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Sunday, 16 May 2010


Ship No 289
Bison was one of a four ship order for the Manchester ship canal Company to help re-quip there fleet for service in the canal.

She was a single screw tug with I.H.P. 750, at 144 grt, she was launched from the yard on the 21st April 1939. She was 86 feet length overall and with a beam of 23 feet and draft of 12 feet. This fine tug was to provide sterling service during a long working life until 1966 when decommissioned, she was then towed to Troon for breaking up by West of Scotland Ship-breakers.

M.S.C. Bison (Ship No 289)

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