MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby teesships » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:14 pm

MABELSTAN (5347295), Southern Tanker & Bunkering Co Ltd., Guernsey, 677gt,
completed Norrkoping 1-1950
1950 MARGIT REUTER - 1950 SYLVIA - 1964 JILL J - 1969 MABELSTAN - 1972 BERWYN
hit object & sank 53.32.12N/3.10.10W 15.2.73 [Liverpool to sea]

Seen by Albert Weller at Southampton, circa August 1970:
MABELSTANxaw.jpg

He also took this more general view with the MABELSTAN to the left.
Husbands-Yardxaw.jpg

Also visible -
FAIRPLAY II (5111696), West Germany, 136gt,
completed Hamburg 11-1959
1959 FAIRPLAY II - 1973 FAIRPLAY VII - 1996 ALICE BEKKER - 2007 RONJA (still in service, Denmark flag)
*****
LCT-4044 (L4044) (7333559), Royal Navy, 657gt,
completed Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd., Alloa, 1945
1945 LCT-4044 (landing craft) - 1956 (HMS) - PORTCULLIS - 1969 converted to cargo ship - 1973 ISLAND SPRUCE
wrecked 1974

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Re: MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby teesships » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:40 pm

Minesweepers, etc., also at Husband's yard, Southampton, circa August 1970, taken by Albert Weller. Not clear enough to positively identify any of them!!
Minesweepersxaw.jpg
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Re: MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby Whickham » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:33 pm

Don't believe the 3rd photo is at Husband's. They did not have any substantial buildings like that.
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Re: MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby teesships » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:53 pm

Sorry, my ignorance, but still seems appropriate to add to this topic.

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Re: MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby bobb61 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:23 pm

The third picture is definitely 50 berth Old Docks Southampton, home of HMS Wessex, Headquarters of Solent Division Royal Naval Reserve, the building in the background. The two ships against the wall are Coastal Minesweepers (CMS),the outboard ship I'm not sure of. Solent Div's CMS was HMS Warsash M1112, but neither of the two CMSs in the photo appear to be her, although the number 10 on the funnel indicates that they were in the same flotilla as HMS Warsash. The CMS on the left could be HMS Curzon, M1136. The pennant number is bit blurry but it would make sense.
HMS Wessex was closed in 1994, I think, and subsequent aerial photos indicate that it was demolished and the site is bare.
HMS Warsash was involved in a collision which resulted in her being scrapped and replaced with another minesweeper HMS Solent, but that was after the photo was taken.

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Re: MABELSTAN - Husband's Shipyard, Southampton

Postby magoonigal » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:38 pm

Thanks Bob, nice to have some input about an area we don't know about.
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