I bought my first digital camera in 2001 – a Fuji Finepix6900 Zoom bridge camera – with a whole 3MP resolution! This was to serve me well until I upgraded in 2007 to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 – with a 10MP resolution. This kept me happy until 2016 when I upgraded again to the DMC-FZ1000 with a 20MP sensor and much greater range on the lens.
The photos on this page will be from the first camera covering from 2001 to 2007. I am re-editing the photos from the originals as along the way I also upgraded the processing software which now gives better results.
My first digital photo – the Shetland tug DUNTER preparing to sail from Albert dock, Hull after drydocking.
On the same lunch time visit, the cruise ship HEBRIDEAN SPIRIT was waiting to enter Albert dock on a round Britain promotional tour.
RENAISSANCE EIGHT arriving King George dock and in the lock sailing later the same day.
AHMAD Al-FATEH at North gap, King George dock. A regular class of vessel on service to the Gulf.
The Gardline survey vessel SEA PROFILER fresh out of drydock in Alexandra dock.
Early morning view of HANNA D at the cement berth in King George dock.
Also early morning, ADAMAS laid up on 3 quay West.
SEA WIND berthed at 22 shed, Alexandra Dock.
The 1990 built KIRKELLA berthed in Albert dock.
The effluent tanker GARDYLOO seen here in William Wright dock.
SEA PROFILER turned round in Alexandra dock.
The sail training vessel TENACIOUS in Albert dock…
… and in Alexandra dock the SHABAB OMAN.
ANTIGUA passes Alexandra dock jetty for Albert dock…
… followed a while later by the CHRISTIAN RADICH.
The survey vessel THALES VENTURER in William Wright dock.
The Scottish fishery patrol vessel NORNA in Alexandra dock.
Boyd Lines last trawler ARCTIC WARRIOR in Albert dock.
The vintage ro/ro TOR GOTHIA in Immingham dock.
A grey morning on the Tees as CHIN SHAN sails from the Redcar ore terminal.
ELIANE outward a while later with the weather deteriorating.
A nice surprise to see a former P&O cargo ship in King George dock, the IRAN BAGHAEI.
The ARCTIC CORSAIR berthed in Albert dock.
MEDININKAI berthed in Alexandra dock extension.
PRIDE OF HULL on the river terminal 24/11/2001, if I remember correctly her first arrival.
VECTIS FALCON berthed in Alexandra dock extension.
On a bright and clear December morning, IBN AL-ABBAR at North gap, King George dock.
DELTA TANK catches the morning sun in William Wright dock, the former GARDYLOO.
The Sietas built ANUND passes Chowderness outward bound…
… as OTHONIA does also, whilst being used for pilot training.
RMAS SALMAID berthed in Royal dock, Grimsby.
SALAH ALDEEN at North gap, King George dock.
Last vessel of 2001, the EWALD berthed in a wintery Alexandra dock.
ANGLIAN EARL in Alexandra dock, fresh from drydock.
The COLONEL TEMPLER in William Wright dock – originally Marr’s “Criscilla” before conversion to an acoustic research vessel for the RAE.
CEC CARDIGAN in Alexandra dock, quite a distinctive design.
Berthed at the Euroterminal in Alexandra dock extension, the KINSALE is quite a large vessel for this berth.
Also at the Euroterminal, the Sietas built LEESWIG.
CSO APACHE in Alexandra dock, she is a pipe-laying vessel.
Another of the UASC fleet, the IBN MALIK at North gap, King George dock.
The ARCTIC CORSAIR in Albert dock, now under the Russian flag.
The Russian PETR KOTTSOV, a research/survey vessel, berthed in William Wright dock.
TUNGENES berthed in King George dock, a Norwegian pallet carrier.
02/03/2002 – the final departure of NORLAND from King George dock, light ship.
KIMOLOS-S in King George dock, discharging bulk cocoa beans.
Fresh out of drydock, NORTH PRINCE in Alexandra dock.
MEDSTAR approaches Alexandra dock lock on an evening sailing.
