TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

Postby teesships » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:19 pm

Just to confuse everyone, and the search engine, here's the TYNE BRIDGE on the Tees!
For details see: http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/view.ph ... YNE+BRIDGE

Albert Weller slide at the Haverton Hill shipyard circa May 1972:
TYNE-BRIDGExaw.jpg
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Re: TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

Postby teesships » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:47 pm

.... and as she was completed in April 1972, the date of the photo must be a little earlier than stated, presumably showing her almost fully fitted out!

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Re: TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

Postby shipbroker » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:20 am

I saw her Christmas weekend in 1971 and she looked much like that then.....

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Re: TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

Postby Whickham » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:44 am

TYNE BRIDGE outwards captured by the Swan Hunter photographer Tony Ecclestone

TyneBridge tony ecclestone.jpg
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Re: TYNE BRIDGE (1972)

Postby PeterCheseldine » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:53 am

From day one she was a disaster. Barely out of the Tees when the day use boiler oil tank split due to being heated whilst blanks still fitted in the tank vents. Heavy fuel oil all over the engine room.
Maiden voyage whilst in Kharg Island, a welders brush, kindly left in a ballast pipeline, jammed a valve in the duct keel. Lovely job in the middle of the night getting the valve out.
Lots more disasters over the following eight years. Including fire and explosion.
I sailed on her over the years as 4th Engineer through 2nd Engineer.
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