Borgsten - 1964

Borgsten - 1964

Postby Whickham » Wed May 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Built by JL Thompson at the North Sands Yard in 1964.

A Sunderland Echo photo of her trials and before the additional supports were added to the bridge structure to reduce the vibration.

She was big news in the town at the time (as I remember).

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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby northeast » Wed May 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Looked quite big when I saw her being launched, Whickham! 1st November 1963.
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby Whickham » Wed May 16, 2012 9:01 pm

I was probably at school that day.
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby northeast » Wed May 16, 2012 9:04 pm

The one that Mum told you was a Special School ...? :-))
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby northeast » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:13 pm

Another view from the files ... after struts were added to the tower bridge structure
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby fitter » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:33 pm

Borgsten at night shortly before launch. J.L.Thompsons yard
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby fitter » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 pm

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borgsten on the berth

Borgsten under construction. BP tanker in Greenwells and either Wear Hopper number 3 or 4 at the Corporation Quay
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby magoonigal » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:53 pm

Its amazing how that tangle of Rope's, Cables etc all comes together and is cleared away for launch day.
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby fitter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:49 pm

Borgsten on sea trials, before the struts were added to the navigation bridge and a view of the bridge after the struts were added. A series of similar ships were built in japan for Olsen, some of which were much bigger, but all had a similar navigation bridge on a tower. Some were officers accommodation, but the later, Japanese ships had a very much wider tower and some had the funnel incorporated into the aft side of the tower as well. Perhaps Borgsten was a prototype of that design and everybody benefited from it. If so then a lot of the criticisms about Borgsten might well have been inappropriate.
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Borgsten sea trials

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Borgsten navigation bridge struts
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Re: Borgsten - 1964

Postby fitter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:48 pm

Some of the later, Japanese built ships for Olsen similar to the borgsten, but with much more substantial towers supporting the navigation bridge. Borgen, Bamford and Bedford were about 54,000grt, Whereas Bideford, Bullford and Boxford (no spelling mistake !!), were about 105,000 get.

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