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Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:04 pm
by michaelp
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Beverley Shipyard August 1967. No idea what!
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Al Gaffay in the river at Beverley August 1967
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AlGaffay August 1967
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Unknown in the river at Beverley August 1969
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Anothjer unknown in the river at Beverley August 1969

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:44 pm
by Poyntonian
United Towing’s HULLMAN was launched at the Holmes yard on 2/10/1967, so the first picture may be of her.

AL GAFFAY had been launched on 25/7/1967 for Abu Dhabi Marine Areas Ltd., registered in London. She was completed the following year.

RN Insect Class fleet tenders BEE and CRICKET were launched 5/6/1969 and 30/8/1969 respectively, so these could be the last two. However if so, BEE’s superstructure was modified at some stage, judging by later photos of her.

See viewtopic.php?f=133&t=4622

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:26 am
by michaelp
Thanks for the info. I only made 2 visits to Beverley.

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:29 pm
by E28
Going back to the 2 lowest images in lead post, neither can be any of the Insect class.
They can only be any 1 of the fairly numerous steel fleet tenders constructed from the late 1960's on to replace the multitude of wooded M.F.V.'s ( Motor Fishing Vessels ) which had performed yeoman service for decades, since most dated from WW2.
These steel boats were only a modern update
Very few of these wooden boats were actually built in the North East, they were of assorted sizes and from what i can glean, at least 850 ( Eight Hundred & Fifty ) were completed. Give or take.
Good luck to anyone who wants to take on research into that lot.
I remember M.F.V.'s well during the 1970's, and yes, well recall being in 1 around 1975 in the torpedo ranges off the Kyles, actually fishing, rod and line. The fish were huge or is that a fishermans t...

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:38 am
by northeast
Well spotted Sean, they must be two of the much smaller 'Cartmel' class, CRICKLADE A381 and FULBECK A365, both completed by Holmes in 1969. DENMEAD followed in 1970.
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CRICKLADE at Hull

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DENMEAD

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:12 am
by northeast
To be more precise, launch dates
FULBECK 04/07/1969
DENMEAD 01/08/1969
CRICKLADE 09/03/1970
therefore the photos show FULBECK and DENMEAD

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:05 pm
by teesships
E28 wrote:Going back to the 2 lowest images in lead post, neither can be any of the Insect class.
They can only be any 1 of the fairly numerous steel fleet tenders constructed from the late 1960's on to replace the multitude of wooded M.F.V.'s ( Motor Fishing Vessels ) which had performed yeoman service for decades, since most dated from WW2.
These steel boats were only a modern update
Very few of these wooden boats were actually built in the North East, they were of assorted sizes and from what i can glean, at least 850 ( Eight Hundred & Fifty ) were completed. Give or take.
Good luck to anyone who wants to take on research into that lot.
I remember M.F.V.'s well during the 1970's, and yes, well recall being in 1 around 1975 in the torpedo ranges off the Kyles, actually fishing, rod and line. The fish were huge or is that a fishermans t...


Somewhere in my library is a World Ship Society monograph detailing all the WW2 MFVs. Published 30, if not 40 years, ago so will be well out of date .... but the basic research was done and is in print. Haven't time to look for it just at the moment but will try to find it in a couple of weeks or so.

Ron

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:34 am
by michaelp
Thanks for the updated info. You guys are a mine of information!!
I will have to get myself organised to scan in my slides of Hull & Goole in the 1960's and those of the North East ports in the 1960's including a sail down the Tyne during the seaman's strike.

Michaelp

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:11 pm
by northeast
That sound like a rich source of nostalgia (which is our main diet!), hope you can show some soon Michael.

Re: Beverley Shipyard

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:35 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Denmead at Ardrossan on 10 April 1993.
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