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DILIGENT
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:40:28 »

  DILIGENT built 1957 at Appledore to work in Dover.
 
  27m x 7.6.x 3.9 m . speed ....12.5 kn.  21 ton boll, pull. 2 x 8 cly,Lister /Blackstones.

  Worked Dover Har, 1957. - sold to Canada1989 _ ?
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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 17:52:39 »
Beautiful shot of a fine worker tugboat. I looked for the "Diligent" in Canada
and didn't find her. I did though find this:


Plans for this model are here: http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/214267/mm2091-diligent-tug-plan

This tug was featured in "Model Boats Magazine", April 2014

Thank you for sharing Tees,
Michael
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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 06:05:59 »
Good find.
Fine looking vessel....but it needs a "real" stack(s), in my opinion.
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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 07:29:44 »

 Michael  I am doing some digging in Dove to seeif I can when she left the uk , and if she renamed.

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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 11:36:37 »
She became Omni St Laurent. I have a few pix of her, here are a couple.

I have to say that they improved the looks with Meeching, but I'm obviously biased!  :D

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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 21:59:59 »
Very, very nice Meechingman. This Forum is quite amazing in its ability to
not only answer quests. . .but also with pictures to.

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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 11:30:59 »
You're welcome. It's taken me some years to collect all the photos I can of tugs that resemble, or are related to Meeching. I'm still collecting!

Diligent and Dominant were her 'ancestors' and it was after a visit to Dover to see them in action, that British Transport Commission / British Railways ordered Meeching for Newhaven.

Omni St Laurent was later reported as scrapped, but at least that was a better fate than the one the met her sister Dominant.......
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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 12:42:08 »
HI meechingman

Thats no way for any ship to die!!!!

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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 22:59:05 »
A sister-ship??
This one was lost too...here on the Northern BC coast back in 1975.
My records show she was the FULMAR (1958), built by Sprosten LTD, Georgetown , British Guiana
85x23x10
85' x 23.3' x 10
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Re: DILIGENT
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 00:49:21 »
Certainly similar and the age is about right. Impossible to see the hull form from the photo, so I can't tell if it's one of Burness Corlett's patented Hydroconic designs. However, it does look rather like their smaller tugs. I'm only aware of three UK yards and Adelaide Shipbuilders in Australia who were licensed to build them. I have the yard lists of all their Hydroconic tugs, so I'll have to do some digging to see if Sprosten built any.
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