A Question for the knowledgable

By Derek Longly

Photo:Heavy crane barge alongside East Quay

Heavy crane barge alongside East Quay

Derek Longly

Amongst my old colour slides I came across the one shown here which appears to be of a heavy barge crane possibly connected to some form of reconstruction work being undertaken in the area of the East Quay. 

Although the photo was taken by me I cannot recall the date it was taken what, if any, work was undertaken nor why it was required and wonder if anyone can advise me on this?

This page was added by Derek Longly on 05/11/2011.
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Vaguely remember this one. I think the crane is Russian or East German, judging by the red band on the small funnel, and I think the tug that brought her in can be seen up at the ferry berth. I think this may just have been a stop-over for stores or refuelling.

By Andy Gilbert
On 08/11/2011

I think this was the heavy lift crane owned by 'Ulrich Harms' that came into Newhaven and then went out to raise the wreck of a trawler from Portsmouth that was run down in the English Channel by a Cypriot registered cargo vessel that did not stop, and of course sadly this also involved the recovery of the crew members bodies.

By Ian Wallis
On 08/11/2011

With no further thoughts on this one coming forward it seems likely that the comment from Ian Wallis is the correct interpretation of the picture. I am grateful to you both Andy and Ian for your interest and advice.

Think you might find the answer to your question at the following link..


Which dates the picture June/July 1991 Derek ...

Also remember your father when we rewired part of the old Co-op in Bridge Street, a charming man.

John -- Editor

By Derek Longly
On 01/12/2011

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