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WATERMAN (1965)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:02 pm
by yorkieman
WATERMAN1966.jpg
Photo Charlie Hill

Re: WATERMAN (1965)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:30 pm
by Bill Harvey
WATERMAN (2) (1965 - 1977) twin screw tug.
O.N. 308528. 48g. 62' 11" x 19' 6" x 6' 3"
Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (6½" x 7¼”) engines by Bergius-Kelvin Company Ltd., Glasgow, single reverse reduction geared to twin screw shafts. 600bhp. 9kts. 7 tons bollard pull.
25.11.1964: Launched by R. Dunston Ltd., Thorne (Yard No. 1186) for the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull.
3.1965: Completed.
21.1.1970: Owners restyled as United Towing Ltd.
1974: Humber Tugs Ltd., appointed as managers.
1977: Sold to Fladstad Slep (Hans Fladstad, manager), Farsund, Norway and renamed WATERCHIEF.
1978: Sold to Transport og Slepetjeneste A/S, Farsund (Magne Sigvaldsen, Høvik, manager).
1980: Sold to Kristiansund Taubåtservice A/S, Kristiansund.
4.1.1999: Capsized and sank in 140 metres depth while assisting the bulk carrier BAUCHI (21,630g./80) at Sunndal.

Re: WATERMAN (1965)

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:19 pm
by yorkieman
From a Dunston brochure
WATERMAN1966A.jpg
and as WATERCHIEF, have mislaid name of photographer
WATERMAN1966asWATERCHIEF.jpg