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tyne shipping

Post by jimmywizz » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:16 am

canny old photo of the tyne at tyne dock in the old days when you could find a ship or two on the river
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Post by brian c » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:10 am

I can remember the Norwegian ferrys on the tyne.

They used to sail from the Tyne Commision Quay up near Percy Main.

There was the two Bergan line ships, the Leader and the Venus and the Fred Olsen Line Blenhiem and the Braemar.

I can also remember the big whaling factory ships that used to be tied up near,I think, Redheads yard.
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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:56 am

The Whaler factory ships were the Southern Harvester and The Southern Venturer they used to go into the docks next to the Mill Dam. I believe they were owned by Christian Salveson but not too sure about that. We used to get a good view of them from Commercial Road.

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Post by brian c » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:24 am

They seemed to tower over everything around and dominated the skyline when you drove along the lower road.
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Post by Jim_in_France » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:13 pm

I remember the Norwegian ferries, but cant remember when they stopped running, or why?
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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:52 pm

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Post by wakaman » Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:40 pm

When I was a kid,I used to bike from Penshaw to South Sheilds
just to sit on the pier and watch the ships,the Tyne was always
busyier than the Wear

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Post by offthewall » Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:51 pm

When I was a nipper I have a faint memory of some Uncle of mine, one of the Shetland side of the family, who sailed on the Southern Harvester. One time it was in dock, somewhere near Redheads, us kids were invited on board. We had to walk up the 'ramp' at the stern, where the dead whales would be winched up and we could look around the 'facilities' that involved the slaughter and butchery of those huge creatures.
I think I must have been about 9 years old (?) but I still remember the horrible stench of death on that vessel! :cry:

Who mentioned the Whaler ships ? :shock:

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Post by baldy.smith » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:33 am

It was Brian C who mentioned the whalers, but I promised not to tell. :wink:

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Post by brian c » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:43 pm

It wasn't me it was Bob Marley :P
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Post by offthewall » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:47 pm

>>It wasn't me it was Bob Marley <<

......but who shot the deputy !.....

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Post by Pilot » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:55 pm

Brian the name of the Bergen Line ferry was Leda not Leader :wink:
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Post by brian c » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:39 am

I was close though----be fair


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Post by jimmywizz » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:22 am

hi Pilot welocme to our website

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Post by jimmywizz » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:24 am

oops forgot, we have this photo on our main website of the mailboat

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Post by Axeman » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:16 pm

brian c wrote:I can remember the Norwegian ferrys on the tyne.

They used to sail from the Tyne Commision Quay up near Percy Main.

There was the two Bergan line ships, the Leader and the Venus and the Fred Olsen Line Blenhiem and the Braemar.

I can also remember the big whaling factory ships that used to be tied up near,I think, Redheads yard.
When I had a go at taken snaps about 30 yrs ago, I'm sure I've got some shots of the Venus coming up the river.
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Post by Pilot » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:29 pm

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Post by Pilot » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:31 pm

by the way its the first time anyone has described me as "Geet quiet" :lol:
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Post by jimmywizz » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:14 am

not to worry after a few posts you will end up with a big gob rating like the rest of us :lol: :lol:

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Post by brian c » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:49 am

Mind you, some are bigger than others.

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