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Re: Merchant Seamen NI
« Reply #165 on: January 04, 2013, 09:39:10 PM »

 
The small vessel `Glen Shiel`, loading limestone at Glenarm Harbour, in 1970.
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« Reply #166 on: January 05, 2013, 04:51:16 AM »
Loading straight off the lorry, brilliant photo

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Re: Merchant Seamen NI
« Reply #167 on: January 05, 2013, 05:05:08 AM »

 
Glenarm Harbour April 1966. The vessels are the `puffer` Lady Isle and the `Raylight` which sank off the Maidens in May 1975 in dense fog, fortunately without loss of life.

 
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Glenarm...the village I was born in....
 
Remember the harbour when I was a child.
 
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« Reply #168 on: January 05, 2013, 06:05:51 AM »
Loading straight off the lorry, brilliant photo
The Glen Shiel sank off the Ayrshire Coast 29thJuly 1973,when sea water came over the port side and flooded the hatches causing the cargo to move.  The court of inquiry stated this accident happened because the hatches had no tarpaulin cover allowing the water to get into the holds.

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« Reply #169 on: January 05, 2013, 10:50:36 AM »
My brother Chris Scott worked on this boat in the late 1950's.. I believe it was a relief boat while other boats were in for repairs.

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« Reply #170 on: January 05, 2013, 11:01:15 AM »
My brother Chris Scott worked on the Ulster Monarch in the 1950's. Many a trip I took on this boat between Belfast & Liverpool.
What ever happened to it & the old Ulster Prince? When were they taken out of service?

 
The Promenade deck of the M.V. Ulster Monarch (1929-1966) alongside at Belfast.
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« Reply #171 on: January 05, 2013, 11:03:27 AM »
Great picture sonofshanks....Thanks for posting this & all the other pictures.....Billy Scott

 
A view of Donegal Quay and Queens Bridge from the 1930s.
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« Reply #172 on: January 05, 2013, 11:15:05 AM »
Did anybody on here know Sammy Black or his sons Roy and Ewing(chalky) Myself I went to the Vindy in 1963 . Couple of guys I remember John Ferran (tug boat family) and Jimmy Tohil? Jimmy lived up the top of the Springfield The three of us did our first couple of trips together with BP. There where a couple of brothers Jimmy and it may have been Billy Barnes

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« Reply #173 on: January 05, 2013, 01:57:03 PM »
My brother Chris Scott worked on the Ulster Monarch in the 1950's. Many a trip I took on this boat between Belfast & Liverpool.
What ever happened to it & the old Ulster Prince? When were they taken out of service?

Ulster Monarch was one of 3 sisterships built 1929-1930, the other two were Ulster Queen and Ulster Prince. One was lost during WW2 and the other not refitted after the war. This left the Ulster Monarch which ran on the Belfast - Liverpool run until scrapped in 1966 in Belgium. She was joined after the war by Ulster Prince ex Leinster which was also withdrawn in 1966, and sold to Greek owners and finally scrapped in 1979. The Belfast - Liverpool run was serviced by M.V. Irish Coast and close sister M.V. Scottish Coast until the two new car ferries, Ulster Queen and Ulster Prince took up the service in 1967.
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Re: Merchant Seamen NI
« Reply #174 on: January 05, 2013, 02:04:31 PM »
My brother Chris Scott worked on this boat in the late 1950's.. I believe it was a relief boat while other boats were in for repairs.

M.V. Irish Coast built by H&W in 1952 was something of a nomad in her 16 year career on the Irish sea. She serviced the Belfast-Ardrossan daylight service, the Glasgow - Dublin overnight service, Dublin - Liverpool service, Cork - Fishguard service, Glasgow - Belfast overnight service and stood in on countless other `relief` duties when other ships were due their survey. She was sold to Greek owners in 1968.
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« Reply #175 on: January 05, 2013, 02:11:08 PM »

 
M.V. Ulster Prince, ex Leinster going astern in Victoria Channel, Belfast in 1937. All of the passenger vessels aproaching Belfast usually swung around in Belfast Lough and came into port backwards. I remember the Isle of Man boats doing this. No bow thrusters in those days. lol
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Re: Merchant Seamen NI
« Reply #176 on: January 05, 2013, 02:13:43 PM »

 
M.V. Irish Coast sailing into Glasgow, in the late 1950s.
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« Reply #177 on: January 05, 2013, 02:18:14 PM »

 
M.V. Ulster Monarch leaving Belfast late on Saturday night, July 31st 1931. The steamer behind her making smoke, is one of the Heysham boats.
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Re: Merchant Seamen NI
« Reply #178 on: January 05, 2013, 02:21:45 PM »

 
M.V. Ulster Monarch leaves Belfast for her last passenger voyage, on 1st October 1966.
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« Reply #179 on: January 05, 2013, 02:25:03 PM »

 
Belfast Steamship Company`s magnificent, S.S. Patriotic passing the Royal Liver Building at Liverpool.
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