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IAn Burns 10th September 2019 21:08

WW1 Tug HARDI
 
Looking for information on a WW1 tug based it Port Said 1914/1915. Possibly an ex-Suez Canal Company tug.

I have no information about Hardi other than that she was used by RN along Sinai coast. The following is from log book of HMS Proserpine, 21 April 1915 :
1.0pm: Tug HARDI proceeded out of harbour to search for lost aeroplane.
8.30pm: Tug HARDI arrived with lost aviators & one prisoner.
9.30am: Sent armed whalers crew to HARDI to salve aeroplane.

The entry refers to the recovery of a French Nieuport floatplane, N.16, which came down with engine trouble near Lake Bardawil.

There is clearly an interesting story to be told...

shipmate17 11th September 2019 22:11

Think it is HARDI no107. Lots of info if you google it

IAn Burns 11th September 2019 22:48

Thanks, The Clyde Ships website has all the information I require.


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