Sunday, 15 April 2018

Dutch tug-trawler Elise (IJM68) sold within the Netherlands and converted in to the tug Delphine according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 14 August 1931

An item reported that the Dutch steel build tug-trawler Elise (IJM68) of 75,76 gross register tons and built by the shipyard of H.H.G. Meijer, Zaltbommel, Netherlands in 1900 was sold by the [bankrupt] N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij Tarbotbank, Ijmuiden, Netherlands was sold to A. van Bussel, Beek en Donk, Netherlands to be used as inland tug.(1)

1. The Dutch newspaper Voorwaarts dated 2 July 1931 reported that she was laid up for quite a long time in the Vissershaven, Ijmuiden and a day earlier departed towards to a Dutch shipyard to be converted back into a tug. In the meantime she was renamed Delphine.