Old Tug

Old Tug

Postby greenhut » Sat May 19, 2012 7:37 am

Seen this come across from Harlepool. Jade M towing the old tug SANDEX formerly SILVERDIAl.
She entered the Tees and was last seen headed down river passing Redcar Ore Ore Terminal
I hope she has gone for restoration and not scrap, but no one seems to know where she now is
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Re: Old Tug

Postby northeast » Sat May 19, 2012 8:25 am

Also here, where it is stated she went to Tees Dock
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/pho ... id=1556153
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Re: Old Tug

Postby Whickham » Sat May 19, 2012 10:46 am

This is a comment I posted on another site in January 2003

"SANDTEX as she is today berthed in Hartlepool. She has been under long term restructuring and at one stage also had a crane on her after deck. I did hear now that she will be used for fishing trips. If she ever gets back into use. She has been in Hartlepool since 1988 and I don't think she has been used in all that time"

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Re: Old Tug

Postby Whickham » Sat May 19, 2012 10:51 am

SANDTEX as a lighterage tug. Built as SILVERDIAL by James Pollock at Faversham in 1950

Photographer unknown
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Re: Old Tug

Postby Whickham » Sat May 19, 2012 10:55 am

And in her original condition as SILVERDIAL

Photo courtesy of Alfred Turner
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Re: Old Tug (SANDTEX)

Postby teesships » Sun May 20, 2012 9:59 pm

This is what the SANDTEX looked like over at Hartlepool as recently as 5 October 2011.

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SANDTEX, British, 92gt, completed Pollock, Faversham, 1950 1950 SILVERDIAL - 1970 SANDTEX (1988 to Hartlepool for conversion)


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Re: Old Tug

Postby TEESMAN » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Further views of SANDTEX at Hartlepool

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24.04.88 Photo Michael Green

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12.08.88 Photo Michael Green

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04.04.91 Photo Michael Green
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Re: Old Tug (SANDTEX)

Postby teesships » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:54 pm

Four months later we are collectively no wiser as to where on the Tees she ended up!!!!!!

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Re: Old Tug

Postby northeast » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:31 am

Vague memory of some mention, somewhere, that she was in Furness basin for demolition??? ..... but don't rely on my memory (I don't)!
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Re: Old Tug

Postby teesships » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:11 pm

Mick reported on the SCOTTISH KING at Haverton Hill (viewtopic.php?f=43&t=4050) but nobody has yet found out about the SANDTEX.

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EDIT Ah thanks Ron, getting muddled up as usual.
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