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TOPIC: Unusual Boats/Ships found in Suffolk Waters


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RE: Unusual Boats/Ships found in Suffolk Waters


Polar Prince an Icebreaker in Harwich


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John Cooper wrote:

This schooner has been sitting off Shotley for years, think it has a name Beckford and built in 1953 and converted some years later


 Built as P3104 'HMS Beckford' - a Ford Class Seaward Defence vessel and a very odd conversion is she!

See the link for some data, below.

I seem to recall she was owned by the former mayor of Harwich, who has now passed away.

Her current situation is unknown but she does not seem to ever shift from that mooring. Having said that, she became such a part of the furniture that I have not checked recently to see if she is still there!

Regards, Rick

:- http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=10001 



-- Edited by Patalavaca on Saturday 14th of April 2012 07:45:47 PM

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Queen Galadriel a gaff ketch in Ipswich wetdock


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I saw this unusual vessel sailing south out of Lowestoft last week, anyone any ideas?


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'HMS Beckford' is still moored off Shotley as of this week


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