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Henk
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MAX

Post by Henk » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:56 pm

MAX
1927 - 1940
Sleepdienst Letzer NV - Antwerpen.
Build 1911 at Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.Ltd.- Goole. (141)
30,48 x x 7,01 x 4,27 x 3,15 m.
177 grt.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion from Earle
750 ihp
9 knots
8,5 tons BP
In the fleet In 1927 as MORENO from Crichton Thompson & Co.Ltd.- Londen
02-06-1940 near Duinkerken sunk by German airplane during evacuation with people to Britain.

From 1911 till 1918 as MORENO with Nicolas Mihanovich & Co. - Buenos Aires.
From 1918 till 1921 named HS-47 with War Office/Inland Waterways Department - Londen.
Raised after 1940 but scrapped.

Photo: Unknown**
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Re: MAX

Post by davidships » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:35 pm

28/7/1911 launched
9/1911 delivered to Compania Argentina de Navegación (Nicolas Mihanovich) Ltda, Buenos Aires as MORENO (ARG flag, reg Buenos Aires)
3/1916 purchased by War Office, Inland Water Transport Directorate as HS 47
x/1917 loaned to Admiralty as MORENO
-5/1918 returned to War Office as HS 47
1921 Crichton Thompson & Co Ltd, London
......
20/5/1940 requisitioned at Dunkirk by French Government
29/5/1940 bombed by German aircraft and set on fire
2/6/1940 sunk as blockship during evacuation operations at Dunkirk
after 1940 reported raised and broken up

A report that MORENO was renamed PIEDRA BUENA in the mid-1920s is most likely erroneous.
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Re: MAX

Post by Henk » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:02 pm

Davaid, I never saw that renaming into PIEDRA BUENA ?
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Re: MAX

Post by Jaap Bijl » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:14 pm

An other picture.
Unknown photographer.
Which ship and which (British ?) tugs?
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Re: MAX

Post by davidships » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:39 am

I have a feeling that this is off Dunkerque.
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Re: MAX

Post by yorkieman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:41 am

Thanks for additional info., I will update my Goole SB website!
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Re: MAX

Post by davidships » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:14 am

See photo of sunken ships at Dunkerque.

http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/ima ... rsRhin.jpg

The tug in the centre is believed to be MAX.
VULCAIN on the right.
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