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Title: H&W ships
Post by: Bigali on August 20, 2018, 08:55:15 AM
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M.V. `Foylebank` built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the Bank Line (Andrew Weir & Sons Ltd)   :)

I believe there was an MV Foylebank that was converted to an armed Merchant Cruiser at the start of the Second World War and renamed HMS Foylebank . She was sunk with quite a loss of life in Portsmouth Harbour ? by German Bombers. Is this that ship or a newer one that was given the name Foylebank ?
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: jjmack on August 20, 2018, 10:18:46 PM
I believe there was an MV Foylebank that was converted to an armed Merchant Cruiser at the start of the Second World War and renamed HMS Foylebank . She was sunk with quite a loss of life in Portsmouth Harbour ? by German Bombers. Is this that ship or a newer one that was given the name Foylebank ?

The ship in the photo is from 1955, you are correct regarding HMS 'Foylebank'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Foylebank   :)

Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: Bigali on August 21, 2018, 08:20:31 AM
The ship in the photo is from 1955, you are correct regarding HMS 'Foylebank'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Foylebank (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Foylebank)   :)

Thank you  O0
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: JackM on September 08, 2018, 12:31:53 PM
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Here is the vessel as  built by Harland & Wolff in 1980 as the `St. Anselm.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/11v1634.jpg)

And here she is now as the M.S. `Bari` I saw her off the coast of Albania last week. She was on her regular run from Bari in Italy to the Greek mainland via Corfu. Her unmistakable profile drew my attention to her. She is now in her 38th year. True testament to those who built her.  :)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: JackM on September 08, 2018, 12:50:40 PM
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M.V. `St. Anselm` built by Harland & Wolff in 1980 for Sealink British Ferries.  :)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: JackM on September 08, 2018, 12:54:13 PM
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Another view of the St. Anselm.  :)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: JackM on September 08, 2018, 12:56:14 PM
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 M.V. `St. Anselm`  :)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: jjmack on September 12, 2018, 05:16:55 AM
(http://i64.tinypic.com/300a9tl.jpg)

Here is the vessel as  built by Harland & Wolff in 1980 as the `St. Anselm.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/11v1634.jpg)

And here she is now as the M.S. `Bari` I saw her off the coast of Albania last week. She was on her regular run from Bari in Italy to the Greek mainland via Corfu. Her unmistakable profile drew my attention to her. She is now in her 38th year. True testament to those who built her.  :)

It never ceases to amaze me just how many Harland & Wolff built ships are still around.  :)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: jjmack on September 17, 2018, 05:46:17 AM
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 M.V. `St. Anselm`  :)

Wonder what happened to the other three vessels of the quartet, Galloway Princess, St. David & St. Christopher?  ::)
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: toadstool999 on September 17, 2018, 12:08:40 PM
(http://i64.tinypic.com/300a9tl.jpg)

Here is the vessel as  built by Harland & Wolff in 1980 as the `St. Anselm.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/11v1634.jpg)

And here she is now as the M.S. `Bari` I saw her off the coast of Albania last week. She was on her regular run from Bari in Italy to the Greek mainland via Corfu. Her unmistakable profile drew my attention to her. She is now in her 38th year. True testament to those who built her.  :)

It looks like they've added an extra deck at the stern or covered over what was there before.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jillyfred on September 17, 2018, 04:44:32 PM

JackM-what terrific photographs and the information you give alongside them.
We can be very proud of our Shipyard and her workers.

Thank you for continuing to post on this subject -an education of our heritage now
gone but many ships still sailing proudly.

jilly
I meant to include jjmack also-apologies
Title: Re: Re: The yard
Post by: jjmack on September 17, 2018, 09:47:22 PM
It looks like they've added an extra deck at the stern or covered over what was there before.

