NER No 6 - 1923

NER No 6 - 1923

Postby Whickham » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:31 am

NER NO 6 was built by Cook, Welton & Gemmell at Beverley in 1923, YN 450 (EDITED from NER NO 5)
Launched for the North Eastern Railway Co, York
1923: London & North Eastern Railway Co, London
1948: British Transport Commission
1949: BTC Docks & Inland Waterways Executive
1960: Newport Screw Towing Co, Newport
1961: Renamed DUNHERON
1963: Broken up by J Cashmore at Newport, Mons

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As NER NO 6. Photographer unknown

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As DUNHERON. Photographer unknown
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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby E28 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 pm

This tug N.E.R. No 6, yard no 450 from C,W & G, followed yard no 449 N.E.R. No 5 down the slip.
Although for the same owner & built together from the same yard, the pair were not sisters.

No 6 - launch 6 Dec 1922, gt 190, 95' x 24.1', 159 NHP for use at company's docks at Hartlepool.
No 5 - launch 6 Aug 1922, gt 161, 75' x 26.1', 173 NHP for use at company's docks at South Shields.

There seems some peculiar figures here, details from C,W & G 1883 -1963 by MT, DN, RR & TL, page 153.
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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby teesships » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Dave,
I presume that is a typo in the first line of your original post and we are talking about no. 6, not no. 5?

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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby Whickham » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Yes Ron, you know me "king of the typos" otherwise known as stupid errors. I obviously read what I think I have typed.
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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby Whickham » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 pm

The figures quoted are confirmed by Lloyds Register for 1936.
I presume the different sizes were determined by the locks that they had to use at the two different locations.
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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby E28 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:53 pm

N.E.R. No 6. definitely has West Hartlepool painted on her two life buoys in front of her bridge. How many different parts of Hartlepool docks then existed.

Anyone ideas which the 2 tugs are over to the right in the top image. And the one lurking behind N.E.R. No 6. whose funnel is just visible. All appear to be N.E.R. tugs from the funnel markings.
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Re: NER No 6 - 1923

Postby Whickham » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:07 pm

In the first image NER No 6 is in the livery of Newport Screw Towing, so presumably the photo was taken in 1960.
Very difficult to identify the two tugs in the backround.
By my records they had 4 tugs sent for scrap in 1960/61and anther 4 tugs either joining or continuing in service at the same time.
As regards Hartlepool v West Hartlepool, they were two separate dock systems joined by one lock and they all became one system when the two towns amalgamated in 1967.
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