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FredY

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ST Tradesman
« on: April 21, 2014, 13:02:45 »
A small painting of the United Towing tug Tradesman (ex Empire Susan),

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Re: ST Tradesman
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 02:19:14 »
 ^-^  FredY  lovely painting, but she was the Empire Julia not Susan, the Susan was bought by Wm Watkins and re named Rumania, she was lost on the Longsands in the Thames Estuary in 1965.  I  made a 1/32nd scale model of the Tradesman a few years ago and have a model of the Rumania in a glass case at home
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Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: ST Tradesman
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 03:28:04 »
Very nice picture, Fred. Thanks for posting.

George,

As usual, beautiful work on the models.

TM
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Re: ST Tradesman
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 13:15:29 »
Thanks for putting me straight on her previous name, a senior moment I'm afraid. I have also made a 1/72nd waterline model of Roumania in plastic card years ago.
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Re: ST Tradesman
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 13:54:27 »
Hi Fred if you look closely at the photo of the Rumania,you can see my old Dad standing there,she was towing the old interstate liner Canberra from
 Sydney to Genoa,it took them 4 months,she was actually away from home for over 18 months on that voyage,my Dad was chief engineer on her for four years,I remember going aboard her when I was very young and would,t go into the engine room because it was hot and smelly,what did I do for 50 years,  I was a marine engineer of course. He. He.  George.
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