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Saturday, 6 March 2010

RIO

Ship No 201

A single Screw Diesel Tug order for Union Lighterage Co Ltd
At 80 tons, and a length overall of 75 feet and a beam of 20 feet she was the seventeenth tug built by Henry Robb at Leith. (Update:- She was powered by a 310 bhp diesel engine. ON163553.)

In 1934 She was delivered to Union Lighterage Co Ltd., London. 1971 Sold for scrapping at Sheerness but believed eventually demolished at T W Ward Ltd., Grays in Essex.

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