Category Archives: transportation

Asian and African Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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Durban Shipwatch: Anastasis

My handy ship visit book records that we visited on board this classic beauty on 18 May 1996. Rudi and I went down specifically to see her, and I was carrying a large video camera but no stills camera. Rudi … Continue reading

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Tugboat Canning in Swansea

The preserved tug Canning, is permanently berthed in Swansea at the Swansea Maritime and Industrial Museum. She was built in 1954 and built by Cochrane & Sons of Selby for the Alexandra Towing Company and was based at Liverpool until being transferred … Continue reading

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Waterline Ships Master List

Master list of ships in my collection.  Unfortunately it fell behind because it is difficult to add to it, but I am updating it as at 22/06/2019 Ship Maker Ship Maker Cunard Line       Queen Elizabeth Triang Minic … Continue reading

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Virgel

Our visit to Virgel is also undated, so I can only hazard a guess. Suffice to say that by the time we undertook this visit her sisters were no longer, and she was the only one of the three left … Continue reading

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The Ross and the Woltemade

When it comes to talking about salvage tugs two names really stand out: the John Ross and the Wolraad Woltemade.  The John Ross was built in Durban in at the James Brown & Hamer yard in 1976 and was named … Continue reading

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Tugs of my past (2) 1980’s builds

Continuing where we left off from page 1 This page deals with the 1980’s built tugs, and once again I may not have images of all of the vessels as I was in Durban more than elsewhere.  The first group … Continue reading

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Tugs of my past (1) 1970’s builds

I have always liked tugboats, and South Africa had some amazing steam powered vessels that are still admired by tug buffs long after they have passed on. In this series I am going to finally make a bit more sense … Continue reading

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HTV Horner on the beach

These images of the HTV Horner on the beach in Mozambique in 2010 were taken by  Isaac Bohlken.and are used with permission © DRW 2016-2018 Created 20/07/2016. Images of HTV in Mozambique courtesy of  Isaac Bohlken

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South African Railways: Class 6E

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