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Info about SIMLA
« on: December 09, 2016, 02:45:57 »
Hello Gentlemen,
could you please help me?
I'm looking for pictures / drawings of the tugboat, called SIMLA.
I'd be much obliged if you could provide me these data, thank very much you in advance!

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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 03:24:22 »
Welcome to the  Forum Mokush,we aim to help and please.
This information from Thamestugs.co.uk.  It's worth a good look at.
Built 1898 by Lobnitz and Co., Renfrew. YN467. Steel Screw Tug. L100.4'. B20.1'. D11.3'. 144grt. 3nrt. 500ihp 3cylTE 18"x22"x35"x 27" stroke steam engine by builder. Acquired 1898. Disposed 1964. Scrapped 1964. Official No. 108343. Call sign QCMT later MQZX.
 
10-3-1898 Launched. 1898 Delivered to William Watkins, London. 17-10-1898 Whilst 'seeking' was escorting iron barque Blengfell, when the vessels cargo of Naphtha suddenly exploded. The resultant rescue resulted in the award of the BoT Sea Gallantry medal to Simla's  crew, James Hood, skipper: F. Webb, Mate: W. Baldock, Eng: G. Wells, W. Maltby, deckhands: S. Perry, C. Jeffrey, F. Funnell, firemen: E. Cullis, cook. Details HERE   1900 Transferred to William Jr. & John S. Watkins. 1901 Census position 10m SE of Lizard.  1903 Reboilered. 19-11-1911 Towed SS Sussex [5600grt] off Tongue Sand. 1914 Transferred to John S. & Alfred Watkins. 30-7-1914 Req by RN. 18/19-4-1915 Assisted SS Sarpen, aground at Papa Strousay in the Orkney Isles. This led to a case in the Admiralty Court as to whether she could claim salvage, being under Admiralty control at the time. 21-7-1915 Returned to Watkins. 1917 Owners restyled William Watkins Ltd. 19-8-1924 Mast shattered by lightning whilst berthed at Ramsgate. 9-7-1928 Assisted beaching liner Carmarthenshire at Erith and  fighting oil bunker fire on liner. 4-9-1939 Req by Admiralty. 25-10-1939 Returned to Watkins. 1940 Worked at Dover throughout Dunkirk operation under Master G Lowe, assisting over 140 vessels berthing and leaving the harbour. Based at Dover for over four years. 27-5-1940 Towed bomb damaged SS Mona's Isle into Dover. 29-5-1940 Together with Dover tug Lady Brassey refloated destroyer Montrose and towed her stern first to Dover from Cape Gris Nez after the destroyers bows were blown off.  Later towed bombed destroyer Jaguar into Dover. 31-5-1940 With Gondia towed damaged sloop Bideford into Dover. 19-7-1940 Damaged by bomb near-miss in Dover Harbour. 25-10-1943 Returned to Watkins.1944 Returned to Thames prior to D-Day.  25-5-1944 Assisted towing Phoenix unit A2-68 ex South West India Dock to Tilbury.  1-2-1950  Ship Towage [London] Ltd appointed managers. 10-4-1964 Scrapped by Medway Drydock and Engineering Co., Sheerness.
Did you want some pictures?
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 03:30:51 »
A couple of pictures photog unknown.
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 03:33:25 »
A couple of pictures of a model of her that I made.
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 03:35:44 »
Hello Mokush. . .welcome to the Forum. As you can see, Model Tugman just posted
a gold mine of info and help for you. This Forum is "Top Drawer".

Here is a picture of the Simla that you might not have seen. Post pictures of your build,
Good to see you here, Michael.

Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 04:10:29 »
Hello Mokush. . .welcome to the Forum. As you can see, Model Tugman just posted
a gold mine of info and help for you. This Forum is "Top Drawer".

Here is a picture of the Simla that you might not have seen. Post pictures of your build,
Good to see you here, Michael.





Painted by my cousin Ian.   Geo.
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 04:20:30 »
Ther is a very good GA drawing of the Simla and her sister tug Harold in the Book
Steam tugs of Great Britain by P M Thomas.
This is a scan of it from the book.
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 04:24:20 »
Thank you for the painting Credit George. Your cousin Ian, sure paints
a fine looking tugboat picture. I found it on Google Pictures with a few
hundred other tugboat pictures.

And, you sure posted super for Mokush.

Michael
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 05:15:36 »
Cheers Micheal , the Simla was a tug from my early days afloat. all the best for the coming festive season.  Geo
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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 05:42:48 »
Thank you very much for you all!

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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 18:10:48 »
Another pleasing model George.  Have you every had your whole fleet afloat together? Would be an amazing sight I am sure. Delightful early style boat.

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Re: Info about SIMLA
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 01:40:20 »
After building over 150 model tugs in the last 50 odd years I would think that it would be impossible now Toby, I have records of the builds over the last 20 years or so and have tabs on about 70 of them now, quite a few are in Kent, but others are spread about over this country and abroad as far as South Africa and Australia.  Geo
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