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wsteve55
08-22-2009, 01:30 PM
Came across this pic' in my saved stuff,and other than the name of the ship,the "Vigilant", I've no info' of the incident! Anyone here have any?
thanks Steve.

Spike
08-22-2009, 01:58 PM
Great photo Steve. Is it in Liverpool?

Not sure if its the same ship but I found this.

Launched 1903: ss VIGILANT
ss VIGILANTbuilt by Murdoch & Murray Port Glasgow,
Yard No 191
Engines by David Rowan & Co, GlasgowLast Name: STEADFAST (1952)
Port of Registry: Liverpool
Propulsion: 2 x T3cy 80nhp 500ihp 10kn 2sc
Launched: Friday, 13/02/1903
Built: 1903
Ship Type: salvage/buoy vessel
Tonnage: 344grt 133nrt
Length: 140.2ft
Breadth: 24.2ft
Owner History:
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, Liverpool
1954 Ronald Fielding, Leeds
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 17/05/1954

Remarks: Broken up at Dublin

Harbourm
08-22-2009, 02:06 PM
I believe the vessel on her side was the liner "Empress of Canada" which caught fire and was gutted in the early 1950's.
I think that the foremast of the "Vigilant" is the one that is currently located
alongside the Liver Building.

Spike
08-22-2009, 02:10 PM
I think The Empress is correct

http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/empcanada.html

Well done Harbourm

Harbourm
08-22-2009, 02:15 PM
I think I boobed. The mast alongside the Liver Building is from the "Salvor",
the fireboat and not from "Vigilant". I drove past it last weekend when I was over there and remember seeing the name on the top.

pablo42
08-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Fascinating story.

wsteve55
08-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Great photo Steve. Is it in Liverpool?

Not sure if its the same ship but I found this.

Launched 1903: ss VIGILANT
ss VIGILANTbuilt by Murdoch & Murray Port Glasgow,
Yard No 191
Engines by David Rowan & Co, GlasgowLast Name: STEADFAST (1952)
Port of Registry: Liverpool
Propulsion: 2 x T3cy 80nhp 500ihp 10kn 2sc
Launched: Friday, 13/02/1903
Built: 1903
Ship Type: salvage/buoy vessel
Tonnage: 344grt 133nrt
Length: 140.2ft
Breadth: 24.2ft
Owner History:
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, Liverpool
1954 Ronald Fielding, Leeds
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 17/05/1954

Remarks: Broken up at Dublin

Thanks Spike,but I thought it looked a bit big,for a salvage boat! The post from Harbourm would seem to be right,but I can only wonder why it was titled "Vigilant", a mistake,probably!

P.S. I assume it's Liverpool,maybe Prince's dock?

wsteve55
08-22-2009, 03:44 PM
I believe the vessel on her side was the liner "Empress of Canada" which caught fire and was gutted in the early 1950's.
I think that the foremast of the "Vigilant" is the one that is currently located
alongside the Liver Building.

Thanks for that,but any info' on the "Vigilant" anyway??

gregs dad
08-22-2009, 04:00 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/443799938_67a45107d6_o.jpg
Here she is in her normal place at the pier head

wsteve55
08-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks for that,GD! She must be getting on, now?

Harbourm
08-22-2009, 09:34 PM
Hi all, If you go to the Unseen Liverpool forum,page 15,post 147, there is a picture from Sirob of the "Salvor" and "Vigilant" at Garston,awaiting their last voyage in 1979. Sad end for two ladies of the sea.

wsteve55
08-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Hi all, If you go to the Unseen Liverpool forum,page 15,post 147, there is a picture from Sirob of the "Salvor" and "Vigilant" at Garston,awaiting their last voyage in 1979. Sad end for two ladies of the sea.

Where they ever replaced?

santos
08-30-2009, 10:29 PM
The 671-ton triple expansion steam salvage ship T S SALVOR, was built by Ferguson Bros of Port Glasgow in 1947, as well as a salvage role, she also acted as a buoy tender. The 728-ton T S VIGILANT, built by Thorneycroft in 1953 was a similar buoy, salvage and survey ship. A replacement VIGILANT, of 817 grt, was built by Scheepswerf Waterhuizen BVJ in 1978, but unlike the older steam tenders was powered by twin Ruston diesel engines.

