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HERCULES (2)

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:19 pm
by Henk
HERCULES (2)
1913 - 1963
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen.
Build 1913 at Scheepswerf wed.C.Boele & Zoon - Slikkerveer
26,01 x x 5,99 x 3,30 x m.
121 grt.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion from Machinefabriek Alblasserdam
500 ihp
5,1 tons BP
Newbuilding
In 1963 broken up with P.Boel - Temse (other source 1959)

From November 1939 till November 1945 with the Royal Navy as minesweeper SHAKO (FY-1657).

Photo: Unknown**

Re: HERCULES (2)

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:49 pm
by davidships
1914 evacuated to England
11/12/1914-20/10/1919 on Admiralty (Royal Navy) service at Chatham (mng C W Kellock & Co Ltd, London)

In WW2 did indeed initially serve as Admiralty minesweeper HMS SHAKO. At some point transferred to War Office (Army) and served until 27/7/1945.

Re: HERCULES (2)

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:13 pm
by davidships
Photo taken when new, from Antwerp journal "Neptune" of 7/3/1914.
Hercules.JPG