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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #285 on: July 15, 2010, 05:01:30 »
and just astern of her the local perama duck !!!!!  ;D
i think it was the local policeman in disguise keeping an eye on me  police
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #286 on: July 15, 2010, 05:38:05 »
A link here to the Seabulk Toucan & Sea Tern ;

http://www.navcrator.gr/pages/fleet.htm

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #287 on: July 17, 2010, 20:30:59 »
Gordon Bennet Pete, off to Greece again !!  It's great for some isn't it ! But, have a great time anyway. Interesting to see your post of the former IERAX which although arriving in Greek waters in 1981 I didn't see.
BTW Aris/Pete is there any possibility of getting close enough to OLP P/K 1 to see if there are any remnants of her US Army ST or DPC number at bow or stern? I've narrowed it down to a couple of possibles, but definite confirmation would be nice.
Aris, that is a great shot of the tug and assorted coasters at Skiathos - she bears a lot of similarities(e.g. starboard side davits, tall masts) to the ARMADORES in a previous post of yours, and also the unknown tug standing by the burning BRITTANY.
And now, for your entertainment here is Petrola's DEKAEXI (1944), one of four of this type that went to Petrola. And Matsas' CYCLONE ex ORKAAN and GEORGIOS L.MATSAS (2) ex RESOLVE ex EMPIRE ZONA sold to Matsas in 1974. Both photos courtesy of our friend, Antonio Scrimali.

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #288 on: July 18, 2010, 04:49:35 »
HERE WE GO THEN PETE  :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #289 on: July 18, 2010, 04:51:32 »
AND MORE ! THANKGOD FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS  :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #290 on: July 18, 2010, 05:48:55 »
In the left land corner of r k 1.jpg, there's the unmistakable tripod mast/funnel arrangemement of a 1960's hydroconic tug from PK Harrris or Mitchison's.
Does anyone have any photos of her or know her name?
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #291 on: July 18, 2010, 06:28:20 »
hi its the portalos deka x salvor 2 x either the msc tarn or talisman shes laid up for sale but is being stripped for her portholes
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #292 on: July 18, 2010, 12:21:59 »
SALVOR 1  ex  M.S.C.TARN
SALVOR 2  ex  M.S.C.TALISMAN

Both tugs left Liverpool 21 Aug.1981, arriving Piraeus 12 Sept.1981.

Thanks for your posts Pete - off to work now (as if I have'nt got better things to do !) so will have a closer look at them later.

Digital cameras; fantastic toys - a pity they were'nt around 30 years ago !

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #293 on: July 18, 2010, 13:28:25 »
SALVOR 1  ex  M.S.C.TARN
SALVOR 2  ex  M.S.C.TALISMAN

Both tugs left Liverpool 21 Aug.1981, arriving Piraeus 12 Sept.1981.

Hi gyus, great photos!
PORTOLOS DEKA is the former MSC TALISMAN/SALVOR II. Her sister MSC TARN/SALVOR I did not joined her in the Portolos fleet.

As for OLP R/K 1, I am afraid that there is not something visible on her hull, that could betray her former name.

Peter, I will check for IERAX and I will get back to you.

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #294 on: July 18, 2010, 13:51:48 »
And now, for your entertainment here is Petrola's DEKAEXI (1944), one of four of this type that went to Petrola. And Matsas' CYCLONE ex ORKAAN and GEORGIOS L.MATSAS (2) ex RESOLVE ex EMPIRE ZONA sold to Matsas in 1974. Both photos courtesy of our friend, Antonio Scrimali.
DEKAEXI was the former USS IUKA, her story along with a small photo at the breakers is available herehttp://www.navsource.org/archives/09/38/38123.htm.
One of her sister was DEKAOKTO, check similar photo at breakers here http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/38/38123.htm
Really great looking ships, but Latsis followed a rather dull naming pattern after numbers. Dekaexi means 16, dekaokto is 18.

Attached is a photo of Matsas' ATLANTIS, taken in Patras in 1988 from the deck rail of T.S.S. QUEEN M. (ex-RANGATIRA).
Built 1941 by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY, as MONTEZUMA (YT-145) for the US Army. 216grt.
1976: Sold to Loucas G. Matsas & Sons and renamed ATLANTIS.
1998: Scrapped

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #295 on: July 18, 2010, 21:35:43 »
SALVOR 1 at Perama  -  do you know what became of her Aris ?
 Thanks for the links to the Latsis tugs.  Big powerful looking tugs alright - I seen sisters TANCRED at Adelaide and SPRIGHTLY (converted to research but outwardly little changed) at Sydney while working in Aussie mid 1970's.       Peter.

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #296 on: July 19, 2010, 00:59:56 »
Oops, ignore this deleted post, I should wake up before typing!  :-[
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #297 on: July 19, 2010, 06:18:39 »
This is a superb thread and the photographs are superb ! This is what this forum is all about
keep up the good work and more pictures please

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2010, 01:53:48 »
Lets pay a visit to Chalkis to see some of the tugs there.

Here are EVRIPOS III (built 1997) and TAKIS M. II which was built in Glasgow in 1957 as WRESTLER and came to Greece in 1979 as CRETA SALVOR. They belong to Evripos Towage Co., along with the smaller EVRIPOS II.

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #299 on: July 21, 2010, 10:51:26 »
Here are EVRIPOS III (built 1997) and TAKIS M. II which was built in Glasgow in 1957 as WRESTLER and came to Greece in 1979 as CRETA SALVOR. They belong to Evripos Towage Co., along with the smaller EVRIPOS II.


Is this the same tug ??

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