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Photographer:Cornelia Klier [View profile]Title:TAIFUNAdded:Apr 08, 2011
Photo Category: Inland Tugs
Hamburg 14.3.11

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ENI no.:04802260
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Cornelia Klier on Apr 28, 2011 21:10 (7 years ago)
Ted and Jens, thanks alot for interesting additional info :-)
Jens Boldt on Apr 28, 2011 19:56 (7 years ago)
Some info about her can be found on She was built in 1958...
Captain Ted on Apr 28, 2011 19:01 (7 years ago)
hi cornelia
this seems to be a tug which was used primarily years back when the Hamburg port was still old style, compared to today. The channels and fleets between the various berth,s in the port were quiete narrow to navigate. These tugs have the bollard where the towing lines are attached (pulling-point) rather to the center of the tug, very close to the back of the bridge. This made it for them to
turn easier from side to side but still pulling. This tug has the propeller aft (todays tugs often have the propulsion direct under them,.if not two which turn both 360 degrees, mostly also direct under them or about 1/3 back from aft.) this enables them to virtully push the pivot point of the tug instead of just pull it.
Otherwise you are correct,they do look strange to todays eyes.
On top, of course I consider any tug builded pre 70,s as stylish compared with the todays look like a bath-tub or even worse round table. Possibly also because I started sailing in the 70,s and therefore still attached to that time
capt ted
Cornelia Klier on Apr 28, 2011 16:59 (7 years ago)
Ted, not sure about style, I found it quite strange looking, different than the other tugs in port, and I was wondering whether it is a kind of "special purpose" tug.
Captain Ted on Apr 26, 2011 23:12 (7 years ago)
hi cornelia

now that,s what I call a tug with style !!!!
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