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    ''smitwijs london''



    the former wijsmuller tug ''smitwijs tempest''






    best regards Thijs

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      and the 5th and last tug of the smitwijs group the ''smitwijs typhoon''



      the tugs sailed in the beginning under there old name ,with smit in front and the wijsmuller tugs just as tempest and typhoon.
      later was smitwijs added to there names

      best regards Thijs

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        I have worked with all of them at one time or another and with all the different names.

      • janihudi
        janihudi commented
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        do you know why they had reshape the bow's of the wijsmuller tugs?
        the old bow was looking much better,i supose that they had to strenghten the complete bow for some push work

      i'm stupid,smitwijs towing had 7 tugs,the former smit houston en smit new york where there too
      best regards Thijs

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      • janihudi
        janihudi commented
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        even more stupid.
        they is Always talked about the big 7 of smitwijs,but what i have read now (searching from images of them under there differend names) that the ''smit Houston'' never belonged to smitwijs.
        it's even hard to find images of them with al the names,or the livery
        Last edited by janihudi; October 15th, 2016, 20:47.

      it was a big quest to find images of the Dutch big 7,of SmitWijs ,​with al there names and liveries
      searching a long time for images of one tug,that never belong in the Smitwijs group.
      Smit brought in 4 (i thought 5) and Wijsmuller 2

      so here they are with differend names and liveries.

      Wijsmuller brought in the ''typhoon'',
      here images how she came from the yard .with the round bow








      best regards Thijs

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        later ,wich didn't make here looking better,but they probaly needed it,the new ugly bow,a square shape



        later in the Smitwijs group they added ''smitwijs'' for the name ,change the company name on her hull in ''smitwijs'' and with a new designed logo on the funnels
        (those changes were made on al 6 tugs )




        best regards Thijs

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          sold to ITC,and under her old name again



          sold to tschudi,hold her name,but orange hull






          best regards Thijs

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            sold again,new name ''gudri''



            a,​and here her last salvage ,a stranded vessel



            best regards Thijs

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              the lpg tanker stranded while in tow of the ''gundri'',trying to salvage her,she capsized .
              ​1 of the big 7 is lost.
              (don't know if she is salvaged)







              best regards Thijs

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                Smit Rotterdam is quite iconic as a ship for me too. I saw the legendary Billing boats model of the ship in the window of a local model building store back in 1980 and it was just so cool.

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                  yes it's a favorit model too, here in holland
                  ​there are even some models in scale 1:50,wich make it a big model
                   
                  best regards Thijs

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                    the identical sister of the ''typhoon'' the ''tempest'' walked the same path.
                    from the yard ,with the round bow







                    best regards Thijs

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                      in the beginning under smitwijs,stil as ''tempest'',but with new company name and funnul logo



                      and later as ''smitwijs tempest''

                      best regards Thijs

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                        sold to ITC but with her own name



                        and later at Tschudi .stil under her own name,but orange hull



                        best regards Thijs

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                          after she was sold ,her name was changed into ''indus''



                          and with a bright red hull



                          it seems that she was sold again,renamed to ''jedana'' nd sailed to Allang.last ais was from januari 2016

                          so kind of 2 of 7 is gone


                          best regards Thijs

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                            while the big 7 is a ''long term '' project ,to keep up with my regular images here a few smal ones from yesterday,with the maidencall of the ''Ovation of the Seas''.

                            ​the tug ''zeus'' brining in a offshore casco/hull of a damen vessel





                            best regards Thijs

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