HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby MadMaxLab » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:48 pm

Built in 1949 as the POMPEY POWER by Austin's

Renamed: 60 TANDIK - 63 HAMEN

Deleted 2007/8

W - HAMEN   02   1966-68.jpg
1966-68


W - HAMEN   1966-68.jpg
1966-68
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Re: HAMEN

Postby northeast » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:11 pm

As POMPEY POWER by Charlie Hill
POMPEYPOWER1949CAH.jpg

as HAMEN off Goole by Richard Myers
POMPEYPOWER1949asHAMENRMyers.jpg

and laid up in Norway, by Edward Framvik
POMPEYPOWER1949asHAMEN1949EFramvik.jpg
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Re: HAMEN

Postby magoonigal » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:15 pm

Surprising how much difference a change of colour makes to the appearence of a ship. Not that, that colour would have ben very practical when she was a Collier.
Did someone not have plans to Preserve her at one time???
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Re: HAMEN

Postby northeast » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:41 am

She has been laid up since 1985 and last I heard was near Stromstad, there was a 2006 report in a Sunderland paper, see
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/loca ... -1-1127685
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby northeast » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:15 pm

Interesting to see this one is subject of a brief report in the current 'Transport Digest' from the Transport Trust.
She was owned by Allvar Olsson (since 1996) after several Norwegian organisations failed to secure her.
She was moved to the Swedish side of Iddefjorden at Halle in 2003 but has continued to deteriorate through neglect, and one photo shows her with her port quarter submerged to deck level in ice in the 2010/11 winter, since refloated but the Swedish authorities are now concerned about some oil leakage and there is pressure to have her removed on environmental grounds.
There is now a Hamen Preservation Trust who seem to have bought her in 2005 but have no funds to rescue and drydock her.
So the future of the old lady is looking even bleaker.
See also the report here
http://www.worldshiptrust.org/save.htm

EDIT
Just found her on Google Earth
59.04.18N - 11.22.24E
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby Patrick Hill » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:53 am

Copied from Facebook with permission.
Hamen, ex Pompey Power Built at SP Austins in 1948, pictured in Bergen,8th December 2012. The most recent photo found of her. Picture from DoubleH.

hamen oslo dec 2012.jpg
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby HSA31 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:37 pm

HAMEN loading pitch at Clarence Wharf, River Tees in 1966.
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby Patrick Hill » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:39 am

See link for current status, freshly sand blasted.

http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/ostfold/1.10987502
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby Tony Frost » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:27 pm

One of the first British ships to have Alternating Current so they could plug in to the mains.
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Re: HAMEN (POMPEY POWER) - 1949

Postby northeast » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Great to see the old lady getting some attention after all these years .... maybe even sailing again some day.
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