SUN MERCIA

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Ted Ingham
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SUN MERCIA

Post by Ted Ingham » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:55 pm

Apologise if this is in the wrong section.

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Bill Harvey
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Re: SUN MERCIA

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:14 am

SUN MERCIA fire-fighting tug.
O.N. 718767. 449g. 134n. 33.02 x 10.45 x 3.300 metres.
Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (270 x 305mm) Ruston 6RK270M type engines by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin forward mounted Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propulsion units. 3,860bhp. 12.6 kts. Stern drive thruster. 43 tons bollard pull.
25.5.1990: Launched by McTay Marine Ltd., Bromborough (Yard No. 89) for the Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
30.7.1990: Completed.
1995: Transferred to Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith Towage Ltd.
8.10.2001: Owners restyled as Adsteam Towage Ltd.
2005: Renamed ADSTEAM MERCIA.
30.4.2007: Owners restyled as Svitzer Towage Ltd, Felixstowe (Svitzer Marine Ltd., Middlesbrough, managers).
6.2008: Renamed SVITZER MERCIA.

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