Whitby tug - Able One

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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby RichardP » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:23 pm

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Parkol Marine have been building a new Able One for some time now and finally launched her last Autumn. She is currently alongside their quay at Whitby. She is their Yard no. 29.
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby TEESMAN » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:30 pm

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ABLE ONE at Whitby 03.07.16
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby Poyntonian » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:39 pm

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Anyone want to buy a tug? ABLE THREE (not ONE it seems) still abandoned next to the Parkol yard last week.
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby Poyntonian » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:28 am

The 'new' ABLE ONE has now had a couple of trips (trials?) out to sea. There's a photo of her entering the harbour mouth last night posted on the Facebook Forum 'Classic Ships'.
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby TEESMAN » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:15 pm

At the South Gare at 1700 today,the ABLE ONE came across Tees Bay heading for the Hartlepool Marina.

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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby TEESMAN » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:50 am

See at Hartlepool viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22053
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby northeast » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:58 am

ABLE THREE still unloved at Whitby 05/04/2018
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby creemaster » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:23 pm

Well she made it to Malta
http://maltashipphotos.com/productfile. ... r%20Yachts
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby northeast » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 am

ABLE THREE could be yours for £29,500 :)

https://barges.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/ho ... ion/597679
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Re: Whitby tug - Able One

Postby Hornbeam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:51 pm

Interesting Tug is this Able One changed to Three (two different vessels), She was In the U.S. Reserve facility at Hythe which was a Sub- Depot for the massive U.S. Facility 'Header House' at Burtonwood (now all gone). They were shipped out to the various U.S. Bases throughout the World on rotation for a few years and brought back to Hythe for an extensive overhaul and modification program, this tug amongst others was due to enter this program, part of the program was the removal of the topside to facilitate the removal of the main engine for overhaul and modification. One of the modifications was the fitting of a large hydraulic Pump directly on to the Main Engine Crankshaft at the non prop shaft side of the engine (front), the main purpose of this hydraulic Pump was to propel the large newly installed Bow Thruster, I visited one of the newly converted Tugs at Hythe and was informed by her Skipper that the modifications were a bit of a shambles because when he used the Bow Thruster the M.E. running at Slow Ahead or manoeuvring speed the engine stalled. Shortly after I heard that the modifications program had been stopped and the unconverted Tugs would be disposed of including this one which is why when the new owner bought her she had no Main Engine or running gear fitted but the topsides refitted to make them more attractive to sell rather than a bare Hull. I have no idea if the modifications programme was halted due to 'Technical Problems' or the general rundown of the vast American Reserve Equipment which was stored in G.B. after the French kicked them out. As one American said to De Gaulle "Do you want us to take our Wartime Dead with us?"
Should have read Wartime Dead.
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