CASTOR

Sociéte Anonyme de Rémorquage à Hélice (Gerling)
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CASTOR

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:54 pm

CASTOR
1914 - 1952
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen.
Build 1914 Scheepswerf van P.Boele - Slikkerveer. (594)
20,50 x 4,60 x x m.
58 grt.
200 ihp.
8 knots
3,1 tons BP
Newbuilding
Sold In 1952.

Phot: Unknown**
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Re: CASTOR

Post by davidships » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:46 pm

1915 evacuated to England (at Gravesend 11/1915), managed C W Kellock & Co Ltd, London.
21/11/1915-21/5/1919 on Admiralty service at Gourock
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Post by Jaap Bijl » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:36 pm

1951 scrapped by fa. J.de Smedt, Burcht.
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Re: CASTOR

Post by davidships » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:56 pm

I think that this is the right one.

From an undated postcard of port of Gent.
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Re: CASTOR

Post by Henk » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Looking to the bow section as far as I can see, both tugs are the same. Only the length of the funnel. But it was often after a while they where shortened. So I think you found us a better picture.
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Post by E28 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Another reason funnels would be shortened is after a boiler change, or sometimes even after simply re tubing.
It was not only what went up, but also the method of air induction and control used, as boilers became more efficient.
The funnel (s) on all vessels can reveal lots about what lies within when yon stoking boys muster, and the smoke etc much more about the efficiency, or otherwise.
Conversely, they will reveal little of the engines.
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Re: CASTOR

Post by Henk » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:38 pm

Thanks for your exploination Sean. I only knew that they were shortened after rebuilding from coal to gasoline!
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Re: CASTOR

Post by E28 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:46 pm

Yes Henk, a change of fuel, from solid to liquid, or as many steam ships from the early 20th Century had, a combination of the two with more having liquid only from about 1914, although less so merchant ships and harbour vessels.
The priority for liquids were the warships but it varied from nation to nation, and the availibility of coal had a big bearing on what you could use.
However,all these changes, fuel and boilers, usually dictated the number and size of funnels.
It is why as technology and the advances in boiler efficiency improved, a ship needed fewer of them. If a mid life conversion was done, that ships appearance could change quite radically, if for example it previously had 2 funnels, it may return to sea with just 1.
At the end of the day it was down to the naval architect, and the owner who had to pay.
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Re: CASTOR

Post by Henk » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:57 am

With all that changes in the engineroom, I think everything on board must have a change. Less weght in the engine room means also less weight on top! Use of Aluminium for the upper was and is, a must! So, leaving a funnel at the yard after rebuilding was maybe a must and not only a matter of money?
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