Extra stern decking was added by Harland & Wolff in 1983, but the most recent photo appears to show it altered again. Jackm's photo is I suspect just after her entry into service with Sealink.
Here is some information on her.  :)

http://www.doverferryphotosforums.co.uk/mv-st-anselm/
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 21, 2018, 05:29:26 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/20q1k3k.jpg)    :)
Title: Re: Harland and Wolff workers
Post by: JackM on September 22, 2018, 11:39:55 AM
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Here is a beautiful night shot of the Canberra fitting out, at Belfast   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 22, 2018, 11:41:32 AM
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Canberra in dry dock.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on September 23, 2018, 11:29:40 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/20q1k3k.jpg)    :)

Arguably the finest liner Harland and Wolff ever built and most certainly of of the finest ever built, anywhere in the world.  I'll warrant the people looking on never imagined she would last 36 years. So well built was she that the ship breakers took 13 months to dismantle her, instead of their estimate of 3 months.  :D  True testament to those who built her.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 29, 2018, 11:36:29 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 29, 2018, 11:37:47 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 29, 2018, 11:39:56 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on September 29, 2018, 12:17:42 PM
(http://i64.tinypic.com/ta1st0.jpg)   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on September 30, 2018, 09:45:34 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.   :)

Main turbine Port side.  ::)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on September 30, 2018, 09:47:44 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.  :)

Main Alternator., Port side. ::)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on September 30, 2018, 09:51:31 AM
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Canberra`s engine room.   :)

Main propulsion unit.  ::)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 06, 2018, 01:08:04 PM
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Launch of the M.V. `St. Christopher` from Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 06, 2018, 01:11:32 PM
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Lovely aerial view of the TES `Canberra`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 13, 2018, 12:44:24 PM
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Here is the `Esso Caledonia`, built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast. 
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 13, 2018, 12:47:22 PM
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Here is the launch of the `St. Christopher` from Harland & Wolff.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 24, 2018, 01:41:48 PM
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The magnificent S.S. `Southern Cross`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for Shaw Saville & Albion Ltd.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 24, 2018, 01:46:24 PM
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`Southern Cross` on the slips at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, shortly before her launch.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on October 27, 2018, 12:49:44 PM
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The magnificent `Sea Quest`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on October 28, 2018, 09:16:41 PM
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The magnificent `Sea Quest`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)

A tremendous feat of Engineering, by any means. Launched off a traditional slipway, it was one of Harland & Wolff's greatest achievements and one of shipbuildings greatest ever achievements. Only in later years, was this tremendous feat of Engineering truly appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 03, 2018, 12:27:00 PM
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M.V. `Cedarbank`completed by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1953, for the Bank Line (Andrew Weir & Sons)   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 03, 2018, 12:54:32 PM
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In dry dock at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jillyfred on November 03, 2018, 05:17:14 PM

Great photographs JackM.
Really enjoy all those you and jjmack post.
Such a history to be really proud of.

jilly :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on November 03, 2018, 08:02:23 PM
Jack have you any pics of British steel/skill,these were the first ships I worked on in the early 80s.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: toadstool999 on November 03, 2018, 11:46:11 PM
A tremendous feat of Engineering, by any means. Launched off a traditional slipway, it was one of Harland & Wolff's greatest achievements and one of shipbuildings greatest ever achievements. Only in later years, was this tremendous feat of Engineering truly appreciated.  :)

An amazing thing. I heard that they used two slipways, is that right?
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on November 04, 2018, 04:17:05 PM
An amazing thing. I heard that they used two slipways, is that right?

According to the authorive history of Harland & Wolff, 'Shipbuilders to the World', by Moss & Hume, 'Sea Quest' was launched down 3 slipways, one for each leg. A truly amazing feat of Engineering, bar none.  :) 
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 10, 2018, 10:38:07 AM
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`British Steel` built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 10, 2018, 10:41:08 AM
According to the authorive history of Harland & Wolff, 'Shipbuilders to the World', by Moss & Hume, 'Sea Quest' was launched down 3 slipways, one for each leg. A truly amazing feat of Engineering, bar none.  :)

