CULLERCOATS

CULLERCOATS

Postby teesships » Mon May 28, 2012 10:18 pm

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Another from the Albert Weller collection of a tug that has always appealed to me.

She was completed by Rennoldson of South Shields, just across the river from where this photo was taken, in March 1898, albeit as the CYCLOP for Amsterdam owners.
In September 1926 she was purchased by France Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co. Ltd., and renamed CULLERCOATS. For more than the next 30 years she would bear their attractive blue and white with anchor funnel colours. She was re-engined in July 1956 using the engine from the former French trawler BEARN.
In January 1959 she was chartered to Tyne Tugs Ltd., and it is their colours she sports above. In May 1968 after a long active life of 70 years she moved upriver to be broken up at Dunston.

And by contrast, one of my own favourite very early photos! (Very poor quality camera, as you can see - but still a favourite!)
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CULLERCOATS, 181 gt, taken on 23 August 1961.

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Postby Dennis Maccoy » Thu May 31, 2012 8:44 pm

Another picture of Cullercoats on her regular mooring, off North Shields. May 1966.

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Postby Keelman » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:52 am

A familiar old friend to some, who needs no introduction from me!

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Postby Tynesider » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:37 pm

Yes those were the days with an 'open top' bridge, my dad used to hate being below inside because it restricted the view so much and would stay up top usually getting soaked at the same time.
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Postby teesships » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:58 pm

See also some posts at: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10338

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Postby northeast » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:21 pm

A wartime view of her, no date or place given
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1898, 181grt
J.P.Rennoldson, South Shields (184) as CYCLOP
for Amsterdam Tug & Salvage Co. (later Bureau Wijsmuller)
Returned to the Tyne in 1926 as CULLERCOATS, France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Company
Broken up at Dunston-on-Tyne in May 1968

.... and her tow is the destroyer KEMPENFELT
John Brown, Clydebank (601), launched 8/5/1943,commissioned 25/10/1943.
Transferred to Yugoslav Navy 10/1956 and renamed KOTOR. Broken up at Split 1970.
Type Destroyer .Displacement 1710 BRT. Length 363 feet. Complement 186 men .Armament As designed;4 4.5" guns (4x1),2 40mm AA (1x2),6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1),8 21" torpedo tubes. Max speed 37 knots. Engines Geared turbines, 2 shafts .Power 40000 HP

and some more from the files
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Postby magoonigal » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:07 pm

A grand Selection, George.

I've seen the Wartime one before but I cannot work out where...........
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Postby GDTURNER » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:24 pm

Cullercoats 1964.jpg
Taken 1964
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Postby Keelman » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:07 pm

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At rest. Circa 1961
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