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Saturday, 1 May 2010

M.S.C. ARCHER

Ship No 265




Was the second in a long line of tugs to be ordered by the Manchester Ship Canal.

She was One of four sister ships built for the Canal, the others being MSC Arrow, MSC Badger & MSC Bison. Served in the canal until 1968 when sold to Northern Slipway Co and resold to Malta Tug & Lighter Co in 1970. along with MSC Arrow. Fate is unknown after that.

She was a single screw tug with I.H.P. 750, at 144 grt, she was launched from the yard on the 29th April 1938. 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.

M.S.C. Archer (Ship No 265)

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