PACIFIC

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Henk
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PACIFIC

Post by Henk » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:21 pm

PACIFIC
1930 - 1939
NV Sleepdienst Letzer - Antwerpen
1917 J.Crane & Somerville Ltd.- Leith.
28,52 x 6,37 x 2,38 x m.
157 grt.
2 cylinder Compound from the yard
500 ihp
In the fleet In 1930 as PACIFIC from Shipowners Towage Syndicate - Antwerpen (other source renamed CAPT.A.LETZER)
Sold In 1939 renamed CARQUEIRANNE by Marine Nationale (French Navy)

Build as HS.76 for War Office, Inland Waterway Transport Department - Londen.
Until 1929 named WAR-ROSE with W.J.Guy & Sons - Cardiff.
27-11-1942 sunk at Toulon.
13-11-1943 raised by the Germans repaired and in service with Kriegsmarine Toulon.
05-07-1944 sunk in Port de Bouc by an air attack.
In 1945 raised and broken-up

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Re: PACIFIC

Post by Jaap Bijl » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:55 am

Yardnumber 117.
I think the tug was on charter 1930-1939.
In have 1939 CARQUERIANNE.
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Re: PACIFIC

Post by davidships » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:56 am

built John Cran & Somerville Ltd, Leith (Yd 117)
Some sources have her as completed only in 1919, others 1917 (probably right)
She was certainly in service 23/1/1920 when she was towed into Great Yarmouth with a fouled propeller

1921 Crichton Thompson & Co, London (unregistered)
1923 William J Guy, Cardiff as WAR ROSE (reg Cardiff, ON 145731)
1929 Shipowners Towage Syndicate CS, Antwerp as PACIFIC

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Re: PACIFIC

Post by davidships » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:20 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 CARQUEIRANNE. 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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3/1948 condemned and broken up
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Re: PACIFIC

Post by Henk » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:10 pm

Thanks David, That completed it!
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