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willowgarth

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OTS tug Turmoil
« on: March 06, 2009, 09:08:47 »
This is my static model of the Turmoil, she is 1/72nd scale built on a Martins GRP hull  using builders drawings. The rest of the boat is entirely built of polystyrene card with the exception of the screw and the guardrail stanchions. She is modelled as she was at the time of the Flying Enterprise rescue and I enjoyed doing the research almost as much as the build.
My only regret is that I didn't make it an RC boat because at this scale she comes out at about 3 feet long.
Fred, (I can't walk on water but I have staggered on whisky)

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 13:23:45 »
Thats a lovely model  :) one of the great old tugs
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willowgarth

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 14:06:05 »
Thanks Tugnut,

I think the Bustler class were the finest looking tugs ever.
I was with OTS for a while in the 60's but on one of Turmoil's smaller sisters.

Cheers willowgarth.
 
Fred, (I can't walk on water but I have staggered on whisky)

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 17:37:02 »
What a beauty Fred :) :)
Well Done.

Great Classic lines!!.....and awesome flags ;)
Cheers
MIKE

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 18:16:00 »
Wow! That is a super nice ol' tug. :)

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 03:35:25 »
Excellent job. Always had a soft spot for the Bustlers. They have been prominent in the salvage business for many years and it is a shame that their efforts were hushed up during the war.
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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 18:19:21 »
Found this link today, while looking at French tugs :o

http://www.teesships.freeuk.com/050805turmoil.htm
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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 23:49:21 »
Hello

Hey Mike you are looking at french Tug ?    ;D    ;D    ;D

A+ Xtian

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 01:38:50 »
Parts of that link sound pretty 'French' to me:

"O.T. & S. was set up as a British subsidiary of the 'Les Abeilles' company to get round export licence restrictions in the late 1930's

Under Admiralty control 1939 - 1945 under pennant number W43

1947 transferred to the parent company and renamed ABEILLE No.25

Broken up at Le Havre 4/1970"


 >:(
"Suds"

willowgarth

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 07:48:20 »
Hi Sudbury2,
Those details are correct for the Salvonia, the parent company was indeed French but was taken over by Smits of Holland. The OT&S were certainly Dutch owned when I was with them in 1962/3. Turmoil, Marinia and Britonia were always under the Red Duster. Turmoil was built in 1945, Chartered to OTS in 1948 till 1965 then sold to the Greeks as Nisos Kerkyra until transferred to Matsas Towing in 1971 as the Matsas. She was broken up at Perama in 1986.  Looking at her launch date I wonder if she saw any Naval service at all, what did she do in those three years?
Cheers  Fred.
Fred, (I can't walk on water but I have staggered on whisky)

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2015, 06:08:13 »
Hi willowgarth
wonderful model I wa on Turmoil for last two years,paying off in Pemboke,am considering making rc model,any tips?
regards
Pat Leech  A.B.

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2015, 18:55:25 »
Great model of a great tug!  Just re read the book the other day of the FE rescue by her, quite a story.  I have some little UK books with several pics of this class of tug.  According to one, her build year is 1944.    Foundation Josephine was also a Bustler,, the Samsonia.

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Re: OTS tug Turmoil
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2016, 04:21:24 »
Wow, that's just a beautiful job that you've done there...

Very impressed...