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The next three fotos come compliments of Rod Smith, whose Narragansett Bay Shipping site does a thorough job of documenting many things including all newbuilds worked on at Senesco Marine, where the new Caddell’s drydock was constructed. Here’s the launch day, performed by rolling airbags. See the upper wheelhouse of newbuild Dean Reinauer to the left behind the shed. Small tug afloat is Hawk, ex-YTL 153.
Although not quite wide enough to contain a football field, it is more than long enough. It would certainly redefine the game.
Here’s a foto of the drydock taken from the upperwheelhouse of Dean. Can anyone identify the tug-in-progress directly in the foreground?
Finally, another of my fotos showing the tow just about home entering the Buttermilk Channel. The octagonal structure to the left is the vent tower for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
Again, many thanks to Rod for use of these fotos. If you do Facebook, Rod has just posted fotos of arrival of United Yacht Transport’s Super Servant 4 in Newport, RI. Now if I were free, I’d head up and watch the float-off process.
Here was my first post on this drydock.
Government Boats 14 was here, from over a year ago. A subtitle here might be navy vessels future and army vessels present. Like this vessel below, sent along by Rod Smith of Narragansett Bay Shipping, where you can savor more shots of the same vessel. Can you identify it? Does “FSF 1″ stand for “frighteningly sci-fi 1,” which this truly is? More below.
Now onto army vessels. Oxymoron? Nope, Enjoy these two, contributed by Joe Herbert: LT-2085 Anzio (US Army tug built in 1955) , and
For a frighteningly sci-fi US ARMY vessel prototype built in Australia, click here.
Here’s a full-vessel shot of cement-gray FSF 1 aka Sea Fighter passing Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay.
Any errors in the above info can be blamed on Will Van Dorp, aka tugster.