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‘The way we were’ – Part 2: Plotting old Steamers

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Once the embryonic ‘Lady Hopetoun group’ actually existed it was time to look at old steamers and to plot and dream. All of the illustrated ships were discussed and some were visited.  One can hardly imagine maintaining, steaming and handling the collier PELTON BANK without  1000 tonnes of ballast aboard.    Graeme Andrews

1. BUSTLER,[1917-c. 1965] Daley tug. c.1920s.

BUSTLER (1917-1965) Daley Company tug (Photograph c1920s

2. CAPTAIN COOK(3) [1939-1960], BIRUBI [1927-c.1962] and MSB tug BOAMBILLY 1959

Left to right: CAPTAIN COOK III (1939-1960); BIRUBI (1927-c1982); BOAMBILLY – at Goat Island

3.HEROINE [1909-1966] at Newcastle.

Tug HEROINE at Newcastle (1909-1966)

4. Heroine- Sydney's last coal burner tug. May 5, 1962. SHF

Tug HEROINE – Sydney’s last commercial coal burner

5. PELTON BANK with Foundation member, laid up at AGL. c.1967. GKA.

Collier, PELTON BANK, laid up at AGL, with early members inspecting 1967

11. LADY HOPETOUN, built. SGP 2024.

LADY HOPETOUN in her original configuration c1902

6. LADY HOPETOUN, laid up at Goat Is. M. Edmonds.

LADY HOPETOUN laid up at Goat Island c1965 (Photograph Mal Edmonds)

8. LADY HOPETOUN,MSB Pres.Brotherson (left), 1966. WOONA at rear.

LADY HOPETOUN handover to new museum 1966. Left: President of Maritime Services Board, Mr W. Brotherson; right: Capt F. Stovin-Bradford, first museum President. Tug WOONA in background

9. LADY HOPETOUN refit Blackwattle Bay, 1967.GKA.

LADY HOPETOUN under refit in 1967 at the museum’s base in Blackwattle Bay

10. LADY HOPETOUN at Blackwattle Bay base, 1974. GKA.

Manoeuvring LADY HOPETOUN out of her Blackwattle Bay berth for a steaming c1974. By this stage, Tugs WARATAH (left) and WATTLE (foreground) had joined the fleet






This entry was posted on 15/09/2018 by in Sydney Heritage Fleet.
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