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Norseman

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3 Stranded Cocks
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:50:40 PM »

Hi Guys

I came across a (1980?) photo a few days ago of three stranded Cocks hard on the Pembrokeshire coast; Heath Cock, Pea Cock &  Weather Cock. I remember they were Mersey tugs way back when I was a kid. Does anyone know what happened to cause that incident, and were they ever repaired? I was really surprised by the photo.

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 12:16:25 AM »

Cock tugs (Liverpool Screw towage) were taken over by The Alexandra Towing Com, and they were all renamed with names such as Collingwood the older steam tugs were all scrapped. In the late seventies the rest of the fleet was sold to Greek buyers and one tug towed the rest. I think the tow parted and they all washed up on the rocks, they were all scrapped in situ.
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 02:29:54 AM »

Thanks LB, it really was strange seeing the three of them laying on the rocks.

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 05:20:56 PM »

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 06:59:56 PM »

what a great site this ,and there on the top is my old Harrison boat ,she was never that clean .
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 11:52:40 PM »

it always make me a little sad to see dead or dying boats.....................great link to the site though.........
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 11:22:35 AM »

Where is the picture. I have seen it before, but the towing tug lost power and all three washed ashore.
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 12:51:39 PM »

Here you go. From Netleyned's link;


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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 04:21:37 PM »

the remains of them are still there today .. mainly just the engine blocks .  ill pop over there and get some pics when i get a spare few mins .  just round the corner from my house

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 04:34:03 PM »

heres one of the engines
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 04:45:46 PM »

Where exactly Ian?
Is it NoltonHaven?

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2014, 05:23:04 PM »

It's a few miles north closer to st David's
A little place called ninewells
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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2014, 05:49:42 PM »

Just out of Solva and and go North.
Thanks Ian

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 06:14:05 PM »

Just out of Solva and and go North.
Thanks Ian

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 10:50:10 PM »

Hi Guys

Any chance of an x marks the spot type pic off Google? Might make an addition to a day out in a part of Wales I don't get to very often. I assume there is a right of way or footpath.

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014, 12:53:06 AM »

Hi Guys

Any chance of an x marks the spot type pic off Google? Might make an addition to a day out in a part of Wales I don't get to very often. I assume there is a right of way or footpath.

Dave
look for a place called nine wells
http://binged.it/1oI1E8l

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Re: 3 Stranded Cocks
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2014, 04:28:22 PM »

Or,


Google Earth


51Deg 52' 05.86" North
5 Deg  12' 13.31" West




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