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Name: KING EDWARD VII
Launched: 07/05/1901
Completed: 1901
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Yard Number: 209
Dimensions: 138grt, 13nrt, 100.0 x 19.1 x 9.2ft
Engines: 2 x L1cyl (25 x 45ins), 50rhp, 260ihp, 10kts
Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 111083
History:
1901 Nicholson Towage Co Ltd; registered at Great Yarmouth
10/1920 James Irwing et al, Sunderland; registered at Sunderland
08/1926 Transferred to Irwing Steam Tug Co Ltd, Sunderland
07/1935 Ridley Steam Tug Co Ltd, Newcastle
10/1950 Broken up
Comments: Hired by the Admiralty from 10/1918 to 08/1919
07/1935: Cost 425
10/1950: Sold to British Iron & Steel Corp for breaking up. Cost 276
Allocated to Clayton & Davie Ltd for breaking up at Dunston


Above photo at Great Yarmouth, courtesy of Alan Hughes

Above photo at Great Yarmouth, courtesy of Ted Ingham

Above photo in Irwing colours, courtsey of Eddie Frost

Above photo in Irwing colours, courtesy of Eddie Frost

Above photo on the Tyne in Ridley colours, courtesy of Eddie Frost