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Postby northeast » Sat May 19, 2012 7:26 am

Boyhood memories of the wonderful ESK of 1936 from Henry Robb, Leith, perpetually digging away in Whitby harbour.
I am sure someone will produce photos of her in action.
Unfortunately I got to her with a camera only at the end of her days, at Glasson Dock in September 2003, a sad sight after being based there from around 1985.
ESK130903B.jpg

ESK130903D.jpg

ESK130903E.jpg
Cheers, George
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Re: ESK

Postby teesships » Sat May 19, 2012 4:57 pm

Your wish is my command, O master!
The ESK busy at Whitby on 17 August 1982.

0208esk.jpg

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Re: ESK

Postby northeast » Sat May 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Nice one Ron, thanks young fellow :)
Cheers, George
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Re: ESK

Postby magoonigal » Sat May 19, 2012 11:07 pm

You did well to get to that side of her in Glasson Dock as well George.......
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Re: ESK

Postby northeast » Sun May 20, 2012 6:35 am

..... it was one of the famed YSE excursions Paul, faultless organisation, reaching the parts that other spotters miss, fuelled entirely by sandwiches. Magic!
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Re: ESK

Postby magoonigal » Mon May 21, 2012 11:56 am

Always worth a call at Glasson Dock, handy for the Gents as well!

Very frustrating when there is something interesting on the Outside Berth.
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Re: ESK

Postby HSA31 » Thu May 31, 2012 3:41 pm

The dredger ESK returns to port to resume dredging another load in the harbour. She was built in 1936 at Leith by Henry Robb Ltd.
ESK  1936 (A).jpg
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Re: ESK

Postby Whickham » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:22 am

I think I took this at Glasson Dock on my only visit there some years back.
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Re: ESK

Postby teesships » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:00 pm

Not a very good scan result from a distant sighting by Albert Weller!
eskxawneg.jpg
But, is this the ESK or not? The superstructure stanchions make me think it is, but she was otherwise extensively rebuilt in the 20 years or so between this view of her leaving the Tees and my photo of her in Whitby in 1982.

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Re: ESK

Postby TEESMAN » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:01 pm

ESK 200496a.jpg
Photo Michael Green
ESK in Glasson Dock 26.04.96
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