Dexterous - 1986

Dexterous - 1986

Postby Whickham » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:32 am

DEXTEROUS was built by Richard Dunston at Hessle in 1986, YN 948
1986: The Admiralty
1996: Serco Denholm
2008: Renamed SD DEXTEROUS
2012: Togo Oil & Marine; renamed AGILITY

My only photo of her at a crowded Rosyth Navy Day
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Re: Dexterous

Postby tidesman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:53 pm

384g. 38.80 x 9.4 x 4.3 metres. Fire-fighting tractor tug.
Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) 6RKCM type by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin Voith-Schneider type multi-directional propellers. 2,640 bhp. 30¾ tons bollard pull. 10 kts.
25.2.1986: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No. 948) for the Government of the United Kingdom (Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service), London.
1986: Completed.
1996: Serco-Denholm Ltd., appointed as managers.
5-6.11.1997: Chartered by Cory Towage Ltd, for a four-tug job at Hunterston, Clyde, in the absence of FLYING PHANTOM and POINT SPENCER.
2003: Serco Ltd, appointed as managers.
14.12.2007: Sold to SD Marine Services Ltd. (Serco Ltd, managers).
4.2008: Renamed SD DEXTEROUS. (O.N. 913796)
9.2.2012: Sold to West Africa Oil & Marine Ltd, Douglas, Isle of Man.
3.2012: Renamed AGILITY.
4.2017: Still in SeaWeb, as in service, but without any additional detail.
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Re: Dexterous - 1986

Postby Whickham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:36 am

"Seek and yee shall find" So I did manage to take another shot of DEXTEROUS at Rosyth that day.
Here she is alongside NIMBLE


and even an uncluttered shot of her at Portsmouth.

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