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    Came across this pic' of the"Mammoth" lifting a 200 ton tug,taken about 1946.
    Thing is,I've heard that name mentioned,not so many years ago,so is it the same crane?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Came across this pic' of the"Mammoth" lifting a 200 ton tug,taken about 1946.
    Thing is,I've heard that name mentioned,not so many years ago,so is it the same crane?

    Pic' courtesy Bluestarline.org
    The Mammoth in the photo was built in Holland and owned by the MD&HB until 1986 when it was sold to a Swedish company and renamed Baltic Mammoth. It was scrapped in 1998. The MD&HB replaced it in 1986, naming the new vessel Mersey Mammoth, which is still in service in MD&HC ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Robbo View Post
    The Mammoth in the photo was built in Holland and owned by the MD&HB until 1986 when it was sold to a Swedish company and renamed Baltic Mammoth. It was scrapped in 1998. The MD&HB replaced it in 1986, naming the new vessel Mersey Mammoth, which is still in service in MD&HC ownership.
    So it was around for quite some time,over 40 yrs! Thanks for that Robbo.

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    Here it is at the pier head on the 15th May 2008
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    You get some places with your camera Joe. Nice one.

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    Is there much difference in the sizes of the current and old ones ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Is there much difference in the sizes of the current and old ones ?
    The Mersey Mammoth has a maximum lifting capacity of 250 metric tonnes, compared with the original Mammoth's 200 tons capability.

    With such enormous lifting capacity much of the Mersey Mammoth's deployment is beyond the Mersey, with work undertaken all around the UK & Ireland coastline and in continental Europe and Scandinavia.

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    Here's a pic of the old Mammoth, taken from one of the old 'Echo's of Yesterday' Pics not too good , paper getting discoloured with age now! but may give you a view for comparison with the new one.
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    Thanks Norm,
    the biggest in the world eh! How come you've still got that Echo? I thought they ended up on a nail,on the toilet door!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Thanks Norm,
    the biggest in the world eh! How come you've still got that Echo? I thought they ended up on a nail,on the toilet door!
    No Steve! a bit 'rough' for me!!! The 'Echo's of Yesterday' was a supplement to the Liverpool Echo Nov 1987, I think got them the last time I was home in Liverpool! still hang on to them as souvenires, "(what's that you say! I'm a sad git!!!")

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    correct me if I'm wrong, but was it not built for germany and the war1 broke out and liverpool took it over from Cammel lairds ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    No Steve! a bit 'rough' for me!!! The 'Echo's of Yesterday' was a supplement to the Liverpool Echo Nov 1987, I think got them the last time I was home in Liverpool! still hang on to them as souvenires, "(what's that you say! I'm a sad git!!!")
    You should see the all the boxes of valuable memento's I've got!(or c**p, as the dear lady calls it!)

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    The Mammoth this Week,passing the Salisbury in the bottom pic,and the Canada in the top
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Came across this pic' of the"Mammoth" lifting a 200 ton tug,taken about 1946.
    Thing is,I've heard that name mentioned,not so many years ago,so is it the same crane?

    Pic' courtesy Bluestarline.org
    the was a program on sky about it a month or so ago about it doin its dutys round britain

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