© Charlie Hill of Swinefleet near Goole – As the HAWESWATER at Birkenhead, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
As the HAWESWATER sailing from the Tees, circa October 1981 (WSS Teesside Branch Albert Weller slide collection)
Below 3 images causing doubt as to her change of name (officially recorded as having taken place primo 1983) - River Tees – 11 November 1982. Now, pray, sir, tell me her name! (Ron Mapplebeck)
Is it CHERRYBOBS as they are just starting to paint on?
… or still HAWESWATER? …
… or even back to LAUMUHLEN perhaps? … The answer is found below:
Although Miramar (presumably based on Lloyd’s Register) renders her name as two words CHERRY BOBS, that is incorrect. The above photo, taken on 23 January 1983, shows it as the one word CHERRYBOBS, as had also applied for two predecessors of the same name. (Ron Mapplebeck)
IDNo: 5203932 – Year: 1957 – Name: LAUMÜHLEN / LAUMUHLEN – Type: Cargo ship – Launch Date: 16.4.57 – Flag: DEU – Date of completion: 6.57 – GRT: 299 – Yard No: 179 – Length overall: 45.4 – Country of build: DEU – Beam: 8.5 – Builder: Stader Schiffswerft GmbH – Stade.
Machinery Overview: 1 oil engine driving 1 FP propeller – Total Power: Mcr 221kW (300hp) – Service Speed: 9.00 kts.
Prime Mover Detail: Design: Deutz, Engine Builder: Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG – West Germany – 1 x RV6M545, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical) – 6 Cy. 320 x 450, Mcr: 221 kW (300 hp).
Subsequent History: [1963 cv to chemical disposal carrier] – [1967 Lg 51.2 m reg, 474 gt/580 dw] – 77 HAWESWATER - 83 [CHERRY BOBS] CHERRYBOBS
Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.
Casualty report from IHS-M:
STRANDED AND SANK AT LOW WATER WHILST MOORED IN THE RIVER TEES AT MIDDLESBOROUGH AT 2015 HRS ON 25/12/81; RAISED 27/1/82 AND REPAIRED.
ENGINE ROOM FLOODED AFTER VESSEL GROUNDED AT LOW WATER AND LISTED TO STARBOARD CAUSING WATER TO ENTER THROUGH AN OPEN OVERBOARD DISCHARGE VALVE. LYING ON STARBOARD SIDE, ROLLED INTO UPRIGHT POSITION USING EXTERNAL WATER BALLAST ON PORT BILGE LINE AND BUOYANCY.
Disposal Data: BU Rainham 1.12.84 – Broken Up by Medway Metals Ltd. of Rainham, Kent, in the United Kingdom.