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by davidships
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Spanish tug RIO TURIA
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Spanish tug RIO TURIA

Thanks again, Jordi
by davidships
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Spanish tug RIO TURIA
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Spanish tug RIO TURIA

Thanks DD and Jordi.
Do you know when she was taken up by the Republican Coastguard as GCV 32?
by davidships
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Spanish tug RIO TURIA
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Spanish tug RIO TURIA

From 1929 tug RIO TURIA ex-CAPTAIN A LETZER ex-HS 33 (built 1917 Ardrossan) was owned by Puertos y Pantanos SA, Bilbao. During the Spanish Civil War she was taken up by the Republican Coastguard as RIO TURIA (GCV 32). Reportedly sunk at some point (in 1938?) at Cartagena - later raised, repaired and...
by davidships
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: FREELANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: FREELANCE

Seems that she did not return to civilian service after WW1, at least not under that name. She doesn't appear in Merchant Vessels of the US (MVUS) in 1920 or 1930.
by davidships
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: 2021

Hear, hear.
Let's raise a glass to Siri and Konrad.
by davidships
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS EMS 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: HMS EMS 2

From the name "EMS 2" perhaps a prize or seized from Germany (or the Danube)?
But not found anything definite.
Do you know what kind of vessel was "F A 2"?
by davidships
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: tug AMAZON
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: tug AMAZON

Nothing found yet, Aris, but maybe built at Hansweert (on the Scheldt/Schelde)
by davidships
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Convoy AC1
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Convoy AC1

How small is "small" HMS CHAKLA: 3000grt passenger-cargo ship of British India Steam Navigation Co, built 1914, and under Admiralty requisition as an Auxiliary Anti-aircraft Ship, equipped with high-angle armement: 1 x 4in, 1 x 3in, 1 x 12pdr, 6 x 2pdr. She was sunk at Tobruk 29/4/1941 (bombing was ...
by davidships
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Ah, yes - I should read things more carefully!
by davidships
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943

Thanks DD. To be honest, I would not surprised at non-mention of an old hulk that had been used as a floating school for some 25 years, unless there had been significant loss of life. But local press or social/municipal history would be more likely to mention it, I think.
by davidships
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Registered Piraeus and then deleted five days later, it seems.
So perhaps sold foreign?
by davidships
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Greek AGHIOS ANDREAS

Digging a bit for the origins of this schooner https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/projekte/verluste_griechenland/ausgabe.php?where_value=572 This looks to be the one: schooner J. MILLER 390grt 357nrt built 1918 Osmond O'Brien, Noel, Nova Scotia, Canada (last ship from this yard) 13/12/1918 fir...
by davidships
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Cia de Nav. Vizcaya
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Cia de Nav. Vizcaya

Seems likely Aris. Compañía de Navegación Vizcaya SA had lost ALBIA in September 1929, but were still operating ABANDO. An early 1930s LR List of Owners will show whether ABANDO and RIPA listed together (sorry- none accessible to me at present). RIPA, with that owner, is listed in the online index t...
by davidships
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943

Thanks Aris for noting the possible connection with that dreadful air raid.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_on_Bari

I wonder whether there are Italian sources that cover that from the civilian population point of view?
by davidships
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Torghatten
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Torghatten

In case it helps, this photo of TORGHATTEN at Brønnøysund is said to be Spring/1944: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arkivinordland/7555224486/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D-S_%22Torghatten%22_ved_kai_(7555224486).jpg And the usually well-researched Sjøhistorie.no has the purchase and rena...