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SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:07 pm
by teesships
SD NIMBLE (8401470), British, 384gt, completed Dunston, Hessle, 6-1985
1985 NIMBLE - 08 SD NIMBLE

Just possible to record her up the far end of the East Float in Birkenhead on 25 July 2012:
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One of her Hessle-built sister vessels (SD FORCEFUL, SD POWERFUL, or SD FAITHFUL) lies inside her but it was impossible to obtain any view of her!

Ron

Re: SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:53 am
by Whickham
Ron

I understand that the "one inside" is the former SD DEXTEROUS now sold and renamed AGILITY

Re: SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:18 pm
by teesships
Dave,

Ah .... or arghhhhhhhhhhhhh! Missed her when checking the Miramar yard listing. Also a sister tug from Hessle.

Ron

Re: SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:42 am
by Whickham
Photo as NIMBLE at a Rosyth Navy Day.

Dexterous.jpg

Re: SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:06 pm
by Dennis Maccoy
Nimble inboard of Pointer at Rosyth on 16 June 1990.
Nimble & Pointer, Rosyth, 16 June 1990 _1_1.jpg

Re: SD NIMBLE

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 pm
by tidesman
8401470
NIMBLE A. 222
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.
21.3.1985: Launched by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No. 945) for the Government of the United Kingdom (Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service), London.
6.1985: Completed.
1996: Serco-Denholm Ltd., appointed as managers.
5.1999: Chartered by Cory Towage Ltd, for a major operation on the Clyde.
2003: Serco Ltd, appointed as managers.
14.12.2007: Sold to SD Marine Services Ltd.
4.2008: Renamed SD NIMBLE. (O.N. 913811)
26.7.2012: Sold to West Africa Oil & Marine Ltd, Douglas, Isle of Man. And reverted to NIMBLE.
4.2017: Still in SeaWeb, as in service, but without any additional detail.