Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,019,342
Topics75,076
Members13,031
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs4
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
47 registered members (alan128, 9 invisible), 1,349 guests, and359 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
HMS Li WO
by casper. 18th Jul 2019 7:39pm
EU Successes
by diggingdeeper. 11th Jul 2019 3:39pm
Harry Brown
by cools. 10th Jul 2019 2:06pm
Best video ever
by GaryFromWirral. 5th Jul 2019 4:14pm
New Wirral History
Unidentified Dredgers
by locomotive. 23rd Jun 2019 8:18pm
Cheshire Tithe Maps Online
by yoller. 21st Jun 2019 11:42am
POW Camp, Bidston WW1
by bert1. 23rd Nov 2012 7:12am
721 E.S.W.A club 54-56 Park Road South Birkenhead
by derekdwc. 1st Jul 2012 10:33am
ABC Cinema
by pablo42. 3rd Apr 2012 9:21am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
Topic Replies
Body repairs
by _Ste_. 19th Jul 2019 11:40pm
Set Your Clocks
by diggingdeeper. 19th Jul 2019 6:16pm
Cheshire Live Steamers
by muzzy2. 18th Jul 2019 9:28am
Wirral Crime Yesterday
by diggingdeeper. 17th Jul 2019 10:16pm
Accessing Marine Lake, New Brighton
by saltytom. 17th Jul 2019 11:10am
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 16th Jul 2019 11:22pm
417 Ring o' Bells West Kirby
by diggingdeeper. 16th Jul 2019 5:34pm
free Items to go before scrapman commoth
by gerry1. 15th Jul 2019 3:17pm
Black 2008 Vauxhall Meriva - MOT Failure
by lansyp. 15th Jul 2019 11:41am
July
M T W T F S S
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
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Cheshire Live Steamers
by muzzy2. 18th Jul 2019 9:28am
Death Cafe Wirral - this time at Stollies
by martinharris. 28th Jun 2019 3:43pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Unidentified Dredgers #1070411
23rd Jun 2019 7:18pm
23rd Jun 2019 7:18pm
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 362
Upton, Wirral
L
locomotive Online content OP
Old Hand
locomotive  Online Content OP
Old Hand
L
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 362
Upton, Wirral
A couple of years ago I asked did anyone remember two scrap dredgers lying in Vittoria Dock or a basin off the dock, at last I have found them, one was Mersey 24 a Grab Hopper type, which was in a collision in the Mersey and sank, it was recovered and beached at Egremont where it was repaired enough to get it into the dock, it was sitting on the bottom of the dock, and the engine room was quite clear water, all the silt stayed at the bottom, so you could swim around (no Mr Health and Mr Safety in those days. The thing that stuck in my memory was it had been rammed midships and there was the biggest piece of timber I have ever seen bolted across the gap, it was about 2 feet square and 20 feet long at least, it was sold to Westminster Dredging in 1957.
The other ship was Centaur a Bucket dredger, we used to climb up to the top of the bucket lift, she was sold for scrap April 1958.
In those days we didn't cause any damage so nobody bothered you, I think they were still there in late 58 early 59, awaiting removal, information found in a MDH&B stock list book. Kindly lent tp me last week. I left school in 59 so never went back down to the docks, mystery solved

Google Ads
Re: Unidentified Dredgers [Re: locomotive] #1070416
23rd Jun 2019 10:53pm
23rd Jun 2019 10:53pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,663
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,663
Birkenhead
Centaur

Attached Files
s-l1000.jpg (13 downloads)

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Cheshire Live Steamers
by diggingdeeper. 16th Jul 2019 10:24pm
Body repairs
by kamikazi. 16th Jul 2019 10:09am
Set Your Clocks
by diggingdeeper. 15th Jul 2019 11:43pm
Wirral Crime Yesterday
by diggingdeeper. 13th Jul 2019 4:05pm
Ah, how sad.
by venice. 9th Jul 2019 6:43pm
For Sale & Free
free Items to go before scrapman commoth
by gerry1. 15th Jul 2019 3:17pm
B&O MX7000 25”
by _Ste_. 14th Jul 2019 1:17am
14” Sony Trinitron PVM Monitors
by _Ste_. 14th Jul 2019 1:12am
Sony Trinitron pvm monitors
by _Ste_. 14th Jul 2019 1:08am
Block Paving
by delta6. 13th Jul 2019 9:39am
Member Spotlight
derekdwc
derekdwc
Birkenhead
Posts: 5,087
Joined: October 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Carl63, Cal2221, mccairn, Benbow, Stevieboy73
13031 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Cheshire Live Steamers
by diggingdeeper. 16th Jul 2019 10:24pm
Abandoned Buildings around Wirral
by sabian8989. 8th Jul 2019 11:48pm
Accessing Marine Lake, New Brighton
by Aryia. 30th Jun 2019 8:49pm
Death Cafe Wirral - this time at Stollies
by martinharris. 28th Jun 2019 3:43pm
Cutting gutters and down pipe
by ultimate. 21st Jun 2019 7:20am
News : New Topics
Set Your Clocks
by diggingdeeper. 15th Jul 2019 11:43pm
Wirral Crime Yesterday
by diggingdeeper. 13th Jul 2019 4:05pm
Saudi arms sales
by granny. 20th Jun 2019 11:04am
The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved
by Norton. 19th Jun 2019 10:25am
Thieves About
by diggingdeeper. 11th Jun 2019 12:30am
New Enthusiast Forums
Body repairs
by kamikazi. 16th Jul 2019 10:09am
Ah, how sad.
by venice. 9th Jul 2019 6:43pm
Best Dog Walking Parks ?
by Fenix. 25th Jun 2019 9:42am
windows 10
by steviebyday. 21st Jun 2019 5:08pm
Chernobyl
by Softy_Southerner. 4th Jun 2019 11:40am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 5:09am
Sunset Sat 9:27pm
Local Time Sat 2:17am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1