Photographs of The Clyde,
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Nordcaperen was built in 1924 in Denmark. Her hull construction is Oak on Oak. She was built as a sailing trawler and hence the relatively narrow beam and long keel. She is believed to have been skipper-owned during her working life to 1990 when she was decommissioned. She was purchased in 1992 by the late John Fisher, she was lavishly rebuilt and refitted in the years 1993 to 1997 by professional firms of shipwrights in Grimsby. The hull is original, but everything else was replaced, including deck, wheelhouse, engine and sailing rig.
I have no special knowledge of shipping matters,there are other sites which will give you the low down on all the technical stuff. I am just an amateur photographer who enjoys taking photographs of ships and boats,The Firth of Clyde is a tremendously scenic place and I hope some of this comes through in my photographs.
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