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Ship section..... full size!?!
« on: February 18, 2009, 07:52:08 PM »

Via email....

How about this for all things nautical,

Not really sure what you call it, it’s a house boat, but its not really a boat … well not all of it !!!
We passed it yesterday whilst on the Thames doing a publicity event, so I had to photograph it …
 I have done a bit of asking around and it is a dwelling,  the rumours have it the ‘property’ is called  ‘a slice of reality’ – and basically is now owned by an artist/ sculptor who has the lower section as a workspace and the upper section as his home… its located right by the millennium dome/ O2 arena – also the vessel is said to be  part of the open house scheme so once a year the public can enter and take a look around.
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 09:54:55 PM »

Well as you have to pay mooring fees by the foot, I think he's saved himself a few quid   :-))
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 08:56:25 AM »

He's got a lot of damp in the wine cellar, wonder what the rate of corrosion is around those parts  :embarrassed:

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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 10:31:50 AM »

"The front fell off"
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 12:11:08 PM »

It was a ship called the Arco Trent, she was a derdger.  She was towing up to the North East a few years ago and the bow and stern was cut off then put on a barge and towed to the Thames, the guy who did its name was Richard Wilson.

I use to sail on her for a few years, it was a nice ship, some good memories
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 12:18:40 PM »

What happened to rest of the ship ?
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 07:45:05 PM »

As far as i Know when she was in the shipyard being cut up, the rest went for scrap
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Re: Ship section..... full size!?!
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009, 10:14:41 AM »

No way, this was a marrage split up....................... {-) {-)
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