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Witte Zee in Cape Town
Ships and Harbours
No: 553   Contributor: Michael Koppenol   Year: 1977   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: South Africa
Witte Zee in Cape Town

She was beautiful. She is dead and already long gone. Taken to scrap heap in India somewhere. What a shame!
Picture added on 01 December 2006
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A sister to the Tasman Zee? If so I remember her as the Afon Wen at Holyhead Mid 70's

Added by Andrew. on 08 December 2006.
Was she a sister to the Tasman Zee, laterly the Afon Wen of Holyhead, Wales.

Added by Andrew. on 09 December 2006.
Her sistership was the Zwarte Zee. The Zwarte Zee (from what I can remember) was converted to a "pleasure craft", so she is no longer a work horse!
I think the Tasman Zee together with the Barentszee, Orinoco and the Thames were all sisterships with similar overall capacity. All these ocean tugs were owned by the firm Smit Internationale in The Netherlands. It could well be that the Tasman Zee was renamed Afon Wen. Do you have a picture?

Added by Michael Koppenol on 09 December 2006.
Michael, I am sorry I have no pictures of my own to send, if you search for the Sim-Flight Simulater site you will find a Colour photo of the Goch(Schelde) and Wen(Tasman Zee), Also Tugspotters site is brilliant for the names you mentioned, previously.

Added by Andrew. on 11 December 2006.
Michael, the tug converted to a pleasure craft was the Smit boat Clyde, the Wooden Boat forum gives more info and a photo.
Regards Andrew.

Added by Andrew. on 12 December 2006.
The Tasman Zee was only sister to the Barentsz Zee. The Orinoco and Thames were sisters to the Hudson and Mississippi.

Added by Sjaak on 03 February 2007.
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