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farrow

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Pics of Tugs
« on: October 05, 2011, 09:18:01 PM »

Found a pile of photos of tugs mainly military ones.

First one is the Whitburn of 1943, this pic is I presume after the war in civvy ownership. Interesting because I believe a few where shipped over here during the war, the RN had some small ones referred to as the Taniac class.

This one is the Taunda, which nationality it is I do not know, but I think it is interesting as she is a tractor tug and clearly shows the layout of a working tug such as wires etc, the bow winch I should think is used when she is secured alongside for a tow job.

For those that like them a fairly modern USN tug.
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Re: Pics of Tugs
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 10:28:10 PM »

Hello

two time the same pic and no tractor tug ...  :embarrassed:  thanks for the pic  :-))

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Re: Pics of Tugs
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 11:18:38 PM »

Hi Gents,
 The Whitburn was one of four tugs working on the river Wear at Sunderland, the other three was, Ryhope, Grangtown, Cornhill, named after parts of Sunderland, as said all ex-us navy you could at one time get a 1:48 kit of the Ryhope  but think thay are hard to find now.
                         regards howard.
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Re: Pics of Tugs
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 04:57:32 AM »

The USN tug is a YTB, also used by the Army Corps of Engineers.




As per the TANAC class, they were sixty-foot tugs made in various locations around Canada for the war effort.  A number were built in Owen Sound by Russell Brothers. http://stevebriggs.netfirms.com/osmrm/xtanacv206.html

There were four main tug classes used by the RCN during the war years:  the 45 foot Ville Class, the 60 foot Tanac, the 80 foot Glen and the 105 foot Ton.  The 'Peninsula' i modeled is an ex-Ton class.  
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 10:15:34 AM »




Sorry about that chaps, trying to do too much in the evening, but here is the Taunda.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 11:36:55 AM »

Hello

She the Taunoa, one of the 16 french navy Voith tractor tugs. The original pic is here :  http://www.netmarine.net/f/bat/rpc12/taunoa02.htm

More info about this serie of tugs here : http://www.netmarine.net/f/bat/rpc12/index.htm

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »

Thanks for the info, she does have clean lines about her, have several more military tugs of mainly french origin. I must say the French seem to consistently build nice looking vessels, even during the Napoleonic wars the French vessels where better designed.
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farrow

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 02:10:14 PM »

Talking about USN tugs, there where some mothballed at Hythe below Southampton, they where kept in sheds on slips. They where part of the American quick response group for use in Europe in times of Hostiles. I remember once when they were put afloat and run up, the Americans thought they would cruise round into Portsmouth, they where severely admonish for arriving without notice and political clearance as they where classed as foreign warships, but they where interesting to look at as they were obviously war time built.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 03:57:49 PM »

Hi great to see pics of tug Whitburn remember seeing them on the wear as an apprentice both on the Tyne and wear sadly all gone now.
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boyracer081119

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 04:46:13 AM »


here is a fine looking tug for you guys


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tugnut

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 12:36:16 PM »

Great picture  :-)) thanks for posting.i am thinking of building one of svitzer tugs.
So if you have some with more detail Gerryg would be most apprreciated.

regards John
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 01:38:42 PM »

How about Svitzer Mercia John




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tugnut

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 01:48:28 PM »

She is a nice tug bit to big for me, it will be ok for George he likes the big tugs.
this is the one if i can get more detail
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 02:15:05 PM »















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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 02:34:26 PM »

WOW THANKS. that is a great help :-)).

Thanks again John
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boyracer081119

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2012, 02:57:37 PM »

WOW THANKS. that is a great help :-)).

Thanks again John
no probs mate .. i got more somewhere ill have to find them . but im in the middle  of building the svitzer sun .
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Re: Pics of Tugs
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2012, 03:12:36 PM »

Very nice pics of very nice tugs, thanks  :-))
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LarryW

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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2012, 03:32:56 PM »


 Here a couple      :-))









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boyracer081119

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2012, 10:01:25 PM »

the john king is a lovely looking tug mate
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LarryW

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »

Thank you,
             I have built a John King model see pics......Larry...





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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2012, 01:39:53 PM »

Thank you,
             I have built a John King model see pics......Larry...






aww fair play mate .... she looks lovely
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2012, 04:28:41 PM »



Svitzer Gelliswick-Capetown-on delivery voyage. Singapore-Capetown-Las Palmas-La Coruna-Pembroke Dock.
Jerry C.
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Re: Pics of Tugs
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2012, 09:37:10 PM »

She is a nice tug bit to big for me, it will be ok for George he likes the big tugs.
this is the one if i can get more detail

 i can see that light house from my house !!
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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 04:54:07 PM »

heres some i took today


















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bat44

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 07:34:38 PM »

came across these when researching for my springer tug















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