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Will Day

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Ok, what is that sitting on the dock?

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(Frankie's original post)

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Will,

Look carefully, the object is sitting on a barge, not the dock. The object is an outboard motor on a self propelled barge.

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Will Day

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Damn, Bill - I think you're right. Thanks!

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Will,
I remember reading about self propelled "rhino" barges being used in prep for D-Day invasion at Normandy. Maybe it is a "rhino" barge. Jerry

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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That's one hell of a shaft that's running into the water. Would love to know how this system works. I take it the engine is inside this thing. Must have been a real joy steering this barge. Wonder why this Huckins is tied to her..........


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Frank and Will;
Maybe the hoist has something to do with why 102 is tied to the barge. Maybe their pulling an engine, notice tubes are empty, no weapons mounted in turrets, anchors are postioned on deck up against a dingy. one guy in cockpit area, hull paint job looks a little worn.
Just a guess here: but this might be prior to 102's turn over to RON 14 and Shipment to Panama, maybe they are planning to pull engines and replace them with new ones.
Take care,
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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
That is not a Rhino barge, they were larger. This is an early NL Barge, here are two photos below. If you google Navy barge model, you can find a 1/72nd scale model a guy in Poland did.

Barge 3 / 7 consisted of three rows of seven pontoons (including elements of the bow and stern) and propulsion module, which contained a 115 hp engine, gearbox and steering. Barge could be used to transport ammunition, fuel, equipment and even airplanes, from cargo ships to shore. Was also used as a floating gas station for LVT.

These barges also formed the basis of the PT boat floating Drydock.


The few NL Barges the Navy has left today are from the 1960's and are fitted with A frames and have deck mounted winches.






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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Fantastic photos Ted, which really shows the barges and how they run and operate. I would say these may have been a part of the FEMU that were established later in the War. They seemed very slow, but pretty darn powerful...............


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TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Yes very slow 115hp engine pushing 50-60 ton barge = 4 knot max(AKA:slower than HELL).
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