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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:18 am

My pleasure Matt, i hope you get it sorted soon. :wink: :)
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:21 am

The explosion of the SS Malakand. :(
It was the strategic importance of the docks which made Liverpool such an important target for the Luftwaffe. Liverpool was the main port for convoys crossing the Atlantic from the free world.
Throughout the Second World War, the Mersey was full of all kinds of ships, both military and merchant. Vital food supplies came into Britain through Liverpool so if the port could be closed, Britain might starve. As well as bombs, mines were parachuted into the Mersey to disrupt shipping. These, as well as unexploded bombs, caused great disruption long after the bombers had left Merseyside’s skies.
Built in 1919, the SS Malakand cargo liner was part of the Brocklebank shipping line, named after the Malakand area of the Indian sub-continent.

SS Malakand.
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On the worst night of the Blitz on Liverpool, 3rd May 1941, SS Malakand, loaded with a thousand tons of munitions, caught fire, blew up and obliterated the Huskisson Dock. It is thought that a drifting barrage balloon landed on the deck and burst into flames.
Pieces of the ship were blasted over two miles away causing even further damage to the Overhead Railway. Half the docks were temporarily put out of action as a result of the destruction caused by the blast. Thousands of dockworkers, troops and volunteers were involved in the clear up. Miraculously, considering the size of the blast, only four people were killed. :(
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:39 pm

During a dry-docking in Portland, Oregon, in 1991, asbestos was discovered in the DAWN PRINCESS with the result that the vessel was out of service for three months whilst it was removed. In 1992, P&O Cruises stated that the DAWN PRINCESS (ex SYLVANIA) 'no longer fits into the Company's modern fleet', and in 1993 she was withdrawn from service. She was purchased by Happy Days Shipping and on 18th August 1993, she was renamed ALBATROS, on charter to the German tour operator Phoenix Reisen.


An ambitious programme was planned for the ALBATROS which included an annual 100-day world cruise. On 30th May 1995, when the vessel was sixty miles off Yanbu in the Red Sea, a flash fire broke out in the engine room. The blaze was quickly extinguished, but the boilers were shut down as a precaution. The ALBATROS eventually reached Jeddah where her passengers were landed and flown home on chartered flights. The ageing liner was towed to Marseille for repairs which took until 26th July 1995.

As the ALBATROS, the SYLVANIA returned to her
original home port of Liverpool on 13th May 1997.
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Postby Invicta » Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 am

Joe, I thought I’d seen Albatross before. Here she is in Valletta, Malta , last year. Ken
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:17 am

Cheers Ken, I've enlarged your photo i hope you don't mind. :wink:
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Postby Invicta » Fri May 18, 2018 8:01 am

Cheers Joe. Built by Wartsila in Finland , she used to ply the Helsinki - Stockholm route as Royal Viking Sky.
I did that trip many times in my working days and the Viking ships used to berth right next to our HQ in Kanavaranta, Helsinki.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:36 am

Thanks for that info, Ken. :wink: :D
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:44 am

The MEDIA embarking passengers at the Princes Landing Stage, Liverpool.
Astern of her is the Anchor Line's CILICIA
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:45 am

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 Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Tue May 22, 2018 10:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy394I6uSLY

My very first job was as galley boy on this ship. I was six feet tall on leaving school and the bulkheads were 5' 8" so I only lasted week, drew my wage of 12s 6d and came home with a very sore head. :roll:

The second video on this you tube page might also be of interest and is well worth watching.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Invicta » Tue May 22, 2018 12:12 pm

Loved the Panama Canal incident film.
One of the best cruising experiences going through the Canal. K
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Matt » Tue May 22, 2018 4:43 pm

Hi Ernie not nitpicking honest but bulkheads are the side or dividers "walls" on a ship, deckheads is what
you kept on banging your head on :) :)
We had the tallest man in submarines when I was on the Orpheus...6' 10" poor guy he had a permanent scar
right on the top of his bonce and they had to alter the design of the sub a little because our bunks were only 6 feet long
so they built him a special bunk but it used to be chained up to the starboard bulkhead in the after torpedo space when not being used.
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Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Wed May 23, 2018 10:00 pm

Not nit picking Matt....educational. I am always glad to learn and every day I learn something new,

I am pleased to find I didn't bump my head on the bulkheads after all but also realise why my short time in the MN yielded little to benefit my education .
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Matt » Wed May 23, 2018 11:21 pm

Thanks Ernie,somehow I just could not imagine you running head first into the sides(bulkheads) of
the Conway. :D
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:59 pm

Offshore Pirate Radio Caroline. :wink:
North broadcasting from the MV Fredericia located off the coast of Ramsey, Isle of Man. :D
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Postby filsgreen » Mon May 28, 2018 7:50 am

England's answer to radio Luxembourg. Thanks for posting, Joe. :D
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Invicta » Wed May 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Anyone seen anything like this? Ken
I saw it in the Channel through binos but couldn’t get a pic. It’s currently off Littlehampton in West Sussex.

