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FLEET LIST: SUN XX - SUN XXVII

Page last updated 3-6-2010

 
SUN XX


Photo Svitzer UK Ltd
Photo RGR Colln.

Built 1957 by Philip and Son Ltd., Dartmouth. YN 1290. Screw Tug. L107'2''. B25'11''. D11'9''. 192grt. 1210bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") 6VLBXM Ruston and Hornsby diesel engine. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Scrapped 1996. Official No. 187573. IMO5344396 Call sign GWFC.  Licenced for 77 passengers.

20-2-1957 Launched. 5-1957 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers].  1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd. 1979 Sold to Rimorchiatori Napoletani SM., Naples, renamed Sole Secondo. (Italian flag, ON1315, Call sign IRTB). 26-8-1996 Scrapped by Izzet Sari Gemi, Sokum, Turkey.
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SUN XXI
 
Photo A. Hughes Colln.

Built 1959 by Philip and Son Ltd., Dartmouth. YN 1306. Screw Tug. L107'2''. B25'11''. D11'8''. 183grt. 1400bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20"] KLSSDM-6 Mirrlees diesel engine, speed 13 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Scrapped 2003. Official No. 301002. IMO5344401 Call sign GFHQ.

18-6-1959 Launched. 10-1959 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander and Co. Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).  1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.  6-1979 Transferred to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Liverpool, based Southampton. 4-1981 Transferred to A.T.C. [London] Ltd. 3-1982 Transferred to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Gibraltar. 1993 Sold to Lionel Ferro, Gibraltar. Renamed Nicky.  1999 Transferred to Straits Barge and Tug Co. Ltd., Gibraltar. 2003 Scrapped by Punta Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain.
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SUN XXII


Photo Svitzer UK Ltd
Photo Ray's Colln.

Built 1960 by Philip and Son Ltd., Dartmouth. YN 1314. Screw Tug. L107'2''. B25'11''. D11'8''. 183grt. 1400bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDN-6 diesel engine, speed 13 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Lost 1986. Official No. 301082. IMO5344413 Call sign GFYH.

1960 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).   1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd. 2-1976 Renamed Deben. 4-1976 Transferred to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Felixstowe. 12-1978 Transferred to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Gibraltar. 4-1986 Sold to Dringburn Ltd, Sark.  1986 Sold to Atlantic Shipping Ltd, Sark.  12-6-1986 Wrecked off south Moroccan coast with loss of one crew member whilst on passage Banjul to Las Palmas..
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SUN XXIII
 
Photo Ray's colln.
 

Built 1961 by Philip and Son Ltd., Dartmouth. YN 1320. Screw Tug. L93'9''. B24'5''. D11'1''. 143grt. 1400bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDM-6  diesel engine, Speed 11 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Official No. 302598. IMO5344425 Call sign MECR.

3-7-1-1961 Launched. 2-3-1961 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).  1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.  4-1984 Sold to Haverlet International Ltd., Guernsey. Renamed  Sunwind.  1985 Sold to S & H Towing, Gravesend, and renamed Suncrest. 1989 Sold to  Mervyn E. Street, London. 5-1990 Sold to Land and Marine Ltd., London. 1990 Sold to General Marine Ltd., London. 2003 Owner  P. A. Duggan, London, vessel Laid up. 3-2010 Still in existence.
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SUN XXIV


Photo Svitzer UK Ltd
Photo B. Hunt Colln.
Photo Darren Gennings

Built 1962 by James Pollock and Sons Ltd., Faversham. YN 2127. Screw Tug. L88'3''. B22'11''. D9'10''. 113grt. 750bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 18") Mirrlees KMR6 diesel engine. Speed 12 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Official No. 302876. IMO5344437 Call sign GHYU.

11-12-1961 Launched. 4-6-1962 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).  1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.  4-1979 Transferred to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., Liverpool, based Southampton. 4-1992 Sold to Subsearch Marine Services Ltd., Newhaven, renamed Kingston.  1997 Sold to Dutch owner and later Arrested at Newhaven for smuggling. 1999 Sold to  H. G. Pounds Ltd., Southampton. 2000 Sold to  B. P. Norse Marine Ltd., Douglas I-o-M.  2001 Sold to J. A. Eveleigh, Southampton. 2003 Owners Griffin Towage, London. 2005 Rebuilt at MacDuff Shipyards Ltd., with bow thruster, push knee,  Kort nozzle and new prop. 2011 Still in service.
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SUN XXV
 
Photo P Carter colln.

