RICHARD

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RICHARD

Post by Henk » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:30 pm

RICHARD
1927 - 1961
Sleepdienst Letzer NV - Antwerpen.
Build 1912 at A.F.Smulders (Werf Gusto)- Schiedam. (428)
32,83 x 6,46 x 2,69 x 3,75 m.
162 grt.
O.R.P.D.
28041 Lloyds Register.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion, 311x514x825:502 from the yard.
750 ihp
9 knots
8 tons BP
In the fleet In 1927 as VERDUN from Crichton Thompson.
In 1961 broken-up at Van Loo - Antwerpen

Van 1912 tot 1916 named ALBATROS with Harbour Authorities - Mar del Plata (Arg.)
From 1916 till 1920 as HS-49 with Director of inland Waterways (War Department).
From 1943 till 1945 as RICHARD II with Royal Navy.
From 1953 till 1954 in charter with Maatschappij der Brugse Zeevaart Inrichtingen - Zeebrugge.

Photo: Unknown**
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Re: RICHARD

Post by Jaap Bijl » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:27 pm

1912 ALBATROS, Entreprise Generale du Port de Mar del Plata, Le Havre
1917 VERDUN, during voyage to U.K.
1917 HS 49, War Dept., Director of Inland Waterways, London
1921 HS 49, Crichton Thompson & Co. Ltd., Londen
1924 RICHARD, Letzer
1940/1944 (24/11) RICHARD II, in management Risdon Beazly, Southampton

1953-1954 RICHARD, charter to Mij. der Brugse Zeevaartinrichtingen, Zeebrugge
1960 scrapped fa. van Loo, Antwerp.

ALBATROS, unknown photographer.
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Re: RICHARD

Post by davidships » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:08 pm

Built for the French consortium building port facilities at Mar del Plata, Argentina inder the direction of eminent engineer Adolphe Guérard.

UK registration rated engine at 500ihp 55nhp

1912 Entreprise Générale du Port de Mar del Plata, Le Havre as ALBATROS (FRA flag, reg Le Havre - later reported transferred to ARG flag and registered at Mar del Plata)
1917 War Office, Inland Water Transport Directorate, London as VERDUN for the delivery voyage to UK
1917 Commissioned as HS 49
1921 Crichton Thompson & Co Ltd, London (reg London, ON 146181)
1925 British & International Investment Trust Ltd, London
1927 register closed as sold to Belgium

6/1940 evacuated to England (mng Risdon Beazley Ltd, Southampton) as RICHARD for salvage duties [as listed, but may have been RICHARD II]
6/1944 purchased by Ministry of War Transport (same managers) as RICHARD II (GBR flag, reg Southampton, ON 146181)
9/11/1944 returned to Belgium
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Re: RICHARD

Post by Jaap Bijl » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:26 pm

RICHARD.
Mij. der Brugse Zeevaartinrichtingen.
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Re: RICHARD

Post by davidships » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:23 am

Another photo (Leopold Wijnen?)
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