA. See: viewtopic.php?f=139&t=14271

Ron



I worked on the river for a number of years, mostly with what was then referred to as the water gypsies as a river labourer. My job description was simply do as you are told and get on with it. I was often part of the crew on the floating crane at this time. Some of the other craft that I worked on were No 10 Dredger, Heortness, and No 1 Dredger. I was also coxwain on the Tees Comissioner for a while. One vessel that I have always had a soft spot for was No 64. although I only had the occasional day on board, she was the first ship I ever went to sea in I Happy days indeed.

Re: WHITBY (transport launch)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:50 pm
by teesships
50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

New scan from original negative of view above.
Passing Dock Point inward bound - 27 June 1968:
whitby270668.jpg
Ron