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JOHN HARKER VESSELS IN LATER LIFE


REBUS STONE

Rebus Stone, launched at John Harker's shipyard in Knottingley on 17th January 1963 was in the process of undergoing an 80,000 refit which would give her as a minimum, another ten years life, when these images were sent in to us by Ian Cameron. The vessel was still engaged in the oil business, removing oily water from naval ships at Portsmouth dockyard. Said Ian, "She is a grand old lady and still remarkably cheap to run due to her classification and cheap running costs. She is the oldest commercial vessel operating on the Solent and integral to the continuing success of our vessels."

Rebus Strone
A photograph taken of Rebus Stone in 1963,
the year she was launched

Below are a selection of photographs submitted by Ian Cameron showing Rebus Stone undergoing a refit between 17th and 24th November 2000

Rebus Stone undergoing refit Rebus Stone undergoing refit
Port side view Starboard side view
Rebus Stone undergoing refit Rebus Stone undergoing refit
View to stern Replacing of plate
Rebus Stone undergoing refit Rebus Stone undergoing refit
Aft cofferdam plate repairs Rudder gear and stern
Rebus Stone undergoing refit Rebus Stone undergoing refit
Rudder and propeller Bridge repairs
Rebus Stone undergoing refit Rebus Stone undergoing refit
Aft peak tank internal Aft peak tank internal

 

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