Looks like this is a couple of years old now (2010 I think), but still a fun overview of a Ranger Tug R-25. Filmed when the owner went to receive their new boat, the Get~Aweigh. Includes loading the boat on the trailer and hauling it out.
That’s one way to come ashore… very stable and no excitement. I see why that hull shape is so popular.
When you build it right, it just keeps going. A quick clip showing the oldest working Controllable Pitch Propeller -- 70 years old and still in service.
The Tug boat "Herkules" from 1939, is being maintained by Berg Propulsion at Gotenius Ship Yard Sept 2009. The propeller is unique -- it is the oldest controllable pitch propeller in service. It is the 3:rd propeller built by KaMeWa. Berg Propulsion was established 1912. http://www.bergpropulsion.com
A Navy SOC-R – Special Operations Craft Riverine.
My sincere thanks to all the veterans that have protected our country and served.
Stephen Mallon hired a crane and took more than 1,000 separate photos, now published as a composite Photosynth image.