Yes Jim, She was launched down three slipways as you say. I didn't attend the launch as I was in India at that time. I remember my Father telling me about a slight `wobble` when she was launched, but apart from that, it went according to plan. A truly remarkable feat of Engineering.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 10, 2018, 10:46:34 AM
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`British Skill` built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 17, 2018, 12:25:01 PM
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The tanker `Myrina`, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. At the time of her launch in 1968, she was the first Supertanker in the World and the largest ship under the German Flag.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 17, 2018, 12:34:23 PM
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The Tanker `British Success` sister ship to `British Skill` both built at Harland & Wolff, Belfast for B.P.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 19, 2018, 04:31:11 PM
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The `Reina Del Mar`, built at Harland & Wolff, in 1956   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 19, 2018, 04:33:30 PM
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Launch of the `Reina Del Mar` at Harland & Wolff.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on November 20, 2018, 05:39:57 AM
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The `Reina Del Mar`, built at Harland & Wolff, in 1956   :)

A beautiful vessel, sadly built too late for the South American passenger trade.  :(
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on November 24, 2018, 12:07:24 PM
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The `Reina Del Mar` and the older `Reina Del Pacifico` both built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company`s service to South America. Both shown in a South American port which it is believed to be the only time they were ever in port together.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on November 25, 2018, 07:33:34 AM
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The `Reina Del Mar` and the older `Reina Del Pacifico` both built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company`s service to South America. Both shown in a South American port which it is believed to be the only time they were ever in port together.   :)

My Mother worked on both of these ships, working on the " Soft Furnishings " while working for Heaton Tabb. ( a wholly owned subsidiary of

H&W, for a number of years )
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on November 26, 2018, 05:55:38 AM
My Mother worked on both of these ships, working on the " Soft Furnishings " while working for Heaton Tabb. ( a wholly owned subsidiary of

H&W, for a number of years )

Yes indeed. Reading 'Shipbuilders to the World', Heston Tabb played a very central role in fitting out the great liners and very well fitted out they were. Harland & Wolff eventually sold off Heaton Tabb as they no longer required the services of fitting out liners.  :(
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on December 01, 2018, 01:29:27 PM
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Launch of the RMS `Amazon` from Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1959   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on December 01, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
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Here she is fully fitted and ready to sail from Tilbury, having been delivered from Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 05, 2019, 12:56:25 PM
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The Magnificent S.S. `Southern Cross` returning to her builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast from sea trials in 1955.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 07, 2019, 06:41:00 PM
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The magnificent RMS `Andes` built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1939.   :)
Title: Harland and wolff
Post by: poacher on January 09, 2019, 08:30:06 AM
What was the last ship launched at harland and wolff
Title: Re: Harland and wolff
Post by: Number26 on January 09, 2019, 08:37:29 AM
Poacher,launched from slipways or out of the dry dock?
Title: Re: Harland and wolff
Post by: poacher on January 09, 2019, 09:10:49 AM
From the slipway
Title: Re: Harland and wolff
Post by: jjmack on January 09, 2019, 07:09:07 PM
I will have a stab at this. The first ship 'floated' out of the new building dock was the supertanker 'Esso Ulidia' in 1970, I think. The building dock came about as tankers were getting larger and larger. The previous smaller supertanker 'Myrina' had to be moved 45 feet down the slipway to allow the forward section to be built in 1967 / 68
I think the last ships launched down a conventional slipway at Harland & Wolff were the four passenger / car ferries  built for British Rail. Galloway Princess, St. David, St Anselm and St. Christopher, all built between 1979 and 1981. All are still sailing by the way. Perhaps some ex Harlands employee knows better ?  ::)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: poacher on January 11, 2019, 09:25:40 AM
The four ferries where built in the building Dock I worked on all four I remember watching a launch about 1970 when I was in the Training centre
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: poacher on January 11, 2019, 09:38:54 AM
The four ferry's where in the 1980s it must have been the Myrina that was the last launched from slipway
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on January 11, 2019, 07:08:00 PM
The four ferries where built in the building Dock I worked on all four I remember watching a launch about 1970 when I was in the Training centre

See post#26 The 4 ferries were launched from slipways.  ::)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 12, 2019, 12:50:38 PM
The four ferries where built in the building Dock I worked on all four I remember watching a launch about 1970 when I was in the Training centre

