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by Bill Harvey
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ENERGY - 1899
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: ENERGY - 1899

ENERGY O.N. 195236. 79g. 19n. 81.1 x 17.2 x 8.6 feet. C.2-cyl. (17” & 34" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 48nhp. 345ihp. 1899: Completed by Allsup & Company Ltd., Preston for The Borough of Preston. 8.1927: Sold to the Workington Harbour and Dock Board, Workington. 4.1943: Purchased by the J. H. L...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Esso Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Esso Bristol

Having studied the photo I now detail some observations. Is the vessel in trouble or just being berthed? For the following reasons, my own interpretation is that the tanker is being berthed and at a stage where mooring ropes are ashore and secure enough to release the tug which is now standing by. W...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DURGAN - 1919
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: DURGAN - 1919

DURGAN O.N. 137205. 57g. 8n. 70.6 x 16.0 x 6.6 feet. C.2-cyl. (11” & 24” x 16”) engine by the shipbuilder. 23nhp. 1919: Completed by Cox & Company (Engineers) Ltd., Falmouth (Yard No. 161) for Cuthbert. L. Cox (trading as the Falmouth Towing Company), Falmouth. 1936: Sold to Peter Foster & Company L...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CONTEST - 1933
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: CONTEST - 1933

CONTEST O.N. 163325. 213g. 0n. 100.0 x 26.1 x 12.3 feet. T.3-cyl. (16½", 27” & 45" x 30") engine by the shipbuilder. 116nhp. 1,100ihp. 23.2.1933: Launched by Alexander Hall & Company Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 642) for the Elliott Steam Tug Company Ltd. (John Page, manager), London. 3.1933: Completed....
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CRESTED COCK - 1935
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: CRESTED COCK - 1935

CRESTED COCK O.N. 164441. 177g. 3n. 96.0 x 25.1 x 11.6 feet. T.3-cyl. (16", 25” & 42 x 27") engine by the shipbuilder. 129nhp. 900ihp. 5.3.1935: Launched by A. Hall & Company Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 654) for the Gamecock Steam Towing Company Ltd., London. 4.1935: Completed. 1950: Transferred to Gam...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Clyde Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Clyde Fisher

CLYDE FISHER 8,446g. 4,053n. 12,921d. 127.2 (BB) x 20.43 x 8.7 metres 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (350 x 1400mm) B&W 6S35MC type engine made by STX Engine Company Ltd, Changwon. 13½ kts. Thwartship thrust propeller forward. 21.2.2005: Completed by Samho Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Tongyeong, South Korea (Yard N...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: GALWAY FISHER
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: GALWAY FISHER

GALWAY FISHER O.N. 900119. 3,368g. 1,367n. 4,968d. 91.0(BB) x 15.62 x 5.10 metres. 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 480mm) MaK 6M32 type engine made by MaK Motoren GmbH & Company KG, Kiel, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 3,859bhp. 12kts. Thwartship thrust propeller forward. 2.4.1996: Launched as W...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DORALIA - 1914
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: DORALIA - 1914

DORALIA O.N. 136661. 155g. 3n. 90.3 x 22.1 x 10.7 feet. C.2-cyl. (18” & 40" x 26") engine by the shipbuilder. 90nhp. 550ihp. 4.1914: Completed as DORALIA by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons., South Shields (Yard No. 289) for Albert Pattison (trading as United Steam Tug Company), London. 7.1937: Sold to Willi...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DONGARA - 1932
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: DONGARA - 1932

DONGARA O.N. 162684. 165g. 0n. 95.0 x 24.1 x 11.2 feet. T.3-cyl. (15½", 25” & 40" x 27") engine by Earle’s Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Ltd., Hull. 93nhp. 950ihp. 2.1932: Completed as DONGARA by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby, (Yard No.1106) for Albert Pattison (trading as United Steam Tug Comp...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: SMS expansion
Replies: 0
Views: 372

SMS expansion

For details refer to Tugs & Towing forum under same subject title
by Bill Harvey
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SMS expansion
Replies: 19
Views: 5021

