CITY OF MANCHESTER

CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby MadMaxLab » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Built in 1950 by Thompson's

Renamed: 71 KAVO YERAKAS. Broken up at Kaohsiung 1971

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Royal Group of Docks 24/5/1970
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby fitter » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:45 pm

Yard number 662 with Westinghouse Turbines. Having been taken to the Tyne for fitting of turbines at Wallsend Slipway, the ship was being towed back to the Wear by seven tugs for completion. 11th February 1950 was a particularly stormy day and at about mid day the ship heaved to one side, pulling the tug "Stag" until it overturned and sank. Ernest Baister, the master and George Brown (fireman) survived. William Brown (mate), William Noble (deckhand), Alex Mollinson (engineman), and 17 year old deckhand Ronald Wigham all drowned. The ship was about 8 miles fro the coast at the time. Lifeboats were dispatched from Sunderland but the search was called off. The ship was eventually brought under control and moored at Manor Quay.
The tug Wellington was built by Cummins and Ellis at Inverkeithing for Alexander towing, in 1897 with a 2 cylinder compound engine. Sold to Wear Tug owners in 1923 it became "Stag". It was chartered to France Fenwick in 1941 and sold to them in 1944.
These notes were from the full account of the incident and can be found at "History of the Nelson (Fullwell) Tugboat."
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby teesships » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Details and photos of the STAG on Dave's site at: http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/wellington1897.html

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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby fitter » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks. That appears to be the site that I accessed and must have just recorded the page or file tile. Excellent site, some brilliant pictures
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby magoonigal » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:56 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Don't tell him that Tom.

We will never get him out of the door.

Both Dave's sites are very good though, and getting better every day as new information comes to light.
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby Whickham » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:05 am

Thanks both for the kind comments, but only possible due to some excellent contributions from fellow NEM members such as George and Kevin, plus also many other members who have given permission for their photos to be used. My thanks to all of them.
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby fitter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:32 pm

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An Ellermans postcard
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:29 pm

Newly renamed as Kavo Yerakas in Prince's Dock, Glasgow on 13 June 1971.
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Re: CITY OF MANCHESTER

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:49 am

50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Birkenhead - 13 July 1967:
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