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SUN XXI (1959)

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:13 pm
by yorkieman
Passing Woolwich, photo by Ken Smith
SUN XXI KS.jpg

Re: SUN XXI (1959)

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:39 am
by Bill Harvey
SUN XXI (1959 - 1969)
O.N. 301002. 183g. 0n. 107' 2" x 25' 11" x 11' 8¾".
6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDM-6 type engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd., Stockport. 1,610bhp. 13 kts. 19 tons bollard pull.
18.6.1959: Launched by Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard No. 1306) for W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London.
14.10.1959: Completed.
27.1.1969: Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).
1.1.1975: Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool.
28.4.1976: Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
1979: Transferred to the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd., Liverpool.
1981: Transferred to Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
3.1982: Deployed to the Gibraltar station.
1993: Sold to The Straits Barge Company Ltd. (Lionel Ferro, manager), Gibraltar and renamed NICKY.
1999: Transferred to Straits Barge and Tug Company Ltd, Gibraltar.
2003: Sold to Punta Santa Maria for demolition at Cadiz.