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Flying Wizard.

Flying Wizard.

Annual overhaul in James Lamonts drydock in Greenock.

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FLYING WIZARD (2nd) (1960 - 1971)
O.N. 304148. 112g. 26.90 x 7.04 x metres.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (320 x 450mm) Deutz type by Kloeckner-Humboldt-Deutz, Koeln, geared to a fixed pitch propeller. 1,060 bhp. 15 tons bollard pull.
9.6.1960: Launched by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd., North Sands, Sunderland (Yard No. 249) for the Clyde Shipping Company Ltd., Glasgow.
8.1.1960: Registered at Glasgow. (Appropriation Book)
9.7.1960: Completed.
8.11.1971: Sank off Greenock, whilst assisting the Dutch cargo vessel GAASTERDYK, (7,222g. /60) into the container terminal.
28.11.1971: Raised, declared a constructive total loss, and sold to Pounds Shipowners & Shipbreakers Ltd., Portsmouth. Subsequently reconditioned and repaired for owners own use.
1975: Renamed TOWING WIZARD.
11.1978: Sold to Makedonia II Shipping Co., (Michael Gigilinis Shipping Company, managers), Greece, and renamed ALEXANDROS.
12.1978: Whilst on her delivery voyage from Portsmouth to Greece, suffered engine failure and was towed from off the Channel Islands to Plymouth by the Tribal class frigate H.M.S. MOHAWK.
1999: North Aegean Consortium for Towage & Salvage, appointed as managers.
7.11.2002: Foundered off Thessaloniki with the loss of one life.

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