CLEVELAND EXPLORER

CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby TEESMAN » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:34 am

CLEVELNAD EXPLORER 270890a.jpg
Photo Michael Green
CLEVELAND EXPLORER outwards 27.08.90
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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby teesships » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:44 pm

An interesting vessel, still in service so far as I know almost 60 years after being launched on 29.9.1954.

CLEVELAND EXPLORER (8423648), 205gt, completed Hancocks, Pembroke Dock, 1-1956
1956 CLEDDAU QUEEN (Research vessel) - 1985 NORLAND QUEEN - 1986 CALEDONIAN EXPLORER - 1988 converted to fishery support vessel - 1990 converted to offshore support vessel - 1990 CLEVELAND EXPLORER - 1993 MARINE ENDEAVOUR -
2003 TIM TIMONDI (still in service - Nigeria flag).

I saw her in our local waters under the three names: NORLAND QUEEN - CALEDONIAN EXPLORER - CLEVELAND EXPLORER.

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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby TEESMAN » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:11 am

CLEVELAND EXPLORER 130790a.jpg
CLEVELAND EXPLORER outwards from Middlesbrough Dock 13.07.90 Photo Michael Green
CLEVELAND EXPLORER 220590a.jpg
CLEVELAND EXPLORER in Middlesbrough Dock 22.05.90 Photo Michael Green
CALEDONIAN EXPLORER 210588a.jpg
CALEDONIAN EXPLORER at Leith 21.05.88 Photo Michael Green
NORLAND QUEEN 290984a.jpg
NORLAND QUEEN at Sunderland 27.09.84 in the background KOMMANDOR ELLEN and KOMMANDOR SURVEYOUR Photo Michael Green
Further views of her as the CLEVELAND EXPLORER and NORLAND QUEEN and CALEDONIAN EXPLORER. Thanks for the info Ron.
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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby teesships » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:37 am

Mick,

Your photos reminded me of what she was like as the NORLAND QUEEN and completely rebuilt subsequently.
That triggered a recollection that she had not been built as a Research Vessel as shown in Miramar and, quite quickly, I have found at least one reference, including photos, to her original role as the CLEDDAU QUEEN ..... as a ferry .... and as a paddler!
See: http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2616.0 (towards bottom of page for photos)

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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby northeast » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:32 pm

Two from my archives
Completed in 1956 by Hancock's, Pembroke Dock.
One of the last paddle ferries to be built in the U.K.
In service until replaced by a bridge in 1975
CLEDDAUQUEEN1956A.jpg
Photo Trevor Fish

CLEDDAUQUEEN1956B.jpg
Coll. Rick Cox
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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby teesships » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:06 pm

Interesting also that the paddleducks forum states she was converted from paddle to screw in 1964, after only about 8 years in service.

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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby teesships » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:21 pm

Black and white views as
NORLAND QUEEN - Sunderland - 27 September 1984:
norland-queen270984.jpg

CALEDONIAN EXPLORER - Leith - 21 May 1988:
caledonian-explorer210588.jpg
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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby northeast » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks Ron ... have now completed her details as best as I can find them on the S&S site at

http://shippingandshipbuilding.uk/view. ... DDAU+QUEEN

Thanks for the range of photos
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Re: CLEVELAND EXPLORER

Postby magoonigal » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 pm

I have a feeling either her (as NORLAND QUEEN) or her Sister was laid-up at Amble (Warkworth Harbour) for a while.......
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