NELSON (1966)

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NELSON (1966)

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Re: NELSON (1966)

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:46 pm

NELSON (4) (1966 - 1994)
O.N. 308670. 173g. 0n. 103' 0" x 27' 0" x 11' 0"
8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (10½" x 13½") Crossley HGN8 type turbocharged engine by Crossley Bros.Ltd., Manchester, geared to a fixed pitch propeller. (per original design spec - 1200bhp. @ 420 revs. 16.5 tons bollard pull. 11¾ Kts) 1,350bhp. 12 kts. 21 tons bollard pull.
24.2.1966: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. S.833) for the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
7.1966: Completed.
1993: Sold to Ali Tabbit & H. Baltagi, Beirut and to be renamed BALTAGI VI, but sale was not ratified.
1994: Sold to Carmet Towing Ltd., Bromborough.
11.1994: Sold to S. Evans & Sons, Garston for demolition.
5.12.1994: Sank in the Garston Channel whilst under tow of ARDNEIL (330g./53).
2.1995: Attempts to lift using MERSEY MAMMOTH (1,793g./86) failed when vessel slipped off slings, damaging the crane jib.
Remains engulfed in mud.

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