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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class?
deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class?
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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1845
4th May 2018 12:19  
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Hi dd, looks like HMS Attentif (W 68)
https://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/7432.html
Listed as 'No specific class' !
https://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=360&navy=HMS
But looks very similar to Assurance class, see pic of HMS Stormking W87 of Assurance class.
https://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=355&navy=HMS
Nice build👍


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
deepdiver
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
4th May 2018 12:37  
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Hi Doug

Thanks for your reply,

I am still trying to work out how the extra items that have been fitted work, I only got her the other day and yesterday (3/5/18) was the first time that I was able to have a play.😱

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1845
4th May 2018 13:52  
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My pleasure 😉 Have fun 👍


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
deepdiver
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 54
5th May 2018 08:16  
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Thanks to Doug for all his help in finding the name of my Tug.
So armed with this info I started to Goggle the name and below is the results.

H.M.S. ATTENTIF W68
French Naval Tug.
Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons.
Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux.
L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine.
Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG.

1938 Delivered to French Navy.
19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth.
3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN.
9-1940 Based Devonport.
0-1940 Based at Aberdeen.
1-1941 Based at Milford Haven.
2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen .
1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich.
5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth.
6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth.
5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool.
7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671.
1946-7 Renamed Locmine.
6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest.
The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage

Fred

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1845
5th May 2018 08:57  
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Good work Watson 👍😉


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!