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Post by yorkieman » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:53 am

Thanks to Piet van Damme for his database details ...

1940 -xx/10: Launched by "T. van Duijvendijk's Scheepswerf" at Lekkerkerk (NLD) (YN 35)
1941 -04/02: delivered to "BRBA - Bugsier Reederei und Bergungs AG" at Hamburg (DEU)
(DEU flag, regd Hamburg)
1942 -09 to 23/02: requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine, transferred to 'Gruppe Nord' as icebreaker
1942 -12 to 21/04: transferred to "MBSK - Marine Bergungs und Seenotdienst Kommando" as salvage tug
1944 -12/09: transferred to "BSN - Befehlshaber der Sicherung Nordsee"
1945 -26/05: returned to owners
1945 -xx/10: transferred to "Schlepperkontor Kiel"
1951 -xx/02: To "Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd" at Newcastle (GBR) for £22,000, renamed SOUTHSIDER
(GBR flag, regd Newcastle, ON 169228, c/s MMFN, 235 GRT)
1951 -xx/03: on trials found to have a fractured crankshaft
1951: -xx/06: service started on River Tyne
1966 -xx/03: laid up until 12/1966
1967 -xx11: laid up
1968 -xx/02: for breaking up to "Hughes Bolckow Ltd" at Blyth for £2,050
1968 -xx/05: broken up at Blyth
.... and plenty of interest in the background of the lower photo, with Swan Hunter's Wallsend yard in view,
and fitting out

VOLVULA, 1956, 20732grt, yn 1837 for Shell Bermuda, to French flag in 1958, broken up Kaohsiung 4/1984
(launched 27/2/1956, completed 10/1956)

and the Blackwood class frigates
PELLEW F62, yn 1829, launched 29/9/1954, completed 26/7/1956
RUSSELL F97, yn1831, launched 10/12/1954, completed 7/2/1957

So photo can be dated between 27/2/1956 and 26/7/1956
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Post by Henk » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:38 am

Nice pics George! I missed those in my collection!
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