EL FLAMINGO (BRITISH DEFENDER)

EL FLAMINGO (BRITISH DEFENDER)

Postby MadMaxLab » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:35 pm

Built as the BRITISH DEFENDER in 1950 by Doxfords.

Renamed: 65 EL FLAMINGO

Broken up at Bruges 1982

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Passing Tilbury Landing Stage 11/4/1971
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Re: EL FLAMINGO

Postby teesships » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:52 pm

My photos in Middlesbrough Dock in mid-1967. She was laid-up there for quite a while as I recall.
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Re: EL FLAMINGO

Postby northeast » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:42 pm

She was of course converted to a sand dredger as EL FLAMINGO.
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Re: EL FLAMINGO (BRITISH DEFENDER)

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:21 pm

I have rescanned the one negative I have retained of her in Middlesbrough Dock - 6 June 1967:
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The following view, from a negative sent to me by Lawrence Amboldt, shows her in converted form in the Royal Docks, London - 3 June 1978:
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Re: EL FLAMINGO (BRITISH DEFENDER)

Postby magoonigal » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:20 pm

Interesting subsequent history from Bill Harvey.
1965-Sold to the Trustees Secretaries Ltd (F C Strick & Co (NCL) Ltd Managers and renamed EL FLAMINGO.

1969- Converted into a self-unloading suction/hopper dredger with bottom doors.

1970- Sold to J Murphy & Sons Ltd. London.
1970- Sold to Transworld Marine trailers Ltd, Liberia.

1972- Sold to Marcon (RMC) Ltd. (J Murphy & Sons Ltd Mgrs) London.

2.2.1982- Sold to Belcon Shipping & Trading Company Ltd, London and then to Bruges Scheepslopperij for Demolition.
10.2.1982- Arrived Bruges in tow from London.

5,845 Gross. 7,345 Dwt.
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Re: EL FLAMINGO (BRITISH DEFENDER)

Postby TEESMAN » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:49 am

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Photo Michael Green
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EL FLAMINGO laid up in the Royals London 22.04.80
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