ROLSTON-HIPPO D

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ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby TEESMAN » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:46 pm

ROLSTON and tug HIPPO D being broken up 18.08.87
ROLSTON-HIPPO D 180887.jpg
Photo Michael Green
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby Patrick Hill » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Mike - any chance I can copy this to the Humber tugs and workboats forum on FB, been a query about Hippo-d's fate.
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby Whickham » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:16 pm

Mike

I am sure that you have the date right, but was HIPPO D being broken up? I am sure that I saw her part submerged at Selby in 1997. I have a photo somewhere that I will dig out and post. Unfortunately there won't be an accurate date on it.
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby northeast » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:21 am

Yes I remember the photo, Dave, and just found my filed copy
LION H as HIPPO D 1931 abandoned Selby 1997 DW.jpg
LION H as HIPPO D abandoned at Selby 1997, Dave Waller


You posted on Tugtalk 134071 then David Asprey followed up at 136655, thus -
Found her registration papers at Kew so can now fill out the detail:

ON 163137
53grt 25nrt 70.1 x 15.2 x 4.8ft
(1943: 45grt 4nrt 56.9 x 15.2 x 5.9ft)
1931 John Harker Ltd, Knottingley
M4cy 2SA 200bhp 9.5kn H Widdop, Keighley
(1943: M4cy 4SA 187kW 223hp 7.5kn National Gas & Oil)

1931 John Harker Ltd, Knottingley
1943 shortened & reengined
1956 G D Holmes Ltd (perhaps unofficially renamed LION)
1960 John Deheer Ltd, Hull as HIPPO D
1964 Gilyott & Scott Ltd, Hull
1972 Alfred Henry Oakes, Hull
1973 Goole Welding Ltd, Goole
1975 R D Geeson (Derby) Ltd, Ripley
1975 Bernard & Christopher Mason, Hull
1976 Goole Welding Ltd, Goole
1978 Humber Workboats (Barton) Ltd, East Halton
1983 New Holland Shipyard Ltd (mng David Cook), New Holland
1997 spotted partially submerged on the river bank at Selby, next to the site of the old Cochrane shipyard;
possibly seen later at Naburn Locks, south of York
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby Whickham » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:07 am

That's the one. Thanks George.
Posted in the days when I had an old computer monitor that I didn't realise showed everything super dark, so I always boosted the brightness too far.
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby northeast » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:22 am

As her bow is hidden in Mick's photo, seems she was in use as a yard tug by Cook, then 'sold up the river' and abandoned.
Maybe you should visit Selby again ..... ;)
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby TEESMAN » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:23 am

Thanks for all the information,the text for the original phot should have read 'laying in the breakers yard',as we all know the ROLSTON was broken up but as already pointed out the HIPPO D was refitted and put back into service. I did see her on a number of occasions during my wanderings and have attached a selection of views. Yes Patrick it is ok to use the photos.
HIPPO D 280887a.jpg
At New Holland 28.08.87 Photo Michael Green
HIPPO D 210888a.jpg
At New Holland 28.08.88 Photo Michael Green
HIPPO D 281088b.jpg
At Hull 28.10.88 Photo Michael Green
HIPPO D 281088a.jpg
At Hull 28.10.88 Photo Michael Green
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Re: ROLSTON-HIPPO D

Postby TEESMAN » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:27 am

More views of HIPPO D at Hull and York
HIPPO D 271188a.jpg
At Hull 27.11.88 Photo Michael Green
HIPPO D 160789a.jpg
At York 16.07.89 Photo Michael Green
HIPPOD-RIBBLESDALE H-FRANCE HAYHURST 160789a.jpg
At York 16.07.89 with RIBBLESDALE H ahead of her also the FRANCE-HAYHURST currently in Liverpool Photo Michael Green
RIBBLESDALE H 160789a.jpg
RIBBLESDALE H at York 16.07.89 Photo Michael Green
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Re: HIPPO D

Postby Whickham » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:37 am

Just come across the photos of HIPPO D again, so thought I would rescan.
I can't see any identity on her so I guess I posted the photo on the old TugTalk and someone IDed her for me.

Hippo.jpg

Hippo2.jpg
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