Jack Willis
Jack Willis

Two photos of a dredger in dry dock Tilbury in 6/87. The colours seem to indicate that she is a PLA vessel. Has anyone any indication who she is?

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  • Yep rainham rec,
    not the first time we dry docked her,
    I am the crane driver in this shot but was also the dry dock pump man

    By Sam george (05/10/2022)
  • The floating pumping station at Rainham was known as the reclamation unit in 1963. I worked on the pipe fabrication as an apprentice for Harland & Wolff at North Woolwich, although I was based at Tilbury Docks.

    Two other persons on that job were Freddie Tomlin from Tilbury and Peter Caple from Chadwell-St.-Mary.

    By Charles Blake (01/03/2015)
  • Rainham pump.

    As you say PLA,based at Rainham for pumping dredging spoil etc ashore on Rainham marshes.

    By Doug Shaw (27/02/2015)

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