Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby E28 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Shortage of ship repair work.

The shiprepairing industry, so far as the Mid-Tyne area is concerned, is having the greatest difficulty in finding sufficient work to maintain anything like normal improvement.
The number of vessels coming forward is very much below normal with empty docks now commonplace.
A lull was expected during the annual holiday, but it has been more pronounced than anticipated with no improvements foreseen.

Palmers Company have carried out voyage repairs to the Pecten in dock at Hebburn with the Ionic Star alongside. The Saltersgate also lies at Hebburn. At Jarrow the Alleghany has completed repairs.
The Mercantile Dry Dock Company have had few dockings recently. The Newton Pine and Kingsbury have received sundry repairs alongside.

The policy of shipowners carrying out machinery improvements on their vessels for more economical running is being reflected in the number of contracts North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, have secured for their patent superheating with many conversions this year. Following the completion of the Ridley (ex Essex Oak) there are four at the Wallsend yard, Hardwicke Grange the most recent arrival, the other three are the Reavely (ex Essex Noble), the Barrdale and the City at Corinth.

To be continued. Part 1 of 3 for this date.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby E28 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 pm

Swan Hunter and Wigham Richarson Ltd have more work than most other local firms the whale factory Vikingen being overhauled and repaired keeping the yard occupied for some weeks. Others in hand or recently so are the Richmond, City of Brisbame, City of Auckland, Hopetor, Neptunian, Oil Pioneer and Whinfield.

Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co have the British Grenadier in dock for voyage and general repairs. The City of Johannesburg was in dock is now alongside amongst several laid up vessels.

Clelands ltd, Willington Quay still have the Primo on the slips with the Glenrose alongside.

Messrs Mitchisons Ltd are repairing the Gledburn in dock with several further alongside but little work is proceeding.

Messrs Hawthorn Leslie and Co have the Clam, Albion Star and Gaelic Star at their shiprepaing department.

In the Shields area there is a continued slackness with rather less work than one week ago.

At Smith's Dock, North Shields there is
No 4 dock, Daghestan for heavy weather damage repair.
No 5 dock, Spirila of the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd for tank overhaul and general voyage repairs to deck fittings and machinery.
No 6 dock, Lackenby general repairs.
No 7 dock, Curran for sundry repairs.
No 9 dock, William Blumer survey work.
Alongside are the Nassa, Stagpool, Teespool, Wearpool, Wimborne and Yearby.

One more to go, this part 2 of 3. If any typos i'm guilty.
Please add any info or observations as you see fit.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby Whickham » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:07 am

"Messrs Mitchisons Ltd are repairing the Gledburn in dock with several further alongside but little work is proceeding"

I wonder where this dock was located?
Mitchison had the yard at Friar's Goose, Gateshead, But it didn't have a dock just a slipway?
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:46 pm

Needs a bit further delving or does it Hmm. The GLEDBURN started life as the MAINDY TOWER in 1920, became GLEDBURN in 1925, GRANGETOFT in 1936 and finally, the famous HOLDERNESS in 1955, wrecked of the Sow and Pigs in March 1959.

Mitchisons advertised itself as having a slipway, able to take vessels up to 230ft and a repairing quay. Probably the Press getting it wrong again! The fact that it was out of the water, may have led him to believe they had a dock, but like you, I cannot find any trace of one, Dave.
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Got it! The Port Handbook for 1925 lists T Mitchison as having a floating dock BUT just looked at the dimensions, :( It was 66ft long, 29ft wide at the entrance and 7ft on the sill..................
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby Whickham » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:52 pm

Nice work Paul. Didn't know about that one.
But as you say 207.5 x 33.6 x 13.5ft is a tight squeeze. Like Kevin trying to get his party trousers on.
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:29 pm

Well you have to be prepared to expand!! Ball room is essential at a certain age. :lol:
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby magoonigal » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:48 pm

Just checked the 1934 Handbook and there is no mention of a Dock at Mitchisons, floating or otherwise. It does say the Extreme Length of the Slip is 480ft with a cradle length of 220ft.
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby Whickham » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:34 pm

Thanks Paul
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Re: Ship repair work mid July 1933.

Postby E28 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:34 pm

Dave and Paul.
Thanks for your input and clarification of Mitchisons yard which has added much here about their facilities.

Maybe the writer at the time observed Gledburn in a neighbouring yard, could that have been possible ?

I shall place part 3 in the next days where you will note one vessel appears which has previously been noted but under a different name.

There are also a number of laid up vessels in the stream and local traffic mentioned, none which i will post. No warships get a mention or the few under construction which i believe was the lowest figure of the 20th Century until at least the 1980's.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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