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Name: MAXIMUS
Launched: 17/10/1955
Completed: 04/04/1956
Builder: Mutzelfeldtwerft Gmbh, Cuxhaven
Yard Number: 144
Dimensions: 141grt, 97.2 x 23.4 x 10.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 6cyl (320 x 450mm), 825bhp
Engines By: Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz, Cologne
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186853
History:
04/1956 Ridley Tugs Ltd; registered at Newcastle
01/1959 Chartered to Tyne Tugs Ltd
05/1971 Blyth Tug Co Ltd
03/1978 Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd
01/1984 M Tugs Ltd (MS McCann, manager), Lowestoft
03/1985 Satim Towage Ltd, Ipswich
08/1987 Paul Magnus Group, Ipswich
2003 Unknown owner, Ireland
2011 Broken up
Comments: 04/1956: Cost 55,348
05/1971: Cost 37,500
03/1978: Cost 22,500
01/1984: Cost 25,000
1984: Planned name change to A P MCCANN did not happen
2009: Laid up at Lowestoft
2011: Broken up at Lowestoft


Above photo courtesy of Barney Hunt

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo copyright of Simon Elsdon

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo courtesy of Alfred Turner

Above photo courtesy of TugTalk

Above photo courtesy of Martin Botting

Above photo at Hamble 1984 copyright of Cliff Ollerhead

Above photo at Ipswich, dated 18/01/1991, is copyright of Derek Sands

Above photo at Lowestoft copyright of Darren Gennings

Above photo at Lowestoft, dated 09/03/2004, is copyright of Graham Hewitt

Above photo at Lowestoft courtesy of George Robinson