JOHN W MACKAY in Tilbury

Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis
Jack Willis

The cable layer JOHN W MACKAY in Tilbury with the HMS PRESIDENT? (can anyone confirm). The film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was partly filmed with these two vessels. You may remember Jones fighting on a small boat between the ships and the propeller thrashing in the water and breaks up the boat. The cable ship was to be preserved in London but she was scrapped in 1994 in Turkey.

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  • Yes i can confirm. I was one of the riggers who manned this ship from the West India Dock to Tilbury Dock. They built a “mock up” on the quay to resemble an Arab setting for the film.

    By John Grainger (08/03/2021)

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