ABEILLE No10 (4)

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ABEILLE No10 (4)

Post by Henk » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:03 pm

ABEILLE No10 (4)
1951 - 1972
Compagnie de Remorquage et de Sauvetage "Les Abeilles" - Le Havre; in 1954 Société Cherbourgeoise de Remorquage et de Sauvetage; In april 1969 Societé Provencal de Gestion Maritime ( "Les Abeilles" International) - Le Havre
Delivered June 1944 by Levingstone Shipbuilding - Orange (Texas) (334)
43,85 x 41,00 x 10,27 x 5,19 x 4,70 m.
561 grt; after 1951, 544 grt
F.N.X.X.
00080 Lloyds Register (1961-1962); 500090 Lloyds Register (1964-1965); 5000902 Lloyds Register.
2x 2SA V12 cylinder General Motors each connected to an electromotor pairwise connected to a controllable propeller; in 1972, 2x 4SA V16 cylinder Société Alsacienne de Construction Mecanique type AGOG-16V, 220x240; 1 generator 60 kW/110\120 V/50 Hz; 1 generator 30 kW/110\120 V/50 Hz; bowthruster
2.250 bhp (other source 1.900 bhp); after 1972, 5.200 bhp(other source 6000 bhp)
12 knots; after 1972, 14,5 knots
After 1972, 75 tons BP
In the fleet 14-03-1951 named MARGARET MÖLLER from Möller Towage Ltd. - Hong Kong.
Sold In 1972 renamed ABEILLE No.30.

From1944 till 1950 named LT-538 with U.S.Navy.
In 1950 during a salvage near Patras Reef damaged at rudder and propeller and towed to Hong Kong for repairs.
In 1983 renamed BISCAY 30 by Biscay Towing Co.Inc. – Panama.
14-01-1985 in the Mississippi in collision with her own tow MASTER PETROS and sank in position 29°07’54”N-89°15’42”W in what 1 person died. Raised shortly after.
In October 1985 broken up at Venetia (LA).
First diesel tug in the Company.

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