Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72885 Topics
982487 Posts
82 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (11kendo, 13 invisible), 1671 Guests and 303 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 875
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 629
Martin Mcguinness dies 627
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 503
File too large 446
Council tax bill for this year 2017 445
British troops to Estonia 375
Offset number plates 353
Has anyone fished 346
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 323
New General Forums
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
11:20 AM
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
I am having a clear out!
by jeffrey
1 minute 13 seconds ago
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by fish5133
36 minutes 2 seconds ago
Incident at Westminster
by diggingdeeper
47 minutes 10 seconds ago
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Today at 06:24 PM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Today at 02:56 PM
Offset number plates
by Gibbo
Today at 09:57 AM
'March' Photo Competition.
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:53 PM
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
Yesterday at 04:25 PM
What are you eating today?
by Dilly
Yesterday at 01:44 PM
March
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 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
07:43 AM
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#229865 - 21st May 2008 12:07pm The Wreck off Hoylake
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
This Wreck has fascinated me for years, here's what I know about it and some pics, any further info would be great.

ARABIAN PRINCE was built in 1919 by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons at Sunderland with a tonnage of 5764grt, a length of 405ft, a beam of 52ft 4in and a service speed of 11 knots. Sister of the Persian Prince she was delivered in January 1919. She was sold to Turner, Brightman & Co. of London for operation as the Zenada by the 'Z' Steam Ship Co. in 1927. In 1933 she was acquired by Theofanos Maritime of Chios, with N. G. Livanos as managers, and renamed Nestos. On 2nd April 1941, during a voyage from New Orleans to Garston, she was wrecked in fog on the Hoyle Bank at the entrance of the River Mersey after being half a mile off course.

The wreck was used for target practice during the war.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Arabian Prince.jpg

Description: What she looked like when she was built

kg no zoom.JPG

Description: loking from Kings Gap in Hoylake. On the horizon slightly to the right of centre.

kg optic.JPG

Description: Zoomed in, looks like you can walk to it. you cant

kg digi.JPG

Description: Full digi zoom, not very clear it, was a hazy day and no tripod,but you can see the main structure

rr no zoom.JPG

Description: Taken from Red Rocks.On the horizon just to the left of the end of the wall

rr optic.JPG

Description: Zoomed in

rr digi.JPG

Description: Full Digi zoom. again a bit Hazy

map.jpg

Description: Her exact position (Thanks to the boys at Hoylake lifeboat) a lot further out than it looks and is always surrounded by water



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


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#229868 - 21st May 2008 12:32pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: Colgo]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Very interestying, some good shots, nice one for posting it mate!!

smile

Top
#229878 - 21st May 2008 12:59pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: MattLFC]
Spritey_Nikki Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 13th Feb 2008
Posts: 1809
Loc: Wallasey
i am very interested in stuff like that to be honest, that was very good reading, if you get anymore info, please post it.....

maybe we shud set up a day where we sail or boat it over to it and look... smile
_________________________

Nikki Abbo! wink Life isnt a practise,you have to get it right first time! smile

Top
#229880 - 21st May 2008 1:00pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
wow, never knew that was there.

Thanks for posting it smile
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#229886 - 21st May 2008 1:16pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: BMW Joe]
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1234
Loc: wirral
excellent find mate ,i have never heard anything about this thumbsup
_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
#229888 - 21st May 2008 1:24pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: jonno40]
StuyMac Online   content

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
I belive there is another wreck out in the channel towards where the Bar Lightship used to be...
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#229891 - 21st May 2008 1:26pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: StuyMac]
Spritey_Nikki Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 13th Feb 2008
Posts: 1809
Loc: Wallasey
it is my goal in life ya know.....to dive s shipwreck, i really wanna do it ya know!!!!

i want to do one thats just of the Cyprus coast.... smile
_________________________

Nikki Abbo! wink Life isnt a practise,you have to get it right first time! smile

Top
#229962 - 21st May 2008 3:04pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: Spritey_Nikki]
jason24v6
Unregistered


thats interestying that m8 good job happy

Top
#229972 - 21st May 2008 3:14pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: ]
MGCraig Offline
AlfaHolic
Forum Veteran

Registered: 16th Apr 2006
Posts: 5488
Loc: Spital
Thats awesome..I never knew that even existed..cheers thumbsup

Before i joined Cruisewirral (Due to not letting Hotmail users join btw) I joined MerseyCruise. One of the lads on there had a black 206...and he took photos of his car on the coast somewhere, where they had an old rusty ship that looked lke it had been sunk or something.

Cant really give any info, but does anyone know if this is on the Wirral at all??? thumbsup
_________________________


------------------------------------------------------------

Top
#229981 - 21st May 2008 3:35pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: MGCraig]
Ducko Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Apr 2008
Posts: 360
Loc: northend
i think taht ship was carrying ammo when it sank there has been a few controlled explosions out thear over the years my dad fishers out there alot and has found a few shells on the hoyle bank that have washed up try and get some pics of them and post them on ps. allways check hight and time ov the tide be safe
_________________________
"The wise man always has riches within himself".
DOCTUS IN SE SEMPER DIVITIAS HABET

Top
#229983 - 21st May 2008 3:39pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: Ducko]
Colgo Offline

Old Hand

Registered: 8th Dec 2007
Posts: 338
Loc: wirral
Originally Posted By: Ducko
i think taht ship was carrying ammo when it sank there has been a few controlled explosions out thear over the years my dad fishers out there alot and has found a few shells on the hoyle bank that have washed up try and get some pics of them and post them on ps. allways check hight and time ov the tide be safe


i dont think it was carrying ammo, the shells are all spent ones from when it was used for target practice. I have heard it was carrying oranges and crates of them where washed up for weeks afterwards

Top
#230041 - 21st May 2008 6:56pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: Colgo]
rentaclown100 Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Apr 2008
Posts: 1235
Loc: wallasey
this is good stuff the info is out there it just needs digging up
_________________________
needed to change this for years. so now i have. ha

Top
#230048 - 21st May 2008 7:18pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: rentaclown100]
mike849 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 20th May 2008
Posts: 776
Loc: hell/lincolnshire
very intresting never new that exsisted! will have to go an have a look
_________________________
WHY SO SERIOUS???

Top
#230083 - 21st May 2008 8:58pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: mike849]
Doctor_Frick Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 24th Nov 2007
Posts: 308
Loc: Prenton
There are lots of wrecks in the Dee, most vessels cant navigate it now, as it has silted up; but at one time it was far busier than the river mersey. There was lots of intentional wrecking there and many of the ships ended up washed up in moreton and wallasey which gave rumour to the wallasey wreckers. However that is only a myth as the wreckers were in hoylake & west kirby, it was just the ships cargo and contraband which was taken to wallasey & bidston.


Edited by DoctorFrick (21st May 2008 9:02pm)
_________________________
Over 5000 years of Wirral History:

Top
#230095 - 21st May 2008 10:03pm Re: The Wreck off Hoylake [Re: Doctor_Frick]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
wow there great them pictures.
That's wiki challenge i would think.....

Its great the way you have presented this topic,
easy to find and understand where it is and your pictures
make it easy to locate too.

Thanks for sharing wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
For Sale & Free
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
06:24 PM
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
04:01 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
01:14 PM
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 31st Dec 2008
Posts: 578
Newest Members
Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad, HollandGj, petaann
12247 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 94
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan 16
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 6:02am
Sunset Fri 6:33pm
Local Time Fri 8:06pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me