Friday, February 15 2013, 10:44PM
“I'd like to see a trawler get down the river Hull, be lucky to get a rowing boat down there now. Lovely old snaps.”
Friday, February 15 2013, 6:15PM
“Those three posing in the mold loft in suits and ties were not loftsmen! We never wore ties while we crawled about the floor hammering, planing, marking and sawing.I remember Cook Welton and Gemmell as a hull-building yard, not a comprehensive shipyard. The hull and superstructure would be fitted out in Hull, including the main engine and boilers. The River Hull restricted the length, breadth and draught of vessels that could be built in Beverley.Very nice steelwork though. Oh, and by the way, getting an apprenticeship was almost impossible without family connections.”
Friday, February 15 2013, 4:03PM
“I remember Hammond Innes being launched. St Nicks primary school hotfooted it down there and stood on Weel road bridge just in time to see it launched.”
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