Chris.

Trampshipman
07-15-2010, 06:29 PM
Came across this pic' in my saved stuff,and other than the name of the ship,the "Vigilant", I've no info' of the incident! Anyone here have any?
thanks Steve.

Vigilant pictured with burning Empress of Canada in Gladstone Dock. Liverpool. Can`t remember the year but I`m sure you can look that up on the net.

Regards,
Ken.

captain kong
07-15-2010, 07:31 PM
31st of January 1953 I saw it .

Oudeis
07-16-2010, 12:19 AM
Not much luck through my old pal Google...

But I did find this...

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/merseysideshipping.html

Trampshipman
07-16-2010, 05:40 PM
Hi all, If you go to the Unseen Liverpool forum,page 15,post 147, there is a picture from Sirob of the "Salvor" and "Vigilant" at Garston,awaiting their last voyage in 1979. Sad end for two ladies of the sea.

I would love to see those pics of Salvor and Vigilant. Tried the above but failed miserably. Maybe I`m a bit `thick` when it comes to PC`s, but can someone please tell me how to navigate my way to `unseen Liverpool forum` and then to relevant page/ post ? PLEASE !

Ken.

Oudeis
07-16-2010, 06:20 PM
I would love to see those pics of Salvor and Vigilant. Tried the above but failed miserably. Maybe I`m a bit `thick` when it comes to PC`s, but can someone please tell me how to navigate my way to `unseen Liverpool forum` and then to relevant page/ post ? PLEASE !

Ken.

Not so much 'forum' as thread...

http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?8390-Unseen-Liverpool/page15

REMEMBER, post 147. :)

wsteve55
07-17-2010, 12:12 AM
I would love to see those pics of Salvor and Vigilant. Tried the above but failed miserably. Maybe I`m a bit `thick` when it comes to PC`s, but can someone please tell me how to navigate my way to `unseen Liverpool forum` and then to relevant page/ post ? PLEASE !

Ken.

Hi T/MAN,
here's a couple of Sirob's pic's, of ships waiting to be broken up,at Garston! The "Salvor",and the "Vigilant" are in amongst them! The mast of the "Vigilant" is now on the roundabout, next to the Liver buildings.

wsteve55
07-17-2010, 01:01 AM
Had a look around for some better pic's,but surprisingly,with no luck! I've posted these 2,which have part views of the "Vigilant".

photo's origin unknown.

essexscouse
07-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Great photo Steve. Is it in Liverpool?

Not sure if its the same ship but I found this.

Launched 1903: ss VIGILANT
ss VIGILANTbuilt by Murdoch & Murray Port Glasgow,
Yard No 191
Engines by David Rowan & Co, GlasgowLast Name: STEADFAST (1952)
Port of Registry: Liverpool
Propulsion: 2 x T3cy 80nhp 500ihp 10kn 2sc
Launched: Friday, 13/02/1903
Built: 1903
Ship Type: salvage/buoy vessel
Tonnage: 344grt 133nrt
Length: 140.2ft
Breadth: 24.2ft
Owner History:
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board, Liverpool
1954 Ronald Fielding, Leeds
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 17/05/1954

Remarks: Broken up at Dublin
It really pees me off when you ask for info and all you get is vague facts:slywink:

Trampshipman
09-25-2010, 07:33 PM
I think I boobed. The mast alongside the Liver Building is from the "Salvor",
the fireboat and not from "Vigilant". I drove past it last weekend when I was over there and remember seeing the name on the top.

I haven`t been around for a while, but just came across your above post whilst browsing.

You quote the `Salvor` as a fireboat. I recall the `William Gregson` as the fireboat permanently berthed alongside St Georges landing stage for quite some time. Was the `Salvor` a fireboat pre `William Gregson` then ? I was of the impression that the `Salvor`
was of the same ilk as the `Vigilant` ie:- a sister salvage vessel. You`ve got me curious now. Anyone ???