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Name: HUSKISSON
Launched: 11/08/1896
Completed: 10/1896
Builder: J Cran & Co, Leith
Yard Number: 37
Dimensions: 149grt, 2nrt, 92.3 x 20.1 x 10.9ft
Engines: C2cyl (21 & 42 x 27ins), 75nhp, 550ihp
Engines By: J Cran & Co, Leith
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106807
History:
10/1896 Alexandra Towing Co Ltd; registered at Liverpool
05/1911 Joseph Crosthwaite, North Shields; renamed JOSEPH CROSTHWAITE
1911 Registered at North Shields
03/1924 Owner restyled Joseph Crosthwaite (Tugs) Ltd, North Shields
12/1949 Transferred to Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd, Newcastle; renamed NORTHSIDER
1950 Registered at Newcastle
12/1958 Transferred to Blyth Tug Co Ltd, Blyth
08/1963 Broken up
Comments: 31/08/1915 to 20/09/1920: Admiralty service based at Alexandria
12/1949: Cost at transfer was 4,150
12/1958: Cost at transfer was 1,500
1963: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Ltd; cost 1,150


Above photo as JOSEPH CROSTHWAITE is copyright of South Shields Libraries

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is courtesy of Alan Hughes

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is copyright of A Duncan

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is courtesy of Jaap Bijl

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as NORTHSIDER is courtesy of Photoship