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or peazey-teasey?    Tamesis— thanks to Brian DeForest for this photo–was built in 2000.  And what is Tamesis?

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Topeka, with a slightly different design, dates from 2006.  In the Topeka series, there are at least 10.

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Here Topeka has the stern ramp down in Bayonne.

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Turandot dates from 1995.

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Tortugas, seen here Pacific bound on the Panama Canal, began service the same year as Topeka.  This series is powered by a 17750 hp Mitsubishi plant that looks like this.

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To see how this design has evolved over the better part of a century, click here.

For previous tugster posts showing PCTCs, click here and here.    And see Tortugas leaving coastal Colombia here.

Thanks to Brian DeForest for the top photo.  All others by Will Van Dorp, who dedicates this post to bowsprite, who offered this version of a Tortugas’ sister here in December.

 

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