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Saturday, 1 May 2010


Ship No 266

Was the third in a long line of tugs to be ordered by the Manchester Ship canal .

One of a four ship order built for the Canal, the others being MSC Archer, 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 Archer. 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 26th of July 1938. She was 86 feet length overall and with a beam of 23 feet and draft of 12 feet. This was in the day when a tug looked like the great work horse that she was.

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