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    Posted: 26 June 2006 at 6:31pm

Sorry chaps, and girls!!! Couldn't think up a better topic title. Anyway, after deciding that perhaps the RAF pinnace is too much for me I'm eager to know where other projects may be, prossibly a little more local, so perhaps between us (well, I really mean you, but never ,mind) we could put together a sort of register of where and what. so let me begin but suggesting a few very patchy details of vessels, obvioulsy there's the selection on the NHSC website, of which Golden Galleon is one, which I came accross first when on Ebay about a year or so ago, and also there's the monster at shoreham http://www.imagesbrighton.com/mar15g.htm is a photo of it, perhaps other poeple could fill in some details, if a bit about each one could be compiled that'd be great like condition and interesting points? I'll edit this post so it's a bit simpler when I decide how to summaries the above better, I might also add a title if we can think up a good one! Edited to add: there's also a boat very close to me called morning wings, HDML no.1309, supposed to be at upton upon severn?



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Hi
I believe that Morning Wings might be for sale but is even bigger than the pinnace ( at 72'). 

Re the German monster at Brighton, I'm guessing but I don't think that many people on this forum are interested in non British/US craft so I'm not sure if they could provide information on these boats. Great to see the photo though!  She is a big mother!

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Hello,

 

Re German monster, well, I think it it all feeds into the interest in coastal craft, BMPT have a piece on Norwegian craft under the News section, so...

 

John 

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Hi,

If you take the time to read read my message, my point was that it is mainly British boats covered on the forum and I didn't know if people could provide information on this boat as RoZm2 was asking.

Like I said, I was guessing.  Sorry if this wasn't clear.
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Hello All,

I have been reading and enjoying the forum for several months now and feel that its time to try the water, so here goes.

Could the German Monster in Brighton that is refered to above actually be the Ex German minesweeper FISCHE which is based as a houseboat at Shoreham. I believe that this was a replacement for a FAIRMILE D which is mentioned elsewhere on the forum.

Built by Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder.
Build number: 5229

Ordered - 27/1/1959
Launched - 14//7/1959
Put into Service - 12/1/1960
Decommissioned - 20/4/1989
Brought to Southampton around 1996
Bought by the Cole's and towed to Shoreham-By-Sea in 2003
Now a residential Houseboat on the River Adur

There are at least four of these minesweepers for sale on the internet at the moment.

The Abeking & Rasmussen Teak hulled mine sweepers,were built for the German Navy in the 1960s, and were designed for speed, fuel efficiency and performance and to handle the most adverse sea conditions.

Original specification included twin 2,600hp Maybach 16 cylinder diesel engines which would give a maximum speed in the range of 30 knots.

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http://www.fische.org.uk/index.ht

http://www.smboot-fische.de.vu/

 

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Could this be a picture of the FAIRMILE D houseboat thet FISCHE has replaced?

Taken some years ago I would imagine.

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Hello

 

Regards minesweeper at Shoreham d-zine has got it spot on, also the picture of the Fairmile is great, a bit of a personal thing with me, the loss of the last D, I know she was in very poor shape, but boats have returned from worse shape! ah well, perhaps a project for the futrure, we have replica tall ships......

 

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Hello d-zine

Excellent pics and info,many thanks."Luna Sea" ex RAF LRRC 029 ex RN MTB 682 was the dogboat replaced by Fische in the summer of 2003,but she had her original wheelhouse in situ so I don't think the boat you pictured is her,your boat does seem to have her MTB pennant number painted on her hull but I can't read this on the sub-50kb image you have had to post,can you read the number on your full-size image?

p.s.once again I cannot recommend Phil Simons' book Retired On The River highly enough,twelve quid from the Small Craft Group of The World Ship Society.It deals with all the Shoreham houseboats.

Regards,Christian.  



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The Fische based at Shoreham opposite side of the river to the Crown and Anchor pub used up until recently to have tours around the interior to raise funds for continuing work. There was a theatre below for 'workshops', (whatevertheyare), and in general is in pretty good condition. There is lots to do and would require very serious funding to get this one back on the water. Also the residents living nearby are miffed due to the size of the boat as it completely puts everything else nearby literally in the shade.

There is some local news that Heron, a Shoreham based RAF HSL, is to be converted by the owner to kite power! He believes that the kite will become a principle means of boat power in years to come and so consequently is obviously barking mad. But maybe mad enough to sell for a good price? Heron is I believe a whaleback and may be in the sort of condition to preserve. She is located parallel to the Shoreham/Lancing coast road 200yds SW of the Norfolk Bridge.

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Heron is a 73ft ex-RN Vosper MTB with a broken back.Yes,barking.
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