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woodyboats

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« on: May 26, 2013, 08:17:33 pm »

hi would any one know what tugs pulled the titanic out at southampton on her maiden voyage and if you have got any pictures of the tugs thanks in advance  :-))
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 08:40:25 pm »


Hornby  &  Herald assisted on the launch in Belfast. It was the White Star line's other tugs which helped at Southampton.


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Re: titanic
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 08:41:50 pm »

After her sea trials and she arrived at Southhampton she was met by tugs of the Red Funnel Line: AJAX, HECTOR, VULCAN, NEPTUNE and HERCULES. As far as I know these tugs were also on station 7 days later when she departed.
 
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedFunnel-MV1.html
 
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Re: titanic
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 08:43:44 pm »

Hmmm, maybe I have got it wrong, if so, I apologies.
 
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 08:48:58 pm »

hi would any one know what tugs pulled the titanic out at southampton on her maiden voyage and if you have got any pictures of the tugs thanks in advance  :-))

To avoid doubling up on sites or answers that you might already have, where have you looked so far?

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Re: titanic
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 08:51:16 pm »

To avoid doubling up on sites or answers that you might already have, where have you looked so far?

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i have looked on google and it sent me to different websites telling me different tugs so im a bit confused
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Titanic Tugs Query
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 08:58:43 pm »

i have looked on google and it sent me to different websites telling me different tugs so im a bit confused


According to http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-tugs.html

"But it is the six vessels from its fleet we now consider-six tugs which assisted Titanic when she departed Southampton on her maiden voyage 10 April 1912, two of which helped the departing liner avert an emergency that might have well caused cancellation of the sailing date and the start of her maiden voyage.

Albert Edward, Hercules, Vulcan, Ajax, Hector, Neptune"


Details for a painting at http://www.marine-artist.com/ say, and depict the following;

"Historically accurate, the painting was painstakingly researched using existing Titanic photographs and records and shows Titanic as she is edged away from the dockside, the Neptune towing and tugs Albert Edward, Hercules and Vulcan at her bow. With Titanic Captain Edward J. Smith on the bridge the huge liner was maneuvered into the River Test..."

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