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Name: DPC 99
Launched:
Completed: 11/1943
Builder: American Shipbuilding Co, Buffalo, New York
Yard Number: 922
Dimensions: 176grt, 82.5 x 24.2 x 10.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 8cyl (8.5 x 10ins), 700bhp
Engines By: General Motors Corporation, Detroit
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169227
History:
11/1943 Defence Plant Corporation, USA
1943 Transferred to the United States Army; renamed ST 767
04/1951 France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co Ltd; renamed CORNHILL
05/1977 Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd, cost 18,000
041978 Chartered to Wear Tugs Ltd
07/1980 WGS Crouch & Sons Ltd, Greenhithe; renamed HANNAH SPEARING
11/1985 Marine & General Engineering, Sunbury-on-Thames
02/1988 John Gaskill, Skipton
1996 Broken up
Comments: 1977: Cost 18,000
1980: Cost 25,000
1996: Destroyed by fire at Fleetwood. Broken up where lay.


Above: The naming of hull no 922 at American Shipbuilding Co

Above photo as CORNHILL courtesy of Stephen Swinhoe

Above photo as CORNHILL courtesy of Stephen Swinhoe

Above photo as CORNHILL courtesy of Stephen Swinhoe

Above photo as CORNHILL courtesy of Stephen Swinhoe

Above photo as CORNHILL copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as CORNHILL copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo as CORNHILL copyright of Stephen Swinhoe

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING copyright of Michael Green

Above photo as HANNAH SPEARING copyright of Michael Green