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15/03/2012 02:15:51Dave Parker (email@example.com)
This Fascinates me as an amature historian [want to be]. I was doing genealogical indexing and found on the 1871 census the vessel, MATCHLESS, 555.278 out of Gorey Bay Harbour, Jersey. with a crew of 4 and the Masters wife.
I wanted to know what sort of fishing this vessel was engaged in, so I looked up MATCHLESS 1871-1872 and found that the MATCHLESS had been lost near Hauxley, Northumberland [Coquet Island Light House and Rocks of Hauxley] on
18 Dec. 1872.
My inquirery was for the names of the crew members from the 1871 Census vs the 1872 Shipwreck.
I was very surprised to find that four(4) ships were lost that same night within the same area.
18th December 1872 Wrecked two miles north of Amble; crew lost.( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 The Ocean, of Lynn has been wrecked near here (i.e Amble)( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 The Russell supposed of Poole, wrecked at Hauxley; crew lost ( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 Wrecked at Hauxley; crew lost ( Lloyd''s.)
In looking at satelite images and photographs of the area one can visualize what a horrific night that must have been, if there was a storm?
I also found a list of 10 UKN persons washed ashore within the next two (2) weeks
I am still looking for the names of the crew members of the MATCHLESS when the voyage started prior to 12/18/1872 and what is it they were fishing for on that trip?
I have tried Lloyds but at 28 tonnes Matchless is insignificant and I have yet to find the record of the loss except that Lloyds apparently covered that loss.
20/01/2012 14:12:11stuart ungless ()
Hi - very interesting website, I have visited a few myself from Lamorna in the SW to St Andrews in the E and Croig in the NW, but not as many as Bob on his Coastrider trip which linked me to this site. Thanks!
19/12/2011 13:21:17Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It''s the fifth link down on the left-hand side. It says ''Contact www.ports.org.uk''.
19/12/2011 11:49:27Jon Mosen (email@example.com)
There is much outdated information on this
website The webmaster does not supply a link for contacting him, so would suggest anyone browsing this site does so with reservations
15/12/2011 16:08:46Jacqueline Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interesting site but a pity it''s nearly 12 years out of date.
23/10/2011 19:35:26Tim (email@example.com)
Pleased to advise we are now showing Ridham Dock as a marked location on www.shipscene.com
Access is free so pls check out current vessels in your location.
PS: If you have a separate AIS receiver we will gladly display your data feed on www.shipscene.com
09/10/2011 17:50:10brian brimson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i had the privilege of serving at
marchwood for 22 yr s from 1958 19 80
i was a port operator
07/10/2011 23:36:23Bob Jones (email@example.com)
Richard (see message below). An Excel file of the data contained on this website can be purchased. Contact site owner for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/10/2011 09:43:54Richard Hensman (email@example.com)
Does anyone know if there is an excel version of all this port information as I am looking at being able to filter it for a uni project and this is by far the best collection of information i have found.
09/09/2011 00:16:49Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JK Marketing - it''s Tilbury.
08/09/2011 20:51:29JK marketing (email@example.com)
we looking import product from india china so which sea port will be nearest from luton, bedfordshire, united kingdom
13/08/2011 01:18:40Alan Booth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was in the unit in 1960-1969 & served in Singapore twice, i was also the Regt. PTI & also a Crane op & engine driver having trained at Longmore & Southend in 1968 after returning from the Far East.I subsequently took discharge in Aug 1969 & emigated to Australia & noe live on the Gold Coast at Mudgeeraba Queensland.
07/04/2011 20:42:02John Gilder (email@example.com)
Wardleys Creek, Hambleton, Lancs, on the River Wyre, has a Georgian quayside in remarkably good condition.
There are roman numerals down one side of the quayside, the lowest one showing an ''X'' which tells you something about the silting.
07/04/2011 20:29:14John Gilder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just come across this site and, as one who has long had a fascination for quaysides, can see before viewing more fully that I am going to get lots of enjoyment from it.
I do have a question though: in John Rowe Townsend''s book The Intruder is an illustration of a port and quayside (inside front cover) which I was told by the illustrator was a fictional drawing based on the setting of the story, which is in Ravenglass, Cumbria.
The illustration does have the slightest resemblance to Ravenglass and a hint here and there of Arnside, Cumbria.
If anyone can help here, and I am happy to submit an image, I would like to hear views on where people think it most resembles.
15/03/2011 12:06:50Alex Macdonald ()
I often visit the Dumfries area - the information is this website will enrich future visits.
17/02/2011 13:52:01Joanne Mitchell (email@example.com)
I just wanted to say this website is extremely useful. I had to locate every port in the east and south of england and this website has done the work for me, all I had to do was write them all down. I am very grateful for this website and we would like to thank everyone who keeps the information up to date.
09/02/2011 15:29:05gloria king (firstname.lastname@example.org)
looking forward to going to oban for a few days, not been there before.
20/01/2011 15:15:10Keith Salway (email@example.com)
Fabulous resource well researched and very interesting
17/01/2011 11:46:18Mairi Wickett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wonderful details, I plan to contact all the ports and harbours with the hope of getting feedback re our new patented technology, The WITT (Whatever Input to Torsion Transfer)The WITT transmission will collect energy from ALL SEA MOVEMENT, AND HAS MANY APPLICATIONS: we would like to recieve feedback from harbour masters and sailors with their views on this new technology, and we thank you in anticipation: www.witt-energy-solutions.com to view ''proof of concept'' utube clips
02/09/2010 20:32:35derek nesbit (email@example.com)
looking for any info or photos of my late father JIM PIRIE fisherman from sandheaven scotland thank you Derek Nesbit ...firstname.lastname@example.org
23/07/2010 06:24:39Lumi (email@example.com)
Just want to say hello to all of you in Ullapool. I have been there in 1985 as one of the so called klondikers on a east German Super Trawler. I can still remember on the smell and the taste of the whiskey in Captains Cabin. Now after this huge fleet of ships is gone I hope you will still have a good business there and hopefully I will come again to enjoy the harbor view by sunset.
BTW: I still have some pictures from this time. I want to share them and if you are interested to put them on your page you are welcome to contact me.
30/06/2010 20:16:41Bob Jones (Webmaster) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click on Advanced Search. Allow ''Any'' in all categories and click ''Search''. Answer = 914 ports.
30/06/2010 07:37:12Sirinud (email@example.com)
How many ports of the UK waters?
25/06/2010 11:55:37Dave Millings (firstname.lastname@example.org)
well done Duncan. Excellent site useful and inspiring.
01/06/2010 01:06:40Grant Sharkey (Grantsharkey157@msn.com)
What a cracking site, lots of superbly investigated information. I am originally from SW Scotland but now live in Torbay, nice to see you have covered all my areas!!!!!!!
Many happy childood days spent at Glencaple........ my dad even had a boat for a few years there!!