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Post by kevin jones » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:38 am

does anyone have a pic of a tug called 'KING', which was working in avonmouth circa 1942, and can anyone tell me the pph of sea merrimac, especially interested in details of her outcome after she left the bristol channel.
thanks in advance.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by Hippo » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:41 pm

Hi Kevin

See http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/king1904.html

For details and photo as GLEN.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by Hippo » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:51 pm

Hi Kevin

PPH for SEA MERRIMAC from Piet's list:

Registered: LR66-67:641510 / (GBR)ON 305230
163 GRT, L30,2m, B7,6m, D3,3m (99'2"(89'0")x24'11"(23'6")x10'9"(12'0"))
1 scr, diesel 4tew 7cyl Ruston & Hornsby, 920bhp-687kW

SEA MERRIMAC
1964: Built by "Charles Hill & Sons Ltd" at Bristol (GBR)
1964 -xx/09: delivered to "Merrimac Tug Co Ltd", mng "C.J. King & Sons (Tugs) Ltd" at Avonmouth (GBR)
(GBR flag, regd Bristol, ON 305230, c/s MHLH)
1983: To H.G. Pounds, Portsmouth (with SEA VOLUNTEER)
1985: To "Atlantic Tug & Shipping Ltd", renamed PULLMAN (PAN flag)
1992: To "Shotley Mercantile Co Ltd", renamed CANTUG (PAN flag)

Then what?
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Re: 2 questions

Post by kevin jones » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:54 pm

thanks dave, off to a great start, look forward to filling the blanks.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by davidships » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:43 pm

Here's hoping that Piet will surface and PPHs will continue. Cannot find any sightings of SEA MERRIMAC since 1990s in Canary Islands. A pretty murky story probably!

SEA MERRIMAC
IMO 6415104
163grt 0nrt 90.6 x 23.6 x 9.5ft
(later: 143grt 0nrt 27.13/30.23 x 7.60 x 3.66m)
blt 1964 Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol (Yd 447)
M7cy 4SA 677kW 920bhp 9½kn 1scr Ruston 7VEBCZM

10/6/1964 launched
9/1964 The Merrimac Tug Co Ltd (mng Leonard King Stevenson), Bristol as SEA MERRIMAC (GBR flag, reg Bristol, ON 305230)
1973 transferred C J King & Sons (Tugs) Ltd, Bristol
1982 transferred C J King & Sons (Holdings) Ltd, Bristol
1983 Pounds Marine Shipping Ltd, Portsmouth
1984 Atlantic Tug & Shipping Ltd, Guernsey as PULLMAN (PAN flag)
[1986 sold? Atlantic Tug & Shipping Ltd closed down after involvement in arms smuggling with SILVER SEA ex-LADY ROSLIN]
[1991 at Lanzarote, where provisional registration closed by naval authorities]
1992 Shotley Mercantile Co Ltd, Panama (mng Remolcadores Lanzarotenos SA, Arrecife) as CANTUG (PAN flag)
1997 sold to unknown buyer
[2010 listed as in service]
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Re: 2 questions

Post by JOHN EVANS » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:39 pm

David,

From the book: 'The Story of Kings', they quote that C.J.King (Holdings) Ltd., was formed in 1978, did it take until 1982 before the tugs became part of the new company?

Kind regards,

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Post by yorkieman » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Hello Dave the Hippo, has your most excellent Tyne Tugs site been officially 'launched' then? Who drank the champagne, not that Kevin I hope. Can publicise via Riversea if you wish.
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Post by Hippo » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:30 pm

Hi George

Well it has to emerge sometime. Still an awful lot of work to do, but some of the site is reasonably well fleshed out. So it was a midnght launch to beat the striking Boilermakers, Shipwrights and GMWU members. Caught Kevin napping too. Would welcome the link from Riversea if you wouldn't mind. Thank you for your kind plug.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by davidships » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:29 am

JOHN EVANS wrote:From the book: 'The Story of Kings', they quote that C.J.King (Holdings) Ltd., was formed in 1978, did it take until 1982 before the tugs became part of the new company?
The 1982 date is of the transfer of registered ownership of the tug from the (Tugs) company to (Holdings). But quite likely that the (Tugs) company was a subsidiary of (Holdings) form 1978.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by yorkieman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:59 am

Morning Hippo, why not also make a new topic announcement on here under this tugs section, don't hide your light under a bushel whatever that is.
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Re: 2 questions

Post by JOHN EVANS » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:31 am

David,
Very many thanks for your response to my C.J.King & Sons question.

John.

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