Royal Crown

Royal Crown

Postby Keelman » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Royal Crown.jpg
Completed in 1953 for Hall Bros. & Sons, Newcastle.
11,024grt Motorship
Sold to Nicholas S.S. Inc., Liberia in 1964 and renamed AGIOS NICHOLAS
Pictured at North Shields 13/08/61
Keelman
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:17 pm

Re: Royal Crown

Postby teesships » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:40 pm

Keelman, please keep them coming.
The ROYAL CROWN fills another gap in the list of 99 ships I noted as being in the River Tyne on 23 August 1961.

Ron
teesships
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Re: Royal Crown

Postby Keelman » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:26 pm

Ron
By no stretch of the imagination do I have an extensive collection of slides and although I would love to " keep them coming" on a more regular basis the truth is that if I did that then it wouldn't be too long before I ran out of material.
I now much regret being too fussy when taking ship pics, if the light was a bit 'iffy' for example I didn't take my camera out of the bag, or if one of those 'pesky' tugs sneaked its way into the shot then the slide would be donated to my pal! A fair number of my pics are stern shots taken after the ship had moved past me, why didn't I take a bow shot? , probably because the bridge etc. was in shadow or I didn't like the perspective! Can you believe it!
Another regret I have is that I took very few general views of every day life on the river. How true it is that familiar things are often ignored or not appreciated until they are gone forever.
Keelman
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:17 pm

Re: Royal Crown

Postby teesships » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:40 pm

Keelman,

I'll be more than happy for you to just keep digging into your crown jewels to give us a treat every now and then.

Yes, we all regret photos we never took!!!

Ron
teesships
 
Posts: 7136
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Re: Royal Crown

Postby northeast » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:23 am

teesships wrote:Keelman, please keep them coming.
The ROYAL CROWN fills another gap in the list of 99 ships I noted as being in the River Tyne on 23 August 1961.

Ron


... and I followed you and found her still there on 6 September 1961.
Cheers, George
northeast
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4827
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Royal Crown

Postby magoonigal » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:02 am

She lasted a wee bit longer........

Subsequent History:

64 AGIOS NICHOLAOS - 70 INDEPENDENT TRADER

Disposal Data:

BU Bilbao 4.1.73 [Hierros Ardes]
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
magoonigal
 
Posts: 4590
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 pm
Location: Blyth.

Re: Royal Crown

Postby Poyntonian » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:59 am

[/quote]

... and I followed you and found her still there on 6 September 1961.[/quote]



I guess I was with you on that day George -- one of our mega-trips to Sunderland, the Tyne and Blyth.

I echo Ron's sentiments and always look forward to your colour pics Keelman. My own rare photographic attempts at the time were pathetic in comparison.
Mike R
Poyntonian
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 4:47 pm
Location: East Cheshire

Re: Royal Crown

Postby Keelman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:12 pm

Don't knock your efforts Mike. I think picture content and interest is more important than quality on NEM. Particularly regarding photos of times past.
Regards
KM
Keelman
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:17 pm


Return to Thompson JL / North Sands

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest