ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby northeast » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:37 am

Discharging at Perth on 02/06/1962
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1939, 499grt
Cochrane, Selby (1199) as MALPLAQUET for the War Department (R.A.S.C.)
1958 ROSEMARKIE, W.N.Lindsay of Leith
Broken up at Inverkeithing 08/1968
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby teesships » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:42 pm

50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Newcastle Quay - 30 August 1965:
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby northeast » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:23 am

Nice collection from '50 year ago' today, what a difference a half century has made to shipping.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby daveg4otu » Sat May 28, 2016 10:10 pm

Here is a picture of the RASCV Malplaquet anchored off Pula Brani (Singapore ) dressed overall just before the Coronation in June 53. My father was First Mate on her at that time . She was running up the coast to Port Swettenham to supply British troops fighting the communist terrorists. We lived in Singapore for a couple of years.The vessel and crew returned to UK in the summer of 54 and then spent some weeks operating from Cairn Ryan dumping ammo (and possibly other nasty stuff) out in the Atlantic.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby Hornbeam » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:35 pm

The dumping of the nasties at Beaufort Dyke makes interesting reading, no need to worry about the outfall from the Nuclear Power Station not too far away which was monitored more rigidly than what was dumped in the Dyke some of which has now started to appear on the beaches ( does Mustard go with or in fish?). Although watching a programme about what was dumped in the Baltic along with avoiding the Minefields I think I will stick with Captain Birdseye fish fingers made with Icelandic Cod, Aye Shipmates.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby magoonigal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:32 pm

Battle of Malplaquet.
The Duke of Marlborough’s fourth, bloodiest and least conclusive defeat in the field of the French army of Louis XIV, fought on 11th September 1709.
Combatants at the Battle of Malplaquet:
British, Dutch, Austrians, Hanoverians, Prussians and Danes against the French and Bavarians. Scots, Irish, Swiss and Germans fought in the battle on both sides. It is said that every European nationality was represented in the battle.
Casualties at the Battle of Malplaquet:
French and Bavarian casualties were 15,000. The allied casualties were 17,000. The French lost 16 cannon in the battle with many standards and colours.
Winner of the Battle of Malplaquet:
The Duke of Marlborough and his allies although not conclusively.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby Hornbeam » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 am

There was a book published by a former RASC Officer some years ago which covered the Fleet and their names commemorating past Battles, unfortunately at the moment I cannot remember the name of the Officer concerned.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby Whickham » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:56 am

The book may have been "The Unknown Fleet" by Reg Cooley.
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby Hornbeam » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:46 pm

That's the one David, I was interested in a vessel called Salonika a 68ft vessel which was out in Mahon at the time, she was built on the same Hull as the Hants & Dorset Air Sea Rescue Launches. Regards, Ron@2
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Re: ROSEMARKIE (MALPLAQUET) - 1939

Postby Hornbeam » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:13 am

As Whickham has kindly indicated the book was called "The Unknown Fleet" and the range of RASC Vessels does indeed remain largely unknown, even the smaller vessel's were built to carry Cargo and or Troops. One Class I believe was called or nicknamed '50 milers' these wooden vessels were around 50ft long, they had a very compact Wheelhouse which was Aft, in front of the Wheelhouse was a Hold which was serviced by a Mast and Boom. This type of vessel would be handy for dashing around the various installations on the islands around Northern Scotland or servicing the 'War of the World' style Forts in the River Thames.
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