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Photographer:Robert J Smith [View profile]Title:SUN XXVAdded:Jul 02, 2007
Location:Tilbury, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Tugs
Seen at Tilbury probably in the late 1960's
Operated by W H J Alexander Ltd (later London Tugs)
Flag: British
Built 1963
215 grt

Copy from old transparency
Vessel Identification
Name:Saga Star
Former name(s):
- Sun Xxv (Until 1997)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:248 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1963
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Ben on Jul 02, 2007 22:01 (11 years ago)
Great closeup shot Robert. Could do with a touch up,ill put it on my site touched up if you want to take it from there.

1963 SUN XXV, 1997 SAGA STAR

Registered: IMO 5409172 /(GBR)ON 304463
230 GRT, L35,39m(32,01), B8,67m, D3,607m(4,04) (116'1'(105'0')x28'5'x11'10'(13'3')) - fifi
1 scr, diesel 4tew 6cyl Mirrlees-Blackstone, 1810bhp-1546kW, sp 12kn

1962 -10/12: Launched by 'Philip & Son Ltd' at Dartmouth (YN 1326)
1963 -xx/01: delivered to (Sun Tugs) 'W.H.J. Alexander Ltd' at London
(GBR flag, regd London, ON 304463, c/s MGAE)
1969: To 'London Tugs Ltd' at London (231 GRT)
1975: To 'ATCL - Alexandra Towing Co (London) Ltd' at London
199x: (248 GT, 74 NT)
1997: To 'Taipan Shipping Ltd', renamed SAGA STAR
('Taipan Shipping Ltd' seems to be based in Chaguaramas, Trinidad)
(BLZ flag)
1997 -28/11: arrived in Falmouth in tow of SAGA MOON (ex SUN XXVI), they sailed for the Caribbean on 29/11/1997
2004: To ??
2005: still in existence
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