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« on: February 13, 2018, 04:36:31 pm »

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In 1953, the new owner of "Rockville"ex Wheatcrop-53, was John S. Monk Ltd Liverpool.
In 1936, in a local newspaper in Brittany, I read, a "Rockville" come in Roscoff harbour to load vegetables, but nothing in Lloyd'Register of 1937 or before, only an american barge, certainly no connection.
In the same year 1936, "Sprayville" and "Clara Monks", owner John S. Monk, was also calling at Roscoff port for the same reason.

Any informations about this mystérious coaster ?

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 04:53:33 pm »

How many ships are you referring to?

You mention one "Rockville" dating from 1953, then you jump backwards to another "Rockville" in 1936. I'm not sure I understand your question.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:41:22 pm »

Sorry,

I don't speak a good english like Yvon Perchoc.  Smiley

My request concern the "Rockville "1936. She is probably  near the same deadweight and lenght than the
Sprayville of the same company because the Sprayville load the same quantity of cargo.
The port of unload was Weymouth.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:47:51 pm »

Hello Yvon (2)

John Monks owned another Rockville that was built in 1922 as Orenie and became Rockville in 1932. Her official number was 1144725 and she was broken up in 1952. I think it will be difficult to locate a photo of this earlier vessel but I shall try.

It would seem quite likely that this was the vessel that visited Britanny in the 30's.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:20:46 pm »

Hello  Here is one more.

IDNo: 1145737   - No Imo number
Year: 1924
Name: WHEATCROP
Type: Cargo ship
Flag: GBR
1953 ROCKVILLE - BU Barrow 18.7.56 [T.W.Ward]
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 10:27:06 pm »

Thank you Bjorn, but this is not the good one, John S MONKS purchase her in 1953 and my research concern
the Rockville who visit Roscoff harbour at least in 1936 and perhaps more.
In the moment I am listening all the coasters calling my town to load vegetables before WWII.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 10:41:40 pm »

Yes Neil, that is correct, she is probably the good ship.

A picture would be appreciated, but I think, that would be very difficult.

After your informations, I found, in Marine News, Rockville was scrapped at Birkenhead.

Thank you again for help.

I hope also could help people in the future on the forum.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 10:45:25 am »

Glad someone was able to help you, Yvon, and that you have the right answer.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 05:26:55 pm »

Two photos of the 1953 ROCKVILLE are on the Ships Nostalgia website, see:

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/64919/title/rockville/cat/517

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http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/528618/title/rockville/cat/517
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 07:16:23 pm »

Thank you for the photos, also an other very good picture by PWR on Shipspotting. Smiley

Probably not the good ship.

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 06:06:47 pm »

Yvon

I have sent you a PM (MP ?) in follow up of this topic

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 02:05:23 pm »

Would just like to point out that the PWR posting of the ROCKVILLE (photo : C Hill) on this website has been given an incorrect caption by admin. I have added a note to that page with more info.
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