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Name Official number Flag IMO
FORCEFUL    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1957  14/05/1957   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Towing  Steel Diesel-electric  
Builder Yard Yard no
Yarrow & Co. Ltd., Glasgow   2124 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
473 grt /  / 700 disp 157.0 ft  30.0 ft  15.0 ft   
Engine builder Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd., Colchester
Engine detail
Diesel-electric paddle tug. 4x12Cyl Paxman YHAXZ diesels of 1800 bhp total driving DC generators. 2xBritish Thompson Houston electric motors of 1640 bhp total driving independent paddle wheels. Speed 13 knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Port Auxiliary Service     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service. 
Vessel history
Director class paddle tug - Pennant A86. Primarily used to assist aircraft carriers in Portsmouth Dockyard. 
Remarks
Beam 60 ft over paddle boxes.
Bollard pull 16 tons.
Range 5900miles @13knots.
Complement 22. 
End year Fate / Status
1990  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
1990 B/U Cairnryan after being used as a missile target. 
 

 



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