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umhlali

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Watkins Tugs
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:28:15 »
Some Watkins Tugs on the Thames

umhlali

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 06:58:31 »
Some more Watkins tugs

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 07:20:59 »
First Class work :) :) :) :)

Very nice indeed!!


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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 11:56:54 »
Realy great paintings Ian keep them coming :) :)

ATB John
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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 12:39:46 »
This is another painting of the Rumania,  this time leaving Sydney Australis with the interstate liner Canberra in tow bound for Genoa Italy.it took them four and a half months at an average speed of 5 knots and taking bunkers off of the ship on the way, this was painted by J Chapman for me when I retired, unfortunately cousin Ian had moved to South Africa by then.
,  Sorry Ian. :'( :'( also included a photo taken as she was leaving with our Dad on the foredeck
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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 01:12:23 »
Hi George, nice painting,I think he's the guy who does the South East Tug Society Christmas cards now that I don't-----barney still sends them to me though,which is nice---also have that pic of Rumania myself--most likely got it from you !
ABT Ian

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 01:25:26 »
OK John,many thanks--her's some more then---I'll do some Cock tugs next time for a change !

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 01:32:45 »
Last ones of Watkins !

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 02:57:41 »
Stunning Ian, simply stunning  :) :) What a talent you have with your paintings and cousin Georges modeling skills, I am very envious !

Just out of interest how long does it take you from start to finish to produce the great masterpieces ?

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 16:39:18 »
Like Dan Say's...absolutely stunning work!!
MIKE

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SAR tug F Schermbrucker
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 06:06:26 »
SAR& H tug F Schermbrucker of 1937----my latest painting just finished. Built by Lobnitz & Co,Renfrew,Scotland,Dimensions; 621 GRT 146' x33' x17' draft.
Scrapped at East London 1978

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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 11:49:05 »
 :) :) :) :)
I love this section of tug and ship art, it's beautiful to see such wonderful painting's and such a God given talent being used. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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More Thames tugs
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 04:54:21 »
For interest here's some more of my paintings ,three "Danube" tugs of the Tilbury Dredging Co--these tugs used to tow dumb mud hoppers out into the Thames estuary,for dumping,but they were too big for ship handling work in the enclosed docks, when the company ceased trading so all were scrapped
Danube V--built 1935,241 GRT,900hp Steam Reciprocating Engine
Danube VI--Built 1935,sister to Danube V,same specs
Danube VIII--Built 1946,237 GRT 900hp Steam Reciprocating Engine

Contest  of 1933,seen here undocking Brocklebank's "Masirah" at Tilbury New Entrance---(Post card published by Leander Publishing)
Gondia of 1927,in Gravesend Reach--(also published as above)
Watercock of 1923,ex Masterman of UTC,bought by Gamecock Towing in 1925,seen here attending on Orient Line's "Otranto" prior to docking at Tilbury.

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Re: More Thames tugs
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 04:58:54 »
For interest here's some more of my paintings ,three "Danube" tugs of the Tilbury Dredging Co--these tugs used to tow dumb mud hoppers out into the Thames estuary,for dumping,but they were too big for ship handling work in the enclosed docks, when the company ceased trading so all were scrapped
Danube V--built 1935,241 GRT,900hp Steam Reciprocating Engine
Danube VI--Built 1935,sister to Danube V,same specs
Danube VIII--Built 1946,237 GRT 900hp Steam Reciprocating Engine

Contest  of 1933,seen here undocking Brocklebank's "Masirah" at Tilbury New Entrance---(Post card published by Leander Publishing)
Gondia of 1927,in Gravesend Reach--(also published as above)
Watercock of 1923,ex Masterman of UTC,bought by Gamecock Towing in 1925,seen here attending on Orient Line's "Otranto" prior to docking at Tilbury.


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Re: Watkins Tugs
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 06:18:48 »
 :)Nice ones cous. ;)
Tugs are for life      George B