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Sunday, 7 November 2010


Ship No 517

Was the first of a three ship order for Harbour Tugs, with only small differences between the vessels, the three ships all being the same size.

The first two were from an order by the Grangemouth and Forth Towing Company, for work in the Firth of Forth at the new terminal for offloading oil which was called the Hound Point Terminal (A construction incidentally also built by the Robb Caledon yard)

Named after a head of water that is the main source of the River Forth.

DUCHRAY at 330 grt, had a length between perpendiculars of 34 metres, with a beam of 9.2 metres, along with a design draught of 4,5 metres.

She was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Robb Caledon on 31st of October 1975.

DUCHRAY was sold on to a Norwegian towing company and is still working.

You will be able to see photographs of her and read a lot more about this fine vessel on the new website.

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