Tag Archives: history

History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 3

Shipping TV Classic: part 3 of our four part series, as we pass Southend pier and start our passage up the River Thames, aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior. Our skipper,…

Classic Shipping TV: aboard Mark Prior to London, part 1

Shipping TV Classic: part 1 of our four part series, sailing from Fingringhoe on the River Colne in Essex, up the River Thames to Deptford aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior,…

Ipswich Maritime 2017 – summing up . . .

Although I was only there for a couple of hours, it looked like a fantastic event with plenty of room for growth and improvement! Be good to see more ships,…

History Afloat: Barge Thalatta heading into the Orwell, 29 July 2017

The beautifully restored sailing barge Thalatta, over 110 years old, heading up the Orwell after passing the quays at Felixstowe, with a nice breeze on the beam and the flood…

Historic steamship VIC96, part 4, up the Medway to Chatham

The 4th and final part of Shipping TV’s unique video footage filmed aboard 70 year-old steamship VIC96, returning home after a weekend on display in London. This time we steam…

Historic steamship VIC96 down the Thames – part 3, to the Medway

The 3rd part of Shipping TV’s unique video footage filmed aboard 70 year-old steamship VIC96, sailing down the Thames and up the River Medway. This time we steam from the…

Historic steamship VIC96 down the Thames – part 2, down river . .

More unique video footage filmed aboard 70 year-old steamship VIC96, sailing down the Thames and up the River Medway. Part 2 – as we gently leave the berth, and steam…

Historic Motor Tug Kent at Maritime Ipswich, 2015.

A very brief look at the Motor Tug Kent as she was visiting Ipswich during the Maritime Ipswich festivities in August 2015.

Historic Ships: aboard 70-year-old steamship VIC 96

A brief visit aboard the 1945-built steam-driven Admiralty victualling craft VIC96, and chat with her skipper and engineer, and a quick change from ahead to astern! More to come, we…

Historic Ships: VIC96 steams up the Orwell, 14th August, 2015

Built in 1945, Admiralty Victualling Inshore Craft VIC 96 was built for the Navy with economy in mind by Dunstans of Thorne in Lincolnshire – but she’s still seaworthy, restored…

Historic Ships: Tug TID 164 back in steam soon . .

1945-built tug TID 164 should be back in steam by the end of 2015 or early 2016, say restoration team at Chatham.

MB Fountain – a suitable case for restoration?

Meet Motor Barge Fountain, built in 1952, and with over 40 years service as a water supply tanker, now at Colchester, Essex, and up for restoration as a museum ship….

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 8: High & Dry in Maldon.

Time to check out Victor’s bright red bottom, as she sits on the blocks at Maldon, with Skipper Wes Westwood and Steve Godwin making good. Part 8 of Shipping TV’s…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 1

New project for Shipping TV as we follow the Sailing Barge Victor through the 120th year of her working life – this time, we set off on our first trip,…

Maritime History: Halstow Creek

For well over 100 years, Lower Halstow was a centre of barge transport, as they carried bricks to London and other destinations to build our big cities . . ….

Historic Vessels at Chatham Maritime . . .

Motor Tug Kent and tosher Fearnought, along with tug Barking, are moored at Chatham Marina, part of Chatham Maritime. They’re kept in exceptional condition by The South Eastern Tug Society,…