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Here’s an index to previous posts with this theme. But truth be told, technology has no nationality. Click here and scroll through for the last vessel, a Dutch
tug vessel that for a time worked in the Chesapeake. Here she was last week, all decked out and doing a tour in connection with a Maassluis’ tugboat festival.
Enjoy these details, as well.
Engine room console and
Radio room (Thanks for the info, Jan)
Tugboat (Oops! As was Elbe/Maryland. Thx to Peter for catching this.) pilot boat Rigel dates from 1949;
Dock Yard V . . . from 1942.
And just to keep a hint of truckster alive from one April 1st to another, check out these two American beauties . . . living a well-kept expatriate existence.
Many thanks to Freek Koning via Fred Trooster for these photos. Freek, a few years ago, asked me to try to discover the disposition of this former Royal Dutch Navy tugboat.
The 96-year-old tugboat below, Furie, was centerpiece of a Dutch TV show called Hollands Glorie from the late 1970s. I once watched an episode of the show with my grandmother in the Netherlands. Here’s a youtube–all in Dutch–that does a great job of showing the towing industry museum (Sleepvaartmuseum) in the town of Maassluis, where Furie is docked. Foto comes thanks to Jan van der Doe.
So here’s my question: recently on Netflix I watched a 1965 movie called Morituri . . with Yul Brenner and Marlon Brando. The following are screen grabs. Anyone know where and using which vessels it was filmed? I don’t. This was supposedly port of Tokyo during WW2. The cargo ship, representing an Axis-friendly freighter attempting to run the Allied blockade all the way to Vichy France, was called Ingo at the start and
Christina later in the movie. Here a Japanese submarine approaches to transfer survivors of a torpedoed vessel to the freighter. Note: if you doubleclick on the foto above there’s a “W above a T” on the stack of the tug. ??
This seems mighty obscure stuff, but who knows? It was an okay movie, by the way.