Monday, July 15, 2013

Portuguese tug POLANA

Friends Trevor Jones from Durban and Hans Hoffman from Rotterdam have sent the two photographs depicting the Portuguese steam tug POLANA and here it is what I have found about her:
Seam tug POLANA ex- JOÃO COUTINHO
Owned by the Portuguese Government (Capitania do Porto de Lourenço Marques). Call sign: MBAF
Built in 1902 by Hall Russel & Co., Abberdeen. Steel hull 33,55 x 7,03 x 3,35 meters, 216,00 grt, 18,00 nett tons. 
2 compound steam engines, 4 cylinders, 500 IHP, 1 boiler, 3 furnaces - engines built in 1907 by Dunlop & Co., Holland. Crew: 16
If any one can had more information on this interesting tug, or on the dredger also in the back of the m.s. CLAIRWOOD, please make a comment or contact us...
Both photos taken in Lourenço Marques and the first belongs to the collection of Hans Hoffman, the secong to the Trevor Jones collection.
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