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Arusha and Lynch

The tug Arusha with Lynch

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ARUSHA shown before renaming. Built 1951 for British India S. N. Co. 1956 sold to Falmouth Towage. 1959 r/n ST MAWES. 1984 scrapped.
 

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Definitely Falmouth, opposite the docks, on the flushing side, lovely quiet beach for swimming, which can only be reached by boat. The ex st Mawes tug, was under powered to support the high bow, though she looked good was not man enough for the job in any strong wind,
 

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Arusha was built in 1951 to tow barges on longish coastal passages on the African coast, I think for the ill fated ground nuts scheme of the early 1950s, she did not therefore require to be too powerful, range, economy and sea keeping characteristics were more important. At some point, possibly at Famouth, she was fitted with a kort nozzle to improve her bollard pull. I think she had a 700 ihp triple expansion engine compared with St Merryn, another Famouth tug, that had 1000ihp and a nozzle. Stephen.
 

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ETV Whimbrel in the background EX D-day TLC.
 

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Stephen. hi. from the B.I. book "Sea Safari"," ARUSHA had 800 ihp engine built by White Engineering Co. 12 knots on trials but at 130 rpms and towing a loaded lighter the normal speed was 6.5 knots"
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Hi John,
Thanks, double checked my notes and I agree 800IHP, should have gone to spec savers! I do not have this book, does it say what size the lighters were she was built to tow?
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Stephen yes. ARUSHA was joined by four new 10,000 cu ft capacity, 148 grt, 110 ft long barges. TAA, TAZA, TENGA and TEWA. Built in sections by J S Watson and assembled at Mombasa by African Marine.
The book was issued in 1995. "Sea Safari, B.I.S.N. African ships and Services" by Peter Kohlner. A very good informative book, plenty of pictures. Maybe available on e-bay or Amazon ?
John.
 

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