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Shipping notes No. 164 (November).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg sailed from Bideford 13/11 for her annual dry docking at Sharpness. No other shipping movements. Photograph of the Freshspring at Victoria Park, looking very spick and span. Appledore. The news was released 1/11 that Babcocks would cease … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 163 (October).

In port; Bideford Quay. Catania – built 2012; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian; from Brest to Castellon; arrived 10th, sailed 11th; loaded 2,145 tons ball clay. Oldenburg ; no doubt the vessel will be departing … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 161 (11th – 31st August).

Bideford Quay. No cargoes since last issue. Captain Hoad, the pilot since 1999, has officially retired and Capt Davis is now the pilot for the Rivers Torridge and Taw. Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw is due for delivery to the … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 160 (July/ August).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue . (Slight amendment for last month to the crew of the Celtic Endeavour; should have read Polish and Russian). Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw returned to the yard on 16th 21.00. At the time … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 158 (May/June).

Bideford Quay. Vessel due to load for Castellon early July. Yelland Deo Gloria 26.5. (2 Trips), 27.5 (2 trips ), 28.5 (2 Trips), 29.5 (2 Trips), 30.5 (2 trips), 31.5 (2 Trips), 1.6. (2 Trips), 2.6. (2 trips), 3.6 ( … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 157 (April/ May).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue. I understand that the next vessel at Bideford will be at the beginning of July. Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw is still fitting out – first sea trials in July .Readers who may have … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 156 (March/ April).

Bideford. No shipping since last Issue. Appledore. Le George Bernard Shaw still fitting out ; no date yet for trials.   British Channel Observations. 11/3 at 08.38 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 155 (February/ March).

In port – Bideford Quay. Celtic Crusader – (ex- Scorpius, 1998: Lamego, ’13); built 1994; flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish, Russian, Latvian; from Cork to Castellon; arrived 27/2, sailed 2/3; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay. Appledore. The proposed … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Richmond Dock, Appledore.

Work progresses on the recycling of old vessels  –  photos Norman Hardaker. (Compare with our September article here ).

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“Matthew” calls at Bideford – 6th March.

These photos, taken by “Buzz” shipping correspondent Norman Hardaker, show the “Matthew” as she visited Bideford on 6th March to take on stores. “Matthew” is a replica of the caravel used by John Cabot for his 1497 voyage from Bristol … Continue reading

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