LIBRA STAR

LIBRA STAR

Postby northeast » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:06 pm

On the Tees, various dates & berths
LIBRA STAR(A).jpg

LIBRASTAR190907.jpg

LIBRASTAR200809.jpg

Details from Tugtalk ....

1965, 43grt
Built 1956 A.van Bennekum, Sliedrecht (yn.18)
Dim. 19,50 x 5,41 x 2,45 m., 44 grt.
6 cyl. Bolnes nr. 1627, 300 bhp.
1976 re-engined 8 cyl. Caterpillar nr. 69B1842, 565 bhp.
1956 INDEPENDENT V, Vereenigde Onafhankelijke Sleepdienst, Rotterdam
1975 INDEPENDENT V, Smit-Vos B.V., Rotterdam
1976 DOCAT 4, Machinefabriek Dolderman/Traconder, Dordrecht
1977 WALBORG, Adriaan Volker Baggermij., Sliedrecht
1982 WALBORG, Steen Transport Maatschappij, Stein
1986 ARCO DEBEN, Amey Roadstore, Southampton
1992 LIBRA STAR, River Tees Engineering, Hartlepool.
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby TEESMAN » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:19 pm

LIBRA STAR 260815a.JPG
Photo Michael Green
LIBRA STAR on the Tees 26.08.15
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby TEESMAN » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:47 pm

LIBRA STAR 070592a.jpg
Photo Michael Green
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LIBRA STAR on Tees Slipway 07.05.92
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby teesships » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:51 pm

From Tugtalk details above can it be clarified when she was built?
1956 or 1965?

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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:08 pm

Everything I can find says 1965. I think George's "Built 1956" is a typo. Caused by advanced age.
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby TEESMAN » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:15 pm

The info in the Smit Book have her listed as built 1957.
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:22 pm

Piet's tug list is usually a composite of the TT view and it says:

1965 WALBORGH, 1983 ARCO DEBEN, 1992 LIBRA STAR

Registered: (NLD)brand: 199 B Maastr 1965 /(NLD)IVR 32.80199
43 GRT, L19,07m, B5,17m, Dr1,84m, Dp2,30m
1 scr, diesel 4cyl Brons (nr.14439) type 4GB, 240bhp-177kW @350rpm, bp 5t

WALBORGH
1965 -11/05: Launched by "Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek Firma A. van Bennekum NV" at Sliedrecht (NLD) (YN 56)
1965: -16/07 delivered to "Steen Transport Maatschappij NV" at Stein (NLD)
(NLD flag, regd Maastricht, brand: 199 B Maastr 1965, IVR 32.80199)
1976 (09/04): To "Kaliwaal Bijland BV" at Velp 'NLD)
1983 (30/03): To "ARC Marine Ltd" at Mistley (GBR), renamed ARCO DEBEN
1992: To "River Tees Engineering & Welding Ltd" at Middlesbrough (GBR), renamed LIBRA STAR
2009: still in service

BUT there are obvious differences between George's history and Piet's, which I hadn't noticed before.
I will look further.
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:27 pm

Piet's list also has this for INEPENDENT V, which I guess is the reason for Michael's comment about 1957

Registered: (NLD)brand:266 B Gor 1957 /(NLD)brand:14930 Z Rott 1977
(NLD)IVR 32.30266 /(NLD)IVR 27.14930
26 GRT, L19,50m, B5,42m, Dr1,70m, Dp2,52m
1 scr, diesel 4t 6cyl (1957) Bolnes (nr.1627), 300bhp-221kW, sp 11kn
re-engined 1976 diesel 4t 8cyl (1976) Caterpillar (nr.69B1842), 565bhp-416kW, sp 11kn

INDEPENDENT V
1957 -03/11: Launched by "Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek Firma A. van Bennekum NV" at Sliedrecht (NLD) (YN 18)
1957 -14/01: delivered to "NV Stoomsleepboot Cosmopoliet" at Rotterdam (NLD)
(NLD flag, regd Gorinchem, brand:266 B Gor 1957, IVR 32.30266)
1965 (08/07): To "NV Mij tot Exploitatie van de stoomsleepboot Maria II" at Rotterdam (NLD)
1975 (26/03): To "Smit–Vos BV" at Rotterdam (NLD)
1976 (29/11): To "Machinefabriek Dolderman BV" at Dordrecht (NLD), renamed DOCAT 4
1976: re-engined diesel 4t 8cyl (1976) Caterpillar (nr.69B1842), 565bhp-416kW
1977 (30/06): restyled to "Tracondor BV Dolderman" at Dordrecht (NLD)
1977 (07/07): To "Adriaan Volker Bagger Mij Nederland BV" at Rotterdam (NLD), renamed WALBORG
(NLD flag, regd Rotterdam, brand:14930 Z Rott 1977, IVR 27.14930, c/s PILS)
1987 (03/06): To ?? at Abu Dhabi (ARE)
fate unknown

pic. "Smit 150" p.249
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby Whickham » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:29 pm

George's posting seems to be a composite of these two histories. Correct?
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby northeast » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:05 pm

Whickham wrote:Everything I can find says 1965. I think George's "Built 1956" is a typo. Caused by advanced age.


You are right, I was born back in 1964. :D
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