Poacher, I think you are getting slightly confused. There were quite a few launches from slipways at H&W after the launch of `Myrina` on 6th September 1967, which I attended.
The following ships were launched after `Myrina`.
`Essi Kristine` 21/11/67
`Gowanbank` 01/12/67
HMS `Chardybdis` 28/02/68
`Thara` 14/05/68
`Skaufast` 09/08/68
`Aino` 18/03/69

The building Dock was not ready until 1970 and the first ship floated out was the VLCC `Esso Ulidia` on 29/05/1971 
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 12, 2019, 01:01:50 PM
The four ferry's where in the 1980s it must have been the Myrina that was the last launched from slipway

The 4 British Rail car ferries were the last launches from a conventional slipway.
`Galloway Princess` launched 24/05/1979
`St. Anselm` launched 05/12/1979
`St. Christopher` launched 20/03/1980
The honor of being the last ship down a slipway at Harland & Wolff, fell to the `St. David` launched 25/09/1980 from the Musgrave Yard. After that launch the Musgrave Yard was mothballed and put on a maintenance only basis. Around 1983/84 the cranes were toppled, the slipways filled in and it became a car park for workers of Bombardier.
Perhaps you are getting confused with the 4 Blue Star reefers that were built together in the Building Dock and floated out between 1984 / 85 ?

Here are a few pics of the Sealink vessels being launched.   :)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/f4peh5.jpg)

The final Slipway launch at H&W,  the MV `St. David`

(http://i66.tinypic.com/1zzqjkj.jpg)

Launch of the MV `St. Anselm` on 05/12/79
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on January 12, 2019, 07:44:28 PM
http://www.doverferryphotosforums.co.uk/mv-st-david-past-and-present/

Some good photos of the launch of St. David from Harland & Wolff, Belfast.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: poacher on January 12, 2019, 08:35:38 PM
Thank you all for your time
Poacher
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: boxer1949 on January 12, 2019, 08:40:13 PM
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 11:37:13 AM
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
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Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 11:59:12 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/FHr88z0h/Minnieapolis.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KRW0gZ9W)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 12:00:55 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/VNThJFpN/Minniehaha-Officers-on-Bridge.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mcYjq7bx)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:25:33 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Gp4mKwGc/Aragon.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtdzxrwP)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:26:53 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/pT8XNfs4/Oceanic-engine-room.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R6SzKH5L)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:27:41 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/WbSpPb7N/Amazon.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crgGRWj2)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:28:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/rwP8Knb7/Aragon-Purser-s-office.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wd0Ryns7)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:29:57 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/2yGYm2hc/Statendam.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N2KSk8Nm)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:30:57 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKfmMsT0/Laurentic.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0bJh6fKq)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 13, 2019, 06:31:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/RhSrPKyc/Suevic.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mz56kzbD)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 14, 2019, 12:00:55 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/3xTmyXSZ/Aragon-Interior.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TptpFDXy)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bread Basket on January 14, 2019, 12:15:19 AM
I hope that this link will make a few people happy....  it is a real gem.   so glad that these amazing records have been kept.
Enjoy.
http://www.theyard.info/ships/list_ships1.asp?photo=x (http://www.theyard.info/ships/list_ships1.asp?photo=x)
Just click on the name of any H&W ship and hey presto
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 14, 2019, 07:28:14 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/wtygcw.jpg)

M.V. `Gowanbank` built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the Bank Line in 1968. She was the last `bridge amidships` cargo vessel built in the UK, and the last cargo vessel built by Harland & Wolff, for this company. Harland's had built almost 100 ships for the Bank Line.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 14, 2019, 07:46:54 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/30us21z.jpg)

A ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) being built for Shell Tankers at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in the 1970`s.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 19, 2019, 01:01:59 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/10qc5e1.jpg)

The magnificent RMS `Andes` under refit at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. Beside her is a Union Castle Liner also under refit.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on January 19, 2019, 01:06:00 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/4t0i6w.png)

A beautiful photo of the splendid TES `Canberra` getting ready to sail from her builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast, with the best wishes from the citizens of Northern Ireland.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: William Shaw on January 20, 2019, 06:03:51 AM

Thanks for the photos and the memories.  I worked on the Canberra, and the Southern  Cross ( affectionately called Suffering cross in the yard).

