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johnk View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2013 at 8:07pm
Hi there,
 
Many thanks your last there, have nothing more personally but glad to here Sungo had a new owner and continues to be cared for, yes I see re Mahaba sad of course but only just broken up there....I was in Bristol yesterday for the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen, and during a harbour stroll previous evening, saw to my suprise the ex HMS Gay Archer in the harbour, spoke again with Owen and Paul and Simon Childs, their efforts there with our CF vessel on going, work to RASC Humourist latest.....see note on What's New page here Watchet Warships proposals,
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tim Deacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2013 at 6:40pm
Hi. I gather you are the owner of Houseboat 'Sungo' and are after any photos of her. I have 2 or 3 from about 1978 when she was moored in Priory Boat Yard, St. Denys, Southampton. I'm having problems uploading these photos, so if you would like to contact me direct, I can send them to you. My e-mail is: tim@deacon427.fsnet.co.uk
I'm sure you will know (?) that 'Sungo' was in the Canadian Navy in WW2 (MTB 486) and is mentioned many times in the book 'White Plumes Astern' by C. Antony Law, RCN and there is a rather misty photo of her in the book on P. 145. She is a rare survivor! I'm in touch with a previous owner from 1978 and she may have lots of photos. I understand that Sungo's hull was sheathed with nylon cloth and resorcinol glue (by Borden Chemicals), so she should be in fairly good shape.
 
I was talking to a previous owner of 'Mahaba' only today (29.7.13); sadly, he doesn't have any photos of her when he owned her in the late 70s/early 80s. As is well known, she was MTB 458 and there is a very brief movie shot of her at speed on the DVD, 'A History of The RN Coastal Forces' made by the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust recently. I also have a photo of her in service.
Please feel free to contact me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenna222 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2016 at 8:16pm
Hi Tim, sorry for the huge delay but I only found the site the day I posted the last message and didn't make a note of it. If you are still watching this site I tried your link but got nowhere (maybe it's out of date now)but thanks for the last info. and would still love to see any photos you may have of Sungo or the other vessels by Cobden Bridge. My email edk222@gmail.com . Many Thanks, here's hoping you get this message, kenna222
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