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Seaham Harbour Tugs

Postby GDTURNER » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 pm

Seaham Harbour Mar 1966 Conservator Eppleton Hall and Reliant.jpg
Taken March 1966. Conservator, Eppleton Hall and Reliant
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Re: Seaham Harbour Tugs

Postby northeast » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:38 pm

What a splendid set, Graeme!
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Re: Seaham Harbour Tugs

Postby magoonigal » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:49 pm

CONSERVATOR.
Cochrane's of Selby for Kings Lynn Conservancy.
Launched 23rd May 1925, Delivered 30th July 1925, Registered Kings Lynn 31st July 1925.
96 Gross. Steam Engine by Plenty and Sons. Speed 10 knots.
1962 Sold to Seaham.
1973 Sold to Clayton and Davie at Dunston for Breaking up.

EPPLETON HALL.
Hepple-South Shields 1914. 166 Gross.
Seaham 1964-1967.

RELIANT Ex- OLD TRAFFORD.
J T Eltringham & Co, Stone Quay 1907.
Seaham 1956-1969.

Checking out the dates they were at Seaham, the picture must have been taken between 1964 and 1967, so March 1966 fits that time span. Full details for the second two are on Dave's Site.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: Seaham Harbour Tugs

Postby northeast » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:08 am

I know it was then still busy as a coal port but seems surprising that they could justify running 3 tugs, maybe one was always a reserve? Did the tugs connect outside the piers, or were they just for in-dock movements?
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