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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:27 pm
1923 - 1928
Sleepdienst Letzer NV - Antwerpen.
Build 1918 Rowhedge Iron Works Co.Ltd. - Rowhedge (234)
24,33 x 23,44 x 4,64 x 2,37 x 1,80 m
2 cylinder Compound from Campbell & Calderwood; in 1931 new boiler
In the fleet 1923 as AS-327
Sold In 1928 brought in by Union de Remorquage et de Sauvetage SA - Antwerpen.
Build for the Britisch Navy named AS-327.
13-11-1924 pulled over in the Royersluis - Antwerpen by ASCENCIONE.
14-11-1924 raised and repaired.
Sold In 1962 broken-up
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:00 am
Built 1918 as AS ...., War Office, London.
I think the above details are not correct.
Bought before 1928.
She was still in the Letzer-fleet early 1961.
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:16 pm
Origin most likely
60grt 20nrt 75.0 x 15.9 x 7.5ft
buil 1919 Rowhedge Ironworks Co, Rowhedge
C2cy 19nhp 220ihp 8½kn Campbell & Calderwood, Paisley
built for War Office, Inland Water Transport Directorate as either AS 327 (Yd 234) or AS 330 (Yd 235)
[AS 332 (Yd 247) can now be eliminated - she sank in 1919]
Suspect some confusion with PIERRE VALENTIN LETZER (1)
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:20 pm
PIERRE and PIERRE VALENTIN LETZER (1) were listed together in advertisements in L.C. 1928-1959.
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:10 am
I don't doubt that there were two tugs PIERRE and PIERRE VALENTIN LETZER - and the photos show two very different vessels. Yet the dimensions are given as more-or-less identical. The long-thin hull makes sense for an AS tug, intended for canal/river use. It seems that the characteristics of PIERRE have been attached at some point to the larger vessel - almost certainly a seagoing "HS" tug - including the place of build (Rowhedge is part of Colchester).
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:02 pm
After reboilering and having a proper wheelhouse?