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HS93 (RIP)

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Some very nice old tug pictures
« on: April 15, 2007, 09:03:00 AM »

some of the best Ive seen ,Well it had a picture of the tug I'm building and have not been able to get any Pictures.  Peter

http://www.bethanyjunction.co.uk/Weaver%20-%20W.J.Yarwood%20&%20Sons.Ltd.htm
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 06:43:56 PM »

Well found, I think my Grandfather many years ago was a lock keeper in Dutton Locks.

Thanks, Andy.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 08:17:57 PM »



If you made a model of this... no one would believe it was a scale model!
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 09:07:04 PM »

Martin..  somehow my models always end up looking like that  :D thats why I never sail them, :embarrassed: seriously,,, dont you just love em.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 11:16:30 PM »

i love this old tug, just her lines think how she looked when new
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 09:09:06 PM »

Hy Bigford.
Any info on that tug in the pic, she looks interesting
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 11:54:32 PM »

nothing about her just a pic form the net, stating that she is in the kill van kull
off of staten island,n.y. usa


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=kill+van+kull&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.136668,69.785156&ie=UTF8&ll=40.643567,-74.112434&spn=0.001087,0.00213&t=h&z=18&om=0

all along richmond terrace are boat wrecks
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 06:16:06 PM »

I grew up on Staten Island, and can verify that the area along the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull is a treasure trove for maritime historians and historians of technology. It was a thriving shipbuilding and ship-repair area up until the years just after World War II. The decline since then has been steep.

Here's a link to some photos:

http://www.hoursofdarkness.com/Boat_Graveyard/Boat_Graveyard.htm   
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2007, 12:18:06 AM »

bosun i just found this

Tugboat, Bloxom, seen here in her watery grave off Staten Island, New York, USA. 2006. Rust Never Sleeps. Built as LT-653 at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1944 for U S Army. Was a Cape Charles tug for Pennsylvania. Image Copyright Tom Turner.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2285/2029653760_bf8e52d2a7.jpg?v=0

the LT-653 (Large Tug) was one of several 149 x 33 foot, 1200hp reciprocating steam tugs built for the Army by Maritetta Mfg. at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1944. They were somewhat underpowered for their size and required more crew than a diesel but they were used successfully for ocean towing during and after the war.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2007, 07:57:36 AM »

i love this old tug, just her lines think how she looked when new

Have you any idea of the name of this Tug. She was obviously a beauty.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 07:59:46 AM »

Sorry Bigford. I should have read on before posting the question.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 07:17:49 PM »

Hy Bigford
Thanks for the info the  Bloxon, sad end, I worked on a couple of the old tugs that were similiar to her years ago, it would be nice if she were avalliable in kit form, or maybe someone knows of a kit that could be converted to represent her. I will have a look for Cape Charles Tugs see what comes up.
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 12:02:47 AM »

bosun

this might be the tug it's from a seller on ebay listed as a army lt tug
ebay #190070161864
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Re: Some very nice old tug pictures
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2007, 08:13:28 PM »

Hy Bigford, Many thanks for the link to the plan, I have just had a look,  it,s maybe a tug to far for me at the moment !!!, them plans look a bit to complicated, I can scratch build on a bought hull, but plans, now thats another thing,!!! ???.
 Many Thanks anyway
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