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John W E

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Director Class Paddle Tug
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:07:17 AM »

Hi all

Wonder if anyone can help.  Were the hulls of these paddle tugs riveted or welded?    I have only seen one pic which looks like the plating is lapped where it may have been riveted. 

Can anyone verify this?

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Re: Director Class Paddle Tug
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 07:26:39 PM »

The time these tugs where built, almost all British ships were riveted. But remember a lot of rivets would be counter sunk flush.
The John H Amos was riveted with most rivets flush. It is a job to tell as there are so many patches. But the rudder post has snap (domed) rivets, as dose the rudder.
Both the paddle steamers I have modeled had the plates flush rivered.
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Re: Director Class Paddle Tug
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 07:32:04 PM »

The Directors were built 20 years and a world war
after the John H.
Could have been welded.
I thought Bob or Dodes would have
come up with the answer.

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Re: Director Class Paddle Tug
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 08:36:53 PM »

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Re: Director Class Paddle Tug
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »

I did spend a few weeks on Forceful till Confident nudged her and put her paddles over a mooring cat and ruined 1 set of paddles.
I just cant be sure if she was welded or riveted, but other vessels of a similar age were flush riveted.


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Re: Director Class Paddle Tug
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 06:23:54 PM »

hi all

I have actually managed to source and buy Model Boats mags that contain the plans and have a few photographs of The paddletug Forceful and low and behold one of the photographs actually shows flush riveting around the bulwarks - so I presume if the riveting is around the bulwarks the rest of the hull would have been riveted as well.

Thank you very much for your help lads.

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