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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:07 am

lynne99 wrote:What a lovely photo, Joe. The lighthouse sets it off well. Thanks


Thanks for that Lynne, I thought the same when I first saw it. :wink: :D
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Welcome to the site Lisika, and thanks for your kind comment. :wink: :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:19 am

The Beatles on the Ferry 1960s :wink: :D

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:19 am

The Nevasa, at the Landing Stage 1960s.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:22 am

The Sylvania in the Langton Lock 1967. :wink: :D

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 am

The Booth line’s HMS Hubert. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:09 am

The Empress of England at the company’s berth in the Gladstone Dock1957. :wink: :)


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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:45 pm

The Ark Royal on the Mersey in the 1950s :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:09 am

The New Holland Troop Ship arrives in Liverpool Docks 1945. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:56 pm

T and J Harrison Limited Shipping Line.

The firm of T and J Harrison was one of the largest of the UK shipping companies and prospered particularly in the first half of the 20th century. The company offices were located in Liverpool. Robert Barnes Scarrow was employed as an engineer by Harrisons between 1905 and 1940.
The origins of T and J Harrison can be said to have been when George Brown offered Thomas Harrison a partnership in his shipbroking business in 1839. In 1849, James Harrison became a partner in the firm. George Brown died in 1853, and the Brown name disappeared from the company name.

Brig Jane, Harrison fleet 1836-1849/
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The Harrisons began their early shipping empire exclusively in sail, with a fleet size of approximately 30-40 ships. They acquired their first screw-propelled steamers in 1860 and from this point the steamer side of the business expanded rapidly. However, the sailing ship continued to be acquired up until 1874. To allow wider share ownership of the steamers, a holding company Charente Steam-Ship Company was formed in 1871.

During the 1870s the second generation of Harrisons began to take an interest in the firm - Thomas's son Thomas, and James' sons Frederick and Heath. As Thomas and James grew older, but before the next generation of Harrisons gained maturity, the firm was managed by John and Thomas Hughes.
In 1884 the company was incorporated with a registered capital of £512,000 split into 512 shares of £1000 each. The shareholders were as follows:

The fleet of the newly incorporated company consisted of 22 steam-vessels, the two remaining sailing ships were left out and eventually sold by 1889. James Harrison was by this time retired and was not a shareholder in the new company. Thomas Harrison died in 1888, his brother James three years later. In the 1890s, Frederick James Harrison became the chairman of the company, but day to day management was left to the Hughes brothers. By 1906, the fleet consisted of 39 vessels, and the company employed just under 2000 men.

SS Inventor, Harrison Line.
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Harrisons entered the First World War with a total of 55 ships. During the next four years, 27 ships were lost, though with continuous acquisition of new ships, the fleet strength by the end of 1917 remained at 40 vessels. Harrisons were given £3,000,000 to cover the lost vessels, though they actually spent £4,800,000 to replace them between 1981 and 1920.
To cope with strong anticipated post-war demand, Harrisons acquired twelve ships from Rankin, Gilmour, eight ships from the Crown Line of Glasgow, and a further five from Scruttons Limited. The boom lasted just a year, and between 1921 and 1923, twelve of the older ships were scrapped. However, for most of the decade, the fleet strength hovered around 50 ships.

The stock market crash of October 1929 triggered a worldwide recession, and between 1930 and 1933, Harrisons sold off 15 vessels and laid up a further 14 at various times. By 1934, world trade was improving once again, and the laid up ships were brought back into service. Harrisons bought seven ships belonging to the Leyland Line, and four belonging to Prince Line. From 1937 until the outbreak of the Second World War, seven new ships were delivered.
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Harrison's first casualty of the war was SS Huntsman, sunk by Admiral Graf Spee on October 10th 1939, whilst routing between Durban and Freetown. This was followed by a total of 30 more vessels sunk during the six-year war, including SS Scientist, on which Robert Scarrow was serving.
As in the first war, all merchant vessels came under Government control. A short time later, the Government decided to requisition the entire British merchant fleet. Thomas Harrison Hughes, then chairman of Harrisons, was appointed the president of the Suez Canal company after the fall of France.

