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Abandoned Ship
11-Oct-2011, 08:29 PM
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Abandoned Ship
On a recent train journey to North Wales i saw an abandoned ship on the journey.Do any members have any information about this ship
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11-Oct-2011, 09:15 PM
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You don't see many ships on a railway line , unless like me you have had a few too many,,,,,,,,,,but I see Pink Elephants.

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12-Oct-2011, 01:19 PM
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Where about was it in Wales exactly and how do you know it was abandoned ? Was the table set for the crew with meals laid out still steaming ! Did it creak ! There probably would have been a young boy hiding in a cupboard or something if you had taken a closer look !
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12-Oct-2011, 02:35 PM
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It was probably The Manxman, when it left Preston Docks it was beached on the North Wakes Coast until the owners decided where to move it to. I went and flew round it once to take a look at it.

I saw it from the air but it was close enough to the railway to see it.
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12-Oct-2011, 03:14 PM
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The Manxman was towed to dry dock in Sunderland. I think it's been dismantled now.
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12-Oct-2011, 07:30 PM
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@BarryClare #manxman picture gallery from Sunderland breakers http://www.ssmanxman.co.uk/Photographs.html

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13-Oct-2011, 10:29 AM
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Does anyone know the actual condition of the old "lady" (is it ok to call a manxman a lady).
As I wrote I thought it had been dismantled.
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13-Oct-2011, 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by Martin

@BarryClare #manxman picture gallery from Sunderland breakers http://www.ssmanxman.co.uk/Photographs.html


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Seaman's mess ! [Big Grin]
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13-Oct-2011, 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by noel

Does anyone know the actual condition of the old "lady" (is it ok to call a manxman a lady).
As I wrote I thought it had been dismantled.



Manxman gone now Noel ! Regardless of that here is a vid !

http://youtu.be/vQyMOdh3eTY
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13-Oct-2011, 12:22 PM
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Those were the days. So it brings us back to what was that abandoned ship and what was David doing flying round it. Are you a pilot David?
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