The tug HERCULES was built by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (N.S.M.)at Amsterdam (yard number 113) in 1911 for account of Hijos de José Pascual at Montevideo and seen here during her trials. Sold to the government of Uruguay in 1935 and renamed ALFREDO LABADIE.
Argentine Navy's Type 42 Hercules leaving Portsmouth in June 1977.
She made no contribution directly during the Falkland's war, her main task already complete that of teaching the Argentine air force how to defeat the type 42's air defence system.
Another brilliant political decision to sell high
Hercules taken in SF Bay whilst owned by
the Western Pacific Rly. circa 1958-9
This is taken from a slide I bought with full copyright.
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