Name: CONTEST
Launched:
Completed: 1865
Builder: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 2
Dimensions: 87grt; 34nrt, 88.4 x 17.2 x 8.9ft
Engines: L2cyl, 50nhp; (1875: SL2cyl (25 & 25 x 45ins), 60nhp
Engines By: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields; (1875: J Readhead & Co, South Shields)
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 54668
History:
1865 Thomas W Elliott, London; registered at London
1882 George Drover, Cowes
12/1883 John T Davison, North Shields; registered at North Shields
02/1886 H Fenwick & T Lawson, North Shields
1886 John R Thompson & Robert Young, South Shields
1888 George Brown, John Readhead et al, South Shields; registered at South Shields
07/1923 Owners restyled as The Brown Tug Co Ltd
04/1930 Broken up
Comments: Some sources say completed in 1866
1875 Re-engined by John Readhead & Co
04/1930: Broken up on River Tyne

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