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Post by yorkieman » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:57 am

A fine view of a Thames veteran near the end of her days
1884, 137gt
John Readhead, South Shields (209) for Elliott Steam Tug Company.
Broken up Grays 1931 (info. David Asprey)
Astern of her
1925, 183grt
Earle's Shipbuilding & Eng., Hull (661)
Broken up at Antwerp 11/1969

The little vessel to the left is PILOT, built in 1905, 38grt by an unknown South Shields yard for Gravesend pilots, later converted to motor and still in service in 1955 or later. In the background, a flotilla of Watkins tugs.
George Robinson
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Re: CHALLENGE - 1884

Post by Bill Harvey » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:04 am

CHALLENGE (1) (1884 - 1931) iron screw tug.
O.N. 89650. 137g. 14n. 100.0 x 20.0 x 11.4 feet.
C2-cyl. (22” & 42" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 95nhp.
1884: Completed by J. Readhead & Company, South Shields (Yard No. 209) for T. W. Elliott.
1888: Sold to T. W. Elliott, John Page and Matthew Dick, London.
1891: Sold to M. Dick and J. Page.
1902: Transferred to the Elliott Steam Tug Company Ltd. (John Page, manager).
15.8.1914 until 3.9.1919: Hired by the War Office (Army).
1931: Demolished by T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield, at their Grays, Essex facility.

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