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Postby Bonesy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Paul, thanks for posting the photo of the old Ark Royal. My dad served on this ship from its launch and until it was torpedoed off the coast of Malta in November 1941. :wink:


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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby BOBHAMO » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/ark-royal-crew-home/query/Portsmouth
Keith a film of the crew after the sinking click the arrow then click bottom right icon for full screen
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Bonesy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm

Cheers Bob, fantastic.... Thanks so much

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:51 pm

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Hiya Keith, in the photo of the Aureol, you can see Union Cold Storage building in the background. :wink:
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Bonesy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:42 am

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The Aureol anchored mid river with boys playing cricket in the foreground at Egremont.

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Brenda M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:13 am

Enjoyed seeing the picture of the Sylvania. My first trip back to Liverpool in 1959 was on that ship along with my three year old daughter .
Beautiful ship!!

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:53 am

Thanks for your comments Brenda, glad it brought some good memories back for you. :wink: :D
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:57 pm

THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LINER 'EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND' (ex 'EMPRESS OF JAPAN')

The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND in the Canada Dry Dock, Liverpool.In April 1952.

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The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND's masts were shortened by 44 feet to allow her to proceed up the St Lawrence to Montreal, necessitating passing under both the Quebec Bridge (about five miles upstream from Quebec City) and the Jacques Cartier Bridge at Montreal. The channel to Montreal had by this time been deepened and the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND became the largest vessel ever to dock in Montreal.


The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Jacques
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The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND alongside Princes Landing Stage,
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Liverpool, ready to sail on yet another voyage to Canada.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:11 pm

The MEDIA embarking passengers at the Princes Landing Stage, Liverpool.
Astern of her is the Anchor Line's CILICIA.

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The MEDIA at the Cunard berth in Liverpool's Huskisson Dock


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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Battleship HMS Valiant at Liverpool Docks in the 1920's. :wink:

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:11 am

Liverpool’s Pier Head 1950s. :wink:

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Bonesy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 am

My uncle was a skipper on the Apple Garth.


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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:27 pm

Thanks for that info Keith, did your uncle ever take you on board her? :wink: :)
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby billygooner » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:47 am

hi gang, I worked on all the rays tugs back in the late 1950s, (a blast from the past) billy fury was a deck hand on rays tugs before he became famous. regards billy.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Bonesy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:18 am

fatboyjoe90 wrote:Thanks for that info Keith, did your uncle ever take you on board her? :wink: :)

He did Joe, really interesting. Joe Hardy was his name, he could have got me a job on Ray's/Rae but I didn't really fancy it.
Joe personally rescued a woman from the river, he later received a bravery award. I wonder if the information is online?

Just found this info online.
There was the awful tragedy that befell the Applegarth in 1960 when it was dragged and sunk by the ship it was meant to be towing. No survivors sadly

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:11 pm

Thanks for your reply Keith, you must've been very excited getting to go on board her.
So sorry to hear about the tragic accident of the Applegarth was your uncle one of the victims?
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Bonesy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:04 am

Thanks Joe, thankfully not he must have been on a different tug at the time.

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:25 pm

Cunard Line RMS, Aquitania on the River Mersey.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:48 am

A photograph of Pegasus shown between Hornby and Gladstone Docks on 1st July 1966. :wink: :)
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:37 pm

The new REINA DEL MAR leaving Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 3rd May 1956, bound for the West Coast of South America :wink:
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 pm

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Companies, The lady of Mann Ferry at the Pier Head. :wink:
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:11 am

The HILARY docking at the Brunswick Lock, Liverpool. :D
The HILARY ran aground on rocks near Holyhead, Anglesey, in dense fog at 12.45am on Easter Sunday 9th April 1939. Because of the fog, it was several hours before assistance arrived, but her 100 passengers were eventually taken off safely. The HILARY had sprung a leak forward but was refloated and towed to Liverpool. It was an unfortunate experience for her master, Captain Lewis Evans of Pwllheli, who was due to retire at the end of the voyage.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:26 pm

The SAXONIA leaving Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 2nd September 1954. :wink: :D :D
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby billygooner » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:11 am

hi gang, back in my lairds days not only did I work on all rea,s tugs but also all the isle of man and Llandudno boats,(good memories of the past) . regards billy.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Invicta » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:31 am

I’ve been on small and large cruise ships, some up to 150,000 tonnes and I always watch the arrival and departure operations.
Tugs always stand by yet in very busy huge harbour or even tiny Caribbean ports I’ve never yet seen a tug assist .
The ships now have such manoeuvrability with side thrusters and Azipods etc they can turn on a sixpence and operate in the tightest ports.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:36 pm

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby starkeyc » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:08 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Zealandic_(1911)
Above is the link to info re SS Zealandic her maiden voyage was from Liverpool to NZ then Sydney Aus where it arrived 20/12/1911. My grandfather Christopher Starkey was a steward on this voyage. He was born in Bootle his father was a barber and his mother ran a tea room. The ship suffered with diphtheria and measles outbreaks during her voyage. He married in Sydney, served in the AIF in WW1, eventually retiring to Katoomba NSW where he died in 1959.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:35 pm

Hiya Chris, is this the photo that you wanted?

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby starkeyc » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm

Yes that's it thanks for putting it up.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 pm

My pleasure Chris. :D
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:47 pm

River Mersey Ferry Trip Scenes: The RMS EMPRESS OF ENGLAND moored up at the Liverpool Pier Head Landing Stage in 1965 with the Royal Liver Building behind (Pierhead landing stage = Liverpool landing stage = Princes Landing Stage). The Empress of England was built in 1956-1957 at the shipyards of Armstrong Vickers, Newcastle, England by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company for the trans-Atlantic run from Liverpool to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Matt » Tue May 01, 2018 2:22 am

The ship I came to Liverpool on in 1943, the RMS Arundel Castle used as a troopship during WW2
Docked in Liverpool many times.3 months unescorted from Egypt to Liverpool by via scenic route :)
round Africa. Quarantined in Durban 3 weeks because of typhus.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:59 pm

Hiya Matt, I've made your photo a bit bigger. :wink:
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Matt » Tue May 01, 2018 8:42 pm

Thank you Joe.Still cannot log onto Postimage so I am still having to use the way Fil told me
to post my pictures.Going to try the new way Mack has included on the" how to post photo's thread."
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