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Information Please

Postby taximan » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:41 am

]Can anyone help with information on the following river craft please

(1) 'TEES CONSERVATOR. I believe she was built locally as the 'TEES HARBOUR MASTER' and probably disposed of in the 1970s. I remember seeing her in THPA livery moored on what was then known as 'Belle Island' in Whitby Harbour.

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(2) 'TEES COMMISSIONER' When and where was she built? There is a craft which looks very similar gently rotting away at Coats Marine Boatyard at Whitby, She is known as the 'VECTIS' and may have been used at one time as the party fishing boat 'WILD WIND' during the 1980s, but that is only supposition.

(3) Customs launch, which I believe may have been named 'SPEEDWELL'. Where was she built and what happened to her.

(4) The port Health launch (MEDIC?) Again where and when was she built and what became of her.

(5) Finally, I cant quite make out the name of this tug attending the launch of the 'DALLAS CITY' in 1936. The picture is a screen shot from a Pathe New clip on U Tube

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Re: Information Please

Postby Whickham » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:38 am

Well the tug in (5) is the ATHLETE, brought to the Tees by the Robinson Tug Co Ltd in 06/1909 and on to Tees Towing Co Ltd in 07/1920.
She was built by J.Stewart & Sons at Blackwall on the Thames in 1893 for Matthew Brownfield at Poplar.
Sold by Tees Towing to JH Lamey Ltd of Liverpool in 12/1947 and finally broken up in 1955 by TW Ward Ltd at Preston.
Info from Seahorses of the Tees by John H Proud

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ATHLETE as owned by JH Lamey - copyright unknown
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Re: Information Please

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:31 am

The late John Proud provided the following details for issues of TEES PACKET, journal of Teesside Branch WSS, during 2002/3.

TEES HARBOUR MASTER. Wood, screw passenger launch, 9 gross tons, 35.0x8.9x4.1 feet, built by R. Pickersgill, Thornaby. Engine 36bhp. ON 164830. Port of registry 1936 Middlesbrough. 1936 completed for TCC; 1956 renamed TEES CONSERVATOR; 1967 owners became THPA; 1970 sold to T.E. Patterson, Eston.

THE TEES COMMISSIONER. Wood, screw passenger launch, 12gt, 40.2x8.5x5.0 feet, built by Thorneycroft, Hampton on Thames. Engine 220bhp. ON 169155. Port of registry 1949 Middlesbrough. July 1949 completed for TCC for £5,720; 1967 THPA; 1976 sold to A.T. Shadforth, Seaton Carew.

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Re: Information Please

Postby taximan » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:51 am

Well that's filled some gaps for me. Thanks guys, I am grateful for that.
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Re: Information Please

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:10 pm

Don't know if it is relevant but there is an unresolved query regarding one of the photos at:
viewtopic.php?f=174&t=1378

Just wonder if this might have been the SPEEDWELL you refer to?

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Re: Information Please

Postby teesships » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:43 pm

Again not answering your query but found an interesting photo at:
http://www.hm-waterguard.org.uk/Picture ... castle.htm

The Middlesbrough group includes the late Ray (known as Bob) Counter, a stalwart member of Teesside Ship Society for many years (in two spells).

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Re: Information Please

Postby taximan » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:23 pm

teesships wrote:Don't know if it is relevant but there is an unresolved query regarding one of the photos at:
http://northeastmaritime.co.uk/viewtopi ... 174&t=1378

Just wonder if this might have been the SPEEDWELL you refer to?

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The speedwell that I am thinking about was more like a a large fast motor launch (no funnel), built of steel and I think she was painted black all over.
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