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Offline Greensleeves

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'Meteor' - ship working out of South Wales
« on: Sunday 04 October 20 22:00 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine has a pair of  lamps - port and starboard - which he bought from a chandler in Penarth, South Wales in the late 1990s.  He knows that the name of the boat or ship they came from was Meteor and he thinks it might have been a tug but isn't sure. He's assuming the vessel was working out of one of the south Wales ports such as Newport, Penarth, Cardiff or Barry. Has anyone got any bright ideas where he would be likely to find details of vessels sailing out of these ports?

Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
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Re: 'Meteor' - ship working out of South Wales
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 18:20 BST (UK) »
You need to look in Lloyd's Register, say from 1985-1999, to see if you can find a vessel with the name METEOR. Thinking she was a Tug and assuming she working out of South Wales Ports may compromise your research. There may be more than one vessel with that name.
I don't know where you are located but here is a list of libraries where LR can be obtained. Not all will have copies for the years in question.
As far as I am aware no on line copies exist for the time scale. If you do find copies please let me know.
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Re: 'Meteor' - ship working out of South Wales
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 19:18 BST (UK) »
I vaguely remember a tug from Greenock named Meteor
Norfolk, Nelsons of Gt Ryburgh, Gooch, Howman, Ainger, Couzens, Batrick (Norfolk & Dorset), Tubby ( also of Yorkshire) Cathcarts of Ireland, Lancashire & Isle of Wight) Dickinsons of Morecambe and Lancaster. Proctor & Threlfall of Westmoreland and Lancs, Wilson of Poulton-le-Sands. Mitchells of Isle of Wight. Hair of Ayrshire, Williamson of Tradeston, Glasgow. Nelsons in Australia with Haywards Heath connections.