South Shields Ferry Landing

South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby Whickham » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:09 pm

Kevin has just sent me this view of the South Shields Ferry Landing taken in ???? maybe mid fifties?
Looks like whale factory ships at Middle Docks and maybe SEGB MITCHAM at the buoys.
But what about the vessel in the foreground.

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Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Could that say MOODY on the bow?

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If so could she be : http://shippingandshipbuilding.uk/view. ... ssel=MOODY

Did she come north sometime after MNL 1940????
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Re: South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby northeast » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:48 pm

Looks good to me Dave, she was one of 4 sisters probably built for taking coal into Grimsby Fish Dock for bunkering trawlers. I have a note that one sister BASKCOMB was on the Tyne in 1950's. Not sure where I got that info from. If someone has MNL's from 1950's then would be good to look at owners for both.
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Re: South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:57 pm

The tug at the extreme left appears to have France Fenwick funnel colours and in the background it seems that the Ore Quay gantry is under construction which would date the picture in the fifties. The funnel colours on the barge could be those of trawler owners Richard Irvin & Sons who still operated numerous steam trawlers then.
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Re: South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby northeast » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:16 am

And possibly both of Salvesen's whale factory ships on the left. We also had some earlier photo(s) showing trawlers on these buoys.
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Re: South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby northeast » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Where's Mr. Hood, thought he had some MNL's that might help?
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Re: South Shields Ferry Landing

Postby Tynesider » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:11 am

Hi Gents

The tug alongside Harton Staiths is the France Fenwick tug 'Ryhope' she is one of the three ex US Army tugs and did not arrive on the Tyne until October 1950
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