JJ King at Gateshead

JJ King at Gateshead

Postby Whickham » Sun May 13, 2012 5:24 pm

King's yard at Gatehead was between the Redheugh bridge and the King Edward VII railway bridge.

In this photo HMS ACUTE, an Algerine Class frigate, is ready for breaking with another warship well advanced astern.

EDIT: BrianH has since identified these two vessels as being WELCOME M386 (ahead) and WAVE M385 (mostly demolished)

Also the yard was CW Dorkin which shared the same stretch of river as JJ King.

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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby northeast » Sun May 13, 2012 5:32 pm

Also at King's and the photo is copied into Tyne Tugs at
http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/roman1906.html

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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby Whickham » Sun May 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Also at King's is the Tyne tug MARTY, broken up in 1959.

See: http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/victor1906.html

for further details about MARTY

Photo copyright Graeme Turner

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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby brianh » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:04 pm

Whickham wrote:King's yard at Gatehead was between the Redheugh bridge and the King Edward VII railway bridge.

In this photo HMS ACUTE, an Algerine Class frigate, is ready for breaking with another warship well advanced astern.


Whilst this is an Algerine class minesweeper it could not be Acute which was sunk as a target in the Mediterranean. It is also at Dorkin`s yard. King`s were above and below the King Edward Bridge whilst Dorkin`s were adjacent, above and below the old Redheugh Bridge. I think the picture may be from 1962 with Welcome M386 ahead and Wave M385 down river of her.
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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby Whickham » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:41 pm

Thanks for pointing out my multiple errors Brian. Perhaps I should ask the wonderful site administrator to move these into a Dorkin section.

Just for clarity, you say that each company operated above and below the respective bridges. Was this at the same time? If so then it would look as though WELCOME & WAVE were at different yards. Would the house be the boundary or somewhere closer to the King Edward bridge?
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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby brianh » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:10 am

Dave - both companies operated at the same time - Dorkin`s last naval ship was HMS Welcome in 1962. Not sure of the boundary but the house / office may have been shared. As both yards are covered in your picture perhaps as well to leave it be but add an edit to the picture.
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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby Tynesider » Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Whickham wrote:Also at King's is the Tyne tug MARTY, broken up in 1959.

See: http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/victor1906.html

for further details about MARTY

Photo copyright Graeme Turner


Hi Dave

One picture I do not have of the old girl Marty, before my Dad took over the Impetus he was skipper of the Marty for many years.

Mike

My Dad on the bridge of the Marty in her better days!!
Marty with Dad on the bridge!.jpg
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Re: JJ King at Gateshead

Postby brianh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:23 pm

The Algerine class minesweeper Bramble at King`s on 23 September 1961, she had arrived at the yard in August.

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