Sun Kent

Sun Kent

Postby Whickham » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:38 am

SUN KENT was built by Richard Dunston at Hessle in 1977, YN 911
1977: Alexandra Towing Co
1993: Howard Smith Towage
2000: Rebonave, Setabul; renamed MONTABO
2001: Lisbon Tugs, Lisbon; renamed MONTADO
2005: Stadt Sjøtransport AS, Svelgen; renamed STADT TUG
2008: SG Finans AS, Lysaker
2013: Renamed SHARON 1

In Alexandra colours. Photographer unknown

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In Howard Smith colours

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In Howard Smith colours

As MONTADO. Photo by Rosenkranz Shipphotos
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Re: Sun Kent

Postby tidesman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:42 am

SUN KENT fire-fighting tug.
O.N. 377400. 272g. 0n. 32.92 x 9.61 x 4.91 metres. (later 282g. 84n.)
12-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 12RKCM vee type by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to a controllable pitch propeller. 2,070bhp. 35 tons bollard pull.
29.12.1975: Ordered from Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. 911) by Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
2.4.1977: Keel laid.
4.5.1977: Launched for Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.
3.9.1977: Completed (£630,000).
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd.
1999: Sold to ‘REBONAVE’ Reboques e Assistencia Naval Ltda, Setubal.
2000: Renamed MONTABO.
2001: Renamed MONTADO.
2005: Owners acquired by the SvitzerWijsmuller Group.
21.3.2006: Sold to Stadt Sjotransport AS, Svelgen, Norway and renamed STADT TUG.
11.8.2008: Sold to SG Finans AS, Lysaker, Sweden, (Stadt Sjotransport AS, managers).
18.4.2012: Placed in lay-up.
2.2013: Reported as sold to undisclosed owners and renamed SHARON I, under Cook Islands flag.
4.2017: Still on SeaWeb as in service as a yacht, but without updates.
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