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TID 149

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:38 am
by Whickham
TID 149 as STRAITS PROGRESS is on the left side of the photo.

Photo courtesy of Buster Browne

TID 149
1945, yn 570
Fate unknown

Re: TID 149

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:22 pm
by tidesman
T.I.D. 149 c/s GLTB
O.N. 180439. 54g. 0n. 65.0 x 17.0 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (12½” and 26” x 18”) by Worsley Mesnes Ironworks Ltd., Wigan. Boiler by Davey, Paxman and Co. Ltd., Colchester. Oil fuel. 220 IHP. 8½ knots.
Post 1972: Caterpillar D343TA type, with Kort-nozzle. 400 bhp @1800rpm.
5.1945: (Ministry Job No. A/MS/1066) launched by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne (Yard No. 570) for the Ministry of War Transport, London, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry).
30.6.1945: Registered at Hull, vessel No.52 of 1945.
12.7.1945: Completed.
13.7.1945: Allocated to the South East Asia Command.
11.1945: Shipped to Hong Kong, on EMPIRE MARSHAL (7,750g/45), for the Admiralty.
8.2.1946: At Singapore.
4.1946: Owners restyled as the Ministry of Transport, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry).
31.5.1946: Employed with the Victualling Stores Officer, Singapore.
2.9.1947: Declared for disposal by the British Pacific Fleet.
31.3.1948: Permanently allocated to harbour duties under the Captain of Dockyard, Singapore.
1.6.1948: British Mercantile Registry closed, consequent of transfer to the Admiralty.
1951: Listed as under the Far East Command.
3.4.1971: Under the “Dudley Terms” allocated for free transfer to the Government of Singapore.
7.4.1972: Sold to the Straits Engineers and Contracting Co. Ltd., Singapore and renamed STRAITS PROGRESS.
1972: Rebuilt and re-engined for employment at Papua, New Guinea.
Final fate unknown.

Re: TID 149

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:19 pm
by E28
Sembawang Towing Co. (PTE) Ltd. Singapore.

Sale of 4 tugs. January 1972.
Tenders are invited from interested parties for the purchase of the following second hand tugs on an "As is Where is" basis:
3 of 220HP Steam-reciprocating, single screw tugs built in 1944-45 of 86.9 Grt, each. Names:
TID 149
TID 145
TID 144
Viewing date 9 Feb1972, tender closing date 18 Feb 1972.
Also that of the 1942 built tug Nimble.

The following February 1973 the steam tug Fidget (ex Empire Jonathan) was offered for sale by the same means