Built 1963 by Philip and Son Ltd, Dartmouth. YN 1326. Screw Tug. L116'1'' B28'5''. D11'10''. 230grt. 2000bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20")  KLSSGMR-6 Mirrlees-Blackstone diesel engine. BP22t later BP35t. Speed 12 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Official No. 304463. IMO5409172 Call sign MGAE.

10-12-1962 Launched. 1-1963 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London.    5-12-1967 Assisted fire brigade in extinguishing fire aboard the 16,000 ton tanker Thomas B Kimball, loaded with gas oil at Cliffe Oil Jetty. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers). 1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd.  15-6-1977 To Medway Dry Dock and Eng. Co., Sheerness to be fitted with Kort Nozzle and triple rudders. Bollard pull increased from 22 tons to 35 tons. 1980 Issued with licence to carry 65 passengers. 1993 Howard Smith Ltd took over company. 1-1-1996 Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd.  1997 Sold to Taipan Shipping Ltd., Nevis. Renamed Saga Star. 29-11-1997 Departed UK for Trinidad. 2003: Sold to Saint Vincent Tugs & Salvage Ltd., Kingstown, St Vincent & The Grenadines.   10-2009 Reported as not now sea worthy and bids invited for scrap. 2011 Believed scrapped at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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SUN XXVI


Photo Svitzer UK Ltd
 
Photo A. Hughes Colln.
SUN XXVI on trials. Photo K Haydon colln.
 

Built 1965 by Charles D. Holmes Ltd, Beverley. YN 992. Screw Tug. L116'1''. B28'5''. D11'10''. 230grt. 2000bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSDM-6 diesel engine. BP22t later BP35t. Speed 12 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Official No. 306300. IMO6500387 Call sign GPWE.

5-11-1964 Launched. 3-1965 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers). 17-11-1973 Attended German MV Cap San Antonio on fire with a dangerous cargo in the Dover Strait. 1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd. 1979 Kort nozzle and triple rudders fitted at Medway Dry Dock and Eng Co., Sheerness. BP increased to BP35t.   1979 Passenger licence issued, 65 passengers. 1993 Company taken over by  Howard Smith  Ltd.  1-1-1996 Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd. 1997 Sold to Taipan Shipping Ltd., St. Nevis WI. Renamed  Saga Moon.   ON 07971056 call sign V3US7. 2003 Owners St. Vincent Tugs and Salvage Ltd, Kingtown. 2009 Still in service.
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SUN XXVII
 
Photo Ray's colln.

Built 1968 by J. Pollock and Sons Ltd., Faversham. YN 2144. Screw Tug. L35.44m. B8.69m. D4.04m. 226grt. 2000bhp 6cyl 4 S.C.S.A. (15" x 20") Mirrlees KLSSGMR-6 diesel engine. BP22t later BP35t. Speed 12.5 knots. Acquired 1969. Disposed 1975. Official No. 336987. IMO6822254  Call sign GYYQ.

10-7-1968 Launched. 12-1968 Delivered to W. H. J. Alexander Ltd., London. 27-1-1969  Sold to London Tugs Ltd., (Ship Towage (London) Ltd., managers).  1-1-1975 Owners acquired by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd, Liverpool. 28-4-1976 Owners restyled as Alexandra Towing Company (London) Ltd. 25-1-1990 To Medway Dry Dock and Eng Co., Sheerness for  Kort nozzle and Becker rudder to be fitted. BP increased to BP32T. Mizzen mast removed. 1993 Company taken over by  Howard Smith  Ltd.,  1-1-1996 Owners restyled as Howard Smith (London) Ltd. 1997 Sold to Taipan Shipping Ltd., Nevis. Renamed Saga Sun. 2002 Laid up at Port Lisas, Trinidad. 2003  Sold to Mariners Haven Ltd, Trinidad (Saint Vincent Tugs & Salvage Ltd., managers, Kingstown, St Vincent & The Grenadines).  2007 Still in service.
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