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Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:CECIL GILDERSAdded:Jun 14, 2008
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Under 3000gt)
Tilbury 18th March 1982
Originally owned by Francis and Guilders, Colchester. Firm taken over by London and Rochester trdg co. Retained Colchester as port of registry.
Built: 1958:Builder: Cook
Location of yard: Wivenhoe Yard No: 1169
Launch Date: 10.12.57
Flag: UK
Any information about her fate appreciated.
Thanks to David Ford for IMO number and letting me know she is still around.
Vessel Identification
Name:Cecil Gilders
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:137 tons
Summer DWT:224 tons

Additional Information
Status:Laid Up
Build year:1957
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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davidships on Apr 19, 2011 17:06 (7 years ago)
I am a bit doubtful about about whether she ever traded for "Harbour & Port General Services Ltd", Gibraltar. But was certainly earlier active with General Port Services (GPS) and converted by them to a cement carrier.

For some years she has been laid up at Brentford, though no signs of any real houseboat conversion. In April 2009 she was still clearly marked "GPS". I'll put a couple of photos in Wrecks & Relics (though the standards police probably may not leave them there long). I was there a couple of weeks ago - there is little change in her state, except that the GPS markings seem to have been deliberately removed.
DEREK SANDS on Mar 12, 2007 22:07 (11 years ago)
Glad you enjoyed this oldie John.
Yes indeed looks like the anchor was from another age. Plenty more oldies still to come when I have time
John Jones on Mar 11, 2007 22:55 (11 years ago)
Brilliant to see this one Derek, and amazing to hear that she is still around!
Just look at that 'old stylee' anchor she carries, I bet that wasn't even new when she was built but more likely salvaged from an old sailing barge. Great stuff indeed.
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Mar 07, 2007 14:35 (11 years ago)
Hi Kent,
Both I think!!
Kent Malo on Mar 07, 2007 14:15 (11 years ago)
I suppose you mean these glasses 8-) and not these?, :pint: or both?.
DEREK SANDS on Mar 07, 2007 14:08 (11 years ago)
Hi David,Thanks for the info and correcting my spelling. Must get some new glasses!
David Ford on Mar 07, 2007 08:14 (11 years ago)

Cecil Gilders - IMO 5066695 - is still listed by Equasis under this name [note: no 'U' in Gilders].
Owners: Harbour & Port General, Gibraltar, who have owned her since 2003.

David Ford
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