The Danish tanker MARIA SOLTIN berthed in Albert dock.
Classed as a fish factory vessel, the PETROGRADSKIY berthed in Albert dock.
In May, 2002, I had a voyage to Cuxhaven with the YSE on the TOR CIMBRIA – as we approached the German coast we passed the LIAMARE.
Moored at Cuxhaven, the museum ship CAP SAN DIEGO was a surprise bonus – she is normally berthed at Hamburg.
LT URBAN passes us outward bound.
SAFMARINE KIMLEY inward for Hamburg.
There is a twin level pier on the riverfront at Cuxhaven, where I spent most of the time we were there. SAN JIANG KOU passes inward bound.
A regular on the Humber, ALREK inward bound.
The local tug TAUCHER O. WULF 3 heads back into the port.
The research/survey vessel GREIF also arriving Cuxhaven.
TAUCHER O. WULF 8 passes close by.
Back onboard TOR CIMBRIA, as we prepare to depart ELBE ORE passes inward bound.
On our return to Immingham dock, BIBI on Henderson quay…
… with PUTFORD ACHILLES by the drydocks.
We had moved into the Northern arm to allow TOR HOLLANDIA to sail – the Sietas built FLORA laid by on 300′ quay had arrived with engine failure.
Berthed in Alexandra dock, SEAWAY COMMANDOR was originally Marr’s Goole built SWANELLA.
The Sietas built NORRLAND in King George dock.
Passing Corporation pier inward on a evening tide, the ro/ro ROLF BUCK…
… and her sister LINDA BUCK outward at Swinefleet, both regulars to Goole.
The Estonian LANI passes Swinefleet outward bound.
The Finnish ro/ro TRADEN approaches King George dock.
NORSEA decked out for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee 03/06/2002.
TOR CIMBRIA arriving at Immingham dock.
The Sietas built LOUISE RUSS sailing from Immingham dock.
SICHEM MEDITERRANEAN berthed at Anglia Oils in King George dock.
The pallet carrier TUNGENES in King George dock.
LORE PRAHM approaches Goole on an evening tide…
… followed a while later by the cement carrier KAMAL.
Marr’s survey/research vessel NORTHERN HORIZON catches the late evening sun in Albert dock.
GANT STAR loading steel for the Gulf in King George dock.
The Russian trawler PROEKT in Albert dock, previously Marr’s SWANELLA.
The newsprint carrier BALTIC NEWS at 3/7 sheds King George dock.
ETRUSCA at North Gap loading steel for the Gulf.
The Sietas built NEVA-G in Royal dock, Grimsby.
The small Russian fish carrier ALEKSANDRITOVY also in Royal dock.
The Sietas built ALK manoeuvring in Immingham dock.
IMME OLDENDORFF loading steel at North Gap.
IGNACY DASZYNSKI ready to load grain at 1 shed, King George dock.
Another Russian fish carrier, ENIGMA berthed in Albert dock, Hull.
BERNICE inward for Goole passes Chowderness…
… as does WIDOR, both products of the Sietas yard.
PETRONIA berthed on the south side of Immingham dock.
The Finnish flagged SOFIA arrives off Immingham dock.
The Spanish built JULLIETA berthed at North Gap, King George dock.
ARKLOW SAND makes an evening departure from Alexandra dock, Hull.
On a murky day, the WAJDI ARAB berthed at Henderson Quay, Immingham.
Everard’s AMENITY undergoing maintenance in Albert dock, Hull.
The Hessle built TOISA LEOPARD berthed in Alexandra dock, Hull.
The large offshore support vessel NORMAND FLOWER at North Gap, King George dock, Hull.
Another class of small Russian fish carrier, the YASNOGORSK in Albert dock, Hull.
The Sietas built VISTAFJORD berthed in Alexandra dock, Hull.
Another Sietas built vessel, THOR SOFIA berthed in Alexandra dock extension.
Gardline’s survey vessel SEA EXPLORER berthed in William Wright dock…
… as is Marr’s NORTHERN PRINCE.
