Joanetta

Joanetta

Postby taximan » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:38 am

Is there anyone with any info on this craft. She was a small steam tug owned by the TCC and broken up in the early 60s at either Stockton or Thornaby. I seem to recall that she was built from Iron rather than steel. I remember seeing her working near the ferry landing probably around 1960. I am just guessing now but perhaps she was replaced by the 'Whitby'.
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Re: Joanetta

Postby Whickham » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:27 am

JOANETTA was built by WJ Yarwood at Northwich in 1911. She was one of a pair built as yard number 140 (140a & 140b?) and named C 333 & C 334.
They were steel built, 49grt, 20nrt, 65.0 x 14.2 x 6.9ft, 200nhp, 1 Screw
Their naming suggests an Admiralty involvement, but the WSS Yard list has them delivered for Joseph Constant.
One of them, probably C333, then became:
1912 Joseph Constant, London; registered at London; renamed JOANETTA
by 1914 Topham, Jones & Railton Ltd, London
by 1919 Tilbury Contracting & Dredging Co Ltd, London
1920 Tees Conservancy Commission, Middlesbrough; registered at Middlesbrough

C_333.jpg
Photo courtesy of Michael Williams

Above C 333 & C 334 nearing completion at Northwich

C_333B.jpg
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Above C 333 completed.

JOANETTA was broken up in 1961 by T Turnbull & Sons at Thornaby.

Anybody got JOANETTA photos?
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Re: Joanetta

Postby northeast » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:33 pm

I remember her well from early Tees walkabouts late 1959 onwards, alas no camera in those days.
Used the buoys below the Transported and guess main work was towing the mud hoppers.
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Re: Joanetta

Postby taximan » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:13 pm

Wow, Photos too, thanks guys
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Re: Joanetta

Postby teesships » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:42 pm

Photos of her while JOANETTA have always proved elusive, for some reason.

Interesting to see the connection with Joseph Constant who was also involved with the NO. 63 and NO. 64.

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Re: Joanetta

Postby teesships » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:51 pm

Listed as a Boarding Tug in Admiralty service 1914-19 at:
http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBri ... upport.htm

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Re: Joanetta

Postby Whickham » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:54 pm

Thanks Ron

I understand that Joseph Constant was buyer and seller of ships rather than an operator himself.

Your war service link suggests that the Admiralty purchased the vessel from Topham, Jones & Railton Ltd in 1914 and sold her on to Tilbury Contracting & Dredging Co Ltd after they had finished with her in 1919. Unless the description should have said "hired" rather than "sold". I cannot find a reference in my copy of Colledge.
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