SU6403 : RMAS St Margarets

taken 35 years ago, near to North End, Portsmouth, England

RMAS St Margarets
RMAS St Margarets
This was the last twin screw steam powered cable laying vessel to be active in British waters and was sold abroad for either scrapping or re-engining. Final fate unknown. Seen off Pounds Scrapyard, Tipner.
Access was up a rope ladder from the wheel house roof of a small workboat. We came off on the falling tide just before we would have been stranded.

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Category: Historical ship
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 February, 1989   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 April, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 641 036 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.7146N 1:5.4741W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 640 035
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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