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Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 31st May 2015, 10:10
Replies: 11
Views: 4,561
Posted By STRAWBERRY
The Old Dalmatian has now been SOLD. To Griffin...

The Old Dalmatian has now been SOLD. To Griffin Towage/TMS Ltd of Poole, Dorset. Just thought you might like to know. Andy
Forum: Tugs 12th September 2014, 19:13
Replies: 0
Views: 1,321
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Exclamation Portland Port Looking for a replacement Tug

Portland Port News... The Port is looking to replace one of their older tugs (The Ex Dog Class Tug Dalmatian / Sandsfoot Castle) with a more modern ASD. The Sandsfoot Castle is now up for sale and...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th September 2014, 07:34
Replies: 11
Views: 4,561
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Thanks for all your comments Gents. As a matter...

Thanks for all your comments Gents. As a matter of interest... The lads over in BVI are now looking for a bigger Tug... So one would suggest she will not be heading to the West Indies... But who...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 11th September 2014, 14:35
Replies: 19
Views: 5,930
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Regarding the Old Dalmatian... please see my...

Regarding the Old Dalmatian... please see my thread... "Dog Tug Served Her Time"

Andy
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 11th September 2014, 14:04
Replies: 11
Views: 4,561
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Dog Class Tug Served Its Time...

Well, folks... it is with heavy heart and light kidneys that I report to you... Portland Harbour Authority has decided that the Sandsfoot Castle (Ex Dalmatian) is no longer required at the port and...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 25th May 2014, 15:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,410
Posted By STRAWBERRY
She is Owned by Hugh Whilshire of Quest Marine...

She is Owned by Hugh Whilshire of Quest Marine Services of Portland. http://www.questmarine.co.uk/ Hope this helps. Andy
Forum: Royal Navy 7th August 2013, 18:23
Replies: 46
Views: 15,738
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Absolute Pleasure mate. It was the very least I...

Absolute Pleasure mate. It was the very least I could do. Just saddened that Harry had been forgotten. Andy(Sad)
Forum: Royal Navy 27th July 2013, 07:51
Replies: 46
Views: 15,738
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Hi Stuart, You are quite right, I too have had...

Hi Stuart, You are quite right, I too have had varying reports of the total number of survivors. In fact it was the most time consuming part of research that I had done for my short story. 'Of the...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th July 2013, 08:39
Replies: 46
Views: 15,738
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Hello Irene, Sadly, survivors of the Foylebank...

Hello Irene, Sadly, survivors of the Foylebank are few, including Harry, I think you can count them on one hand. The last hero to have passed away locally was Ernie Petterford who lived in the...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th July 2013, 08:28
Replies: 46
Views: 15,738
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Hi there, The attack started on or around 0840...

Hi there, The attack started on or around 0840 that morning. It was a sunny morning with Light Airs. Other vessels were attacked also, as well as AA battery's. Not sure about the Borstal being bombed...
Forum: Tugs 22nd January 2013, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Question Svitzer Trimley

Hello, gents. Do any of you know any information of the Svitzer Trimley? Thanks in advance. Andy(Read)
Forum: Tugs 27th May 2012, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Thanks Very much!(Pint) A

Thanks Very much!(Pint) A
Forum: Tugs 27th May 2012, 15:33
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Question Flying Spindrift

Does anyone know any Information on the Svitzer/Felixarc ASD tug Flying Spindrift. Any Information greatly Received about Handling, Engines, Generators and Tows she has undertaken. Thanks! A(POP)
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 14th April 2012, 10:35
Replies: 36
Views: 12,123
Posted By STRAWBERRY
I can confirm that Resource was not sailed to...

I can confirm that Resource was not sailed to India with RFA Crew. I work with an Engineer who took her down with a commercial crew. Andy(*))
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 11th April 2012, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 5,248
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Not sure Mr Morris wanted to get off Dad. I think...

Not sure Mr Morris wanted to get off Dad. I think he wanted to stay and bring her home. A
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 10th January 2012, 12:34
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
On New Year's Day, The old Basset Reached her...

On New Year's Day, The old Basset Reached her home port of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Her Lister Blackstones purred like a kitten all the way, with no defects or any problems...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 10th December 2011, 15:27
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Well folks, The old Basset has now gone...She...

Well folks, The old Basset has now gone...She slipped from Dock Jetty on Friday the 9th of December, and we escorted her out of the East Ship Channel aboard the Sandsfoot Castle (Ex Dalmation) We...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 6th December 2011, 19:40
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Departure looking like This Thursday around 1300...

Departure looking like This Thursday around 1300 (8th Dec 2011) Hope to escort her out with the Sandsfoot Castle (Ex Dalmation) to take photo's. I will post some for you! Andy
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 25th November 2011, 16:11
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Still not sure of her departure date, but it is...

Still not sure of her departure date, but it is imminant! Just a noteworthy point...How odd is this?.... Ex Basset now Re-named "Triumph-R"....Always worked in Portland...Get sold, and place of...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 2nd November 2011, 20:19
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Thanks Ted! Andy(Thumb)

Thanks Ted! Andy(Thumb)
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 14th October 2011, 14:50
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Red face The Old Girl Latest

Currently on the Slips at Manor Marine, Portland having a hull inspection. I will let you know the proposed leaving date...and I will drink a Toast to her.(Pint)
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 13th October 2011, 11:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,971
Posted By STRAWBERRY
How awful! Poor old girl Ruined! Having said...

How awful! Poor old girl Ruined! Having said that, at least she has a new lease of life...But whoever designed that.....well....Nuff said! A :-(
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th October 2011, 13:57
Replies: 12
Views: 3,687
Posted By STRAWBERRY
I did see Charlotte down in Plymouth owned by a...

I did see Charlotte down in Plymouth owned by a plymouth based company but this was around 6 years ago! A

I think it was Barbara...that girded on the Thames and went down with 1 fatality...she was...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th October 2011, 13:51
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Hi Bob, Search the Tug Gallery for Dalmatian or...

Hi Bob, Search the Tug Gallery for Dalmatian or Rufus Castle...I have already posted some. She was Built in 1962-63. An exemplary career indeed.

Dad, yes they had a look round the Sandsfoot (Ex...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 12th October 2011, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By STRAWBERRY
Red face The Old Dog Finally to leave Portland

Gentleman, I have some sad news and some good news...After spending almost all of her working life here in Portland, The Ex Dog Tug (Beagle/Basset) and latterly Rufus Castle, has been sold to Tortola...
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