RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, it was launched as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) in 1901. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic, known as […]
Featured on this page are some of our projects so you can see and read about the exciting work that T. Nielsen & Company are involved in.
HMS Trincomalee, a 46-gun, fifth rate Leda-class frigate, lies berthed at Hartlepool’s Historic Quay where she has been a major tourist attraction for the past 27 years. Trincomalee holds the distinction of being the oldest British warship still afloat as HMS Victory, although 52 years her senior, is in dry dock. 1812 to 1847 […]
Here are some of the winter 2015 – spring 2016 projects T, Nielsen & Company were involved with. Most took place at our yard and dry docks in Gloucester, but some such as HMS Victory and Stavros S Niarchos were off site in Portsmouth and Liverpool respectively.
The Massey Shaw was built by J Samuel Whites of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1935 to a design of the London County Council, who wished her to be able to go under all the bridges on the Thames, its tributaries and at any state of the tide. The vessel cost £18,000 to complete and […]
CORNUBIA spent the first 10 years of her life earning pilot Morrice a substantial living, piloting ships into and out of Barry in the Bristol Channel. He evidently had a great regard for her and even named his house after her – CORNUBIA still appears in the fanlight of the front door of his house […]
Halcyon was commissioned by the Lancashire industrialist Sir Samuel Turner in 1929 and he kept her until 1944. A Yachting Monthly article of 1929 spoke of her as “snugly rigged with Bermudan main and mizzen and a sail area of 2275 sq ft, and can be handled with a small crew”. Below deck the original […]