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Postby Whickham » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:28 am

Kevin has sent me this cutting from the Illustrated London News 14/09/1912.
"On the evening of the 16th of February 1912 the destroyer HMS VIXEN was heading down the Tyne to sea when she collided with the local ferry South Shields and sustained considerable damage. The photo shows her in one of the Wallsend docks. She was built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Barrow in 1900 and was broken up in 1921." Apparently the ferry took the blame for not having a proper look out and ignoring the VIXEN's whistle.

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Re: Vixen

Postby Whickham » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:35 am

A magnified image of the caption.

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Can you imagine, all fixed in 20 days, in the current climate. They wouldn't even have allocated a budget today, never mind looked for quotes. Anyone got plans?

At the start of the 20 days the dock master probably got a few of his foremen together and instructed them "Right lads - fix that"
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Re: Vixen

Postby Whickham » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:46 am

Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Thursday 27 June 1912

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Re: Vixen - The Verdict

Postby Whickham » Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:01 am

Extract from the Newcastle Daily Chronicle - Friday 05 July 1912

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Re: Vixen

Postby Hornbeam » Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:50 am

Whickham wrote:A magnified image of the caption.

Vixen-2.jpg

Can you imagine, all fixed in 20 days, in the current climate. They wouldn't even have allocated a budget today, never mind looked for quotes. Anyone got plans?

At the start of the 20 days the dock master probably got a few of his foremen together and instructed them "Right lads - fix that"


All Rivetted too along with all the hole punching in the plates, frames etc taking numerous man hours, 24hr working?
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