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Tropical River Tugs

Power: 120 hp Vivian and Buda Diesels. Russel Bros. made 10 of these for the French Government of Indo China (now known as Vietnam). Delivery of this order to Saigon began in Aug. 1947. The tugs could pull a barge up to 300 tons, and could run 95 hours on a full 700 gallon tank. A very full kit of spare engine parts was included with each tug. Three more of these tugs were supplied to French Equatorial Africa (Cameroon), later in 1947. One last example of this design is the Trent, built in 1948 and still used (2007) on the Rideau Canal in Ontario.


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Note river tug on left.

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OSMRM Collection. From Russel-Hipwell News Dec. 1949 Vol. 1 No. 2

 


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Boating Magazine. Joe Fossey Collection.

 

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