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swordfish fairey

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Floating crane at Weymouth
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:27:38 am »

Hi mates, spent Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at weymouth and took a few pictures of this floating crane. it had a barge attatched lettered U.S.Navy and the crane has a distinct American look to it......... ;).........Smudge
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Re: Floating crane at Weymouth
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 12:50:10 pm »

Excellent! Thanks for sharing...... sorry, that sounds really American!  ;D
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Floating crane at Weymouth
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 02:38:32 pm »

Thanks Martin, on closer inspection it seems to have U.S.Army on the side..............Have a nice day, y'all ::).....Smudge
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Re: Floating crane at Weymouth
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 11:05:42 pm »

Might be wrong but I am sure I seen this moored on Southampton Water, near where the US Corps of Engineers had their base - up from Marchwood. Maybe they're selling it?

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Re: Floating crane at Weymouth
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 10:19:02 pm »

Yes I am sure that is where it used to be kept at Marchwood. It was part of the American fast response plan during the Cold War for use in Europe, they had tugs on slips in the sheds and loads of barges secured on their mooring trots. Each barge was of a specialised purpose and they quite a few there plus all kinds of logistic stores ready to go.
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