tugs

mickyc123
28th July 2008, 10:47
hi does anyone no what happened to RFA tug called Cyclone she was berhed in portsmouth in mid 1960s

Peter4447
28th July 2008, 11:12
Bustler Class
Built 1943 as 'Growler'. On charter as 'Caroline Moller' 1947-1952, 'Castle Peak' in 1954 and 'Welshman' in 1962.
23.10.1963 renamed 'Cyclone' and civilian manned under RFA conditions.
1977 Laid up in Gibraltar.
1983 Sold to Eagle Tugs Ltd, Georgetown, Grand Cayman for use at Mombasa.
Removed from Gibraltar and renamed 'Martial'
No further details.
Peter4447

Riverman
28th July 2008, 12:39
Further information to Peter's posting.

1983 -16/04: To "Eagle Tugs Ltd" at Guernsey, mng "Shipmarc Ltd" (Capt K J Trayner) at Mombasa (KEN), renamed MARTIAL
(CYM flag, ON 702474, c/s ZGXW, 1052 GRT, 27 NRT)
1985 -30/01: arrived at Gadani Beach nr Karachi for breaking up by "Adam Hardware Industries" at Karachi (PAK)
1985 -09/02: breaking up commenced

Riverman

mickyc123
5th October 2008, 09:26
Bustler Class
Built 1943 as 'Growler'. On charter as 'Caroline Moller' 1947-1952, 'Castle Peak' in 1954 and 'Welshman' in 1962.
23.10.1963 renamed 'Cyclone' and civilian manned under RFA conditions.
1977 Laid up in Gibraltar.
1983 Sold to Eagle Tugs Ltd, Georgetown, Grand Cayman for use at Mombasa.
Removed from Gibraltar and renamed 'Martial'
No further details.
Peter4447 any info peter on the reward typhoon bustler

BillH
5th October 2008, 11:06
any info peter on the reward typhoon bustler
CYCLONE
O.N. 181186. 1,110g. 103n. 194.3 x 38.7 x 15.8 feet.
Two, 8-cyl. 2 S. C. S. A. (13-3/8” x 22-7/16”) Atlas Polar type engines made by British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow, geared to a single shaft. 3,200 BHP.
10.9.1942: Launched as HMS GROWLER by Henry Robb Ltd., Leith (Yard No. 328), for the Admiralty. (Pennant No. W. 105). 3.1943: Completed. 1947: Chartered to Mollers Towages Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed CAROLINE MOLLER. 1952: Chartered to the Hong Kong Salvage & Towage Company Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed CASTLE PEAK. 1954: Returned to the Ministry of Defence, and reverted to GROWLER. 1958: Chartered by the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull, and renamed WELSHMAN. 23.10.1963: Returned to the Admiralty, and renamed CYCLONE. 1977: Laid up at Gibraltar. 16.4.1983: Sold to Eagle Tugs Ltd., Georgetown, and renamed MARTIAL. 1985: Demolished by Adam Steel Ltd., Karachi.

REWARD
O.N. 305864. 1,136g. 77n. 194.3 x 38.7 x 15.8 feet.
Two, 8-cyl. 2 S. C. S. A. (13-3/8” x 22-7/16”) Atlas Polar type engines made by British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow, geared to a single shaft. 3,200 BHP.
31.10.1944: Launched as HMS REWARD by Henry Robb Ltd., Leith (Yard No. 336), for the Admiralty. 3.1945: Completed. (Pennant No. W. 164 and later A. 264). 1.5.1962: Chartered by the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull, and renamed ENGLISHMAN. 1963: Transferred to Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and renamed REWARD. 10.8.1976: Sunk in collision with the containership PLAINSMAN /7 in the Firth of Forth. 29.8.1976: Raised, and sold to Jas White & Company Ltd., St. David's Harbour, for demolition.

mickyc123
5th October 2008, 16:12
thanks 4 info