SMS expansion

TRUEMAN on route to Bristol Channel and details of new company posted by Terry Thwaite on Tug Talk - copied below. Company Name: SMS TOWAGE (BRISTOL CHANNEL) LIMITED Registration Number: 07874065 Registered Office: FRANCIS HOUSE HUMBER PLACE, THE MARINA, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, HU1 1UD Date of Incorpo...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CASTLECRAIG - 1944/1951
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: CASTLECRAIG - 1944/1951

O.N. 182562. 139g. 28.0 x 7.32 x 3.290 metres. 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 450mm) engine by Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz, A.G., Koeln, geared to screw shaft. 660 bhp. 10kts. 1944: Launched as PFUNDBUDENBERG by Gutehoffnungshuette Sterkrade A.G., Rheinwerft Walsum, Duisburg (Yard 860). 1.1951: Completed. 19...
by Bill Harvey
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ATLANTIC COCK - 1932
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: ATLANTIC COCK - 1932

. ATLANTIC COCK O.N. 162687. 182g. 2n. 96.0 x 25.1 x 11.8 feet. T.3-cyl. (16", 25” & 42 x 27") engine by the shipbuilder. 129nhp. 900ihp. 10.2.1932: Launched by Alexander Hall & Company Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 639) for the Gamecock Steam Towing Company Ltd., London. 3.1932: Completed. 14.10.1940 un...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CHALLENGE - 1931
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: CHALLENGE - 1931

CHALLENGE (2) (1931 - 1965) O.N. 162549. 212g. 2n. 100.0 x 26.1 x 12.3 feet. T.3-cyl. (16½", 27” & 45" x 30") engine by the shipbuilder. 116nhp. 1,100ihp. 22.1.1931: Launched by Alexander Hall & Company Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 633) for the Elliott Steam Tug Company Ltd. (John Page, manager), London...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CHALLENGE - 1884
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: CHALLENGE - 1884

CHALLENGE (1) (1884 - 1931) iron screw tug. O.N. 89650. 137g. 14n. 100.0 x 20.0 x 11.4 feet. C2-cyl. (22” & 42" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 95nhp. 1884: Completed by J. Readhead & Company, South Shields (Yard No. 209) for T. W. Elliott. 1888: Sold to T. W. Elliott, John Page and Matthew Dick, ...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CHAMPION - 1892
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: CHAMPION - 1892

CHAMPION (3) (1892 - 1936) iron screw tug. O.N. 101948. 116g. 20n. 89.1 x 19.0 x 11.1 feet. C.2-cyl. (18” & 38" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 95nhp. 500ihp. 19.10.1892: Launched by A. W. Robertson & Company, Canning Town, London (Yard No. 69) for George D. Braine, George Parkinson, John Page and...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: CASTLECRAIG - 1944/1951
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: CASTLECRAIG - 1944/1951

Not sure about the W.Indies owners but she spent a few years with Lagan Marine Services of Belfast (John Coulter) after Londonderry.
by Bill Harvey
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Foreign Ships
Topic: MAERSK KIERA
Replies: 0
Views: 289

MAERSK KIERA

New vessel and apparently operating with the Stena Weco medium range tanker pool IMO No. 9431305 MAERSK KIERA (2011 - ) tanker 24,412g. 11,668n. 39,700d. 183.2 (BB) x 27.4 x 9.55 metres Machinery detail not yet known 28.11.2006: Ordered. 6.12.2010: Keel laid by Guangzhou Shipyard International (Yard...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite Database - The Future
Replies: 24
Views: 3067

Re: Clydesite Database - The Future

Having read the entirety of this thread, it is apparent that there is a lot of support from members, but, in summary, I would suggest that certain actions are needed to prevent it becoming a disjointed mess. 1. Agree who will co-ordinate the activity especially if / when in receipt of the crucial co...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Humber
Topic: WHITETHORN
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: WHITETHORN

