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Name: GREAT EMPEROR
Launched: 25/11/1908
Completed: 01/1909
Builder: JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 269
Dimensions: 171grt, 6nrt, 95.4 x 22.1 x 10.8ft
Engines: C2cyl (21 & 43 x 27ins), 80nhp, 650ihp
Engines By: Baird Bros, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 119907
History:
01/1909 The John Dry Steam Tugs Ltd; registered at South Shields
08/1929 Redhead & Dry's Tugs Ltd
05/1944 France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co Ltd
02/1959 Broken up
Comments: 05/1917 to 12/1917 hired by Admiralty
02/1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to JJ King for breaking up
05/02/1959: Arrived at JJ King & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up


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