VIKING

Sociéte Anonyme de Rémorquage à Hélice (Gerling)
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Henk
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VIKING

Post by Henk » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:38 pm

VIKING
1930 - 1939
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen
Build 1920 at Philip & Sns Ltd. - Dartmouth. (504)
26,97 x 6,43 x 3,20 x m.
133 grt.
2 cylinder Compound from the yard
330 ihp(aother source 550 ihp).
In the fleet in 1930 as VIKING from Shipowners Towage Syndicate - Antwerpen
Sold In 1939 renamed COUDON by the French Navy

From 1920 till 1929 renamed SIR ALFRED PALMER by Tyne Improvement Commissioners - New Castle.
27-11-1942 sunk in Toulon.
18-07-1943 raised by the Italians and in service with Kriegsmarine - Toulon.
11-03-1944 sunk by airplane bombing.
In 1945 raised and repaired; in service named COUDON with the French Navy.
In 1954 renamed Q-123.
In 1958 broken-up.

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Re: VIKING

Post by davidships » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:13 am

Ordered 1918 by War Office as HS 96, but contract taken over by Admiralty.
7/1919 launched as WEST PORT
12/1919 order cancelled and sold to shipyard
1/1920 sold to Tyne Improvement Commissioners, Newcastle
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Re: VIKING

Post by davidships » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:13 pm

26/10/1939 sold to Compagnie Nazairienne de Remorquage et de Sauvetage, St Nazaire on behalf of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) and renamed COUDON. As France had already declared war on Germany, a direct sale to the Navy would be contrary to Belgian's neutral position. By the invasion of Belgium in May 1940 the vessel had been formally transferred from CNRS to the Navy.
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1950 converted to a steam-raising barge at Toulon
1954 laid up for disposal as Q-123
1958 scrapped
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