SUN ESSEX (1977)

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SUN ESSEX (1977)

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Re: SUN ESSEX (1977)

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:06 pm

SUN ESSEX (1977 - 1999) fire-fighting tug.
O.N. 377347. 272g. 0n. 32.92 x 9.61 x 4.91 metres.
12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RKCM vee type engine by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 2,070bhp. 35 tons bollard pull.
29.12.1975: Ordered from Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 910) by Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
22.3.1977: Launched for Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
18.7.1977: Completed (£630,000).
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd.
1999: Sold to Arne Nilsen Slepebaten AS, Norway and renamed BIG.
2002: Sold to Jens Alfastsen Rederiet, Denmark and renamed SUSANNE A.
10.2007: Sold to Dantug AS, Frederica, Denmark and renamed LUCAS.
11.2010: Still in service.

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