UNION FOUR

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Henk
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UNION FOUR

Post by Henk » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:41 pm

UNION FOUR
1976 - 1990
Unie van Redding & Sleepdienst NV - Antwerpen.
Delivered June 1976 by BV Scheepswerf & Gashouderbouw v/h Jonker & Stans Hendrik Ido Ambacht. (338)
44,23 x 11,71 x 5,95 x 5,07 m.
636 grt.
O.R.K.A.
7431985 Lloyds Register.
2x 2SA V12 cylinder General Motors type 16-645-E6, 230x254 each connected to a propeller in Kort-nozzle; 2x 2SA General Motors 258 bhp connected to a generator 156 kW/440/220 V/60 Hz; 2SA V16 cylinder General Motors type 16V71 van 350 bhp connected to a Heemaf generator 400 kW/440\220 V/60 Hz connected to the Jastram bowthruster with 4 tons pull; 2SA 2 cylinder Petter 30 bhp connected to a Stamford generator 12,5 kW/220 V/60 Hz; anchorhandling/towing winch Brusselle double drum each with 900 meter wire 56 mm powered by a V8 cylinder General Motors type 8V71N by an Allisson convertor type CRT5631/580; tuggerwinch 20 tons; Briddle winch 5 tons.
5.750 bhp; 8.000 ihp.
14 knots
84 tons BP
Newbuilding
Sold In 1990 renamed TRADERS EXPRESS by McAllister Towing Inc.Ltd.- New York.

Towed from Antwerpen to Amerika by TRIUMPF SEA.
In 1990 renamed OFFSHORE MONARCH by McAllister Towing & Transportation Co.Inc.- Monrovia.
In 2003 managers Offshore Speciality Fabrikators.
In December 2015 broken up.

Photo: Henk de Winde
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Re: UNION FOUR

Post by wimkosten » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:28 am

Maybe someone can add a more precise date but in the beginning of May 1986 she grounded near Zoutelande, not sure what the reason for the grounding was but it was a nice photo-oportunity :-). Images are from 09/05/1986 which I think was the grounding-date.

Seen from the beach:
M645-union_four_04.jpg
Seen from the water:
M645-union_four_10.jpg
Seen from the dunes:
M645-union_four_12.jpg

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