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    This is how she was as a tugTME - REBOC INCOMATI.JPG
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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    After reading the full contents of this posting,I believe I have just read a quiz .
    If that is the case should this post be moved to the quiz section.
    Your thoughts please.
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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    I was told the correct name for the lavendar colour was Heliotrope. Don't know if that is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hall View Post
    After reading the full contents of this posting,I believe I have just read a quiz .
    If that is the case should this post be moved to the quiz section.
    Your thoughts please.
    Bit late now!

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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Hawken View Post
    I was told the correct name for the lavendar colour was Heliotrope. Don't know if that is correct.
    Never heard it called that.
    We referred to it as lavender grey or I have heard it called London Grey.

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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    The colour was " London Grey "
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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    ulundi tug

    still there in durbanulundi.jpg

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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    This will solve the Colour discussion Lads!
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    In 1940, while escorting a convoy, Lord Mountbatten noted that one ship in the group vanished from view much earlier than the remainder. The ship, a Union-Castle liner, was painted lavender mauve grey. Mountbatten thus became convinced of the colour's effectiveness as a camouflage during dawn and dusk, often dangerous times for ships, and had all of the destroyers of his flotilla painted with a similar pigment, which he created by mixing a medium grey with a small amount of Venetian red. By early 1941, several other ships began using the same camouflage, though no formal testing was done to determine how well it worked.
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    ulundi.jpg the ulundi was part of the sar @h harbour tugs - she forms art of the natal maritime musuem with jr more tug and sas durban

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    Default Re: Union Castle Ship Still in Existance ~ solved by Vic McClymont

    Just of interest i see there was another by that name .
    Lost to U Boat though!
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    Incomati (British Motor passenger ship) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net

    Below a Pic of the Incomati ( The one that was with UCL for a spell)


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