By the end of hostilities, the Harrisons fleet stood at 30 vessels, the lowest since 1900.
In June 1947, the Marshall plan was launched to provide to Europe the sum of $13 billion, over a four year period, the largest share of which went to Britain. The aid was used to provide foodstuffs, raw materials and machinery etc to Europe to allow a faster route back to stability and prosperity. All this aid generated trade, to which Harrisons were apart. Harrisons acquired their first diesel ship in 1946. Diesels offered better fuel economy and were quieter in operation. By the end of 1949, Harrison's fleet strength was back up to 40 vessels. In 1955, there were 43 ships in the fleet, but from then on there was a steady decline in numbers, accelerating noticeably in the 1970s. :wink: :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:30 pm

The Accra working cargo in Liverpool Docks, no date. :wink: :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:58 am

This youtube clip was sent to me by a friend of mine. :wink: :)


https://youtu.be/Uxw-DL56OSM
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:42 pm

The Training Ship HMS Conway in the River Mersey 1935. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:01 am

The REMUERA (ex PARTHIA) alongside Liverpool Landing Stage on 1st July 1964. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:21 am

Order Placed, Construction to Delivery. :wink: :)

In March 1949 Elder Dempster Lines placed an order with Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd to construct their new ship at their yard on the River Clyde Glasgow. This would be their last passenger liner in order for them to be able to operate a fortnightly service from Liverpool to West Africa with their two other slightly smaller ships in operation.

The new ship was going to be named “Aureol”, being the name of a large mountain that rises up behind the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Her keel was laid down in Yard 629 and construction continued until the time came she was ready to be launched.
She was officially named and launched on March 28, 1951, by Mrs. E. Tansley, once in the water the Aureol was towed to her fit-out berth for completion and internal fit-out. Early October 1951 all work had been completed and she undertook her

Speed Trials, which she did successfully and she was delivered to her owners directly after Speed Trials.
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MV Aureol was the very last flagship ever for Elder Dempster Lines and she was also the largest passenger ship ever built for the company. At 14,083 Gross Tons, the MV two Aureol was somewhat larger than her earlier sisters, the 11,600 Gross Tonne MV Accra (1947) and the MV Apapa (1948), and the Aureol had cost twice as much to build as the two earlier ships together. MV Aureol accommodated 253 First-Class passengers, with another 73 in Cabin Class, although there were 24 cabins that were interchangeable, between First and Cabin Class. She had a crew of 145 to man her.
These are MV Aureol’s running mates; the MV Accra and MV Apapa

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Having arrived in Liverpool, many locals came to see Elder Dempster’s new liner, and they loved what they saw, with her traditional style yellow funnel and gleaming white hull that had a thin band around her hull, combined with her beautifully raked bow and a perfectly designed and stacked superstructure, all this combined was the reason she earned the nickname, the “White Swan”
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Postby Invicta » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:50 am

Elegant ships, Eh Joe? Ken
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:16 am

They don't build them as they used to Ken. :wink: :)
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:21 am

Cunard's Queen Mary at Liverpool Cruise Terminal in 2013. :wink: :D

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Postby Invicta » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:50 pm

Here she is passing us going into Oz as we headed for PNG , March 2017. :) Ken
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:24 pm

I have enlarged your photo of her Ken. :wink: :)

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Postby Invicta » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Thanks Joe,
We on the P&O were waving and singing Rule Britannia etc, no one waived back but it was Tiffin time for the dears :lol:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:20 pm

My pleasure Ken. :wink:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 pm

Tug’s out in force on the River Mersey. I think that's the Clarence dock power station on the left :wink:

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:32 am

Garston Docks loading Ford Anglia’s for Exporting no date. :wink: :)


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Postby lynne99 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:14 pm

