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Name Official number Flag IMO
FAITHFUL    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1957  14/06/1957   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Towing  Steel Diesel-electric  
Builder Yard Yard no
Yarrow & Co. Ltd., Glasgow   2125 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
473 grt /  / 700 disp 157.0 ft  30.0 ft  15.0 ft  10.0 ft 
Engine builder Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd., Colchester
Engine detail
Diesel-electric paddle tug. 4x12Cyl Paxman 12YHAXZ diesels of 1800 bhp total driving DC generators. 2xBritish Thompson Houston electric motors of 1640 bhp total driving independent paddle wheels through chain transmission.
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 A85. Primarily used to assist aircraft carriers in various Naval Dockyards. 
Remarks
Beam 60.0 ft over paddle boxes.
Bollard pull 16 tons.
Range 5900miles @ 13Knots.
Complement 22.  
End year Fate / Status
1983  Sunk 21/04/1983 
Disposal Detail
1981 withdrawn from service.
21/04/1983 sunk as a target. 
 

 



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