INFATIGABLE (1)

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INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by Henk » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:07 pm

INFATIGABLE (1)
1873 - 1901
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen.
Build 1873 at Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik vormals Janssen & Schmilinsky - Hamburg. (72)
24,38 x 5,30 x x 3,56 m.
115 brt.
1 cylinder single working steamengine from the yard.
175 ihp.
Newbuilding
Sold In 1901 renamed IN(DE)FATIGABLE by Thomas Milward - Swansea.

23-01-1906 grounded in dense fog near Whitehall Point between Langland and Caswell Bay (Swansey) and lost. Crew was rescued.

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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by Jaap Bijl » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:02 pm

1901 to Thomas Milward, Swansea, not renamed.
1906 (23/01) stranded near Shell Point, Caswell Bay (Swansea).
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by E28 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:35 pm

As she was stranded in 1906, that means she was then either,
1 - salved and then put back into service, improbable.
2 - salved and hulked, used for some other purpose, equally improbable.
3 - salved and broken up.
It appears she was broken after her stranding, as there is certainly no extant wreck.

As she was actually sold to Thomas Milward in 1901, can not see a tug named Infatigable owned by him.
However, it appears he angliced her name to Indefatigable, as this name appears as such in 1903.

On 23 Jan 1906 in thick fog she ran aground and was holed on the rocks below Whiteshell point, her crew safely abandoned her at low tide, and she was duly assessed and handed over to the insurance underwriters.
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by Henk » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:22 pm

So that means she was sold in 1903 or was there a leakage in your file?
Because she was broken I don't believe she was bringing back in service! broken-up as where she was in more realistic!

Thanks for put-inn anyway Sean!
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by E28 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:36 pm

Okay, to avoid any confusion this is the situation.

Infatigable was renamed Indefatigable, the English version of that name, when sold to Thomas Milward, who acquired her in 1901.
On the 23 Jan 1906 in thick fog she ran aground and was holed on the rocks below Whiteshell point. Due to her material condition the insurance assessors were then responsible for her disposal having paid Milward.

The unanswered question is,
What was her ultimate fate.
We have run out of dates and precisely what happened to her, after 23 Jan 1906,
but she was probably scrapped,
we do not know where or when, exactly.
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by davidships » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:20 pm

Many years ago, when I transcribed the register details in BT 110/151 at the PRO/National Archives, I definitely read the name as INFATIGABLE. Since then TNA have added detail in their catalogue, as INFATIGABLE. The CLIP project has also sourced the RSS Appropriation Books, and has INFATIGABLE.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cata ... ssmethod=0
http://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsnum.php (enter ON 118712)

What are the sources for INDEFATIGABLE? Perhaps casualty report? Photo? Does anyone have a 1904-1906 Mercantile Navy List?

Mistakes in the register were certainly not unknown, but rarely in the name itself (it's something that the owner would normally notice). And I wonder why it unusually took Milward some two years to register her (on 17/11/1903)?

A 33-year-old 80-foot iron hull on the rocks. Not much left for the iron-merchants after a month or two, I suspect.
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by davidships » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:24 pm

Lloyd's List casualty reports 30/1/1906:

Swansea 27 Jan: The tug INFATIGABLE of Swansea, which left this port 23 Jan seeking, stranded the same day on Whitehall Point, between Langland and Caswell Bays. she is on a rocky bottom, full of water and apparently a total wreck. Crew saved.
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by Henk » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:43 pm

Many thanks for that David!!
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Re: INFATIGABLE (1)

Post by E28 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:06 pm

Indeed, thank you for you definitive reply David.
Patently my post 5 is false.
However, her wreck was removed, at some date, despite the material condition.
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