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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:04 pm
1913 - 19..
Société Anonyme de Remorquage à Hélice - Antwerpen.
Build 1913 at Scheepswerf van Weduwe P.Boele - Slikkerveer (593)
22,50 x 20,50 x 4,60 x x 2,55 m.
3,1 tons BP
Sold between 1946 and 1951
Photo: Leopold Wijnen
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:47 pm
Ajax has always been a favourite name for ships or boats of all sizes from all over the World.
It simply looks impressive
it is short and simple, but is also associated with strength and power.
For Centuries a favourite in the British navy with a new Ajax to join the fleet in this next decade as the 7th and final Astute class nuclear submarine.
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:04 pm
Evacuated from Belgium in 1914
29/12/1914-5/8/1919 on British Army (War Office) service, managed by C W Kellock & Co Ltd, London
- initially at Southampton, chartered to Canadian Pacific Railway Co as tender to LAKE MANITOBA and other prison ships at Portsmouth
- briefly at St Nazaire on Admiralty service 2/1915
- from 5/1915 at Calais until 1919
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:16 pm
Well appriciated David!
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:15 pm
Ajax was a mythological Greek hero of the Trojan wars and features heavily in Homers Iliad.
He remains amongst the most famous of all characters of the time, also called Ajax the Great, he was to die an undefeated hero.
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:01 pm
I'm getting rather fond of this little craft and the oh so nice touches, so, thanks for the photo on the first post Henk.
It is really sweet having your very own flag flying as Ajax has here, with what appears to be the house or company flag above the bridge.
However, can anyone say what the indistinct third flag is abaft the funnel, please.
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm
However it is not my way answering a question to someone without a name, your "please" made it something differant mr "Autobahn".
At the original picture you can see two differances in the coulors. This flag is already somewhat older and as the Belgian flag shows from the mast: black/yellow/red in vertical position, I can say that red was taken by wind and time and black and yellow remains at the mast! That is the reason why the Dutch flag had their colours horizontal placed! Showing it until the end!
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:16 pm
First named KROMHOUT XV for Emile Wauters, cancelled
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:49 pm
As i stated in my post 6, have become very fond of this tug.
So, if you do not mind, i shall have her for myself.
She will look most impressive chugging about the bath.
Absolutely certain the ducks will enjoy the company, the ideal location with all that smoke. No distance at all for a good scrubbing.
Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:34 pm
With all these marvellous little craft floating about the forum (except Ajax, she's mine), would someone tell me what the cost to build them was.
As we are not talking battleship money, were they built on the cheap, or was money no object.
Were they built to individual designs, or were there stock designs which everyone could use, maybe from the builders.
Thanks. Sean. E28
Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Returning to Jaaps post 8 here on Ajax.
Is there any connection between Emile Wauters and S.A.R.H. please.
If she was ordered as EW's Kromhaut XV, and cancelled, for whatever reason, how did her construction recommence and under what jurisdiction.
What stage would her build have got to before this cancellation. It could be almost anywhere between order and completion.
And the answer will determine if she was the ex Kromhaut XV, or not.
Posted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:40 am
Think the unknown owner Emil Wauters had nothing to do with S.A.R.H.
Order cancelled and S.A.R.H. took over.
KROMHOUT XV, not spelling.