HOUGHTON

HOUGHTON

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:23 pm

On 8 August 1962 I visited Sunderland armed with my new camera - a box-type Kodak, but a vast improvement on the one I had used previously. One of the several ships recorded that day was the veteran paddle-tug HOUGHTON, 133gt, completed by Hepple of South Shields in January 1904. Her initial owners were The Lambton Collieries Ltd, later Lambton & Hetton Collieries, and later still Lambton, Hetton and Joicey Collieries. In November 1945 (now that date does have personal significance for me!) she was transferred to France Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co. Ltd., whose distinctive and attractive funnel colours the HOUGHTON shows above. She was 60 years old when she was scrapped at Dunston in October 1964.
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Could also be placed under Shipbuilding ... and Shipbreaking ... on the Tyne.
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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby teesships » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:51 pm

Another image featured in the Peter Barton slides shown at our meeting last night was this one of the HOUGHTON:
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If anyone can identify the ship fitting out in the background we might be able to put an approximate date on this - prior to her scrapping in 1964.

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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby northeast » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:30 am

That has to be CHELWOOD of 1964 by Bartram, then .... so HOUGHTON maybe already laid up ready for sale/scrapping.
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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby teesships » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:21 pm

George,

No reason to doubt you! CHELWOOD launched 10.6.64, completed 10.64, so yes probably earlier in that time frame but still in the last few months of the HOUGHTON's existence.

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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby tynebuoy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:42 pm

Houghton (1).jpg

Houghton (2).jpg

Houghton (3).jpg
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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby tynebuoy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Houghton (4).jpg

Houghton (5).jpg

Houghton (6).jpg
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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby teesships » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:25 pm

Kevin,

Many thanks for such a wonderful selection of views.

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Re: HOUGHTON

Postby tynebuoy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:24 pm

I have a few more Sunderland ones to come.
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