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Name: JAMES PATERSON
Launched: 21/07/1902
Completed: 09/1902
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Yard Number: 218
Dimensions: 247grt, 6nrt, 125.0 x 24.1 x 12.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (16.25, 28 & 46 x 30ins), 98rhp
Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101744
History:
09/1902 James Paterson & Co Proprietary Ltd, Melbourne
31/10/1961 McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd, Melbourne
09/09/1963 PN Dent, Melbourne
31/01/1964 DC Aarons, Melbourne
14/04/1966 Broken up
Comments: Capt Hartley Watson was tug master from 1907 to 1947
He refused to allow the bridge to be glassed up
It was immediately done on his retirement
16/10/1965: Confiscated by Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners & offered for sale
14/04/1966: Towed away to be broken up by Ellis Wrecking Co Pty, Footscray.
Thanks to Buster Browne for the above details


Above - Minesweeping in Bass Strait during WW1. Photo courtesy of Buster Browne

Above photo courtesy of Buster Browne

Above photo courtesy of Buster Browne

Above photo copyright of Allan Green