ADRIEN LETZER

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ADRIEN LETZER

Post by Henk » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:19 pm

ADRIEN LETZER
1952 - 1960
Union de Remorquage et de Sauvetage SA - Antwerpen
Launched 12-12-1937; delivered 11-05-1938 by Jan Smit - Alblasserdam. (52)
44,78 x 42,57 x 8,36 x 4,57 x 4,04 m.
368 grt.
O.R.K.A.
00304 Lloyds Register.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion, 445x749x1168:919 from Arnhemsche Stoomhelling Maatschappij - Arnhem.
1.400 ihp
12 knots
11,3 tons BP
In 1952 brought in by Sleepdienst Letzer NV - Antwerpen.
In December 1960 broken-up at Koophandel -Nieuw Lekkerkerk.

Build as AMSTERDAM for Bureau Wijsmuller - IJmuiden.
In 1939 as BV-3 with Nederlandsche Marine.
16 May 1940 whilst towing BV-42 and BV-45 escaped to Britain.
08-08-1945 back in Amsterdam.
Was bought for harbour duty at the Westerschelde but was absolutly hopeless. She needed a tugboat to swing around in those small harbours. Also with salvages she was unusable due to her terrible manoeuvrability. She was soon laid-up and was only used for sea-trips.

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