Cochranes - 1945

Cochranes - 1945

Postby Whickham » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Interesting couple of photos that I came across on the Imperial War Museum site.
"Air view of 10 tugs under construction at the Ouse Shipbuilding Yard - 14/03/1945"

Cochrane - 14031945.jpg
Copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Cochrane2 - 14031945.jpg
Copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Had to flip this one to get the orientation right.
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Re: Cochranes - 1945

Postby northeast » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:53 pm

.... and IWM seem to have flipped the upper one? The yard should be on the left when looking upstream towards the bridge and town.
All the vessels on berth look like Empire tugs, there were several still to be built from 03/1945, but I'm puzzled by what look like 2 coasters in the water as the only ones I can see on the yard list would be EMPIRE's MAYRING / MAYROVER but not launched until Aug/Sept.
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Re: Cochranes - 1945

Postby Whickham » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 pm

Ahh well, eee by gum and other such local terms. I flipped the wrong photo then. Should have flipped the first one.
Lets try this:
Cochrane - 14031945.jpg

Cochrane2 - 14031945.jpg
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Re: Cochranes - 1945

Postby Whickham » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:02 pm

Could the two "coasters" be trawlers? eg ORSAY & RONAY?
The two tugs in the foreground maybe EMPIRE FLORA & EMPIRE STELLA which were both launched on the same day 16/03/1945?
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Re: Cochranes - 1945

Postby northeast » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:17 am

Whickham wrote:Ahh well, eee by gum and other such local terms. I flipped the wrong photo then. Should have flipped the first one.

Now it's from the MWI, Dave, can you flip that bit please :lol:
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Re: Cochranes - 1945

Postby Whickham » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:35 am

Some people . . . . . .

Cochrane - 14031945.jpg
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