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Name: MACGREGOR
Launched:
Completed: 1864
Builder: Bainbridge & Wilson, Newcastle
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 134grt, 53nrt, 103.7 x 19.9 x 10.1ft; (1875: 134grt, 36nrt)
Engines: L2cyl (30 & 30 x 48ins), 74nhp
Engines By: JP Almond, North Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 49640
History:
12/1864 Caledonian Steam Towing Co; registered at London
1873 Joseph Martin et al (17 other Gravesend pilots), London
1878 Joseph Corkhill, Liverpool; registered at Liverpool
1878 United Steam Tug Co Ltd, Liverpool
1882 Compañia de Remolcadores Bilbaínos (Francisco Martinez Rodas), Bilbao
1882 Renamed as SANSÓN; registered at Bilbao
No further history known
Comments: 1892: Still in service, but replaced before 1900
Thanks to David Asprey for the above details
The photograph below, taken in the 1890s has - left to right - AUXILIAR and SANSON of Compania de Remocadores Bilbaino and in the distance three of the Compania de Remocadores del Cantabrica (Aznar & Astigarraga). Amongst the latter is the two-funneled BILBAO ex-BURMAH ex-BEN LOMOND.


Liverpool Mercury, Wednesday, 22/06/1881

Above photograph courtesy of David Asprey

Above photograph courtesy of David Asprey