WHITETHORN O.N. 305223. 1,513g. 733n. 1,825d. 261’ 0” x 39’ 10” x 16’ 9½”oa. 9-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (340 x 570mm) Polar MN19S type engine made by British Polar Engines Ltd., Glasgow. 2,475bhp. Bow jet pump forward. 26.2.1963: Launched as HERO by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., Bristol (Yard No. 441) for the Br...
by Bill Harvey
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Danish Ships
Topic: SVENGULF MÆRSK
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: SVENGULF MÆRSK

She was not Bill. Her safety valves and entire vapour system (thanks Sven) was not suitable for chemicals. Naphtha or however you write it, is or was, not placed at the chemical list that time, but was a crude for the Chemical industrie. One could even transport Naphtha in OBO carriers! Thanks Henk...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ILE DE BREHAT
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: ILE DE BREHAT

ILE DE BREHAT Cable laying vessel. 13,976g. 4,193n. 10,000d. 139.70(BB) x 23.4 x 8.020 metres overall. Four, 9-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 480mm) MaK 9M32 type engines (each 5,873bhp) made by Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Company KG, Kiel each driving a generator powering two electric motors, connected in p...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ILE DE BREHAT
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: ILE DE BREHAT

ILE DE BREHAT Cable laying vessel. 13,976g. 4,193n. 10,000d. 139.70(BB) x 23.4 x 8.020 metres overall. Four, 9-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 480mm) MaK 9M32 type engines (each 5,873bhp) made by Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Company KG, Kiel each driving a generator powering two electric motors, connected in p...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Membership figures
Replies: 44
Views: 2523

Re: Membership figures

That's what the bus-driver from Lewis said .... "there's always a Butt lurking about somewhere" ..... : - ) Anyways, as I said before, if the rate of increase maintains parity with the historical site growth rate since inception, the 1,148 figure is assured. Absolutely. Undoubtedly. Unequivocably. ...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Danish Ships
Topic: SVENGULF MÆRSK
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: SVENGULF MÆRSK

Don't believe she ever was a crude oil tanker but more petro-chemical. Both her and sister DANGULF MAERSK were regularly visitors to the Du Pont plant at Maydown near Londonderry with cargoes of Napthalene.
by Bill Harvey
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Membership figures
Replies: 44
Views: 2523

Re: Membership figures

Angus Mac Kinnon wrote:
Bill Harvey wrote:Only 13 to go !


Think that answers your original query, Bill !

But, Angus and there is always a but lurking somewhere, will we achieve your calculated estimate of 1,148?
by Bill Harvey
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Membership figures
Replies: 44
Views: 2523

Re: Membership figures

Only 13 to go !
by Bill Harvey
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Tyne and Wear Tugs
Topic: CRAGSIDER (1976)
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: CRAGSIDER (1976)

CRAGSIDER O.N. 363069. 266g. 32.80 x 9.68 x 4.160 metres. 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (381 x 457mm) Mirrlees KMR-6 type oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees Blackstone (Stockport) Ltd., Stockport, geared to a fixed pitch propeller operating within a Kort steerable nozzle. 3,140 bhp. 45 tons bollard pull. 10 ½ ...
by Bill Harvey
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: WATERLOO (1977)
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Re: WATERLOO (1977)

WATERLOO (3) (1977 - 1984) fire-fighting tug. O.N. 364450. 315g. 0n. 33.86 x 9.61 x 4.35 metres. Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 8RKCM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a single controllable pitch propeller operating within a Kort steerable nozzle. 3,5...
by Bill Harvey
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RABBI MOHAMMED
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: RABBI MOHAMMED

Watched a repeat of the UK Border Force series recently and they covered an incident in the Channel involving UK and French customs aircraft and patrol vessels tracking and eventually boarding a vessel laden with drums of drugs. Lots of aerial filming and the vessel, quoted as a diving vessel had a ...
by Bill Harvey
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: W.H.J. ALEXANDER – Sun tugs
Topic: SUN XXII
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: SUN XXII

