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ALMERIA LYKES

ALMERIA LYKES
Flag: USA
Operated by Lykes Brothers Steamship Co Inc
Built: 1972
21657 grt

Now operated as USNS CAPE MAY (TAKR5063)

The tug HURRICANE(1938) operated Mercantile Lighterage can also be seen to the left

Who remembers these barge carriers that used to load at Gravesend?

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Bob Smith   [Jan 16, 2010 at 01:32 PM]
The BACO's still occassionally come up to Tilbury, I beleive it was BACO-LINER 1 that came up the other week. Also remember the ARCADIA FOREST on the Medway, got a photo of her somewhere.
the tug master   [Jan 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM]
There are still a few around and trading with LASH Craft we used to service them on the Medway for Bennets also the BACO Craft wich we used to service in Tilbury dock and the Zulu Anchorage.
Bob Smith   [Jan 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM]
Thanks Ben, I thought it was the Hurricane but wasn't sure.

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