Diving in the Sixtys | Working for a Salvage Co 1970 | From Dorinda to working on Ant | Humber Divers LTD Formation | Ben Macduhi Wreck | Now on the Ashby Fame sold | Tropic Shore Dispersal Contract | Commercial work on Ashby | Ashby Sold and Cornelius Purchased | Cornelius Sold and Pescoso Purchased | Another Boat Purchase Inge | Purchasing 7 Seas Club | British Gas work with Inge | The Recovery Heavy Lift Vessel | The Recovery on Salvage Work | The Recovery on Hindostan | The Laurentic | Now left Humber Divers | Risiko | Searching for Wrecks | Family History Photos | Edward Kirkpatrick born 27 November 1938 | Now married 7th May 1960 | Eddie Married Continued | Now divorced June 1986 | Building Burton house at Hornsea | Gillian Rose Smith and Eddie Kirkpatrick | Gill and Eddie | Gill and Eddie now married 20th December 1995 | Gill and Eddie now married | Debbies and Martins Wedding | Eddie and Gill Year 2000 | Kirkpatrick History
Eddie Kirkpatricks Diving and Family Pages

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A web page giving a history of my diving from car innertube to heavy lift vessel, during a time span of 20 years.
I started my diving with the local HULL BSAC club,were I reached second class diver stage. I then went on to forming my own Diving Company (HUMBER DIVERS Ltd)with a Herbert Robinson, We started with a 65ft mfv "Fame" then worked our way up in size to 230ft Heavy Lift Vessel "RECOVERY".
During the 20 years we carried out salvage of cargos from first and second world war wrecks, dispersal of dangerous wrecks for Trinity House, British Gas contract work, hiring of work boats on contracts, which included BBC Television (ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES), we also purchased a night club called Seven Seas, which was a Divers Club

The above is only a brief outline, and the following pages will give you a insight by way of pictures and text

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"Recovery" Built 1942,(Rebuilt 1967) LOA:204ft,Gross Tonnage 484,
Engines:two Paxmans,Bunker consumption 2 Tons per 24 hrs,Bow Thruster,Mooring:4 Point Mooring, Speed:8 Knots,Range:1600 miles, Boats:2 24ft class c workboats with 42hp diesel engines,Recompression Chamber:two man twin lock,Winches:2-20ton. 5-5ton. 1-10 ton. Bow lift: 150ton.
Accommodation for 29 persons.





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At Oban with the BSAC Club










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I found my first bell on this wreck "SS CAENWOOD" ( NORTH LANDING BAY)





At North Landing 1966, with car innertube













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Spearfishing at Filey Brigg with BSAC Club












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Bsac Members












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Local paper write up on the bell I found



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ONE OF THE FIRST WRECKS I DIVED WITH MY INNERTUBE "SS ROSA" WRECK IN NORTH LANDING BAY


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ONE OF THE FIRST WRECKS I DIVED WITH MY INNERTUBE "SS ROSA" WRECK IN NORTH LANDING BAY


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A copy of a painting of the "WOODALL"



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Pals from the Hull BSAC at Withernsea



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Just been spearfishing at South Landing, Flambro


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At Oban, Scotland,



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Diving holiday at St Abbs, Scotland



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A small collection of souvenirs a couple of years from first starting diving



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Eddie at South Landing, spearfishing


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Eddie with his daughter Debbie after spearfishing.



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Pals from the Hull BSAC at Withernsea



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