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#624117 - 18th Nov 2011 10:15am HMS Brocklesby
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There is a mine hunter, HMS Brocklesby, in the river off the lighthouse. Anyone know why it is there and what it is doing?

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#624124 - 18th Nov 2011 10:26am Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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From shipais.com (Brilliant site!!)
Name: Hms Brocklesby
MMSI: 232002833 [UK]
IMO: 4907139
Callsign: 0000
Speed/Dir: 3.8 kts / 132 SE
Status: Underway
Dest: Maritime Security
ETA: Oct21 16:00
Type: Military Ops (35)
Details: Tug
Size: 52m x 11m x 2m
Tonnage: 384gt, 89dwt
Built: 1986
Received: 10:24:32 18 Nov 11 GMT

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#624125 - 18th Nov 2011 10:30am Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
There is a mine hunter, HMS Brocklesby, in the river off the lighthouse. Anyone know why it is there and what it is doing?


Its doing a survey and mapping out the river bottom. Updating info, thats all.
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#624129 - 18th Nov 2011 10:42am Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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I wonder, is this the same vessel that found the unexploded mine/bomb a couple of years ago in the river, whilst doing a "survey" ?? Maritime Security - Mmmmmm ??

Stand by for both road tunnels to be closed (again). The rail tunnel also. All ferries/shipping stopped. Runcorn Bridge closed for H&S reasons. Tsunami warnings for Isle of Syke. Employees of Neasden Tram Sheds told to stay away from windows etc .....

Yes Glocko, that's a great site AND absorber of time !!

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#624194 - 18th Nov 2011 1:29pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: ]
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Now joined at the Pier Head by HMS Grimsby. The lastest HMS Grimsby is the second ship to bear the name. She is the eighth of the Sandown class of single role mine-hunters to be built.

Looks like drinks and lunch. Nice.

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#624218 - 18th Nov 2011 2:42pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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On North West Tonight they said they were surveying the river bed.

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#624221 - 18th Nov 2011 2:53pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Gibbo]
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Missed that Gibbo. I wonder if the RN is planning to send a very large ship up the river.

Do we have a very large ship. cool

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#624363 - 18th Nov 2011 6:32pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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Watched them coming in on the Fort Perch Rock radar on Tuesday, as it was too misty to see more than a mile or so.

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#624393 - 18th Nov 2011 7:57pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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in the 50s the MERSEY DOCK AND HARBOUR BOARD use to do there own survey of the river chanel. The aim was to check on the revetments, which once the war was over where continued to be built and maintained
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#624417 - 18th Nov 2011 8:27pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: Moonstar]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Missed that Gibbo. I wonder if the RN is planning to send a very large ship up the river.

Do we have a very large ship. cool


We are lucky to have any ships the way its going

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#624677 - 19th Nov 2011 1:25pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: jimbob]
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They still do their own surveys and have been all this year, I've heard a good reason but it could just be a theatrical gesture. wink besides they told us on tv what they were up to.


Edited by davew3 (19th Nov 2011 1:28pm)

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#624748 - 19th Nov 2011 6:09pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: davew3]
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I believe they're dredging 52 feet of mud from the river bed to allow bigger merchant ships to berth outside of the dock system

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#624760 - 19th Nov 2011 6:25pm Re: HMS Brocklesby [Re: yewgarth]
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They are, they have planning permission for the deep water berth in LPool docks, watched WD Mersey doing some work opposite the old tower grounds yesterday.

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