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NORWELLA 1956

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  • Piet Van Damme
    Let s open with a Belgian towboat: 1956 DE GRUYTER & CO 10 - ERNST DEUBERT, 1969 BUFFEL, 1985 NORWELLA Rhine-tug/Pusher Registered: (NLD)IVR 23.12703 /(BEL)IVR
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 26, 2006
      Let's open with a Belgian towboat:
       
      1956 DE GRUYTER & CO 10 - ERNST DEUBERT, 1969 BUFFEL, 1985 NORWELLA
       
      Rhine-tug/Pusher
      Registered: (NLD)IVR 23.12703 /(BEL)IVR 60.02235
      103 GRT, L33,42m, B8,18m, D2,50m
      2 scr +nozzle, 2x diesel MAN, 600bhp each
      re-engined 19xx 2x diesel GM, 1300bhp-956kW total @375rpm
       
      ERNST DEUBERT - DE GRUYTER & CO 10
      1956: Built by "Krupp Ruhrorter Schiffswerft und Maschinefabrik GmbH" at Duisburg (DEU)
      1956: delivered to "De Gruyter & Co GmbH" at Duisburg (DEU)
      1969 -17/01: To "Firma Boele & Oosterwijk" at Rotterdam (NLD), renamed BUFFEL
              (NLD flag, regd Rotterdam, IVR 23.12703, meetbrief: BR.26425 B)
      1972 -05/06: To J.F. Spiegels at Rotterdam (NLD)
      197x: converted to pusher
      1973 -17/07: To B.S. Spiegels at Zierikzee (NLD)
      1984 -27/02: To "vof OWI" at Giesbeek (NLD)
      1985 -28/03: To "P. & O. Matthijs" at Antwerpen (BEL), renamed NORWELLA
              (BEL flag, regd Antwerpen, IVR 60.02235)
      2005: still in service
       
       
      Cheers, Piet
    • Zane & Alexandra Johnston
      Piet, Thanks for getting us started! It looks like you have made a recent trip to the US Gulf Coast, I ll bet you have plenty of Towboat photos up your sleeve!
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 26, 2006
        Piet,
         
        Thanks for getting us started! It looks like you have made a recent trip to the US Gulf Coast, I'll bet you have plenty of Towboat photos up your sleeve! I'm also looking forward to seeing some more European versions also.
         
        Thanks again,
         
        Zane Johnston
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 5:21 PM
        Subject: [Towboating] NORWELLA 1956

        Let's open with a Belgian towboat:
         
        1956 DE GRUYTER & CO 10 - ERNST DEUBERT, 1969 BUFFEL, 1985 NORWELLA
         
        Rhine-tug/Pusher
        Registered: (NLD)IVR 23.12703 /(BEL)IVR 60.02235
        103 GRT, L33,42m, B8,18m, D2,50m
        2 scr +nozzle, 2x diesel MAN, 600bhp each
        re-engined 19xx 2x diesel GM, 1300bhp-956kW total @375rpm
         
        ERNST DEUBERT - DE GRUYTER & CO 10
        1956: Built by "Krupp Ruhrorter Schiffswerft und Maschinefabrik GmbH" at Duisburg (DEU)
        1956: delivered to "De Gruyter & Co GmbH" at Duisburg (DEU)
        1969 -17/01: To "Firma Boele & Oosterwijk" at Rotterdam (NLD), renamed BUFFEL
                (NLD flag, regd Rotterdam, IVR 23.12703, meetbrief: BR.26425 B)
        1972 -05/06: To J.F. Spiegels at Rotterdam (NLD)
        197x: converted to pusher
        1973 -17/07: To B.S. Spiegels at Zierikzee (NLD)
        1984 -27/02: To "vof OWI" at Giesbeek (NLD)
        1985 -28/03: To "P. & O. Matthijs" at Antwerpen (BEL), renamed NORWELLA
                (BEL flag, regd Antwerpen, IVR 60.02235)
        2005: still in service
         
         
        Cheers, Piet
      • Towboat Joe
        Hello Piet, been many years since I ve heard from you. how s things on your side of the globe? I just joined this group, thanks to Dan Owen who sent me the
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 26, 2006
          Hello Piet, been many years since I've heard from you. how's things on
          your side of the globe?

          I just joined this group, thanks to Dan Owen who sent me the link. I'll
          be sure to contribute what I can and looking forward to making new
          friends.

          Joe
          website: http://www.towboatjoe.com
          Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tugsandtows/
        • William M. Zumwalt
          ... Well I ll Be Dawg Gone! ..... Hey Piet! ..... Its me - Old River Bill Zumwalt! ..... Long Time - No Hear From - MY Ole Friend! ... (;-))
          Message 4 of 4 , Mar 26, 2006
            --- In Towboating@yahoogroups.com, "Piet Van Damme"
            <piet.van.damme@...> wrote:
            >
            > Let's open with a Belgian towboat:

            Well I'll Be Dawg Gone! ..... "Hey Piet!"..... Its me - Old River Bill
            Zumwalt! ..... Long Time - No Hear From - MY Ole Friend! ... (;-))
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