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

Postby Matt » Wed May 30, 2018 5:38 pm

Here you are Ken.Not many of its type.

Class and type: Turbine Installation Vessel
Tonnage: 14,857 GT
Length: 130.5 m (428 ft 2 in) overall
Beam: 38 m (124 ft 8 in)
Height: 68.94 m (226 ft 2 in) at 2.89 m (9 ft 6 in) draught, 66.83 metres (219 ft 3 in) at 5 metres (16 ft 5 in) draught.
Draught: 2.89 m (9 ft 6 in) to 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 4 × ABB AMA4xxLx diesel engines (1,900 kilowatts (2,500 hp) each) powering 4 x Aquamaster US 205/ 3850A Azimuth thrusters (1,500 kilowatts (2,000 hp) each).
3 × ABB AMA400L6L diesel engines powering 3 x Kamewa TT1650 CP bow thrusters (700 kilowatts (940 hp) each).

Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h)
Capacity: 8,920 tonnes (8,780 long tons) maximum payload, 3,200 square metres (3,800 sq yd) maximum cargo area. 1 x 300 tonnes (300 long tons) crane, 1 x 50 tonnes (49 long tons) crane. 1 x Remote operating vessel.
Complement: 34 crew, plus up to 36 installation personnel
MPI Resolution
TIV MPI Resolution (formerly TIV Mayflower Resolution) is a Turbine Installation Vessel deployed to install turbines at offshore wind farms. It was the first self-elevating Turbine Installation Vessel in the world.[1] She can raise herself on her six legs between 3 metres (10 ft) and 46 metres (151 ft) above the sea.[2]
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Postby Invicta » Wed May 30, 2018 6:28 pm

Thanks Matt.
Biggest Sea Wind Farm in the World off our South Coast so plenty of work for her.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:11 am

Thanks for all your info, photo and comments Phil, Ken and Matt. :wink: :)
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:14 am

Somehow i can't find the name of this one, another senior moment. :oops: Don't panic don't panic I've found my doc's in a wrong folder.

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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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Postby Invicta » Thu May 31, 2018 8:28 am

Empress of Britain, Joe. :wink: Ken
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 pm

Thanks for that Ken, I've just the found the documents for her. :wink:
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Postby Invicta » Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Loved the Empress boats Joe. My Dad would take me down when they were in. K
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:06 pm

Before we moved to Netherton we lived on Irlam Road, the dock road was our playground. If mobile phones were going then we would've had all those wonderful photos of the overhead railway the garters the steam wagons and all the free fruit amongst all the freebies we could put our hands on. :wink: :D :D
Just me reminiscing Ken. :wink:
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Postby Invicta » Thu May 31, 2018 8:17 pm

Happy Days Joe, simple pleasures. :wink: Ken
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby lynne99 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:43 am

I too loved the Empress ships. Being a bit spoilt, and a dad's girl, I used to get taken on board when they were in dock. I thought they were ENORMOUS looking at that photo, they weren't really were they.
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Re: Photos of Ships that have used the Port of Liverpool Do

Postby Invicta » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:07 am

Large in their day Lynne but not by modern ship sizes. Very elegant though. :D Ken
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:27 pm

One for Matt, Submarine sinking in Liverpool bay 1939 with the loss of 80 souls. :(


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Postby Invicta » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 pm

Was that HMS Thetis, Joe? Sank during sea trials. Ken
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:39 pm

Yes. it was Ken, here is a link to it.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nostal ... st-2729422
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:03 am

Mountwood Ferry 1963, in pack ice on the Mersey. :wink:

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

Postby Matt » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:22 am

About the Thetis .Joe. Not one of the extra 50 sightseers on board her had ever had even one second of safety training in case of ANY type of emergency.Also there happened to be a German Navy crew trained in submarine rescue but the R N refused their offer of help because the Thetis was the latest of the T class sub's and WW2 was about to come to a head..A lot of those people could have been saved but she dived with her torpedo bow cap doors open :twisted: and not one the 5 watertight compartment doors closed completely disregarding all safety regulations.
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:44 pm

Thanks for your reply Matt, it was very informative. :wink:
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Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:47 pm

Empress of Canada at Liverpool, her final visit, 1971. :wink:

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