Sunday, 4 July 2010


Ship No 381

As part of the large modernisation programme for the Manchester Ship Canal, an order was placed for the supply of two, latest designed, twin screw diesel tugs.

Panther was the first of this two ship order for tugs built at Leith. One of the eight new tugs to be built by the Henry Robb Company to help make up the post war renewal fleet. Became Weston Panther of Weston Marine Services in 1975.Later sold to SONATRAM, Société Nationale des Travaux Maritimes, Algeria in 1977. I have no further info on her after this time, so if you know then get in touch and we can get her history right up to date.

She was 154 tons, with a length between perpendiculars (L.B.P.) of 88 feet, with a beam of 23 feet. Powered by a single screw Crossley oil engine I.H.P. 1200

Launched 11th of February 1950

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