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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2008, 15:20:59 »
The 'Lion' was bought by Rivtow Marine in 1964, and sailed out here to BC, totally rebuilt and repowered with a 3200bhp Stork-Werkspoor Direct Reversible diesel, and pulled log barges for many years. Her sister ship, the "Rivtow Viking" was also brought out here, later, and did the same job.

The "Viking" was powered by two 'Fairbanks-Morse' diesels, on one shaft, installed in Sweden, and while apparently developing 4060bhp, she never pulled as good as the "Lion". The "Viking was sold in 1981 to 'South Pacific' interests and worked in the south China Seas, before being scrapped in the 80's. They were "great" sea boats, and built like 'battleships'. 
The 'Viking ' (seen painted Red, and renamed 'Canadian Viking'), still had her 'gun tubs' when she worked here. 

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 16:07:12 »
 The St. Eval, originally from the UK, shown here in BC.
 She belongs to the owner of the Washington Marine Group, and Seaspan Container Lines , and fully restored as a yacht!
His other two yachts (not tugs though), are 216' and 350' long respectively.

Does anyone know the history of this tug?


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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 16:12:18 »
 The "Rivtow Lion" in her 'Hay Days' here in BC!
Former Royal Navy tug 'HMS Cautious'.
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2008, 19:06:24 »
Hi All:
So Sad, another old ex Navy tug has gone to the bottom, this time under suspicious circumstances.

The 'La Lumiere' ( ex Seaspan Chinook, ex Island Monarch, ex Mogul), originally build for the US Navy in 1943, by Wheeler Shipbuilding of New York, sank at her dock, just North of Vancouver BC on May 9/08.

Some stats:

Length: 48m ( 157')
Draft: 17'
GT:       613 T
Power: 1800bhp Fairbanks Morse diesel (originally steam)
Construction: Wood, bolted (reputed to be the largest class of wooden tugs built in N.America)

She was donated to a 'society', by Seaspan Intl. Ltd, some years ago, for restoration and public display, but that society apparently folded a couple of years back, and she's just sad idle since.

I sailed on this old girl back in the late 70's, when she was being used as a corporate yacht, doing sport fishing trips on the coast here. Lot's of great memories :) :) ;D
She was a great sea-boat, comfortable, warm, quiet, and heavy :)
Not to mention a veritable floating museum, as when she was repowered to diesel back in the 60's, they left all the steam machinery in place and just 'plunked' the big horizontally-opposed diesel in the aft engine space, behind the boilers!

I believe she was the last survivor of this class of tug.

Anyone have any more info??

I'll post some more old pics, as I find them!!

It was while working on this tug that I experienced my first, (and only) ghost apparition, but that's a topic for another thread :)
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2008, 01:43:10 »
Hello everybody, are modern navy tugs welcome to???

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2008, 04:51:31 »
Hello everybody, are modern navy tugs welcome to???

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2008, 09:39:17 »
A 874 Linge



The Linge is number one of a serie of 4

Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Build: 1987
Shipyard: Delta shipyard and Bijlsma at Sliedrecht an Lemmer
Yardnumber:812/638
LxWxD: 27.45x8.30x2.50 metres
Engine: 2x 800 HP Werkspoor.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2008, 00:25:41 »
A 875 Regge



The Regge is number two of a serie of 4

Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Build: 1986
Shipyard: Delta shipyard and Bijlsma at Sliedrecht and Lemmer
Yardnumber:813/639
LxWxD: 27.45x8.30x2.50 metres
Engine: 2x 800 HP Werkspoor.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2008, 10:09:52 »
A 876 Hunze



The Hunze is number three of a serie of 4
Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Build: 1987
Shipyard: Delta shipyard and Bijlsma at Sliedrecht and Lemmer
Yardnumber:818
LxWxD: 27.45x8.30x2.50 metres
Engine: 2x 800 HP Werkspoor.


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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 08:56:23 »
HI MIKE ; Sure are great photo's and info . Those old boats sure had class ,and good sea boats .

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2008, 18:52:32 »
Hi Glen:
When I was researching the Island Monarch, (Seaspan Chinook, Mogul), I came across lots of pics of the old Salvage King,( both of them), Salvage Queen, Salvage Chieftan, and lots of other big ol' clunkers that used to work this coast.
There's lots of information out there on the net, if one has the time to follow links, and articles.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2008, 08:30:07 »
Navy Russian in Sevastopol

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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2008, 10:06:34 »
A877 Rotte




The Rotte is number Four of a serie of 4
Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Build: 1987
Shipyard: Delta shipyard Sliedrecht
Yardnumber:819
LxWxD: 27.45x8.30x2.50 metres
Engine: 2x 800 HP Werkspoor.

Jack Mulder
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2008, 10:15:56 »
A 878 Gouwe





Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Build: 1997 Deltawerft Sliedrecht
YN: 963
Lxwxd: 27.45x8.30x3.80
Engines: 2x 816 pk Caterpillar

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2008, 00:45:25 »
Navy Russian in Sevastopol

Clav,

That top one is very unusual. Do you have any more details of her??

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