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tugs53

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Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« on: June 23, 2008, 07:19:40 »
Here's an interesting link, if you're interested in deepsea steam powered salvage tugs:

    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/sudbury/

Enjoy!
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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 23:08:51 »
I have often wondered if anyone has built a model of the Sudbury.
I tried the link in this sites' text but it was bad.
Anyone have any info on this or any Sudbury model??

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 00:33:26 »
I don't know where you keep getting them Mike, but that is another on my list to build!!!!!

Beutiful boats..

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 05:39:17 »
I have often wondered if anyone has built a model of the Sudbury.
I tried the link in this sites' text but it was bad.
Anyone have any info on this or any Sudbury model??

...Hi Brian...

As for a model of the 'Sudbury', there was one at the 'Model Ships Museum' on Granville Island, but their website is gone!! (Is this what you mean by 'bad site'?)

I know someone in Victoria built one, based on a 'corvette', but not sure who.
There are lots of plans available for R.N. Corvettes, and if you wanted to build the 'Sudbury II', there is a kit made of that WW2 USN Salvage tug class.  Can't recall the manufacturer though. :-\

You could try contacting the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society.

http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/MODELS/Sudbury/Sudbury.htm


...Cheers...
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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 06:05:04 »
Alas George Peat died about 2 years ago.  :( :(

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 06:22:54 »
Fellow in the Nanaimo Club has a model, built using the Revell Snowberry as a base I think. There are are few conversion articles here - Mayhem site may have them. There are some larger models using other hulls as well. Father in Law (passed away in 75) was on both of those and had more than one interesting story about their adventures. There is a film out there somewhere - Saga of the Sudbury - like to aquire a copy to see again.

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 06:58:02 »
Hey, thanks for this....very interesting.
This book is a good read too...
http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/BOOKS/High_Seas.htm

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 14:27:41 »
Here's a photo of an USN ARS class tug, the same class as the 'Sudbury II'
Island tug had another of these, for a short while, called the 'Cambrian Salvor'.


http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/37/09373909.jpg


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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 04:57:22 »
I just received a copy of Tug Bitts Vol 17, #1 which has a nice article on the ARS tugs and a bit about Merritt, Chapman and Scott. It did not mention the Sudbury II but there was plenty of good info on the ARS tugs in general.

Tug Bitts is the journal of the Tugboat Enthusiasts Society.
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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 12:12:51 »
Good find there MTM!!

The 'Sudbury II' was called the 'Caledonian Salvor'...or 'Cambrian Salvor', prior to being named the Sudbury II.

Not sure which.

Island Tug had two of this class of tug working at one point, along with the 'Sudbury (1)'.


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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 18:15:42 »
for christmas i got a old IT&B book with loads of info on the sudbury II.

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 07:38:46 »
For those of you still wanting to make a model of the Sudbury I the BC
Maritime Museum in Victoria has a set of 1/8" drawings of the Sudbury.
Good luck trying to wriinkle them out, I have tried for a long time to get them!

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Re: Steam Tug 'Sudbury'
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 07:45:08 »
Welcome aboard the Model Tug Forum Sailor Bob

Trying to get pictures or plans can be a chore there for sure :( :(

Some 25 years ago, I lent them a huge box of large original photographs I got from the 'old' Island Tug.....and they 'misplaced' them.

I was...and am still...not too happy about that.

...Cheers...
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