Herkules

Trøndelag,Norway

The steam tugboat Herkules was delivered to Norway as part of the American Marshall help in the early 1950s, and was put to work as a combined rescue and tug in Trøndelag. She went down on the deep after a work accident while she was towing the Norwegian vessel Lars Mehling 16. September 1957. She sank between Ladehammeren and Munkholmen outside Nyhavna and rest today on a depth of approx 60 meter.


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Herkules
DPC 52, ST 758, Titan II 81,6 x 24,1 x 9,8 f
     
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149 grt New York ( US ) 1914 Bergen ( N )
63° 27' 13" N, 10° 24' 20" E

Picture: Typical tugs design in the early 1900s
  Courtesy of Thames Tugs