The Belize flagged reefer AINO berthed in Albert dock, Hull.
Newly renamed in January 2003, the PRIDE OF YORK was the former NORSEA.
Yet another class of Russian fish carrier, the SVYATOY ANDREY in Albert dock, Hull.
Also recently renamed in January 2003, the PRIDE OF BRUGES was the former NORSUN.
Discharging a cargo of cocoa beans, the KATE berthed at North Gap, King George dock.
Berthed in Albert dock, the former Great Yarmouth tug HECTOR READ had recently been sold.
The Maltese flagged RUGIA berthed at 1 shed, King George dock loading grain.
The colourful CEC CONWAY discharging a cargo of cocoa beans at 7 shed King George dock.
Berthed in William Wright dock, the Russian research vessel GEOLOG DMITRY NALIVKIN.
The Sietas built MARIANNE berthed on the south side of Albert dock, Hull.
Reflected in the still waters of Goole docks, the RMS HOMBERG.
SEA EAGLE at North Gap, King George dock loading steel for the Gulf.
The Thai flagged bulker THOR PILOT at 7/8 shed, King George dock, Hull.
Berthed at Anglia Oils 3 shed, King George dock, the Marshall Islands registered tanker DAWN.
The Russian sea-river coaster ST-1315 berthed in Alexandra dock, Hull.
On a breezy evening, WEST AVANT approaches Alexandra dock, Hull.
The sea-river coaster THARSIS approaches Goole.
Having loaded a cargo of grain, ANAIS LAND manoeuvres in King George dock to sail.
The CEM CLIPPER approaches Goole docks stern first, having swung early in Goole Reach.
The pollution control vessel SEFTON SUPPORTER berthed in Liverpool docks.
Also in Liverpool docks, the sand dredger NORSTAR…
… and the vintage yacht NAHLIN.
Berthed at the Euroterminal in Alexandra dock extension, the RUNNER was one of the first coasters with a telescopic wheelhouse built by Sietas.
THOR AMALIE berthed in the South East corner of Albert dock was a later product of the Sietas yard.
The Hull built HOOPRIDE pulls away from Riverside quay having taken an upriver pilot onboard…
… as does the AGILA inward for Goole.
The Bulgarian owned, Maltese registered SOFIA arriving King George dock.
The former Russian coaster DORIS berthed in Alexandra dock.
ILONA G at 1 shed, King George dock waiting to load.
GREEN ISLAND berthed at North Gap, King George dock.
Sat in William Wright dock, the sand dredger ARCO TYNE.
Marr’s LANCELLA berthed in Albert dock.
The Finnish ro/ro MIRANDA entering King George dock.
The Adsteam tug LADY ANYA berthed at the drydocks in Alexandra dock.
GOLDEN SUN discharging cement at 12 shed, King George dock.
FESCO’s KHUDOZHNIK KUSTODIEV loading at 1 shed, King George dock.
JACKIE MOON berthed in Alexandra dock extension.
The Thai registered PATTAYA NAVEE berthed at 7/8 sheds King George dock.
TIRADOR backs down Albert dock.
On the final day of dock photo permits, Spliethoff’s LEVANTGRACHT catches the morning sun.
ALESSIA completes loading a cargo of grain.
The newsprint carrier BALTIC GUIDE waits to sail.
The Russian coaster BUGULMA passes outward bound.
Now restricted to the riverfront only, HOO FALCON departs King George dock.
The Sietas built OOCL NARVA arrives at King George dock.
On the same service, OOCL NORPPA also arriving.
The newsprint carrier BALTIC EXCELLENT approaches King George dock.
The first Cambodian flagged vessel I caught, HAVTANK departs the Old Harbour.
On a misty afternoon, TARPON SANTIAGO arrives off King George dock.
VOLODYMYR SAVELIEV arriving King George dock on a wintery day.
SERVICEMAN charges out of King George dock.
The only dock views now possible, along the lock, the heavy lift vessel TRAVELLER at North Gap.
