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Name: GAUNTLET
Launched: 08/1869
Completed: 1869
Builder: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 48
Dimensions: 87grt, 14nrt, 93.3 x 17.0 x 8.4ft
Engines: L2cyl, 45nhp; (1877: 2 x L1cyl (25.25 x 45ins), 60nhp)
Engines By: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63506
History:
1869 Thomas W Elliott, Henry Mumford & Henry Holmes; registered at London
05/1882 John Tully, Sunderland; registered at North Shields
12/1883 Thomas A Dry, South Shields
07/1889 John Dry, South Shields
05/1908 John Dry Steam Tugs Ltd, South Shields
08/1929 R Redhead & Son Ltd, (Redhead & Drys Tugs), Newcastle
06/1935 Broken up
Comments: 1877: Re-engined
05/1917: Hired by the Admiralty
09/1917: Renamed GAUNT
09/1919: Returned to owners & reverted to GAUNTLET
06/1935: Broken up at Sunderland