INDOMITABLE 1979

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INDOMITABLE 1979

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

Over to you Bill!!!!
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Re: INDOMITABLE 1979

Post by Flyers » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:14 pm

In DD prior to Falklands
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Re: INDOMITABLE 1979

Post by Bill Harvey » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 pm

INDOMITABLE (1979 - 2009) twin screw tug.
O.N. 378072. 406g. 0n. 35.74 x 10.27 x 4.90 metres.
Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 8RK3CM vee type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd.,
Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin controllable pitch propellers operating within a Kort steerable nozzles. 3,520bhp. 13½ kts. 55 tons bollard pull.
16.10.1978: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 916) for the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
15.1.1979: Completed.
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith Towage Ltd.
8.10.2001: Owners restyled as Adsteam Towage Ltd.
30.4.2007: Owners restyled as Svitzer Towage Ltd., and vessel transferred from Falkland Islands to Cape Town and to Svitzer Africa (Pty) Ltd., under St Vincent flag.
11.2009: Sold to Naircos Shipping Ltd., Gibraltar (GPS Marine Contactors Ltd., Chatham, managers) and renamed HIBERNIA under St Vincent and the Grenadines flag.
30.10.2010: When outward from Rotterdam suffered an engine room fire off Hoek van Holland. Fire extinguished and proceeded to Chatham for repair.
11.2010: Still in service.

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