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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 01:18:20 »
The portholes and hatch handles arrived so on they went. Also decided to do abit of modelling in the wheelhouse . So it is now all finished.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2013, 01:20:12 »
Inside the wheelhouse. done basic but a basic model.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 09:05:35 »
thats a nice tug.
do you know the name of the Original tug?
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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 21:02:28 »
Nice result.
You should christen it the SS ACC
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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2015, 00:38:01 »
Hi Ronald , I am not sure of the original name . I got the download plans from freeshipplans.

Hi Sea monkey, Haha yes SS ACC is perfect . i was off work for a year and managed to knock 3 models together over that time .  This one was the biggest at 1.1 m . i am toying with the idea of altering it as the hull will work for the "james o'brien"  or manuawai  the same as my Avatar.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2015, 14:35:58 »
Is the O'Brien the one in Picton?

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2015, 23:10:36 »
Yes she is the last one of her kind still afloat . built 1945 for the US navy as a  YTL . i think 25 built in auckland for the war effort . O' Brien , Manawanui , arataki , were layed down for building at the wars end then the navy cancelled the contract . They were finished then put to private use . Manawanui served as royal NZ navy dive tender for many years . The O'Brien served for Westport Harbour until the 90s , Arataki i think was private owned in southland .
All 3 still had YTL stamped on their bow and corresponding number. Atlas diesel engine with that classic long stroke sound .

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2015, 09:14:00 »
I worked on one of these in Seattle when I worked at Western Towboat.  We made lots of trips to a gravel pit towing usually 2 barges back loaded, and did mostly harbor/shift work with her.  Her house had been changed and of course had been repowered with a Cat of about 600 HP. I got to run it around light a few times, always fun.  Her name was San Francisco when WTB owned her. See if I cant scare up a picture of her.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2015, 10:45:01 »
Here is the Frisco as we used to call her. Double click it to expand.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2015, 21:35:24 »
Hi tug-arlyn-nelson

Yes that looks like a YTL hull built in the Northern Hemisphere . YTL's built in southern Hemisphere were different hull design and wheel house .

 

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2015, 07:18:15 »
Yes, that is a different boat altogether.  The house as I said above was changed on the Frisco, the original being faceted but not so tall. WTB also had one that was more original called the Hornet.  I had no idea that US Navy YTL's were built outside the states.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2015, 11:31:31 »
Here is a couple more pics i have. Cant find the file that i had of them in the shipyard.
The colour pic is of the Manawanui at her final resting place,
one of a Ytl beached in the solomon islands after a storm in WW11.
the model is one i built a couple of years ago but now want to do a bigger version :-).

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2015, 11:42:27 »
Interesting.  I think that's a better looking boat than the ones built here.