BLUE STONE arrives off King George dock.
Arriving Alexandra dock on a grey day, the Sietas built SYDLAND.
The Russian survey vessel PROFESSOR KURENTSOV sailing from Albert dock.
GEESTSTROOM outward from King George dock.
SEA KESTREL passes St. Andrews dock inward bound on an evening tide.
SEAWHEEL TRADER inwards for Goole.
The Turkish coaster MUEZZINOGLU inwards for New Holland.
MEKHANIK FOMIN inwards for Goole.
THARSIS passes Swinefleet inward to Goole…
… as does RMS WEDAU.
FREJ pushes the tide passing Swinefleet outward from Goole.
RMS BUCHOLZ passes Swinefleet inwards.
A not too frequent event, RIX HAWK passes Swinefleet inward to Goole.
The Norwegian registered PRIORITY also inward at Swinefleet.
GEESTDIJK sailing from King George dock…
… as does the OOCL NARVA.
With an instantly recognisable backdrop, ARKLOW ROCK is seen outward on the Mersey.
The Mersey ferry SNOWDROP approaches Seacombe.
Taking the Mersey Docks and harbour cruise – the STOLT FULMAR is inward bound.
The preserved tug BROCKLEBANK in Liverpool docks.
COASTAL WAVE berthed in Royal Seaforth dock…
… as is the woodchip carrier BUENA VISTA.
JAMES JACKSON GRUNDY berthed in Liverpool docks.
The only view possible, the sailing vessel KHERSON.
Svitzer’s OAKGARTH in Liverpool docks.
The ALTENA is used by HM Customs as a training vessel.
SVITZER BIDSTON passes us at speed stern first.
The Hull built SEA MITHRIL passes the Humber bridge inward…
… followed by the SINDBAD…
… and the SEAWHEEL MERCHANT.
Another YSE trip – this time to the Tyne. The small trip boat CATHERINE alongside at Newcastle.
A former Channel ferry, the floating nightclub TUXEDO PRINCESS.
A former naval tender, the AMAZON HOPE 2 has been converted to a floating medical centre.
BLYTH ENDEAVOUR undertaking plough dredging.
LARGS BAY fitting out.
AFRICA MERCY was a Scandinavian ferry, being converted to a floating hospital.
ROWANGARTH berthed on the Tyne.
ARCO HUMBER on the Tyne.
The vehicle carrier GLOBAL SPIRIT berthed at the ro/ro terminal.
OKAPI berthed at the Tyne dock river berth…
… as was CENK KAPTANOGLU, a Turkish bulk carrier.
QUEEN OF SCANDINAVIA berthed at the ferry terminal.
The Port of Tyne dredger HEDWIN moored on the river.
On the way back we ventured to the South Gare on the Tees, in time to catch ATLANTIC PRINCESS outward from Redcar.
ANTINA sailing from Goole docks on a late afternoon tide.
ARKLOW VENUS creeping up Goole Roads.
JAGUAR punches the tide outward from Goole.
BUM CHIN sailing from King George dock.
OOCL NOVGOROD also sails from King George dock.
The Bulgarian owned PEYO YAVOROV arriving King George dock.
SMS tug NORMAN working the stern of PEYO YAVOROV.
An evening tide as the RIX MERLIN is launched at Paull shipyard.
The elderly Sietas built ALA passes King George dock bound upriver.
MUNGO inward and swinging at Blacktoft to take a Howdendyke pilot.
GISELA G passes Blacktoft for Goole.
AUTHENTICITY also inward for Goole, no longer an Everard vessel but kept the name.
The veteran cement carrier CEMENTINA inward for Howdendyke.
MONICA berthed at Gunness on the Trent…
… as is HELEN.
HT SWORD working hard on the stern…
… of the cruise ship VAN GOGH sailing from King George dock.
Another late afternoon at Goole, the SEA CHARENTE passes…
… followed a while later by WIEBKE D.
CHRISTINE Y passes for Howdendyke.
KAPITAN RYNTSYN approaches and swings to enter Goole docks.