SUN XXII (1960 - 1976) O.N. 301082. 183g. 0n. 107' 2" x 25' 11" x 11' 8¾". 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDN-6 type engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd.,Stockport. 1,610bhp. 13 kts. 19 tons bollard pull. 30.9.1959: Launched by Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard No. 1314) for W. H. J....
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: INDOMITABLE 1979
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: INDOMITABLE 1979

INDOMITABLE (1979 - 2009) twin screw tug. O.N. 378072. 406g. 0n. 35.74 x 10.27 x 4.90 metres. Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 8RK3CM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers operating within a Kort steerable nozzles. 3,520bh...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: INVINCIBLE
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: INVINCIBLE

INVINCIBLE (1983 - 1990) anchor-handling tug, supply ship. O.N. 389231. 499g. 172n. 64.42 x 13.81 x 4.701 metres. Two, 16-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (250 x 300mm) Polar F316V vee type engines by Nohab Diesel Ab,Trollhattan, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers. 8,160bhp. 16kts. 106 tons bollard pull. T...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: RIVERMAN (1963)
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: RIVERMAN (1963)

RIVERMAN (2) (1963 - 1974) O.N. 303817. 93g. 24d. 83' 0” x 22' 5" x 10' 0” It was originally intended that the steam machinery from SERVICEMAN q.v. would be fitted. As built: 12-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (220 x 380mm) Brons type engine by the shipbuilder, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 1,125bhp. 12...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: RIVERMAN (1926)
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: RIVERMAN (1926)

RIVERMAN (1) (1926 – 1948) O.N. 146507. 59g. 10n. 63.1 x 16.0 x 7.3 feet. T.3-cyl. (8½”, 13” & 20” x 12”) engine by Machinenfabriek ‘Bolnes’ J.H. Van Cappellan N. V. Krimpen a/d Lek. 30nhp. 180ihp. 9 kts. 1915: Completed as FORTUNA by De Groot and Van Vliet, Slikkerveer (Yard No. 60) for NV Sleepdie...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: KROOMAN (1905)
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: KROOMAN (1905)

KROOMAN (1) (1905 - 1936) screw tug. O.N. 121035. 61g. 5n. 75.2 x 15.1 x 7.9 feet. C.2-cyl. (12½” & 26” x 20”) engine by the shipbuilder. 30nhp. 200ihp. 1905: Completed by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yard No. 235) for T. Gray & Company Ltd., Hull. 19.5.1917 until 7.7.1917 and 20.9.19...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: ROMAN (1890)
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: ROMAN (1890)

ROMAN (1) (1895 – 1899) wood screw tug. O.N. 105017. 16g. 1n. 47.2 x 11.3 x 5.0 feet. C.2-cyl. (8” & 16” x 10”) engine made in 1893 by Escreet and Richmond, Hull. 11nhp. 1890: Completed by George Brown & Company, Hull for unidentified owner. 1893: Thomas Gulson, Leicester. [1st registered in Hull 18...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: DALESMAN (1909)
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: DALESMAN (1909)

Bill, so do we assume she went away to the front and then returned after or did IWD have control of vessels remaining in England, maybe under their control for war work--there is an old jetty in the area which was used for explosives. Les Hi Les, That is a question I cannot answer but perhaps David...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: DALESMAN (1909)
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: DALESMAN (1909)

At that time the river was very different to now and no lock or weir between Holme lock (near Nottingham) and Newark. Regular floods across long low flood fields would have been common and combine this with fog. I hadnt realised she got involved with IWD --I just assumed she was on the Trent from N...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: KEELMAN (1958)
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: KEELMAN (1958)

KEELMAN (1962 - 1995) O.N. 187084. 37g. 56.9 x 16.4 x 5.9 feet. 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (8¾” x 11½”) Blackstone ER4M type engine by Lister, Blackstone Ltd., Dursley. 325bhp. 10kts. 5½ tons bollard pull. 1958: Completed as SCORCHER by P. K. Harris & Sons Ltd., Appledore (Yard No. 74) for Clements, Knowling...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: DALESMAN (1909)
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: DALESMAN (1909)

The other view mentioned earlier.

