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Sun XXVII

Sun XXVII taken from mv Annette Danielsen en route up the Thames to load in West India Docks whilst on Prince Line charter in mid 1974.
Was the mainmast removed and a fire monitor platform fitted in its place after Sun Tugs were aquired by Alex's in 1975 - hope one our our tugmen can answer this ?

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Yes, SUN XXVII. Shown in London Tugs colours. mainmast removed 1990. Sold to Taipan Shg 1997 r/n SAGA SUN.
 

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SUN XXVII fire-fighting tug.
O.N. 336987. 226g. 0n. 116' 3" x 28' 6" x 11' 9½".
6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSGMR-6 type engine by Mirrlees National Ltd., Stockport, geared to a fixed pitch propeller operating within a steerable Kort nozzle. 2,100bhp. 12 kts. 31 tons bollard pull.
10.7.1968: Launched by J. Pollock Son & Company Ltd., Faversham (Yard No. 2144) for W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London.
12.10.1968: Completed.
12.1968: Delivered.
27.1.1969: Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).
1.1.1975: Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool.
28.4.1976: Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd.
1997: Sold to Taipan Shipping Ltd., Nevis (Yarmouth Shipping Company Ltd., Alresford, managers) and renamed SAGA SUN under Belize flag.
2003: Sold to Mariners Haven Ltd, Trinidad (Saint Vincent Tugs and Salvage Ltd., managers, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines)
6.2015: Shown on SeaWeb as still in service
 

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Thanks guys for info on correct name, when mainmast was replaced by monitor platform and history. Remarkable that she is still in service in the Caribbean after 47 years.
 

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