Dragon

Dragon

Postby Whickham » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:30 am

DRAGON was owned by the Furness Shipbuilding Company at Haverton Hill in 1919 and apparently continued with them until the 1930s.
What became of her? Some reports say she was broken up in 1935? Any local knowledge?

Dragon-1893.jpg
Photo copyright of PN Thomas

She was built by Cox & Co at Falmouth in 1893 YN 39
1893: Falmouth Towage Co Ltd; registered at Falmouth
1915: The Admiralty
1918: Renamed DRAGE
1919: Falmouth Towage Co Ltd; renamed DRAGON
1919: Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill; registered at Middlesbrough
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Re: Dragon

Postby northeast » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 am

Nice find Dave but no mention of her in John Evans book on Furness SB or in David Burrell's on Furness Withy.
LR 1932 notes her as managed by Furness Withy, but no manager in 1935 and seems to drop out of the MNL after 1934.
We may presume they got her as a 'yard tug' to assist in building the yard and movements within the fitting out basin?
163grt, 114.7 x 20.1 x 10.5 ft, T3cyl (15, 23, 38 x 25in), 99rhp, engine by Cox.
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Re: Dragon

Postby Whickham » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:51 pm

Thanks George, LR1935 has annotation "Broken up"
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