Latest drone video of Creteboom by @myirishdrone - David Beattie
You can also see examples of David's amazing photography in the Photo Gallery
Vintage newsreel of the launch of Molliette at Faversham Creek. One of two concrete schooners built by James Pollock
At 28 minutes into this video is the evidence that confirms why the concrete Petrol Barges, built as part of the Overlord plan, were never used. My aim, to dispel the Urban Myth surrounding the Rainham 16
Nice drone video of the Petrol Barges at Rainham Marshes. I have chosen this one because it is one of few that does not regurgitate the Urban Myth that these barges went to Normandy or were Mulberry Harbours
Diving on the wreck of #Creteland in Greece. It's a must do for me !
Her name is etched in concrete between 1 min/secs and 1.42
Marie Gardiner - Photographer/Writer
produced this interesting video about #cretehawser that I am delighted to share here. Marie has written an excellent book called 'Secret Sunderland' in which #Cretehawser and the other Wear Concrete Shipbuilding Co. Ltd Crete ships appear
Great drone video by
Owen Gardiner about #Cretehawser with a potted history to go with. This video appears on the North Mayo Tourism site as well. You can follow Owen's work on Instagram @mastergardiner and on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/owengardiner17/
If you follow this link, you can watch for free a newsreel that shows the construction of #Cretepath at British Concrete Construction at Barnstaple. It doesn't actually show the destruction of Cretepath at launch in 1918. She was never registered because she had to be forcibly removed and 'dispersed' in order to enable the launch of Cretepond. I love this 'video'
#Creteboom taken on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at Ballina.
I was holidaying in Sligo and Ballina is only an hour away, so had to be done. Met a number of very interesting local historians and had a great craic about Creteboom...one of the gentlemen I met was the Grandson of the Harbourmaster at the time Creteboom arrived in 1937 and was even involved in moving her in 1974...
Three FCBs that had worked on the Manchester Ship Canal for nearly 40 years were dumped in the late 1970s or early 1980s in this dead arm of the River Mersey off the Manchester Ship Canal
Vintage newsreel of the launch of Cretacre at Hamworthy, Poole
#Cretejoist was wrecked at Fevåg on 20th February 1943, over 80 years ago. She's made of robust stuff, so despite attempts to demolish her with explosives, she is still here today and now a tourist attraction
'Explore with Mo' is a YouTube channel - إستمتع بالغوص حول حطام سفينتي النقل كراتال و كراتكول في كاب روسو, وهران - where Mohammed El Almine Bradai, a Geology PhD Student, dives and explores abandoned caves, mines and historical places.
'Faith' was the first ocean-going concrete ship built in the U.S.A.
Launched in March 1918, she travelled far and wide until the general doldrums in the shipping industry resulted in her being laid up and later dismantled
'Atlantus' was the second concrete ship completed in the U.S.A . launched in 1918. This video features a Coastguard exercise showing how they could rescue people from a grounded ship. It's a lot of fun
This concrete River Boat launched 7th February 1921 is the last of her kind. 7 were built by Newport Shipbuilding at Wilmington, North Carolina and today she survives, floating at the Boat Marina and Boat Yard in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
This documentary by Jose Louis Espeche is available in Spanish and also subtitled in English
'The Boar' - the story of a concrete ship wreck.
It is a remarkable presentation of the social and economic history of a fish oil & fish meal factory - ‘La Esperanza’ - in the Paraná Delta, founded by Nicolás Sfeir
(The video features Erlend Bonderud - Concrete Ship Researcher Extraordinaire !!)
Built at Vancouver, Washington in 1918, and launched 1919, the concrete water tanker was bought by the Foss Launch & Tag Company and used around Tacoma. It was added to the end of Niqually spit in the mid 1960s. You can read all about her and the other 4 concrete 'tank barges' on our Blog
#thecretefleet - four of the surviving Crete ships built between 1918 and 1920. Features Cretegaff, Creteboom, Cretehawser and Cretetree