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ROY LORENTZ01/06/2011 08:27:27
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SHE LOOKS LOVELY ON THE WATER.WHAT BEAUTIFUL SHIPS THEY ALL WERE.
Ralph Wilmot22/06/2011 21:14:47
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Looks brilliant, a real work of art.
I'am building JR More.
Pierre28/06/2011 17:10:20
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She certainly looks good!! They were good looking tugs .............pity they were bloody awful to handle!!!
 
Pierre28/06/2011 17:28:56
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Sorry - last post is a little patronising. I joined SAR&H in 1978 - started on the steam tugs - we had the Danie Hugo, RB Waterston,and the RH Watermeyer in Cape Town at the time. I also served on the Otto Siedle and RM Campbell in Walvis Bay . I started as FDO (First Deck Officer) and was promoted to Master, still on steam tugs. I am still a TugMaster in CapeTown and have driven steam tugs, Z-pellers and Voiths.
Our model club (wpmbc.co.za) has a number of the old steam tugs and they do look magnificent on the water!
ARTHUR COLLETT10/07/2011 09:15:10
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Hi Pierre
Greetings from Vanderbijlpark. I remeber a few years ago (45 or so) one of the SAR&H tugs was struck by a propeller and sunk in the harbour. The only thing vissible was a weather cock and some masts. I know this tug was salvaged but cannot remeber the name. I was lucky that my late farther was a keen onlooker in the harbour operations. Pitty due to security we cannot visit the main passenger terminal in Durban anymore. i observed many vessels including the S.A. Vaal from that deck. Maybe someone can remeber this incedent also.
Regards
Arthur
Mzee15/07/2011 07:52:50
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Hi Arthur,
That was CF Kayser's sister ship, the Eriksen.
Regards;
Rob
ROY LORENTZ16/07/2011 13:08:51
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Hello there,
 
Arthur,are you not perhaps thinking of the SCHERMBRUCKER which sank in the
East London harbour after a collision with the CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH .She
tried to make it back to the dry dock but sank at the entrance .She was salvaged
and returned to service.
 
Regards,
 
Roy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROY LORENTZ16/07/2011 13:40:19
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Hello again,
 
The SCHERMBRUCKER in fact sank on 1-2-1960. I am trying to post a ophotograph of her on this forum.
 
Roy
Mzee16/07/2011 15:34:23
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Roy, you are quite right - it was the F. Schermbrucker and not the T. Eriksen as previously thought.
Regards,
Rob
Mzee16/07/2011 16:21:55
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Addendum to previous message:

Dec 1965 - T Eriksen - Durban Harbour: 
Collided with the Angola, sank, refloated

Feb 1963 - F Schermbrucker - East London harbour: 
Collision, sank and refloated
Regards,
Rob

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