SUN THAMES (1982)

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SUN THAMES (1982)

Post by Patrick Hill » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:57 pm

"Sun Thames" passing Gravesend 09/06/1990.
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Re: SUN THAMES (1982)

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:27 pm

SUN THAMES (1982 - 1996) fire-fighting tug.
O.N. 399124. 330g. 0n. 33.23 x 9.96 x 4.525-(inc skeg), metres.
Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 6RKCM type engines with turbo-couplings, made by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin forward mounted Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propulsion units. 2,640bhp. 30 tons bollard pull.
10.3.1982: Launched by McTay Marine Ltd., Bromborough (Yard No. 43) for Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
22.4.1982: Completed.
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith
(London) Ltd.
2000: Transferred to Howard Smith Towage Ltd.
8.10:2001: Owners restyled as Adsteam Towage Ltd.
2006: Renamed HT SWORD.
2007: Sold to Svitzer Towage Ltd, Felixstowe, (Svitzer Marine Ltd, Middlesbrough, managers).
2009: Renamed SVITZER SWORD.
4.2010: Sold to Black Sea Service Srl, Constanta, Romania. Subsequently renamed BSV ANGLIA

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Post by yorkieman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:59 pm

As HT SWORD at Hull 05/04/2007
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George Robinson
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Post by yorkieman » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:01 pm

.... and as SVITZER SWORD on 07/09/2009
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George Robinson
Freeman of Eriskay

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Re: SUN THAMES (1982)

Post by Flyers » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:40 pm

Query:

The 'no frills' Humber Tugs that was set up, did they use existing staff to crew the vessels and when the venture was absorbed back into Svitzers were any staff that had been taken on absorbed back into the organisation?

Also is it true that there was a female skipper with Humber Tugs?
George.

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Re: SUN THAMES (1982)

Post by Patrick Hill » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:57 pm

Off Victoria dock Hull 29/08/2007.
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