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Name: EMPIRE CHERUB
Launched: 16/03/1942
Completed: 01/05/1942
Builder: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Yard Number: 767
Dimensions: 262grt, 5nrt, 107.8 x 26.2 x 12.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (16, 26 & 43 x 30ins); 102nhp
Engines By: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165256
History:
05/1942 Ministry of War Transport; registered at Aberdeen
05/1942 Managed by J Cooper, Belfast
07/1946 Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd, Newcastle; renamed TYNESIDER
07/1946 Registered at Newcastle
01/1959 Chartered to Tyne Tugs Ltd
11/1968 Transferred to Blyth Tug Co Ltd
03/1970 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Warrior Class of Empire tugs
1946: Cost 20,400
1970: Broken up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd, Blyth; cost 4,150


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