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>> Home > Harbour > Fred
Fred's Harbour

Name: R.N.L.I. Concept Tug Posted 28th Jun 2018 by Fred Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 24 inches
Weight: 900 grams
Speed: 1 MPH
Runtime: 60 Minutes
NiCad (7.2v)
8 Amp/h
ESC from Chiner
10A Constant
Motor: 540
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 35mm
This started out as a Seaport Dickie Harbour Tug, that came with a 40Mhz radio system, ESC and a small water pump. So the first thing was to remove the 40Mhz system and replace it with a new 2.4 alone with a replacement ESC, I also removed the water pump. It was now time to think how I was going to repaint her, as the club had been invited to out local R.N.L.I. station I came to the decision that I would make her into a R.N.L.I Concept Tug.

Name: H.M.S. Attentif W68 Posted 4th May 2018 by Fred Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h

Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 45mm
I think that this is a Assurance class Tug of world war two vintage, It has tank steering, sound unit and a water vapor smoke unit, 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

Name: Calypso Posted 20th Dec 2017 by Fred Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 37 inches
Lead Acid (6v)
7 Amp/h

Motor: 545
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
A Billing's model of the Calypso, this is the ship that Jacques Yves Cousteau, sailed in his T.V show "The Under Water World of Jacques Cousteau"