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I’m always so grateful when folks send me photos, especially like all of these.  Tony A catches all kinds of boats I miss, like

Anne-Sofie earlier this month in Albany.  I’m not sure what the cargo in and/or out was, but these SAL vessels get around.   Does anyone know if that “float” center just under the crane hook serves as an outrigger for loading/unloading crane movement?  As of this posting, she’s already in Genoa.

Here’s more from Tony . . . Dimuro Clark had been Turecamo Girls for over half a century and appeared on this blog many times. 

 

I like their logo.

And finally, long-time reader and sometimes contributor, Tommy Bryceland sends these photos of a local boat–which appeared in yesterday’s post–far from homewaters,

with guided missile frigate and ex USS Boone on the hip in Campbeltown Loch in Scotland last week.  Atlantic Salvor towed it there from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The ship is expected to be used as a target in an upcoming live fire exercise out in the Atlantic Ocean.  Would the frigate be anchored during such an exercise?  I’m imagining it’s expected to sink upon termination of the firing.

Many thanks to Tony A and Tommy for sharing these photos.

Thanks for your great response with the ‘ster crazy suggestions.  Today we go  . . .

Capster.

I’m not really a ball cap wearer, but I have at least 20 in my closet.

The idea for capster comes from Capt. Tommy Bryceland, whose photos you’ve previously seen on tugster here.

In this part of his collection, received for work well done, are USNS Yuma, USNS Robert E. Peary, USNS Leroy Grumman, and USS Dallas, top row.  And below that, it looks like TS Empire State VI, USS Harry S. Truman, and USS Arizona . . . only the latter did Tommy receive differently.

Here are the highlights of my collection.

Many thanks to Tommy for the idea and photo.  Do you remember when ball caps began to appear in places other than the ball park?  Here‘s a history, as seen from the hat makers.  Before then, here were your options.  I used to work on a boat where the mate would wear . . . yes, a boater!

And then there are decorated hardhats . . .  hatster painted by my artistic daughter and starring Capt. Woodman,

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that very dry-witted and

dry-everything else,

corsair of the trim and modeling department.

 

Last week featured a few photos of HMS Dragon over by the Manhattan passenger terminal.  Those photos prompted these from a tug captain on the Clyde, who attended the launch of the vessel back just over 11 years ago.

Click here and, with the magic of YouTube,  you see video of the launch AND the tug, with music.

Here mere seconds before the first splash, the tug has moved away .  .

 

Now the tug moves back in to tether the dragon to grab the bridle and

lead it to a dock.

All photos by Capt. Tommy Bryceland, whose photos have previous appeared here.

 

Here are previous posts on the vessel.  This past June, Steve Munoz was in Scotland when the training ship traveled up and then later down the Clyde.  All photos come from Steve.

TS ES VI arrived in Scotland after stops in San Juan and around the Mediterranean.

On the Clyde, escort was provided by Svitzer tugs Milford, Anglegarth, and Ayton Cross.

 

They pass checkerboard-patterned Port Glasgow Beacon.

It turns out that near the Beacon, this gentleman–Fergus Monk–has a Clydeside body shop, from which he takes leave to wave banners and take photos whenever a ship passes.  Here the banner greets paddle steamer Waverley.

PS Waverley looks quite inviting here. Want to book?

What surprises me about the Clyde is the relative rural character of the hills alongside.

 

 

Steve’s guide here is none other than tug engineer Tommy Bryceland, occasional contributor on tugster.  Greetings to Tommy.

After a brief sojourn in Glasgow that included meetings with City of Glasgow College, a marine programs partner, the training ship was escorted down the mighty Clyde

and out to sea.

Many thanks to Steve Munoz for these photos and this info.  I hope I’ve interpreted his photos and notes correctly.

 

 

Low bridge, lower air draft, refrigeration box on the cargo area, hand cart loaded with boxes . . . that’s how your food and drink must be delivered in Venice. Notice in white letters forward on the reefer box . . . “order and delivery” in Italian.

Here are two more such cold delivery boats.

As to the green groceries . . . you pick what you want from the shelves of this boat.  Bumboats they’d be in some places.  Parlevinkers in other places.  I’m not sure what they call the boats at floating markets on the Mekong, or what the Italian word for these is . . . .

 

Then there are the water buses and taxis.

 

And if I’m not mistaken, this is the dock that provides transport between the Marco Polo Airport and  town.  Note the luggage.  Also, note the location of the radar.

 

And where there’s people, law enforcement is needed as well. The photo below comes thanks to Tommy Bryceland.

All other photos come thanks to Jonathan Steinman.

And I truly need to plan a trip to Venice, along with lots of other places.

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