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Name: PILOT FISH
Launched: 12/1876
Completed: 1876
Builder: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 127
Dimensions: 326grt, 120nrt, 161.4 x 24.8 x 12.7ft
Engines: L2cyl (49.25 & 49.25 x 66ins), 200nhp
Engines By: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 76478
History:
1877 Joseph Kelsall et al; registered at Liverpool
1879 St John's Steam Tug Co Ltd (ED Goulding, manager), Liverpool
1882 Liverpool Steam Tug Co Ltd; renamed PATHFINDER
1910 Richard A Grech, Constantinople
1913 NC Zarcalis & AP Lascarides, Constantinople; renamed LEONIDA
08/1915 Ottoman Navy
05/10/1915 Sank
Comments: 1910: Sold by the liquidators of Liverpool Steam Tug Co Ltd
8/1915: Seized by the Turkish Navy and commissioned as tug LEONIDA
5/10/1915: Torpedoed & sunk by British submarine E12 off Tekirdag, Turkey
Thanks to David Asprey for the above details


Above photo as PATHFINDER courtesy of Paul Hunter

Above photo as PATHFINDER courtesy of Alan Hughes

Above photo as PATHFINDER courtesy of Stephen Carter