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Photographer:John Jones [View profile]Title:IronsidesAdded:Mar 25, 2005
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships under 120'(36.6m)LOA
97 g.t. built 1900. Seen off Gravesend on 23/6/90.
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Guest on Nov 10, 2007 18:28 (11 years ago)
Hi John

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"Built in 1900 by Clarke and Stanfield of Grays, Essex, she initially carried cargoes of Portland Stone and cement for the APCM company. In 1928 she was sold to the London and Rochester Trading Company but continued to trade up and down the Channel as well as in the Thames Estuary. After a distinguished war service, sustaining damage during London's Blitz, she recommenced trading as a motor barge carrying general cargoes. Since 1968 Ironsides has undergone a careful process of restoration in a Kentish shipyard."

Steve Ellwood
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