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Author Topic: US 'ST' tugs  (Read 1671 times)

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Model Tug Man

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« on: May 13, 2009, 17:17:53 »
Hey Toes UP,

There are a few books written about your chosen subject here that you may enjoy (if you are not already aware of them). They are readily available on the used book market--Advanced Book Exchange, etc:

Tug of War by Duncan Harding
The author is delivering a ST tug to Hawaii

The Ordeal of Convoy NY 119
A tug and barge convoy heads for Europe late in the Fall during WW2

ST Tugs
A Lekko publication with many pictures and stats on ST tugs

Great job on your model.

TM

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 13:33:51 »
There are a few books written about your chosen subject here that you may enjoy (if you are not already aware of them). They are readily available on the used book market--Advanced Book Exchange, etc:

Tug of War by Duncan Harding
The author is delivering a ST tug to Hawaii

The Ordeal of Convoy NY 119
A tug and barge convoy heads for Europe late in the Fall during WW2

ST Tugs
A Lekko publication with many pictures and stats on ST tugs


Yes, i have all three books.. which are a worthwhile addition to any scale boat modellers bookshelf.

I think you will find 'Tug of War' is by Joe Richards... and is a VERY scary read when he talks about the ST 'roll'.

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 13:50:30 »
Here are some pics of the books I was referencing. One correction though:

Tug of War by Duncan Harding is about Atlantic convoys. I meant to reference Tug of War by Joe Richards.

TM
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 13:58:14 »
Here are a few of a ST tug in Baltimore being used as a live aboard. I believe it is for sale on Yachtworld.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 14:20:03 »
Next round.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 14:25:55 »
Next round.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 14:31:24 »
Great Pictures TM!!

She's sure in nice shape!!


Suds

PS: I got the book 'Tug of War' for Christmas a few years ago, and it's a really good read!! Highly recommended. :)
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 14:50:28 »
Thanks. Here's a few more. Sure wish I could afford it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 14:53:20 »
Last one.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 15:04:19 »
Wonderfull pictures there TM!!

I've 'Split' the Topic into this new thread...US 'ST' Tugs...and left the 'Models' thread for models of Classic US Tugs.

...Cheers..  and keep the pictures coming :) :)
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 17:03:38 »
It always amazes me how little material one can find on the www about these tugs- in relation to the quantity built! Almost all of them were in use after WW2 had ended but still: Almost nothing to find. Only a few pictures, some short stories and thatīs about it. A buddy of mine over here in Germany wanted to build one for himself but canceled his project due to the fact that he couldn`t find enough pictures which show details.....

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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2010, 17:13:36 »
True enough!

Those tugs were shipped all over the world after the war, and I imagine lot's are still in use.

From what I've read, they had some 'stability' issues; and several of them had sponsons added to them, before they'd roll over.

http://pics.boatnerd.com/v/model/album190/
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