William
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jjmack on January 24, 2019, 05:27:55 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/30us21z.jpg)

A ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) being built for Shell Tankers at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in the 1970`s.   :)

S.S. 'Lampas'   delivered in November 1975, the first of four 313,000 tons deadweight Ultra Large Crude Carriers built for Shell Tankers Ltd, by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. Even bigger ships would soon follow, from Harlands.  :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 02, 2019, 12:30:24 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/68d4eq.jpg)

The only ship Harland & Wolff ever built for the Cunard Line, the SS `Parthia`   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 02, 2019, 01:06:39 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2hydrwy.jpg)

This was the bid from Harland & Wolff to the Cunard Line to replace the `Queen Elizabeth` with the `QE2`. John Brown in Glasgow got the contract, but the Harland & Wolff vessel. looks remarkably similar, apart from the funnel.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 04, 2019, 06:38:15 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2zfud0z.jpg)

One of the most innovative vessels ever to be built at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 09, 2019, 12:58:10 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2hxst8x.jpg)

Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 09, 2019, 01:00:12 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/33v0oqb.jpg)

Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 09, 2019, 01:03:57 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/jt5rvd.jpg)

The liner RMS `Aragon` under construction and the P&O Liner `Chusan` under refit at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1960.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jillyfred on February 09, 2019, 04:39:03 PM

Breadbasket and Jack,
Once again,very many thanks for posting such beautiful photographs of our heritage
-never will we ever be equal to our Forefathers-men apart -thankfully they do not have
to see the way the City of Belfast has gone.

jilly
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on February 09, 2019, 06:55:10 PM
I worked on this ship from start to finish,another milestone for the famous yard.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 11, 2019, 06:59:55 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/1gq9th.jpg)

TES `Canberra` about to launch from Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 11, 2019, 07:01:55 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2gx44rr.jpg)

Launch of the `Canberra` from Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 11, 2019, 07:03:58 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/311kz10.jpg)

TES `Canberra` fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 11, 2019, 07:11:30 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/rrtuvd.jpg)

Ships under repair by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 11, 2019, 07:14:30 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/9s9p1x.jpg)

Prefabricated units built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on February 12, 2019, 08:20:26 AM
Jackm,think they might be the barges that were built for accommodation and storage purposes at the Falkland isles,we worked on them in winter time at the deep water,abs baltic.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jillyfred on February 12, 2019, 10:02:33 AM

JackM and jjmack-really enjoying this Thread-along with the Black & White
-best section of the Forum IMHO.

jilly :)
Title: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 18, 2019, 07:30:44 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/s4oxti.jpg)

Harland & Wolff, Belfast around 1959   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 18, 2019, 07:34:24 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2cn6tsg.jpg)

`Esso Caledonia` fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1971   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on February 23, 2019, 01:11:26 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/24nn0hs.jpg)

The magnificent S.S. `Southern Cross' fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in the 1950`s.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 23, 2019, 01:14:58 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/260wu28.jpg)

A wonderful view of the `Canberra`.   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on February 23, 2019, 09:32:53 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/24nn0hs.jpg)

The magnificent S.S. `Southern Cross' fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast in the 1950`s.   :)

Wonderful photos jackM, reminds me of my many many happy years spent at Harland & Wolff. Great times, great people.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on February 23, 2019, 09:34:28 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/260wu28.jpg)

A wonderful view of the `Canberra`.   :)

Great photo, happy memories. Great people.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on February 25, 2019, 07:08:56 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/120qxwx.jpg)

Classic view of the `Canberra` on the stocks, at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)
Title: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on March 02, 2019, 12:30:43 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/10h4raq.jpg)

Ships fitting out at Harland & Wolff, in the late 1950`s early 60`s.   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on March 02, 2019, 12:33:06 PM
(http://i64.tinypic.com/m96otd.jpg)

Ships fitting out in Musgrave Channel, Harland & Wolff, Belfast around 1958   :)
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: JackM on March 02, 2019, 12:35:01 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/1zz0tg5.jpg)

Ships fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, late 1950`s.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on March 02, 2019, 01:03:21 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/w0qlmu.jpg)

Sea Quest.   :)
Title: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Bigali on March 02, 2019, 11:29:35 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/10h4raq.jpg)

Ships fitting out at Harland & Wolff, in the late 1950`s early 60`s.   :)

To me it looks like an aircraft carrier to the right ?

