WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12225 Members
65 Forums
72752 Topics
980555 Posts
27 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
86 registered (11kendo, 14 invisible), 1731 Guests and 194 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1041
TS Indefatigable 539
Patio work 448
vet fees 358
Internet Explorer Not Working 346
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 278
Chef's knife. 277
Is This ART ? 266
roofers 186
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 185
New General Forums
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
06:28 PM
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Children's home on the Overchurch
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:08 AM
Doris is on her way
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:46 PM
Wirral Bus Review
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:32 PM
Rescued Animals.
by granny
Yesterday at 06:52 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
Yesterday at 06:18 PM
Wiki Ghost Hunters Chat
by PhilMH
Yesterday at 05:47 PM
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
Yesterday at 07:47 AM
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:23 AM
Patio work
by rossie
23rd Feb 2017 9:34pm
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1010477 - 31st May 2016 7:01pm Battle of Jutland
casper Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 13th May 2012
Posts: 1254
Loc: wallasey
Due to the services being held to remember the battle of Jutland,I thought I would give a mention of HMS Chester and HMS Birkenhead both built in Camell Lairds, I never heard much mention of them in the local News, certainly HMS Chester was famous as the ship in which Jack Cornwall won his VC at the age of 16, I just thought it was worth a mention.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#1010485 - 31st May 2016 9:43pm Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: casper]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 455
Loc: Cheshire
The cruiser HMS Caroline, the last surviving Navy ship that took part in the battle, was also built at Laird's. It is now a floating museum in Belfast ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Caroline_(1914)

Top
#1010493 - 1st Jun 2016 7:36am Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: yoller]
casper Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 13th May 2012
Posts: 1254
Loc: wallasey
That what made me mention it yoller, HMS Caroline got all the mentions as she is as you say the last surviving ship, just thought I would mention the other two as being from here, HMS Chester was I believe the first ship in action, hit 17 times she was severely damaged with her guns out of action and took no further part in the battle, we have a lot of navel History from here and I sometimes feel it is overshadowed by other events.

Top
#1010674 - 4th Jun 2016 4:10pm Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: yoller]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
Originally Posted By: yoller
The cruiser HMS Caroline, the last surviving Navy ship that took part in the battle, was also built at Laird's. It is now a floating museum in Belfast ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Caroline_(1914)


BBC1 Northern Ireland broadcast an hour-long programme on the restoration of HMS Caroline last Sunday entitled "Belfast's Forgotten Hero: HMS Caroline". You can catch it on BBC iPlayer until the end of this month. Well worth a look, as some 80% of the ship is much as it was when she left Laird's yard in 1914.

Top
#1010839 - 7th Jun 2016 11:06am Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: marty99fred]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 455
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By: marty99fred
Originally Posted By: yoller
The cruiser HMS Caroline, the last surviving Navy ship that took part in the battle, was also built at Laird's. It is now a floating museum in Belfast ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Caroline_(1914)


BBC1 Northern Ireland broadcast an hour-long programme on the restoration of HMS Caroline last Sunday entitled "Belfast's Forgotten Hero: HMS Caroline". You can catch it on BBC iPlayer until the end of this month. Well worth a look, as some 80% of the ship is much as it was when she left Laird's yard in 1914.


Thanks for the heads-up about this programme - it was very interesting. The ship really is something of a time capsule of Laird's workmanship, although the makeover has markedly altered it in some respects.

One niggle was that the presenters repeatedly emphasised that the engines were Parsons turbines, powered by oil, but kept showing clips of blokes shovelling coal into ships' fireboxes.

However the restoration really was a painstaking effort, especially building the replica guns and caulking the deck planks with oakum. That's one job I wouldn't fancy! If I ever get to Belfast, I'll definitely have a look at the Caroline.

Top
#1010908 - 8th Jun 2016 7:58am Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: casper]
dustymclean Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 18th Sep 2013
Posts: 314
Loc: birkenhead
Perhaps they had to get steam up with coal or temperatures high enough to vaporise the bunkers (crude oil). I know later diesel was used or still is for this. It is a bit like the pre heater in a diesel car or the rag with meths on a paraffin blow lamp. The only reference I can find is, "James Hansen system" steam was raised with coal before the oil system was turned on.Worth a thought!

Top
#1010909 - 8th Jun 2016 8:39am Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: dustymclean]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#1010915 - 8th Jun 2016 9:36am Re: Battle of Jutland [Re: bert1]
yoller Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 455
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By: bert1


Thanks, Bert, that explains it - it burned coal as a well as oil. My mistake!

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
11:42 AM
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
For Sale & Free
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
07:47 AM
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
22nd Feb 2017 11:05pm
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
21st Feb 2017 7:53pm
Featured Member
Registered: 15th Apr 2011
Posts: 50
Newest Members
Bradshawbatho, raybb, CliveK, vonny, Vkj530
12225 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
11:42 AM
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
22nd Feb 2017 12:25am
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Bus Review 115
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC. 11
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:07am
Sunset Sat 5:43pm
Local Time Sat 1:41am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me