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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: thamestug on September 22, 2015, 04:27:12 PM

Title: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: thamestug on September 22, 2015, 04:27:12 PM
Recently completed; Scratch built on fibreglass hull;
Built 1919 by Philip and Son, Dartmouth. YN499. Steel Screw Tug. L86.2'. B21'. D10.4'. 148grt. 450ihp 2cyl 15"x32" 24" stroke  compound steam engine by builder. Acquired 1928. Disposed 1935. Official No. 145733. Call sign MPDN.
 
1919 Completed for War Office [Inland Water Transport Dept]  as HS79. 1921 Sold to Crichton, Thompson & Company Ltd., London. 10-1923 Sold to William  Guy,  Cardiff, renamed Welsh Rose. 6-1928 Acquired by William Watkins Ltd., London, renamed Rumania. 14-5-1935 Sold to Nash  Dredging Ltd., London for 4500. 27-5-1935 Towed from Ramsgate to Dover to be re-boilered. Converted to oil fired boiler. 29-5-1935 Towed back to Ramsgate by tug Simla. 1940 Sold to Government of Trinidad and Tobago, renamed St. David. 1954 Scrapped.
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Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Netleyned on September 22, 2015, 04:44:54 PM
What a grand old Lady  :-))
Found a photo of her as Welsh Rose

ShipSpotting.com (http://www.shipspotting.com/)
(http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/small/7/3/5/1903537.jpg) (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1903537)
Mike Griffiths
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Danny on September 22, 2015, 04:53:03 PM
Super detailing, you've given me some ideas for my "Blazer".
(the crosshead screws round the funnel don't quite look scale though  %% )
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Netleyned on September 22, 2015, 04:55:21 PM
No metric charts then either. :embarrassed:


http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h1/atlantic38/December%2012/thames.jpg

Ned
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: thamestug on September 22, 2015, 04:57:53 PM
agreed but they were earlier photos showing the screws which were later covered over just before completion!
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: thamestug on September 22, 2015, 05:12:30 PM
Ned
I think that may be the later Welsh Rose that became Lowgarth.
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Netleyned on September 22, 2015, 05:25:42 PM
Ned
I think that may be the later Welsh Rose that became Lowgarth.

Oops  :embarrassed: Just had another look and saw that the date of the photo is approx. 1960.
well after she was scrapped.

Ned
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Brian60 on September 22, 2015, 05:29:44 PM
It is a lovely looking tug for sure. As to the screwheads that are showing. In B&Q you can find in the hardware section, small coloured disks that are made to push in to the top of a crosshead screw and hide them. They are for use in kitchen and other preformed mdf type units. Last time I saw them they came in white, cream and brown. A couple brown ones would do the trick and not look out of place and at 1.99 for 50 of them, cheap enough to experiment with.
Title: Re: Watkins RUMANIA [2]
Post by: Capt Podge on September 23, 2015, 12:01:48 AM
That's a fine looking model you have there - well done to you.  O0
 
Shows how those little "extras" add to the overall build.  :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.