The picture of the tugs makes me smile. I wonder why that is?? They remind me of a group of mischievous young children. :D :D
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Postby graham01 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:54 pm

joe,thanks for the article on The Harrison Line.served on a few of their ships during the early 70s out of the Canada dock number 2.off the top of my head i sailed on the MERCHANT,SCHOLAR ,INVENTOR AND CRAFTSMAN.JANE was the very first Harrison ship.
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Postby graham01 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:01 pm

forgot to mention the most famous Harrison boat,the POLITICIAN which became the subject of COMPTON MCKENZIES famous novel WHISKY GALORE. :D
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:12 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:HS Paris, Berthed at L2 terminal. The largest ship docks at the port of Liverpool. :wink:
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Just found the info on HS Paris, tucked away in another folder. :wink:

The largest containership to call at the Port of Liverpool arrived this week. The HS Paris is the first post-Panamax vessel to stop at Liverpool and has a capability of carrying more than 6,500 shipping containers.

Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could only accommodate vessels with a capacity of up to 4,500 shipping containers.

The HS Paris called at Liverpool using the new £400m Liverpool 2 deepwater container terminal which opened in November and increased the size of vessel that the Port can accommodate.

Post-Panamax is a description within the shipping industry for vessels that could not fit through the Panama Canal, a significant 48-mile waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, prior to its expansion last year. The original locks were 110ft wide, meaning that it couldn’t take wider, more modern ships.

While the new Liverpool 2 berth can accommodate the largest deep-sea container vessels, take-up for use of the terminal has been slow. The berth opened a year late due to weather delays, and last month suffered a 10m-wide sinkhole, although according to Peel Ports this did not impact on operations.

Mark Whitworth, chief executive of Peel Ports Group, said: “This is a huge milestone for Peel Ports and the Port of Liverpool. The whole team is delighted to welcome HS Paris to the city for the first time. While we have the capacity to handle vessels up to 20,000 TEU, smaller post-Panamax ships are still very much part of our overall strategy and it’s essential that can accommodate those too. We can now do that thanks to our £400m investment at Liverpool2, providing a shorter route to market for UK importers and exporters, which reduces their costs, congestion and carbon emissions.”

Peel Ports recently announced that it had secured 150 advocates for its ‘Cargo200’ initiative. The campaign calls on importers and exporters whose goods begin or end their journey in the North of the UK to switch the delivery of ocean freight from South East ports to the centrally-located Port of Liverpool.

Peel has previously said it is hoping to increase Liverpool’s share of the UK container market from 8% to 20%.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 02, 2019 2:05 am

Biomass-arriving by ship at Peel Ports Liverpool. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 am

The Arrival of the American Convoy, at Liverpool Docks 1918. :wink: :D

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:23 pm

This photo is posted with kind permission from Angela JC, at Liverpool inacityliving.
The Cunard superliner Mauretania leaves Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Queenstown, New Zealand and New York 1907. :wink: :)

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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:00 pm

Steam Trains at Birkenhead Docks(I think looking at the mills in the background) for export from the Vulcan Foundry Newton le Willows no date. :wink: :)

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Postby Gardner 180 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:47 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Steam Trains at Birkenhead Docks(I think looking at the mills in the background) for export from the Vulcan Foundry Newton le Willows no date. :wink: :)

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Hi Joe, Great picture, It looks like Joseph Rank (Rank Hovis) flour mill at East Float, Birkenhead.
The locomotive probably weighed about 90 tons, and the steel spreader bar above must have
weighed the best part of 15 tons. Regards, Ray.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks for your comments and info Ray. :wink: :)
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:52 am

MV Britannic was a transatlantic ocean liner and the penultimate ship owned by the White Star Line before its merger with the Cunard Line in 1934 and was the third company ship to bear the name. Constructed by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, the ship was delivered to White Star Line in 1930 and assigned to the Liverpool-New York line, from 1932 she was joined by her sister ship MV Georgic. When White Star Line merged with Cunard Line in 1934, the ship's route changed to the London-New York line, and she later provided winter Mediterranean cruises.

During World War II she was used to transporting troops, carrying 173,550 people. Resuming commercial service in 1948 after being overhauled, the ship experienced a number of problems in the 1950s, including two fires. However, this diesel-powered ship's career continued until 1960, when she was sold for scrap to Thos W Ward. Britannic was the last ship constructed for White Star Line to remain in service. :wink: :)

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