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Lone Groover

Some Wikipedia information is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_%281864%29


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Gareth1974

The ship is now a derelict hull lying in the yard of Maritime Museum in Irvine; you pass by it if you take the train along the Ayrshire Coast.

My American uncle -who was a US sailor based in Dunoon - used to go there sometimes for a drink because it served as a club for the RNVR.  

I always hoped I could do the same but by the time I joined the RNR in 1991 it was submerged and out of use.
cybers

Gareth1974 wrote:
The ship is now a derelict hull lying in the yard of Maritime Museum in Irvine; you pass by it if you take the train along the Ayrshire Coast.

My American uncle -who was a US sailor based in Dunoon - used to go there sometimes for a drink because it served as a club for the RNVR.  

I always hoped I could do the same but by the time I joined the RNR in 1991 it was submerged and out of use.



City of Adelaide by David C Laurie, on Flickr
James

norrie wrote:
RNVR Carrick, Broomielaw, taken by myself February 1990


Joe the Tug wrote:
I did come across this clip of the Carrick on the move.



Joe the Tug wrote:
The Carrick with our family pub " The Wee Mans" in the background....Bit of a joke, all but one of us are over six feet tall.




streapadair wrote:
Stuball wrote:
caledoniangeezer wrote:
Now I'm trying to remember when the Carrick had it's mishap.

Which one? It had a few....

This one?



I haven't got a date for this shot at the moment, may be able to dig one up. It was between 1977 and 79 though.   I used to know why she keeled over, but not now. I've got a feeling it wasn't something as simple as a storm though, more to do with the tide and the way she was moored being a bit cackhanded. I've got a cousin who's ex-Merchant Navy, he tends to know about this sort of thing, I'll ask him. Failing that, the Herald microfiches in the Mitchell will tell all.



James H
Gareth1974

Looks to me like the moorings are too taut.  The tide appears to have gone out, the water level dropped drastically and because the moorings haven't been let out it has caused the ship to list to starboard.

This happens if there are huge differences in the level of the water when the tide ebbs and flows.  If you are a member of a ship's crew then you often have to wake up during the night to adjust the moorings.
Gareth1974

Actually come to think of it I'm looking at wrong thing ... lol.  The moorings seem to have quite a bit of slack on them.

My theory could still be explaination but it would seem the tide may have come in since it listed.
Stuball

The latest news for the Carrick... the steel cradle needed to transport it to Australia has arrived in Irvine

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17146527
cybers

It's a wee bit shocking that we are still sending our unwanted to Australia

Though at least its not getting cut up and destroyed. Strange a country on the other side of the world with less in the way of heritage than ourselves would pay good money for something we destroyed in the name of preservation then would pay transport costs and pour scorn on the cost of restoring this lovely vessel.

Who's the criminals now I ask.
clarkfield

The sad part is it lay at Irvine for long enough, open to all weathers. Then they decided to make it weatherproof when interest in it surfaced.
Bob.
cybers

Now has a squatter  

Mental councillor from Sunderland has laid seige to it .... Botany Bay next stop for this mad mental bassa  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17174721
Stuball

Him again? Bloody hell, it's a rotten hulk, let it go unless you want to pay for it
cybers

hillmanimp

There are loads of photos of it on Flickr

I like this one.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/romari/4840258612/

Though I must have seen it 100s of times, I hadn't appreciated just how big it was.

Imp
cybers

Yeah robert posted that on here somewhere too he is a member... Its great to see it on its berth proper though  
clarkfield

I was invited on it for lunch, that would have been in the early 70's.
It was very well fitted out and I was quite impressed with it. It was exciting for me to be aboard having seen it so often from the road and it was a shame what happened to it.

Bob.
Lone Groover


The wreck of the City of Adelaide  aka The Carrick. by Dave Trott, on Flickr


The wreck of the City of Adelaide 2 by Dave Trott, on Flickr
Haggis2012

Does anyone have any photos of the interior of the ship when it was being used as the RNR club.

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