I have always liked to get aerial views of ships – having the Humber Bridge close by has allowed me to get quite a few coasters over the years but larger tonnage has been rare. The first section are scans of prints/negatives/slides and are varying in size as I’ve processed them.
The British coaster WHITBURN outward bound.
WIMPEY SEASPRITE passes outward from the builders to run trials out of Hull.
DSR’s WOLGAST outward.
The Spanish coaster ABONO inward bound.
The effluent tanker ANGLEZARKE outward to sea to dump it’s cargo.
ANTA outward bound, a Sietas built coaster.
The Maltese ARNO passes inward.
A summers evening view of AROSANDRA inward bound.
AROS FREIGHTER inward bound.
ATLANTIC WAVE passes inward.
Evening sailing for AUTOBAHN from Goole.
Two colour schemes for AVEBE STAR, inward to Howdendyke.
BALMORAL passes inward to Goole.
The Hull built BURE passes inward.
CHRISTA KERSTIN also inward.
The large Polish coaster CIEPLICE ZDROJ outward bound.
Everard’s CONFORMITY inward bound.
On one of my early trips to the bridge, the Dutch coaster CORRIE II inward.
Sietas built CORVETTE inward to Goole…
… and DISARFELL outward from Goole, also built by Sietas.
A morning ebb, DOMBA outward.
ELLEN W inward late morning.
FASTNET inward at that time of day when the light is just about on the bow.
Goole regular FIGAROS outward bound.
Another regular was the FOLGEFONN, outward bound.
FREDA W inward late morning.
Sietas built GERTJE passes inward.
GIENY-S inward bound.
The Selby built GORE outward bound.
HANS KROGER inward on an afternoon tide.
Paal Wilson’s HEDLO outward (slide scan).
The Hull built HOOCREEK outward bound.
The Dutch coaster HOOP inward bound.
While most of my ‘aerial’ views are from the Humber bridge, I have gained views from other locations. Here is the cruise ship ILLIRIA passing Noirmont Point on Jersey bound for St. Helier.
The Danish coaster JONI-KIS outward bound.
JORUND passes inward for Goole.
Dutch flagged JUPITER passes outward.
JURGEN passing outward.
ESL’s KINDER inward to Goole for another load of effluent.
A rare capture for me – LADY CECILIA inward to assist a vessel.
LIBRA II outward bound.
Another of my early views, Wharton’s LIZZONIA outward bound.
LORE PRAHM outward – built to maximum dimensions to get to Beckingham/Gainsborough on the Trent.
The Belgian coaster MARIE-L inward. On a later visit she hit the Hook railway bridge and capsized off Howdendyke.
MARY-C inward bound.
MULL outward bound.
The Danish coaster NORDIC outward on a morning tide.
The Faroese NORDVIKINGUR passes inward.
PERELLE passes inward.
PIA VESTA also inward bound.
ROZEL passing Noirmont point, Jersey, inward to St. Helier.
Dutch tanker SALINEKE inward to Goole.
SANDERSKOPPEL also passes inward.
SEA EAGLE inward bound. She had very recently taken this name.
SELENA inward on a fine afternoon tide.
SELLINA C inward bound – an easy rename from SELLIN.
Outward bound on a morning tide the SHAMROCK ENDEAVOUR.
An unusual cargo rig, SPES-I outward late afternoon.
ST. ALBAN passes inward.
STELLA SIRIUS outward from Goole.
A semi-aerial view of STIRLING IMP running trials in Alexandra dock early 1980’s.
THERESE outward bound early afternoon.
The Sietas built THOMAS passes outward bound.
Another early days view, TRENTONIA outward bound.
The Spanish coaster URRAKI passes inward bound.
Beck’s VICTRESS inward on an afternoon tide.
VIRGO outward bound showing signs of a winter in icy waters.
VITA NOVA inward on an afternoon tide.
VYBORGSKAYA STORONA passes inward for Goole.
The Sietas built WAGRIEN outward bound. Plenty of work for the crew to replace the hatch timbers yet to do.
WATERDALE outward, also with the hatch timbers to be finished.
The Irish coaster WEGRO passes outward.
An elevated view of WEST STREAM in the Beneluxhaven, Europoort, taken from the ferry as we arrive.
A regular to the River Hull, this was the only time I caught ZANZIBAR at the bridge, outward bound in the North channel.
The smart British coast WOOLACOMBE inward bound.
URSULA outward bound late morning.
The Sietas built TRANS LUSO I outward bound on a morning tide.
An older Sietas build, the SPIDO passes inward bound with the crew preparing to remove the hatch boards.
Another rarity, the SOTE JARL outward bound. She usually berthed at Grimsby but had been upriver due to industrial action.
More hatch boards to be placed as ROSA passes outward.
The heavy-lift vessel KINGSNORTH FISHER passes inward for Goole.
A regular on the Humber, JANE passes inward.
The buoy-tender HUMBER GUARDIAN passes upriver – she was more or less a daily sight on the Humber.
The Sietas built HOHENSEE passes inward…
… and the ESTELAND outward.
Hardly making a ripple as she slowly heads upriver, the ELLEN BAGGE makes a bright scene on this slide scan.
A regular trade to Goole in the early 1980’s was car imports – here we see AUTOWEG outward bound.
AUTOSTRADA also seen outward (slide scan).
The Sietas built AREGUA inward bound still remains my only Paraguayan flagged vessel.
The Dutch coaster ALK inward in perfect light.
In recent years my trips to the bridge have been less often – with not so many ships on a tide it could be a long walk for very little.
A regular on the Humber, this is the third vessel to carry the name THARSIS.
FAST WIL inward bound.
H&S PRUDENCE passes inward.
FAST HERMAN inward on an afternoon tide…
.. as was RMS WEDAU…
… H&S WISDOM…
… and FAST SAM.
The GERDA passes inward also, and yes the radar was faulty.
SERVICEMAN approaches King George dock, taken from the Rotterdam ferry.
ELISABETH sails from King George dock, also from the ferry.
The Belgian flagged FAST JULIA inward bound.
THARSIS outward bound on a sunny morning…
… followed by FRI LAKE.
OHLAU inward on a sunny afternoon tide…
… followed by LEIRIA.
The veteran cement carrier VASTANVIK passes outward from Goole.
AVEIRO outward on a morning tide.
A very early morning view of VASTANVIK inward to Goole.
Another early morning as ANITA passes inward for Goole…
… as was the STRAITVIEW, inward from Hull.
UTTUM passing inward on a grey day.
Another grey day as VARMLAND passes inward.
And last, but not least, the VIC 32 on the Clyde passing Dumbarton Castle outward.