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Name: EMPIRE MARY (launched as EMPIRE JEAN)
Launched: 17/10/1944
Completed: 03/01/1945
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay
Yard Number: 72
Dimensions: 594grt, 65nrt, 137.1 x 33.1 x 15.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (16.5, 28.5 & 47 x 30ins), 223nhp
Engines By: D Rowan & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169189
History:
1945 Ministry of War Transport (Overseas Towage & Salvage Co Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1946 Overseas Towage & Salvage Co Ltd; renamed MARINIA
1950 Union des Remorqueurs de Dakar; renamed W PONTY
1954 Renamed PONTY UNION
1960 Renamed PONTY
1961 Soc Belge Remorquage Oceanique, Ostend; renamed OCEAN BULL
1965 Soc Anonima Italiene Lavori e Maritima, Italy; renamed NETTUNO S
1984 Renamed NETTUNO SAILEM
1985 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Modified Englishman/Larch Class of Empire tugs
Engine was sub-contracted from John Dickinson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
1985: Broken up by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiana, Palermo


Above photo as MARINIA courtesy of Alan Hughes

Above photo as PONTY courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as OCEAN BULL courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as OCEAN BULL courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo as OCEAN BULL courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as NETTUNO S courtesy of David Asprey

Above photo as NETTUNO SAILEM courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo as NETTUNO SAILEM courtesy of David Asprey