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Photographer:Ben [View profile]Title:LORD WAVERLEYAdded:Aug 31, 2006
Photo Category: Tugs
The ex PLA tugs Lord Devonport & Lord Waverley with an old PLA wrecklighter MCLII:

IMO number: 6418132 Name of ship: MCLII
Call Sign: GQZU
Gross tonnage: 235
Type of ship: Salvage Ship
Year of build: 1965
Flag: United Kingdom
Status of ship: In Service
Registered owner:TURLEY D. Address: Antony, Torpoint UNITED KINGDOM

Thanks to Immen for the info

Seen at woolwich. 25th Aug 2006
Photo copyright karbine @
Vessel Identification
Name:Lord Waverley
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:109 tons

Additional Information
Status:Laid Up
Build year:1961
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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Ben on Aug 31, 2006 23:12 (15 years ago)
In this photo you can see them much better:

I think Deverals yard (General Marine) has so of the most interesting vessels on the Thames hiding over there. Barges and all sorts.

Best to get over there quick before they vanish like all the others
Ben on Aug 31, 2006 23:01 (15 years ago)
Thats the one...great stuff immen. If somebody could get round near her for a good photo it would be you said John,quite a hard area to get to.
John Jones on Aug 31, 2006 21:43 (15 years ago)
yes... that will be the one, the gross tonnage and year of build tie in with the sisters, of which there are various photos on this site by Karbine, Phil, Ken and myself taken over the years. And Ken (Smith) has also posted a wonderful picture of the older and larger 'Yantlet' which used to make up part of the fleet.
I've not seen the ex-Broadness as MCL II as she is on a rather inaccesible part of the Thames. How you can come up with this info Immen amazes me! But fair play to you 8-) Thanks!
John J.
immen on Aug 31, 2006 20:04 (15 years ago)
Hi Karbine and Jonsey!
I think you are looking for a salvege boat named MCL ll. Am I right now?
Thank´s for trusting me!
Anyhow, here comes the info on her:
Name of ship: MCL II
IMO number: 6418132
Call Sign: GQZU
Gross tonnage: 235
Type of ship: Salvage Ship
Year of build: 1965
Flag: United Kingdom
Status of ship: In Service
Registered owner: TURLEY D.
Ben on Aug 31, 2006 13:31 (15 years ago)
Hi Jonesy

She must have been renamed at somepoint...maybe Immen can help us out with some history, im sure he will have some info on her. :-D

The crane im sure was used as scrap not sure when though..this is where some good history shall be of interest.
John Jones on Aug 31, 2006 08:11 (15 years ago)
Hi Karbine,
I reckon she must be the former 'BROADNESS'. The PLA had four of these salvage ships, Broadness, Crossness, Hookness and Stoneness.
Crossness and Hookness are still working on the Thames and the Stoneness has moved to Cornwall. Her hull is in the old PLA colour of green for these vessels, the others having now been painted blue. She appears to have had her crane and other equipment removed too.
John J.
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