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Archive 90: Around and About Mersey Docks 1996 to 1998

Photographs  John H. Luxton 1996 - 2010

Bulker AVIA MARINA at the West Canada scrap berth.

Former Trinity House Lighthouse Tender SIREN (1960) visited CANADA #1 Branch Dock in 1997. She appeared as a City of Dublin Steam Packet ship in the movie "Michael Collins" and is still in existence in 2010 owned by Ross Marine of Dublin.

German ferry HABICHT II had been on Merseyside 3 years when photographed in 1997. She remains in the dock system at the end of 2010. Still laid up! 

Containership EURO POWER was on charter to Bell Lines when the company failed. She was laid up for a while in Huskisson #1 Branch Dock

Bulker RODANTHI seen at the Huskisson Dock cement terminal in 1997.

Carisborrke Shipping's EMILY C working cargo at West Float, Birkenead.
VILSANDI working  aluminium cargo at Canada #3 Branch Dock 1997 Fatazh - Canada #3 Branch Dock 1997 NDONI RIVER Canada #3 Branch DockBASTAAN BROER passing through East Float 1997

An unusual visitor to the Liverpool Docks in Spring 1998 was this converted fishing trawler which had been converted into a representation of the former HMS CONWAY. It was intended to fit her out as a floating pub and use her at Conway in Wales.

Offshore support tug JIM KILBUCK at Canada #3 Branch Dock in 1997.


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