FORMIDABLE (1979)

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FORMIDABLE (1979)

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:16 pm

As EUROSUND passing Maasluis 14-15/02/2009.
Photos by Reinier van de Wetering.
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George Robinson
Freeman of Eriskay

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Bill Harvey
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Re: FORMIDABLE (1979)

Post by Bill Harvey » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:24 pm

FORMIDABLE (1979 - 2001) twin screw tug.
O.N. 378077. 406g. 0n. 35.74 x 10.27 x 4.220 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. 3,520 bhp. 13½ kts. 55 tons bollard pull.
1.2.1979: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 917) for the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
14.5.1979: Completed (£1,015,000).
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith Towage Ltd.
8.10.2001: Owners restyled as Adsteam Towage Ltd.
2001: Sold to Svendborg Bugser AS, Svendborg, Denmark and renamed EUROSUND.
11.2010: Still in service.

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Re: FORMIDABLE (1979)

Post by Patrick Hill » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:46 pm

"Formidable" in Alexandra dock Hull April 1999.
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