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Tug Art Gallery
« on: December 15, 2007, 04:27:28 »

By Model Tug Forum Member - Meechingman
"Meeching was his (dad's) pride and joy, so here's an 'oil painting' I created from a b/w shot of her at full tilt on the first day she arrived at the port."



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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 04:34:45 »

By Model Tug Forum Member - ddraigmor
"A drawing I did - I have a few that I do when I am bored! - of my first real deep sea salvage tug - Holyhead Towing's 'Afon Goch' (Ex 'Schelde' of Smits). A beautiful tug and my all time favourite."
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 10:04:02 »


Holyhead Towing's venerable 'Afon Las', which started life as the PLA's 'Plateau' and ended her days on the Tyne, much cut down, as the 'T H Dev'. I believe she was scrapped last year...

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 10:07:50 »


Holyhead's first real tugs - the sisters 'Rosegarth' and 'Applegarth' of Rea Towing - were older than they looked!

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 10:13:34 »



HTC's 'Afon Wen' ex 'Tasman Zee' of Smits was the fleetmate for the 'Afon Goch'. She was a 'pure' deep sea salvage tug in that she did not have the bow fender that her fleetmate had.

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 10:16:16 »



'Afon Alaw' was originally built for Bouywork - a shared company made up of Holyhead Towing and Smits - and used to operate on the SBM at Amlwch with tankers. When the SBM was dismantled, she went under the HTC houseflag for a period before being sold. Her sister, the 'Afon Briant', was taken back by Smits and today sails as the 'Zeeleeuw'.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 10:17:32 »


I did a few 'harbour' jobs on this one. She was not a very popular vessel!

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 07:35:08 »
Another one - this is an Ulstein UT704 class AHTS. I have an article about their history on Ships Nostalgia's website. Beautiful and very purposeful looking ships indeed.



The next is the AHTS 'OIL Hustler' - my first AHTS.



Then 'Star Vega' - a PSV, again another of my old ships.



An example of one of Smit Lloyd's PSV's, the 'Smit Lloyd 109'



Lastly, the smallest vessel I served offshore on, the 'TNT Leopard'



Click on thumbnails to enlarge. if they don't show, click the space where they are to go to the full size image

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 09:30:08 »
Here,s a painting by my good friend Edgar.

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 05:48:38 »
Painting of the Smit Rotterdam



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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008, 07:59:43 »
Elbe


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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 16:47:06 »
RMAS tug Faithful

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 09:50:54 »
Check out the Marek Sarba Art Gallery for some really great tug paintings. He sells prints for a reasonable price too.
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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 14:18:07 »
realy are good looking paintings  :)

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Re: Tug Art Gallery
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 09:46:28 »
What software did you use Mutley ?
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