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#905182 - 15th Oct 2014 1:31pm photo opportunity docks
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Thought I would put this up in case anyone wants to get any shots. Big floating crane getting ready to lift sunken vessel from the dock at the side of the flats (old converted mill) Happy snapping smile

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#905190 - 15th Oct 2014 4:39pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Get the Camera out then Dilly cool cool

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#905191 - 15th Oct 2014 4:53pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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They haven't lifted it yet but it looks like iike it won't be long. Can't photo it myself Van too busy earning a crust smile we can can just see the jib from where we are. Think its an old naval vessel.

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#905192 - 15th Oct 2014 5:18pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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It's the old tank landing craft from the Historic Warships collection. Story here ...

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/d-day-landing-craft-raised-wirral-7938679

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#905201 - 15th Oct 2014 6:33pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: yoller]
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Wow, this used to be a floating club over Bootle way in the eighties ...I played on her with my (then) band called "Spice" and I still have a V.I.P. membership card from that time.

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#905203 - 15th Oct 2014 6:38pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Just come past and it looks like it is slung ready for the lift, so possibly she is being raised tonight.

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#905204 - 15th Oct 2014 6:41pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Yes I remember the clubship landfall as well. Went to a couple of hen nights on it had great time. Torryman we are talking about the same ship/club or am I being dim?

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#905205 - 15th Oct 2014 6:57pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: cools]
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Yeah...that's the one.

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#905211 - 15th Oct 2014 7:42pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Well at least it won't be going to Aliaga in Turkey for scrapping, Historic Warships collection my left foot, like everything in this country, for Sale or for scrapping.

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#905222 - 15th Oct 2014 8:12pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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On second thoughts, I don't think the landing craft was ever officially part of the Historic Warships collection. As far as I remember, there was some plan to restore it with the aim of adding it to the collection. Instead, it was left to rot and sink.

That's how we treated the only surviving British vessel of its type that took part in the D-Day landings.

Meanwhile, less than a mile away at Woodside, a fortune was spent on restoring a German submarine and sticking it slap bang on the waterfront.

So much for our History.

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#905244 - 15th Oct 2014 11:38pm Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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it was ledt to rot due to the company going into liquidation, it would be interesting to see how they get on restoring it now.
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#905250 - 16th Oct 2014 7:44am Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Crane is still there this morning but its very misty down there.


Edited by pacef8 (16th Oct 2014 7:45am)

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#905252 - 16th Oct 2014 8:46am Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Yes she is still slung ready for the lift. Mist has lifted and someone is setting up his camera gear so maybe they are ready.

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#905265 - 16th Oct 2014 10:28am Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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Great News that its going to be saved, its just a shame its another clasic ship going out of the area.

One thing tourists enjoy when they go to the Albert Dock area of Liverpool are all the boats.

When we get the dock areas developed round here, they're going to be empty and sterile, very much like Salford Quays.

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#905269 - 16th Oct 2014 10:50am Re: photo opportunity docks [Re: Dilly]
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