The ship in the main foreground looks to have two main areas , mid ships and at the rear , Iím ignorant of shipping so forgive me but why would this be so ? Seems a waste of space .
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: James James on March 03, 2019, 06:54:46 AM
HMS Hercules (R49) Royal Navy undergoing completion and conversion as a ship of the Indian Navy in 1961 when she became INS Vikrant.

http://www.harland-wolff.com/News/INS-Vikrant-old-meets-new.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeX4-vVWmRM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeX4-vVWmRM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qvADyu-QA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qvADyu-QA)

https://www.thebetterindia.com/58093/sons-of-vikrant-navy-documentary-bajaj-leo-burnett-india/ (https://www.thebetterindia.com/58093/sons-of-vikrant-navy-documentary-bajaj-leo-burnett-india/)

(https://www.thebetterindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/maxresdefault-1.jpg)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on March 04, 2019, 07:16:40 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/mim99c.jpg)

The mighty S.S. `Iberia` built for P&O Lines by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1954.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: JackM on March 09, 2019, 01:30:07 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/nda68o.jpg)

Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on March 09, 2019, 09:59:50 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/4t0i6w.png)

A beautiful photo of the splendid TES `Canberra` getting ready to sail from her builders Harland & Wolff, Belfast, with the best wishes from the citizens of Northern Ireland.   :)

A beautiful photo indeed of a beautiful ship.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on March 09, 2019, 10:02:50 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/mim99c.jpg)

The mighty S.S. `Iberia` built for P&O Lines by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1954.   :)

A beautiful ship which like so many more was caught up in the 1973 oil price hike and like so many more had a very short service before going to the scrap yard.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on March 16, 2019, 09:34:15 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/311kz10.jpg)

TES `Canberra` fitting out at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.   :)

Great photo. P & O had originally contracted to have 1,000 tons of cargo carried forward but changed their minds after the ship had been launched. This left Harland & Wolff with a problem in so far as the engines were placed aft, the ship would not be trim in the water. This problem was cured by the placement of additional fuel tanks forward to give the ship trim. Apparently, concrete was also placed forward to assist this. This historic photo tends to demonstrate the problem.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on March 16, 2019, 09:36:10 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/nda68o.jpg)

Along with her sister ship `Coastal Hercules`, these were the largest ships ever built in the United Kingdom.   :)

Yes, Harland & Wolff, held many records and were pioneers in shipbuilding.
Title: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on April 04, 2019, 08:09:12 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/15frk75.jpg)
 
Harland & Wolff 1936

Great photo. The 'Royal Scotsman' along with the 'Royal Ulsterman', both built by Harland & Wolff in 1936, were the mainstays of the Belfast to Glasgow overnight service. Both gave sterling service during WW2 and lasted until 1969 when they were replaced by a car ferry service to Ardrossan.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on April 04, 2019, 08:11:09 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/n63t6r.jpg)
 
Harland & Wolff  1948

Another great liner built by Harland & Wolff.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on April 04, 2019, 08:13:45 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/14e5bew.jpg)
 
Harland & Wolff  1950

A Blue Funnel line ship fitting out at H&W. Musgrave channel, I think.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on April 04, 2019, 08:15:10 PM
(http://i60.tinypic.com/123329h.jpg)
 
Harland & Wolff  1954

Another great liner from Harland & Wolff.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: Billy Fish on April 04, 2019, 08:39:20 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/6s6vdk.jpg)

Canberra launch day at Harland & Wolff.
Title: Re: Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
Post by: jillyfred on April 04, 2019, 08:44:43 PM
Billy Son Of Shanks has not been on the Forum since 2014.
He was a great Poster-such a pity he left.

