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Photographer:Ivan T. [View profile]Title:VridniAdded:Nov 18, 2011
Captured:November 16, 2011IMO:UnavailableHits:2,130
Location:Split, Croatia
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Description:
A metal plate at the superstructure says: "HOWALDTSWERKE, KIEL, 1894, No 452". The ship is displayed at the parking lot at one of the entrances to Brodosplit Shipyard Company, Split, Croatia.

Vessel type: Steel screw steamer tug

Former names: Legy; Doket; Omladinac (until 1962); Vridni
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CET 15:44:08
N 43 31' 16''
E 16 26' 44''
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About Vridni at Wikipedia
The engine and the boiler at Ships in Split
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albin25 on Nov 18, 2011 23:02 (6 years ago)
cool story bro
submariner on Nov 18, 2011 20:27 (6 years ago)
There is no mystery in the history of this lovely little tug!The only confusing part is builder's plate with incorrect details posted on the wheelhouse after WWII.
She was built in 1894 by Howaldtswerke's subsidiary Howaldt & Co. at Rijeka/Fiume under name LEGY for shipyard's own account and use. As she was the first newbuilding of new shipyard her builder's number could only be 1 and certainly not 452. In 1902 Howaldt & Co. ceased to exist and LEGY was sold to Impressa Triestina di Tomasso Cossovich & Ci. of Trieste. In 1922 she arrived at Split and under name DOKET had been used for harbour towing.
heizer on Nov 18, 2011 14:19 (6 years ago)
Howaldt built 4 tugs in 1894 for Romania. No.286-288 and 290
Centaur,Therese,Joseph,Fratelli B. Mendl.
Ivan T. on Nov 18, 2011 09:29 (6 years ago)
The question is where the ship actualy was built, but the quotation from the metal plate is correct. One of the assumptions is that Vridni was built in Croatia, at the former Howaldtswerke's section in Brgudi, near Rijeka (present-day Third May Shipyard), as stated in: http://www.fsb.unizg.hr/zbrodo/pokus/upload/Poznavanjebroda.pdf, page 176.
heizer on Nov 18, 2011 09:03 (6 years ago)
Yardnumber 452 was pontoon "A" built in 1906.
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