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bourricot

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2011, 12:27:12 »
Thanks for this picture, Then I've checked the site  http://www.shipmodelers.com/shipmodelers.com/Club_Welcome.html

I've seen a surprise for me with a model of the Centurion. I came aboard of this ship when I was young boy around 1977 at Toulon South of France on Mediteranean sea. She was brand new and largest tug I've never seen at that time. 

Now with internet I made a search of Centurion pics and did not find one !  Even Marine Traffic don't now this ship  :'(

On Northwest RC Ship Modelers I've seen one Centurion  ;D



And my picture of her 34 years ago !



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« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2011, 12:54:07 »
Hello

As I continue searching Invader class picture on the internet I find via Google this picture. The best I find for underwater side !



In French we say le chien se mord la queue  The dog bites his own tail : with my search I'm back to forum tug

Tug53 could you please send me this picture prior the name and Crowley was hidden for the game  ?  Have some other so interrresting pictures of her on dry dock ?

Other people here have pictures ? especialy details pictures for the winch area and fore deck.

Thank's in advance  

PS Tug53 on your Reply #30 the Gladiator model looks strange with red navigation light on starboard  :o
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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2011, 14:40:41 »
I'll look for the picture you requested, but in the meantime...have a look here!

Some real good ones.

http://www.davesmock.com/boatblog/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20213821@N00/5763485635/


Glad to be of help ;D

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2011, 14:56:13 »
Yep some very interresting shot on this blog.  thank you !

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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2011, 15:59:45 »
Thank you, great picture and high definition good details for the keel kooling system and for the outside keel (I dont know the english name for this small wing to avoid rolling)  And very strange propeller !

Thank you again 

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« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2011, 16:10:26 »
Those would be rolling fins, and those props makes her very fast it seems.

Congarats on your 1000th post Michel.
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« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2011, 16:23:31 »
no no no only 100 th !

And now it's 101, I liked this number as it was a particular road when I was in Washington State and going from coasties stations Port Angeles, La Push, Ilwaco ... I was many time on this road following boom truck ! Nice souvenir on this road I used to choice this number 101 for some code in my job.   I was also one time at Anacortes, it was in 1991 -  I have checked my slides but many detail pics. I will try to scan it  - I have not a lot of pics for the Hunter and Invader ... era before digital   :-[
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« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2011, 16:50:50 »
From the excellent weekly newspapers towingline.com  I knew that Gladiator and Commander were sold to Resolve as Resolve Commander and Resolve Gladiator

http://www.towingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/nieuws_2011_33.pdf

Then I made a research with those names Resolve .... and find those pictures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33438735@N08/6161647450/in/photostream/

Finaly I will have good documentation

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« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2011, 07:07:03 »
Good finds.
Wonder how many other of the 7200's have been sold off.
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« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2011, 08:25:26 »
Thank you, great picture and high definition good details for the keel kooling system and for the outside keel (I dont know the english name for this small wing to avoid rolling)

We call it a bilge keel over here in the UK.
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« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2011, 10:36:20 »
Thanks for the info Meechingman ... when I was young I was thinking English and American speak same language  ;D

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« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2011, 14:02:29 »
Thanks, high definitions pictures  :)

Any other are most welcomed, don't hesitate to post or to give link - I still missing pics of the anchor winch and the place between the towing winch and the aft side of the superstrcuture also the stair to go up.

Season Greetings from France


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Re: 'Invader' Class Tugs
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2011, 16:11:26 »
The 'Monitor' is a tad rusty huh?
Those Invader's sure have draft! 15' at the bow and 20'+ at the stern.

  More pics for you.

Note: The 'Mars' is a 5750hp version, but the same design.

http://photos2.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=514648&size=full


Old School by Tuggerdave  (at home), on Flickr

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