CHAMPION - 1892

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CHAMPION - 1892

Post by yorkieman » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:58 am

A fine view of an old-timer at Gravesend
1892, 116grt
A. W. Robertson & Co., Canning Town (69) for the Elliott Steam Tug Company
10/1914 to 1/1919 with the War Office as TOP DOG, in service at Calais
Broken up at Grays in 1936
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Re: CHAMPION - 1892

Post by Magoonigal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:31 am

That's either a very small man or a very BIG wheel!!

Love the name 'Top Dog'
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Re: CHAMPION - 1892

Post by Bill Harvey » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:02 am

CHAMPION (3) (1892 - 1936) iron screw tug.
O.N. 101948. 116g. 20n. 89.1 x 19.0 x 11.1 feet.
C.2-cyl. (18” & 38" x 24") engine by the shipbuilder. 95nhp. 500ihp.
19.10.1892: Launched by A. W. Robertson & Company, Canning Town, London (Yard No. 69) for George D. Braine, George Parkinson, John Page and Matthew Dick.
1902: Transferred to the Elliott Steam Tug Company Ltd. (John Page, manager).
7.8.1914 until 10.1.1919: Hired by the Army and renamed TOP DOG for the period.
1936: Demolished by T. W. Ward Ltd., Sheffield, at their Grays, Essex facility.

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