Name: CHAMPION
Launched:
Completed: 1875
Builder: J Readhead & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 115
Dimensions: 138grt, 41nrt, 107.3 x 19.0 x 9.7ft
Engines: 2 x L1cyl (29 x 50.626ins), 56nhp, 11kts
Engines By: J Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 73609
History:
1875 Thomas W Elliott & Henry Mumford, London
1876 Registered at London
1876 SA d’Assureurs et d’Armateurs pour le Remorquage et de Sauvetage, Antwerp
1876 Registered at Antwerp; renamed AMERICA
1877 James Watkins; registered at London; renamed CHAMPION
1878 Société de Remorquage du Port de Calais, France
1891 Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie, Calais
10/1913 John S Wilson, Rosyth; registered at Bo'ness; renamed BETEFDOE
05/1915 Robert Cook Baister et al; registered at Sunderland; renamed ROBERT L COOK
12/1921 Robert Cook Baister, Sunderland
02/1924 RL Cook Towage Company Ltd, Sunderland
1928 Broken up
Comments: At some stage modified to a single funnel
1928:Broken up by Clayton & Davie at Dunston on Tyne

     Above image as CHAMPION courtesy of David Asprey

     Above image as CHAMPION courtesy of David Asprey

     Above image as CHAMPION courtesy of David Asprey

     Above photo as ROBERT L COOK copyright of Sunderland Libraries

     Above photo as ROBERT L COOK courtesy of Eddie Frost



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