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Name: GEORGE PEABODY
Launched: 12/1867
Completed: 1867
Builder: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 23
Dimensions: 115grt, 28nrt, 100.4 x 18.3 x 9.9ft
Engines: L2cyl (27.5 x 48ins), 55nhp
Engines By: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 56905
History:
1868 John E Cole, Gravesend; registered at London
1869 WJ Homewood et al, Gravesend
1872 Joseph Martin, Gravesend
1872 Thomas AF Banks, Gravesend
1881 Captain Newman, Gravesend
1885 Frederick Pattison, Gravesend
07/1885 William Cowan Jnr, Llanelly
1888 Registered at Llanelly
09/1894 Blyth Steam Tug Co Ltd
1895 Registered at North Shields
1897 Registered at Blyth
04/1907 W Slater & J Robson; registered at Middlesbrough
19XX William Slater, Middlesbrough
01/1916 The Robinson Tug Co Ltd, Midlesbrough
07/1920 Tees Towing Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
10/1920 Broken up
Comments: 09/1894: Cost 2,400
10/1920: Broken up on the Tyne


Above image copyright Phil N Thomas, "British Steam Tugs"