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This photo of Godfather should catch someone’s eye, but I’m going to direct that attention then to Paul Johnson’s wonderful site, which if you have an hour to kill, will make that go by in what seems a minute. Thanks to RG, my brother-in-central-African-1970s-experiences for passing this along. As to Godfather, she’s by a year or so an older sibling of the boats currently known as Atlantic Salvor and Atlantic Enterprise. Currently, she’s called Crosby Enterprise.
Here was a surprise . . . Petrel in the sixth boro. I haven’t seen her in quite a while, since I’m not in Philly much any more.
Here’s a head-on view of HMS Justice.
Thanks to Jed, here are some photos from last year showing the mighty Bluefin.
with photos taken in Virginia waters.
Jan van der Doe has recently returned from a trip to the Netherlands and sends along photos of these tugboats. Given the stack logo, I’m guessing this one below is a live aboard, and
Alphecca was built in 1913, converted to diesel in 1959 and you can click here to see and hear the engine running.
Below, it’s FairPlay 23, which has appeared on this blog before.
Unrelated: A reader wrote to ask this question: “Could you help me find info about a little tug named the Ali M. My friend SK owned and operated her out of Bayonne for a while and sold her before his passing many years ago. I believe he had her at the Atlas Yacht club. I was curious what ever happened to her.” I don’t recall ever seeing a tug named Ali M. Anyone help out here? Anyone have a photo?
The reader is also looking for any info on the vessels shown below in a painting by his father from the 1990s. Thanks for any help.
Thanks to RG, Jed, Jan, and Peter for sending these along. And be careful out there.
Petrel and HMS Justice photos by Will Van Dorp.
Click here to see previous sets sent along by Jed. This set I’m arranging by year of build. 1972. A little info more, she’s 98′ x 30.’
1977. She’s a bit larger, 115′ x 33.’
1978. Husky has been renamed Maro, and she’s massive, 197′ x 50′ and moved by 12,000 hp.
1998. 115′ x 36′ Here was a post I did about an incident of near capsize with FairPlay 21. FairPlay 22 did capsize with loss of life.
2001 and identical dimensions to FairPlay 23.
2009, and 92′ x 35.’
2009 and 105′ x 43.’
2010 and 95′ x 39.’
2011 and 105′ x 39.’
Many thanks to Jed, aka John Jedrlinic, for these photos, and for being patient while they collected in my inbox. Here are some of the many Dutch tugs appearing here previously.