ex Sea Queen, Hermes (4)
Courtesy of Ted Ingham
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1956 by F Schichau GmbH, Bremerhaven (Yard No 1668) as a salvage tug
- Length: 38.51 m (overall) 34.80 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 8.39 m
- Depth: 4.50 m
- Draught: 3.912 m
- Tonnage: 293 – 287 gross/16 net/ deadweight
- Engines: 2 x Oil 4 SA 6-cylinder Klockner – Humboldt-Deutz diesel
- Power: kW/1420 bhp
- Bollard Pull: 18t
- Speed: 13.5 knots
- Call Sign: DEPU (Hermes) GVAW (Sea Queen) ZGKQ
- IMO Number: 5149162
- Official Number: 364689 (LR 1978 -79)
- Port of Registry: Bremerhaven/ Fed Rep Germany, Bristol/United Kingdom, Georgetown/Cayman Islands
1956: Completed for Bugsier Reederei und Bergungs AG, Hamburg
1960’s: Stationed at Dover.
© “ToptoToe” (left) and © Gordon Wise (right)
April 1975: Laid up in Bremerhaven
March 12th 1976: Sold to C J King & Sons (Tugs) Ltd, Bristol and renamed SEA QUEEN.
Courtesy of Chris Howell
1980: Owner taken over by Consolidated Marine Contractors Ltd.
1980: Sold to Eagle Tugs Ltd, Guernsey and renamed BATELEUR. Manager; Shipmarc Lyd, Mombasa.
October 6th 1983: Capsized and sunk near Sainte Marie Island (Madagasker 17.00 degrees – 49.56 E).
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Chris Howell, Ted Ingham, “ToptoToe” and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.