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Photographer:Robert J Smith [View profile]Title:Badtz MaruAdded:Aug 08, 2006
Captured:May 18, 2002IMO:8654314Hits:2,708
Location:Baltimore, United States
Photo Category: Patrol forces
Description:
I think this used to be a Royal Navy "Bird" class patrol boat.
Seen at Baltimore. MD on 18/05/02

Any info welcome.

04/03/09: Moved to Naval Vessels, evident that it was at some stage a naval vessel. Glenn Admin Special Purpose Vessels

13/03/09: Moved to be classified, not a current naval vessel or was at the time of photo. Bjarne miladm
Vessel Identification
Name:Seaman Guard Virginia
IMO:8654314
MMSI:667004027
Callsign:9LA2126
Former name(s):
- Badtz Maru (Until 2012 Jan)
- Redpole (Until 2000 May)
- Sea Otter 5002 (Until 1985 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Patrol Vessel
Gross tonnage:240 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1970
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (2)

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Robert J Smith on Jan 15, 2006 13:56 (12 years ago)
Thanks Alan,

I knew she was one of them but couldn't track her down. Some good photos as well on that website.

Cheers

Bob
ALAN on Jan 14, 2006 20:55 (12 years ago)
Hi Bob,

Yes indeed it is an ex Bird Class patrol boat of the Royal Navy. It was the ex HMS REDPOLE. Here is a website you might find interesting.
www.mikesavage.net/L2Photography/badtzarchive.htm

Regards

Alan
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