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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: hama on August 24, 2018, 02:46:36 PM

Title: A piece of art
Post by: hama on August 24, 2018, 02:46:36 PM
Was googling "ocean going tug " and this image popped up, what a good looking tug! She was new to me.

All the best
Hama
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 24, 2018, 03:49:47 PM

Very powerful looking!







     ( Martin's English school teacher.... "Sigh....!" )
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: Arrow5 on August 24, 2018, 06:06:46 PM
Nice tug. Is that a signal flag or Japanese "Hinomaru" risen sun national flag on mainmast , courtesy flag ?  I can see part of Stars and stripes on aft mast.
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: hama on August 24, 2018, 10:06:27 PM
She was apparently built in Japan. Could it be sea trials or delivery, pilot is on board.
Hama
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: Arrow5 on August 24, 2018, 10:13:59 PM
Ah, thanks Hama.  Got the pilot flag :-)  That will annoy POTUS {-)
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: RST on August 24, 2018, 10:45:36 PM
Red spot on white background that period= Japan.  Everything else for the other flag suggests nothing much more than semaphore "H" to me????
...looks like they had some problems with ventilation in the aft end also.  I might doubt the vent stacks were that high originally (if that is what they are) -but thats purely guesswork.
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: derekwarner on August 24, 2018, 11:03:53 PM
But what vintage  :o....late 1960's to early 70's?.......why not start a guessing competition  :-))

Ventilators of this flat dish design were certainly used in these periods, however usually prominent in larger vessels

Derek
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: Liverbudgie on August 25, 2018, 12:01:25 AM
http://www.tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=721

LB
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: derekwarner on August 25, 2018, 03:19:03 AM
Thanks for the link LB....she certainly had a chequered history, but with 64 main engine cylinders  she would have been the Engineers nightmare  >>:-(


extract......Powered by four sixteen cylinder General Motors La Grange 16-567BC2tew diesel engines. For a rated 9,600 horsepower. Her electrical service was provided by two 8832kW generators.
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: JimG on August 25, 2018, 09:59:15 AM

...looks like they had some problems with ventilation in the aft end also.  I might doubt the vent stacks were that high originally (if that is what they are) -but thats purely guesswork.
If you look closely they are not just ventilators but derrick posts.
Jim
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: nemesis on August 25, 2018, 06:18:38 PM
Often used the samson posts as vents hence the caps on top. Normally samson posts have nothing on top. nemesis
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: Brian60 on September 08, 2018, 10:53:45 AM
Interesting. The white and red stripe flag is the national flag of Indonesia, the red spot actually to me looks like half blue half red spot on a white background which would be Korea.
Then the fly in the ointment is on the aft mast quite low down looks like red and white stripes, which would the USA. It would still make a nice model though. Reading LB's history of it, I see it was United Towing out Hull that had it the longest, another Hull company that bit the dust (absorbed into larger outfit) a while back.
Title: Re: A piece of art
Post by: meechingman on September 12, 2018, 09:16:47 AM
Alice L Moran. Built in Japan for Moran, who are, of course, American. So the flags are, I think, quite simple to explain. Stars and Stripes at the rear flagstaff, courtesy flag of Japan at the foremast as that's where she's heading, and the remaining flag indicates she has a pilot on board. I've seen this image described as a trials photo and that would make perfect sense of all three flags - and her immaculate condition and the high speed she's sailing at.