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Source: New Zealand Marine News
Reference ID:52030003
Publisher:New Zealand Ship and Marine Society
Year2004
Volume52
Number3
Page:110-113
Title: WAIRATA's tow of the tanker BRITISH YEOMAN in 1954
Author: Hudson, Neil S
Abstract: 25 Feb 1954 the WAIRATA picked up a distress call from the tanker BRITISH YEOMAN, which had suffered a major engine breakdown. The WAIRATA retraced her steps and then towed the BRITISH YEOMAN 1,300 miles from the Angelica Shoal north of Timor to Singapore. The article describes the towing arrangments in some detail and lists many of the crew of the WAIRATA. The article also mentions the tow of BRITISH BUILDER from West Australia to Sunderland in 1955 by various vessels.
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