Would be interesting to know the circumstances of her ending so far from the river.

Also the outer casing of her funnel below the bands appears missing.

Bill
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: W.H.J. ALEXANDER – Sun tugs
Topic: SUN VI (1902)
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: SUN VI (1902)

SUN VI (1915 - 1960) O.N. 93654. 139g. 17n. 90.0 x 19.6 x 10.1 feet. C.2-cyl. (17” & 35" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 500ihp. 11.1902: Completed as CONSERVATOR by Allsup & Company Ltd., Preston (Yard No. 178) for the King’s Lynn Conservancy Board, King’s Lynn. 1915: Purchased by William Henry J...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: W.H.J. ALEXANDER – Sun tugs
Topic: SUN XXI (1959)
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Re: SUN XXI (1959)

SUN XXI (1959 - 1969) O.N. 301002. 183g. 0n. 107' 2" x 25' 11" x 11' 8¾". 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDM-6 type engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd., Stockport. 1,610bhp. 13 kts. 19 tons bollard pull. 18.6.1959: Launched by Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard No. 1306) for W. H. J....
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Liverpool Screw Towing
Topic: NORTH COCK (1936)
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: NORTH COCK (1936)

NORTH COCK (2) (1966 - 1968) O.N. 164298. 201g. 0n. 95.2 x 25.1 x 12.4 feet. T.3-cyl. (16", 26” & 42" x 30") engine by Plenty & Son Ltd., Newbury. 120nhp. 1,000ihp. 20.7.1936: Launched as HORNBY by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby (Yard No. 1163) for the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd. 9.1936: Completed. 4...
by Bill Harvey
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: HORNBY (1936)
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: HORNBY (1936)

HORNBY (3) (1936 - 1966) O.N. 164298. 201g. 0n. 95.2 x 25.1 x 12.4 feet. T.3-cyl. (16", 26" & 42" x 30") engine by Plenty & Son Ltd., Newbury. 120nhp. 1,000ihp. 20.7.1936: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby (Yard No. 1163) for the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd. 9.1936: Completed. 4.5.1941: Sunk ...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: SEAMAN (1967)
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: SEAMAN (1967)

SEAMAN (2) (1967 - 1978) twin screw tug. O.N. 308570. 304g. 76n. 106' 7" x 30' 9" x 13' 4" Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (10¼" x 14½") 6ATCM type engines by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., Lincoln, single reverse reduction geared to twin screw shafts. 2,800bhp. 11kts. 26 tons bollard pull. 22.8.1966: Keel laid by C...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: United Towing of Hull
Topic: YORKSHIREMAN (1978)
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: YORKSHIREMAN (1978)

YORKSHIREMAN (3) (1978 - 1988) twin screw tug. O.N. 376895. 686g. 73n. 509d. 42.07 x 11.64 x 4.869 metres. Two, 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RK3CM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, single reverse reduction geared to twin screw shafts with controllable pitch pro...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: FORMIDABLE (1979)
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: FORMIDABLE (1979)

FORMIDABLE (1979 - 2001) twin screw tug. O.N. 378077. 406g. 0n. 35.74 x 10.27 x 4.220 metres. Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 8RK3CM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd.,Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers operating within a Kort steerable nozzles. 3,520 bh...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: SUN LONDON (1977)
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: SUN LONDON (1977)

SUN LONDON (1977 - 2006) O.N. 377447. 265g. 0n. 32.95 x 9.61 x 4.91 metres. 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RKCM vee type engine by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 2,640bhp. 45 tons bollard pull. 11.10.1975: Ordered from Richard Duns...
by Bill Harvey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Alexandra Towing
Topic: SUN ESSEX (1977)
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: SUN ESSEX (1977)

SUN ESSEX (1977 - 1999) fire-fighting tug. O.N. 377347. 272g. 0n. 32.92 x 9.61 x 4.91 metres. 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RKCM vee type engine by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 2,070bhp. 35 tons bollard pull. 29.12.1975: Ordered...

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