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Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:33 pm

As MIRA A at Horsens in December 2005, photos by Bent Mikkelsen
George Robinson
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Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:32 pm

YORKSHIREMAN (3) (1978 - 1988) twin screw tug.
O.N. 376895. 686g. 73n. 509d. 42.07 x 11.64 x 4.869 metres.
Two, 12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RK3CM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, single reverse reduction geared to twin screw shafts with controllable pitch propellers. Thwartship thrust controllable pitch propeller forward. 7,250bhp. 13 kts. 70 tons bollard pull.
28.3.1977: Keel laid by Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby (Yard No. 104) for United Towing (Tradesman) Ltd. (United Towing (Ocean Tugs) Ltd., managers), Hull.
28.3.1978: Launched for owners restyled as United Towing (Hood) Ltd. (same managers).
19.5.1978: Completed.
3.6.1978: Delivered.
1986: Transferred to Bahamas flag.
1988: Sold to Sembawang Salvage (IV) Pte. Ltd. (Semco Salvage & Marine Pte Ltd., managers), Singapore and renamed SALVIGOUR.
1989: Sold to Slibail Portuguesa de Locação Financeira S.A., (Companhia de Transportes Ltda
(COMTRAMAR), operating managers), Lisbon and renamed COMENDA.
1993: Sold to REBOSADO – Reboques Fluviais do Sado Ltda., Setubal.
2005: Sold to Woodchester Credit Lyonnais Leasing SA (Alfastsen Rederiet AS, Denmark, operating managers) and renamed MIRA A.
3.1.2007: Sold to San Paolo Leasint Spa - Societa di Leasing Internationale, Milan, (Rimorchiatori Meridionali Srl, managers), Naples and renamed MARECHIARO.
2009: Sold to Rimorchiatori Meridonali Srl, Naples.
11.2010: Still in service.

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Post by Patrick Hill » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:43 pm

"Yorkshireman" arriving back at King George dock, Hull 23/07/1983 from the Falklands.
I read of her impending arrival in the local evening paper and very, very quickly cycled to the dock getting there just in time! 8-)

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