L = loaded D = discharged
|26 August||Marja||Pasajes||Grain (L)||Seville|
|27 August||Celtic Navigator||Malaga||Marble (D)||Dover|
|27 August||Bratislava||Tyne||Timber (D)||-|
|27 August||Alvina M||Riga||Timber (D)||Roelledge|
|29 August||Ortac||Treguier||General (L)||St. Samson|
|30 August||Egret||Nijmegen||Lytag (D)||Rotterdam|
|31 August||Harmar||Kalmar||Timber (D)||-|
|1 September||Majam||Kalmar||Timber (D)||Ardesleth|
|2 September||Mersey Fisher||Pembroke||Oil (D)||Fawley|
|2 September||Ladoga 8||Vouski||Timber (D)||Teignmouth|
|2 September||K'Toulson||Thames||Oil (D)||Thames|
|2 September||Borelly||Ternuezen||Lytag (D)||Amsterdam|
|3 September||Aletis||Bantry Bay||Stone (D)||Dordrect|
|5 September||Ara||Chatham||Timber (D)||Udevalla|
|5 September||Averity||Immingham||Oil (D)||Fawley|
|6 September||Linaco||Lisbon||Grain (L)||-|
|7 September||Unika||Vastervik||Timber (D)||Erita|
A Record of the shipping movements used to appear in the Shoreham Herald every week. This brief entry is designed to give the reader a general guide to the shipping activities of the Port of Shoreham. The Baltic timber imports decrease during the winter spell when the Baltic freezes over.
The largest vessels can be handled in the timber-handling
Outer Layby to 120 metres long and a beam of 20 metres drawing 6.6 metres
on the highest spring tides, to 5.5 metres on the neaps. The 2,000 metre
canal section of the port can handle vessels up to a length of 105.9 metres
and beam of 16.4 metres. The River Adur wing of the harbour can cater for
smaller vessels up to a length of 82.3 metres and width of 14.3 metres,
with a draught of up to 5.5 metres.
COMPARATIVE JOURNEY TIMES
(APPROX.) IN MINUTES (LONG VEHICLES)
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Open day at Shoreham Port Sunday
9 July 2000
1199 King John landed at Shoreham with an army and marched to London to be crowned. He succeeded Richard I.
1205 For three years, five Royal Galleys were stationed at Shoreham, making it as important as any Port in England.
1262 Simon de Montford, Earl of Leicester, in dispute with King Henry III, sails from Shoreham to France. (In 1264 Simon de Montfort led an army that defeated the King at Lewes in East Sussex.)
1295 Shoreham was made a Borough. New Schoreham was also known as Hulkesmouth after the ships known as HULCS that were the main trading vessels in European seas during Medieval times. Cogs were other (earlier?) trading vessels. Salt and woollen goods are likely to have been important exports at this time.
1586 The greatest part of New Shoreham is ruined and under water.
(The first Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588 opening the world for trade and commerce for British merchant vessels. The second Armada in 1597 is scattered by storms.)
1625 -28 Shoreham is an important port
and shipbuilding centre. Ships were built near the current Norfolk
Bridge. Nearby was the George Inn. 21 ships were built for Charles
I. (At the start of the Civil War the English Navy had 82 under sail).
1690-96 Seventeen Men-of-War built for the Royal Navy during these years.
1703 A great storm shattered the town of Shoreham. This major storm of 26 November affected the English Channel coast of England killing over 8000 people.
1821 The permanent entrance to Shoreham
Harbour was completed at its present location. This was important because
the longshore drift of shingle
had caused problems for centuries.
Development of Shoreham Harbour (by Judith Middleton)
In 1832, 1200 ships entered the port. An average of four vessels a year were built in Shoreham during this decade.
A regular Steam Packet sailed to le Haura and Dieppe in France. A Custom House was constructed in 1830. This building which became the Town Hall up to the 1980's is still standing. (In 1847, nearby Newhaven took over as the cross-channel port of Sussex.)
1871 Of the 161 sailing ships registered
at Shoreham, 88 had been built there.
2002 The new
Shoreham minesweeper visits Shoreham.
Station at Shoreham Harbour has
A new Gas Power Station is now completed.
Page compiled by Andy Horton
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