Postby Tony Frost » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:58 am

Last steam tug to work London's Royal Docks.
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BRENT liad up Maldon(to date)
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Re: BRENT(TID 159)

Postby tidesman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:35 pm

T.I.D. 159 c/s GCML
O.N. 181130. 54g. 0n. 65.0 x 17.0 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (12½” and 26” x 18”) by John Dickinson and Sons Ltd., Sunderland. Boiler by John G. Kincaid and Co. Ltd., Greenock. Oil fuel. 220 IHP. 8½ knots.
5.11.1945: (Ministry Job No. A/MS/1368) launched by Wm. Pickersgill and Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 286) for the Ministry of War Transport, London, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry).
9.4.1946: Registered at Sunderland, vessel No.10 of 1946.
12.4.1946: Completed for the Ministry of Transport, London, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry). Placed in lay-up under care and maintenance of Townsend Bros (Ferries) Ltd.
9.1946: Sold to the Port of London Authority.
17.10.1946: Registered in London, vessel No. 378 of 1946.
28.2.1947: Registered as BRENT.
7.1970: Sold to the Stour Salvage Co. Ltd., Mistley, Essex, for demolition but no work undertaken.
1.6.1971: Sold to Ron and Janet Hall, Maldon, Essex, for preservation.
20.6.1971: Berthed at The Hythe, Maldon. Regularly in steam on the East Coast and further afield.
8.1994: Placed in lay-up due to boiler concerns.
10.2002: Dry-docked at Maldon. Bottom overplated and hull partially re-plated.
21.12.2010: The Steam Tug Brent Trust formed.
10.7.2011: Vessel placed in the ownership of the Trust.
2015: Still in existence. Restoration in progress but major funding required for boiler repairs. Plating required to areas of the hull and superstructure.
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