HELMSDALE

HELMSDALE

Postby TEESMAN » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:32 pm

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HELMSDALE at Blyth breakers 29.04.90
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby creemaster » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:11 pm

Originally Gardner's Saint Ronan she caused them problems with her engines. She could not change her name until the Papenburg built Helmsdale's register was closed after she grounded at Scurdyness near Montrose. Eventually sold, because her master retired and, possibly, the crew retired as well so she was sold to a group of individuals who got a limestone cargo from Sunderland to Wick and she was laid up there before moving to Leith as it was easier for prospective buyers to inspect her. Eventually brought down to Blyth by the tug MISTER CORNISHMAN owned by Capt Silas. Oates. But that is another story
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:55 pm

I have an idea the breakers sold her engine, perhaps just for spares.
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby northeast » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:09 pm

Loading coal at top end of West Dock, Goole.
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby creemaster » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:41 pm

Knowing the problems that Gardner's had with her engines it could only be for spares.
Need to check but I think SAINT FERGUS had similar problems
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby magoonigal » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:54 pm

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Two from 1983 and one from 1990 amongst the Subs.
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby TEESMAN » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:47 pm

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HELMSDALE (1)Aground and abandoned near Montrose November 1980 Photo Michael Green Collection
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby TEESMAN » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:52 pm

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Laid up at Leith 21.05.88 Photo Michael Green
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Laid up at Leith 21.05.88 Photo Michael Green
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Laid up at Leith 21.05.88 Photo Michael Green
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby magoonigal » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Spot the odd one out. :lol: :lol:
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Re: HELMSDALE

Postby creemaster » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:58 am

Come on Dougal which is the odd one out ?
Ah Ted is t the one on the right with the crumpled conning tower ?
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