I would like to tell you about the steam ship Scharhorn. Back
in 1976 I was in the Royal air force and was stationed in the north of England,
whilst there I met a steam enthusiast called Amos Treloar and happened to
mention that there was an old steamship Scharhorn lying derelict in
Buckie harbour in the north east of Scotland. He seemed interested and before
long he had her towed to Newcastle upon Tyne where he set about trying to
restore her. I went and had a look and it seemed that it was going to be a long
job. I was eventually posted to another station and lost touch.
It was not until a few years later that I got in touch with his daughter who told me that the ship had been towed to the west coast and she thought the ship museum at Maryport was going to have a try at restoration. Apparently the German government came to her rescue and had the ship transported to Hamburg where she was eventually put together by apprentices at a shipyard there and is now cruising on the river. I was glad that I had mentioned it to Amos and feel I was indirectly involved in saving this ship. I enclose a photo that I took on the river Tyne. I hope this is of some interest to you.
Regards Alex Scott
The Steamship Schaarhörn on the river Tyne in the United Kingdom.