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Name: IMPETUS
Launched: 06/05/1954
Completed: 24/07/1954
Builder: Mutzelfeldtwerft Gmbh, Cuxhaven
Yard Number: 136
Dimensions: 141grt, 97.2 x 22.4 x 10.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 6cyl (320 x 450mm), 825bhp
Engines By: Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz, Cologne
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169261
History:
07/1954 Ridley Steam Tug Co Ltd; registered at Newcastle
03/1955 Company restyled Ridley Tugs Ltd
01/1959 Chartered to Tyne Tugs Ltd
05/1969 J Johannsen & Sohn, Lubeck; renamed JOACHIM
1984 Niels Henriksen, Svenborg; renamed STORESUND
1997 Promoport International, Italy; renamed MADERA V
Comments: 07/1954: Cost 53,240
05/1969: Cost 38,000
1971: Re-engined with a 5cyl version of the same engine.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo courtesy of Simon Elsdon

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo as JOACHIM courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as STORESUND courtesy of Ray Harrison

Above photo as STORESUND courtesy of Ray Harrison

Above photo as MADERA V at Brest on 17/12/1997 by Y Perchoc