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Dredger Bleasdale
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No: 416   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1977   Manufacturer: Simons Lobnitz Ltd, Renfrew, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
Dredger Bleasdale

Another photo of the Suction Hopper Dredger Bleasdale, built in 1963 by by Simons Lobnitz Limited Renfrew. She measures 1029 GT and 193 feet Length. Photo was likely to be taken around Fleetwood (her home port) in 1977. See also picture #385.
Picture added on 13 November 2006
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My grandad was the captain of the bleasdale mr thomas thornton

Added by David Haugan on 29 December 2008.
My Grandad also skippered it for a few years David, his name was Ted Blundell. Your grandad probably knew him

Added by Andy Whelan on 03 March 2011.
Yes he took over after my grandad had a stroke I've just spoke to my mum . Ted was first mate then he took over.

Added by David haugan on 03 March 2011.
My grandad Lance Tighe was skipper of the bleasdale up until he passed away in 1982

Added by Julie Bruneel on 25 February 2015.
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Simons Lobnitz Ltd, Renfrew, United Kingdom

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