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Geoff C

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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2015, 01:44:17 PM »

Here's E.Raymond having a tank test, plenty of guts now.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 05:02:00 PM »

I remember seeing the Sun V11, lovely well kept tug as would be expected by the old Sun tug firm, my father who ended up as a chief engineer in that firm fondly said she could always pull her weight. Nice model, empire Raymond looks nice too.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2015, 05:03:10 PM »

Meant SUN XV11, sorry all.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2015, 06:43:20 AM »

Nice build, well documented and a good read.

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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2015, 09:42:32 PM »

Hi Geoff, just lifted this pic off another site, thought it may interest you. It shows a typical tow setup by all Admiralty tugs with towing hooks until towing winches with dedicated towing systems arrived in modern times. You can see the average length of the towing spring and the dog wire is rig too.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2015, 09:54:00 PM »

An interesting point here is what was being towed?.....from the angle of the wire....the height of the tow could not have been much higher that the tug itself......Derek
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2015, 08:19:10 AM »

Looks about right for a Corvette/Frigate/Destroyer of that period Derek'


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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2015, 02:35:32 PM »

As promised, here she/he is getting her bottom wet at Holyhead Breakwater Park this morning, and the breeze was freezing but she worked ok on the first sail.   regards, G.C.                PS.    You can see the water colour is the same as the deck paint.   And yes it is a colour picture.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2015, 08:21:16 PM »

Looks good, sits in the water like the originals, just need the apple ring fenders to finish her of.
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