Tug in Orwell

david smith
28th October 2005, 13:55
Tug passing Nacton downriver from Ipswich.
Can anyone identify it please?
It cannot be the Sauria - she had the funnel extended as the mast.
The Sun XXII had cream masts and brown bridge - unless repainted.

Bob S
28th October 2005, 19:37
Definately a "SUN" tug David. They normally carried their name on the back of the superstructure, can you "brighten" it up a bit?

ruud
28th October 2005, 20:47
Ahoy Robert,

Can't read anything, on her stern;

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/9784/tuginorwell0lj.th.jpg (http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tuginorwell0lj.jpg)

Thamesphil
28th October 2005, 21:16
Looking at my photos it's either SUN XXI or SUN XXVI, but I can't remember if there were any other identical sisters.

Thamesphil
28th October 2005, 21:17
And here's SUN XXVI

tasarking
19th January 2008, 17:39
Tug passing Nacton downriver from Ipswich.
Can anyone identify it please?
It cannot be the Sauria - she had the funnel extended as the mast.
The Sun XXII had cream masts and brown bridge - unless repainted.

dave idont recolect any of the "gravesend" sun tugs having a white wheelhouse, but the sun XX11 was transferred to harwich in about 1975 she was renamed Deban and i think that this is her slightly altered by a repaint. regards....malcolm ex atcl london

redge
19th January 2008, 20:55
Hi Dave. Either XXI or XXII, both sisters. non fire fighters. XIX,XX,XXV,XXVI,XXVII. were fire fighters.

tasarking
20th January 2008, 17:21
its the xx11 (Deben) stationed at Hawich

tasarking
20th January 2008, 18:44
right, the x1x & xx had boats both sides, the xxv xxv1 xxv11 were firefighters and bigger, the xx1 & xx11 were the same but the xx1 had newer radar fitted and the scanner was different, so the picture is definatly the sun xx11 hope this helps