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Castor - IMO 8633114

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Photographer:
Hannes van Rijn [ View profile ]
Captured:
Aug 26, 2013
Title:
Castor
Photo Category:
Museum Ships
Added:
Jan 14, 2014
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Image Resolution:
1,800 x 1,200

Description:

Rotterdam
Owner:Stichting "Castor" Rotterdam The Netherlands.

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Current name:
CASTOR

Former name(s):

 -  Redeemer (Until 2006 Oct)

 -  Castor (Until 1988 Jan)

Current flag:
Netherlands
Vessel Type:
Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:
439 tons
Length:
46 m
Beam:
8 m
Draught:
3.2 m

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This ship exists in the following categories:

Pilot Vessels - 11 photos

Rescue Vessels - 2 photos

Training Ships - 1 photos

Museum Ships - 91 photos

Ship's engine rooms - 1 photos

_ Armaments - 1 photos

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Thank you for interesting information abt. the guns and pilot vessels as a part of the Coasal Defence.

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person
Thank you Jan for your information, that's what I love about this website, the learning curve and excellent photos!

Cheers, Dan.

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person
Formerly the Dutch pilot service was part of the Navy. The pilot cutters were part of the coastal defence. The crews were trained on the naval base in Den Helder every year.

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person
Interesting, never noticed it guess my eyes were too focused on the orange tender! Why did they have a gun fitted ?

Cheers, Dan.

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person
Many Dutch pilot vessels in the 50/60 had a gun on the foredeck .

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person
For me, it seems that Castor have a gun onboard, for what purpose??

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person
Thanks Arjan for your comments on this picture.

Rgds:Hannes.

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person
Magnificent schip and very nice pic Hannes.
Regards, Arjan.

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person
Hi Bendt and Graham.
Thank for your comments on the photo of the vessel Castor.

Rgds:Hannes.

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person
What a lovely old ship, great picture.

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person
I would agree that the rescue boat is in the correct original colours, while the rest of the ship is not, but the owners have chosen a very smart paint scheme. One thing that sometimes irks me though, is the number of big gaudy sponsor's flags flown on some preserved vessels. Sometimes it just looks like washday at the circus. Sorry for being an old grump, but I support charities, but don't feel the need to shout about it all the time. ...Oh, darn, I just did...

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person
Your right , but it is up to the owners.

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Thanks for the reply Hannes, I see it now, I remember them when we used to pick up pilots heading up to Rotterdam and flushing etc, still, it should be white and black !

Cheers, Dan.

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person
Hi Dan.

The boat on deck, was originally a pilot tender.The orange cap was for the wind and the spray.They used the cap when they have to transfer a Pilot to another vessel,

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person
Lovely photo Hannes, but I am thinking that the orange rescue boat should be white to blend in with the rest of the elegant lines.

Guess it could be a SOLAS requirement?

Cheers, Dan.

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