The Harbour Through The Years

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:42 am

Thomastown wrote:Sad to say she is gone,had hoped they could have salvaged her.TT



More info please.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:41 am

That's actually not the Asgard II - one mast too many!

Strum, the Asgard II lies at the bottom of the Bay of Biscay.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Thomastown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:09 pm

cambria49 wrote:That's actually not the Asgard II - one mast too many!

Strum, the Asgard II lies at the bottom of the Bay of Biscay.


Oops got that wrong. Well spotted Cambria 49.

Any idea what Ship it might be?
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:16 pm

She is the Kaskelot, built in 1948 by J. Ring Andersen for the Royal Greenland Trading Company for shipment of supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland. During the 1960s, Kaskelot worked as a support vessel for fisheries in the Faroe Islands. Square Sail purchased her in 1981, then renovated her, redesigned and re-rigged her before use on sail training programmes.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Thomastown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:13 pm

cambria49 wrote:She is the Kaskelot, built in 1948 by J. Ring Andersen for the Royal Greenland Trading Company for shipment of supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland. During the 1960s, Kaskelot worked as a support vessel for fisheries in the Faroe Islands. Square Sail purchased her in 1981, then renovated her, redesigned and re-rigged her before use on sail training programmes.


Thanks Cambria 49.
Great info there.
I will have to root out a photo of the Asgard.

Thanks again
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby grammer » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:52 pm

great info there guys!
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ok I think this question has been asked before- :D
how many yatch clubs in D/L-????????
Im sure Justin will know-
the rest of yis
stay away from google-
cos I'll know by your answers :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Holla » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:22 am

My guess is three
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby farmboy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:25 am

Mine too but I bet theres more or Grammer wouldnt be askin
Walter Mitty is NOT a figment of my imagination.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:53 pm

Don't forget the Motor Yacht Club on the West Pier, 4
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:50 pm

Four?
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:00 pm

Eight that I can think of.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:20 pm

Eight Justin? Where are THEY???
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:30 pm

National Yacht Club
Royal St George Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht Club
Royal Alfred Yacht Club
Dublin Bay Sailing Club
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club
Irish National Sailing School (club)
Irish Youth Sailing Club
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:15 pm

Wow you certainly know your stuff Justin. Thanks for all the great info. :D
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby grammer » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:50 am

Thanks for spoiling the Questionaire Justin

ok I think this question has been asked before-
how many yatch clubs in D/L-????????
Im sure Justin will know-


Seven I was told
but who am I to argue with a maritime expert

I only found out last week -
the Royal St. Alfred is a club in name only -
It organises the the racing regattas etc in the harbour
or so I was told -
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:07 am

Spoiling it? How have I done that?

The Royal Alfred and the Dublin Bay Sailing Club and both "homeless" clubs, but enjoy a healthy membership. The former organises a few races every season, while the latter organises all regular Tues, Thurs and Sat racing on the Bay.

Sorry if I have spoiled something by answering.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby johndle » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:15 am

I think its time "The Noggin had a "Yacht Club"
Honorary President " Captain Grammerless"

;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:20 pm

:lol:
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby grammer » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:06 pm

:P :P :P :P :P :P
:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Holla » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:25 pm

johndle wrote:I think its time "The Noggin had a "Yacht Club"
Honorary President " Captain Grammerless"

;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


yeah build it on the Deerhunter site and all of us here on the site can go to black tie dinners :D
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby grammer » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:17 pm

So the latest is the ferry is stopping for the winter season (on 13th Sept.)
the HSS Explorer is too expensive to run ----
Michael McGrathof Stena LIne said
the fastcraft service has traded at a loss for several years
High operating costs of the HSS Explorer.....
fuel costs and gas turbine maintenence has been a major factor
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Thomastown » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:33 pm

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Very old Photo of the Harbour with Paddle Steamer and through the masts what appears to be the Ajax or Malampus Hulks which I think were used for stationing troops or sailors.

Hope Cambria 49 can throw some light on this photo.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:42 pm

Another rare one. Excellent TT. :D
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby cambria49 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:32 pm

Challenging me now!! Okay, the paddle steamer on the departure berth of the Carlisle pier is one of the four provinces built for the City of Dublin Steam Packet in 1860. The company won the mail contract in 1850 (and kept it for 70 years) but operated the service to Holyhead with it's existing ships until these four new steamers arrived. Of the four, the Connaught was the fastest and became the first steamer to exceed 18 knots on the measured mile. All four lasted in service until1896/97 when replaced with ships of the same name.

Note the shed on the Carlisle Pier is the original and not the one recently removed. This shed was replaced by a larger one in the late 1890's.

The ship in the East Bight is HMS Royal George, which was stationed on coastguard duties along the east coast until 1869.
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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

Postby Thomastown » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:38 am

Strum wrote:Another rare one. Excellent TT. :D

Thanks Strum
Watch this space.
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