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.
Den Store Bjorn 150' 3-Mast Schooner
Replacement of copper sheathing on hull, caulking of complete hull and horsing, refastening with bronze fastenings, some re-planking in 4 inch oak. Replaced 80’ Main lower mast, 2 topmasts and main gaff and mizzen boom. Replaced deck margin pieces in 5 inch oak.
Queen Galadriel 110’ Ketch
Replaced Main Deck, main hatch carlings and coamings. Replaced / repaired 30% of deck beams. Replaced 80 meters of hull planking in dry dock.
Mascotte 60’ Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
General winter refit work, docking, mechanical, electrical painting and varnishing.
Alpha 52’ Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
General winter refit work, docking mechanical, electrical painting and varnishing.
Ezra 44’ Pilot Cutter built by Luke Powell
Dry docking, repair of ice damaged planks, general winter refit work.
Kaskelot 150’ 3 Masted Barque
General dry dock and maintenance work, replaced fore lower course yard.
Kochi Replica Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in India
Dry dock work, remove mast to varnish and service rig, re-painting hull.
Sceptre International 12 Metre Class yacht, built for the Royal Yacht Squadron as the 17th challenger for the America’s Cup in 1958
Dry docking, replacement of laminated and steel frames.
Ed Burnett design 52’ Ketch Bahia Brazil
Overseeing completion of build – installing mechanical and electrical and electronic systems. Installing deck fittings and furniture and launching.
Installing Fire Suppression System in Portsmouth, mock-up of proposed new planking system.
Stavros S Niarchos 196’ Sail training Brig
Rig maintenance work in Liverpool.
Earl of Pembroke 120’ 3 masted Barque
Dry docking, replacement of 50 meters of 3 inch oak hull planking. Engineering works.
Kytra Motor Yacht built 1959 by Herd & MacKenzie, Buckie
Repair/replacement of stanchions and sheer plank.
General Dry dockings of passenger boats
Conway Castle (pictured), The Pride of the Midlands, Queen Bodicea and King Arthur.