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Name: HARDBACK
Launched: 04/04/1901
Completed: 1901
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Yard Number: 208
Dimensions: 125grt, 12nrt, 90.5 x 19.1 x 9.4ft
Engines: 2 x L1cyl (25 x 45ins); 50nhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 113132
History:
1901 Hodbarrow Mining Co Ltd, Millom; registered at Whitehaven
03/1923 Ridley Steam Tug Co Ltd, Newcastle
06/1924 Seaham Harbour Dock Co, Seaham
07/1958 Broken up
Comments: 03/1923: Cost 800
06/1924: Cost 3,750
Sold to BISCO for scrapping; Cost 625
Allocated to CW Dorkin at Gateshead for breaking up


Above: HARDBACK leading METEOR down the Tyne. Photo courtesy of Paul Hood

Above: HARDBACK leading METEOR down the Tyne. Photo courtesy of Paul Hood

Above photo courtesy of George Scott

Above photo copyright of South Shields Library

Above photo courtesy of Eddie Frost