jilly
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Skipper7 on April 05, 2019, 01:02:26 AM
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this part of the belfast forum. i love the history, dedicated devotion and the undoubted skill, expertise and proud history the people of belfast cherish in one of the most famous and iconic shipyards of the world. thank you for this.   skip
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:14:24 AM
1899:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Cxxb5s9p/winifredian1899pic01.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Bigali on April 05, 2019, 10:18:08 AM
Iím not a sailor or shipyard man but I think this is one of the best threads on the forum , thanks to all the posters who contribute  O0
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:36:57 AM
1899: (Winifredian)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XqpNCXKL/winifredian1899pic02.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/tTGm6chM/winifredian1899pic03.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kGzSV0SV/winifredian1899pic04.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/FRc7KTvp/winifredian1899pic05.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZYMMmjR2/winifredian1899pic06.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WpkH2gk4/winifredian1899pic07.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:51:48 AM
1963:

(https://i.postimg.cc/TYSX3gdN/Rimfonn1963.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 11:03:45 AM
1936:

(https://i.postimg.cc/xC04jTW1/stirling1936.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on April 05, 2019, 12:52:58 PM
Great pics as always,just a pity thereís not more yard men on the thread to pass on there memories
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: moorsy on April 05, 2019, 06:33:22 PM
the Canberra, that brings back memories.Worked on her as a young lad when she was being fitted out. My mates and I explored all over at lunch times,great view from the top of the funnels.

Family worked for H&W both in Belfast and Glasgow.
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on April 05, 2019, 07:38:16 PM
1963:

(https://i.postimg.cc/TYSX3gdN/Rimfonn1963.jpg)

Unbelievably, this ship was only scrapped in 2012
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on April 05, 2019, 07:46:11 PM
Billy,as I have already said,they paid for minis and got rolls Royces
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Billy Fish on April 05, 2019, 07:51:58 PM
Billy,as I have already said,they paid for minis and got rolls Royces

That they did.  O0
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Number26 on April 05, 2019, 07:55:28 PM
And was also a great place to work and an education, :)
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:29:40 PM
1961:

(https://i.postimg.cc/d33F66HK/levernbank1961.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:34:44 PM
1961:

(https://i.postimg.cc/GtC7hmDg/PSL1961.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:41:20 PM
1956:

(https://i.postimg.cc/3wWJnKdq/harpula1956.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: boxer1949 on April 05, 2019, 10:53:07 PM
http://www.belfastarchiveproject.com/bill-kirk-steel-chest-barking-dog SHIPYARD WORKERS
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 10:56:09 PM
1947:

(https://i.postimg.cc/XN2WDM0S/victoriayard1947.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 11:04:37 PM
1947:

(https://i.postimg.cc/K8QvF16j/parthia1947.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 05, 2019, 11:11:26 PM
1948:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Kzf5DrwF/cambria1948.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: Skipper7 on April 06, 2019, 12:32:29 AM
marvelous pictures
Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 01:10:28 AM
1960:

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZRKgj8Kt/canberra1960.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 01:31:21 AM
1959:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Hxvptsmz/CUC1959-Pic01.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kGkqk1Bt/CUC1959-Pic02.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 01:33:20 AM
1959:

(https://i.postimg.cc/RZ14DT9N/CUC1959-Pic03.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/bJ5htC0F/CUC1959-Pic04.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SNCnmCkp/CUC1959-Pic05.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:21:29 AM
1901:

(https://i.postimg.cc/cHTLvB6v/celtic1901pic01.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/j2FqXqHK/celtic1901pic02.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:47:55 AM
1909:

(https://i.postimg.cc/8kMFS9RC/hw1909.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:49:16 AM
1910:

(https://i.postimg.cc/VsqNTMwr/hw1910pic01.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:50:41 AM
1910: (Olympic)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0rBTvNY/hw1910pic02.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:52:00 AM
1910:

(https://i.postimg.cc/tJSwf24G/hw1910pic04.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: CMcG on April 06, 2019, 02:53:15 AM
1910:

(https://i.postimg.cc/8c5nhMBK/hw1910pic03.jpg)

Title: Re: H&W ships
Post by: jillyfred on April 06, 2019, 04:34:22 AM
Just love to see the photographs of H & W and the magnificent ships they built.
Thank you Colin and everyone who shares them with us.

jilly