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WASHINGTON

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:54 pm
by Henk
WASHINGTON
1889 - 1921
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen.
Build 1881 at J.den Dekker - Hoboken.
32,92 x 6,43 x 3,38 x m.
187 grt.
600 ihp; after 1901, 650 ihp
In the fleet in 1889 named WASHINGTON from Société Anonyme des Remorquers Belge - Antwerpen.
Sold In 1921 renamed CRUSADE by Elliot Steam Tug Co.- Belfast.

In 1901 new boiler.
In 1936 broken-up.

Photo: Unknown**

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:50 pm
by E28
Thanks for posting this Henk, as you have also raised an issue here that is extremely valid to all and every ship that has one or more boilers.
We are all well aware that these essential items would not work for ever, let alone efficiently, so they had a set number of hours before needing to be re tubed, re built or re placed.
So including her new boiler in 1901 is valuable information, but for a vessel lasting 33 years, she must also have had a lot of time and money spent on her boilers, which when being maintained, means she is not working.
Thanks. E28

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:56 pm
by Jaap Bijl
1881 WASHINGTON, S.A. des Transports Maritimes Anglo=Belges, Antwerp
188x WASHINGTON, S.A. Union des Remorqueurs Belges, Antwerp
1890 WASINGTON, S.A.R.H.

1935 scrapped T.W.Ward & Son (Grays).

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:09 pm
by Henk
Do know nothing about boilers or whatever! :)

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:35 am
by davidships
12/1914 evacuated to London
21/12/1914-23/4/1915 on Admiralty (Royal Navy) service (mng C W Kellock & Co, London)
24/4/1915-4/12/1917 on War Office (Army) service at Le Havre
5/12/1917-13/2/1919 on Admiralty service
14/2/1919-31/7/1919 on War Office service

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:48 am
by Bill Harvey
for comparison

CRUSADE (1921 - 1934) iron screw tug.
O.N. 146124. 183g. 2n. 108.0 x 21.1 x 11.8 feet.
C.2-cyl. (24½” & 41" x 24") engine by J. Deneffe et Cie., Leige. 650ihp.
Post 1902: T.3-cyl. (14", 24” & 39" x 24") engine by G. T. Grey, South Shields. 75nhp. 563ihp.
1881: Completed as WASHINGTON by J. de Dekker et Compagnie, Hoboken, Belgium for L'Union des Remorqueurs Belges, Belgium.
1889: Sold to SARH – S.A. Remorquage à Hélice (H. Gerling), Belgium.
21.12.1914 until 31.7.1919: Hired by both the Admiralty and War Office, London.
9.1921: Acquired by the Elliott Steam Tug Company Ltd. (John Page, manager), London and renamed CRUSADE.
1934: Sold to T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield for demolition at their Grays, Essex facility.

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:39 pm
by Henk
Thanks for that Bill!

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:52 pm
by E28
Would someone please explain why her funnel is so massive.

Thanks. Sean. E28

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:12 pm
by Magoonigal
Ahh well those of us of a certain age who remember having coal fires know the answer to that one!

The tall funnel was needed to create a "Good Draw" on the fire in the Grate of the Boiler causing the coal to burn hot and clean.

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:48 pm
by E28
10 May 1934 appears to be the date for her sale to Wards.

Re: WASHINGTON

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:49 pm
by Henk
That is very interesting Sean! Are there some more details?