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Name: FRANCIS BATEY
Launched: 08/07/1914
Completed: 09/1914
Builder: Hepple & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 637
Dimensions: 151grt; 7nrt; 95.3 x 21.2 x 10.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (20 & 42 x 27ins), 750ihp, 12.0kts
Engines By: Hepple & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133563
History:
09/1914 John Batey & Son Ltd
06/1920 Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd
01/1959 Chartered to Tyne Tugs Ltd
11/1962 Transferred to Blyth Tug Company Ltd
04/1968 Broken up
Comments: 10/1914 to 05/1919: Requisitioned by the Admiralty
08/1939 to 11/1942: Hired by the Admiralty
12/1946: Sank at Bill Quay whilst towing REGENT TIGER. Crew saved.
05/1947: Returned to service after being raised & repaired
11/1962: Price 4,500
04/1968: Broken up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd, Blyth, price 2,576


Above: Trials photo by Frank & Sons, South Shields

Above: After sinking at Bill Quay. Photo copyright Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo is courtesy of Ron Henderson

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo courtesy of Eddie Frost

Above photo copyright of John Clarkson

Above photo courtesy of Alan Hughes

Above photo, taken 28/08/1961, is copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo, taken 18/08/1962 is copyright of Les Turner