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« on: July 24, 2014, 12:35:26 pm »

Hi All

Im putting together a page on all the boats that C.Crawley of Gravesend have operated? Can anyone help please
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 03:00:28 pm »

I believe there was some tie up with Metcalf Motor Coasters in the earlier days until at least the 1950s.  The WSS issued a fleet list in 1965 which, I believe included the earlier Crawley vessels.  Bernard McCall's Coastal Shipping magazine did an article on Metcalf's a few years back which may have also included some useful references for you.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 03:48:10 pm »

Thanks Derek/Tom

never had that one on the list, great photo.   

Once i have a list of names , then i can start to hunt google etc for pictures of each, i understand in the 90's they owned around 10 vessels? 2 water tanks and the rest oil/fuel?

I found this attached photo from a book
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 11:21:37 am »

Hi Ken

Sadly (STILL!!!) my PM's on this website havent worked for about 3 years now.   Maybe better to email to me instead.

Thanks to help from a few members here, i have managed to put some sort of list of vessels together.  The Dutch ones at the bottom are a bit of a mystery.

If anyone has any photos of these, 1 of each i would be most grateful

Bruce Stone -  built 1964 - C.Crawley 1984-2008
AQUATIC - Ex Busby - built 1963 - Houseboat?
TORDUCT - sold as houseboat 2013 - still for sale
Aqueduct - ex Charcrest - built 1964 - broken up 2011 IPM Jetty - C.Crawley 1989-2011
K/Toulson - sold 2013
MARPOL - built 1957 - broken up
ARTEMISIUM - Built 1963 - C.Crawley 1989 -1996 - broken up 2003
STEFAN SCOTT - briefly named VIADUCT (2) Broken up Queenborough 2008 - Engine blew up
POLLY - Believed to be sister vessel of TORDUCT, built by Pollock as OILO 3 for Castrol
TOMMY - Built 1963 - Houseboat
VIADUCT - Became Stefan Scott
FULFORD - C.Crawley 1991-1997 - sold to Scotland
DOVERIAN - C.Crawley 1993 1996 - Sold to Sweden
PERFECTO - Built 1967 -  C.Crawley 1989-1999 - Sold to Scotland
AQUA - C.Crawley (1985-19??)
AQUATOR (2) C.Crawley 1979-1985 - Sold to John.A.Flett, broken up 1986
AQUASEAL C.Crawley 1974-1975 - broken up 1976 Sittingbourne
AQUATIC (1) Built 1944 -  C.Crawley 1973-1985 - broken up 1985
FOUNTAIN (2) Built 1951  - C.Crawley 1951-19xx - Houseboat
CUB H - Built 1932 - C.Crawley 1947-1964 - broken up 1964
CORONATION OF LEEDS - C.Crawley 1937-1941 - Exploded by Mine 1941
AQUATOR (1) - built 1915 - C.Crawley 1927-196x
AQUEDUCT (1) built 1915 - C.Crawley 1924-196x

VESSELS OWNED BY Thomas Metcalf & Mrs Ellen Metcalf

AQUA Built 1915 - broken up 1984
FOUNTAIN (1) Built 1905 - broken up 1950
AQUARIUM built 1895 - vanished by 1966 assume broken up


UNKNOWN VESSELS owned by Crawley

DUTCH COURAGE

19??: Completed as VEENENDAAL for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam

VARSSEVELD

19??: Completed as VARSSEVELD by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam

Known to have traded for Crawley under original name

VINKEVEEN

19??: Completed as VINKEVEEN by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam

VEENWOUDE

19??: Completed as VEENWOUDE by for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam

VLIST

19??: Completed as VLIST by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 12:14:47 pm »

Hi Ben,

I'll have a look to see what photos I have.
Is this your full list, I could add a few more to that if required.

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 12:22:43 pm »

Hello Bob, 

Yes thats the full list i have.  Im having particular confusion with these dutch barges.
Also has anyone got a photo of PERFECTO , AQUATOR , AQUASEAL

VEENENDAAL - Did she become DUTCH COURAGE?
19??: Completed as VEENENDAAL for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam
Sold to C.Crawley 1974

VARSSEVELD  - 

19??: Completed as VARSSEVELD by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam
Known to have traded for Crawley under original name
Sold to C.Crawley 1984

VINKEVEEN   -
19??: Completed as VINKEVEEN by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam
Fate unknown

VLIST
19??: Completed as VLIST by ? for NV Vereenigde Tankvaartrederij, Rotterdam 
Fate unknown
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 05:24:42 pm »

Hi Ben,

A quick look through my records list these additional vessels I have noted as working for Crawley although I cannot be certain. I will see what photos I have but a doubt there will many, film was kept for the big ones in those days, not the usual small craft unfortunately.

CAERNARVON
b: 1962 grt: 1016 flag: Honduras  
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=152508

FRANK C
b: 1972 grt: 1204
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1706996

TORFEN
First seen by me in 1985

DUTCH PRIDE
First seen by me in 1980

DUTCH TREAT
First seen by me in 1979

VOLLENHOVE
First seen by me in 1986

VOORST
First seen by me in 1980

EXTOM
First seen by me in 1988

LADY KITTY

GAZELLE

RABBIE

EDDIE

E B SPEARING

Hope this helps a bit

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 05:57:04 pm »

Thanks Bob

I spoke to an employee skipper at crawley and he confirmed the first 4 100% owned by them. But hasn't heard of the others.   

Lady Kitty wasn't she owned by Palmers then?
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 08:57:21 pm »

Hi chaps,

Not sure if Lady Kitty has always been Palmers. I thought she was Crawleys back in the 70s/80s.

Gazelle was definitely Palmers though. A former Dutch Schuyt built in 1904.

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 12:11:08 pm »

The two im unsure about and no photos of are :

RABBIE

EDDIE
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 01:46:33 pm »

Here we go chaps

http://thameshighway.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/c-crawley-ltd-fleet-history/
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 02:53:56 pm »

This is a fascinating photo of the Vlist Ben, is that Victoria Deep Water Wharf in the background, if so what is the incident involving what seem to be most of the PLA's salvage craft, looks like a salvage job but of what and when. 1970's? 

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 03:36:11 pm »

Hi Andrew

I found that one and a few others on a dutch forum, but sadly even when translated it didnt give much info or good english.    I think it is vic deep, certainly looks like it with Bay Wharf the upperside , i too wondered what is going on with all those PLA craft
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 03:37:52 pm »

Great work Ben...

@Andrew - yes, it looks like Greenwich. the Panamanian coaster "Frederika 1" sank in that spot on 30th January 1981 after a collision with the "Blackthorn". I can't be certain, but the salvage activity could be related to that incident.

The ship on Vic Deep looks like Prince Line's Crown Prince.

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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 03:41:49 pm »

Thanks Phil , im still looking for more photos , the dutch boats especially interest me, i think they had nice lines and quite alot like SWS thurrock etc today.

Well mentioned, i never knew about that incident.

The photos i found on this forum http://www.kustvaartforum.com/ but being dutch, its hard to find much , i did register but after a week they still haven't activated my account yet
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