HMS Pickle’s South Coast tour, summer 2019

On the 30th June HMS Pickle left Hull Marina, turned South East at the mouth of the Humber, and then south past the Wash and into the River Stour at Harwich. On departing Harwich, HMS Pickle will cross the Thames Estuary and the London Array wind farm bound for the Dover Straits, where she’ll pass … Continue reading “HMS Pickle’s South Coast tour, summer 2019”

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Can anyone cast light on this rowing gig, currently being restored at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

David Griffiths who is leading a team of volunteers working the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Boathouse No 4 to restore what they believe to be an old Royal Navy rowing gig. However, David and his co-workers know little that is certain about her and he hopes an Intheboatshed.net reader might be able to help with the … Continue reading “Can anyone cast light on this rowing gig, currently being restored at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”

Original Velsheda hatch up for auction

It’s amazing what comes up when you write a weblog like this… I thought someone might be interested in acquiring this little piece of J Class history. Peter Davies was for many years sales director for Southampton Yacht Services, and was involved in rescuing many fine old classic yachts for refitting by the yard – … Continue reading “Original Velsheda hatch up for auction”