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Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings

Hull Length:1230mm (48.5") Beam:225mm (9") Scale:1/65th
A long-range ocean going single-screw salvage and fire fighting tug that was one of the largest and most powerful in the world when built. Originally owned by United Towing of Hull, Lloydsman was subsequently sold to new owners in Singapore, and there gained a rather startling all-white paint job. The deck and superstructure layouts of the design are relatively complicated, which makes this single screw tug a good project for the more experienced modeller. Lloydsman was built with a device called the Towmaster nozzle, thought to be a revolution at the time. This was essentially a single fixed Kort type nozzle, with three moveable rudders aft of the prop, and another two in front of it. This would be very complicated at model size, and something closer to a conventional single propeller would be a more practical proposition. As can be seen from the photo below, Lloydsman is a handsome and impressive model, especially when finished in the original United Towing colour scheme.