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Name: ULYSSES
Launched: 1874
Completed: 1874
Builder: J Readhead & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 103
Dimensions: 118grt, 16nrt, 100.6 x 18.0 x 9.4ft
Engines: 2 x SL1cyl (26.5 x 48ins), 70nhp, 450ihp
Engines By: J Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 70605
History:
1874 Thomas Banks, Charles Brownfield & 6 other Gravesend pilots; registered at London
1885 Joseph Lawson, South Shields
03/1895 Lawson Steam Tug-boat Co; registered at South Shields
06/1920 Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd, South Shields
06/1937 Broken up
Comments: 05/1917: Hired by The Admiralty
07/1917: Returned to owners
1937: Broken up by Clayton & Davie Ltd at Dunston on Tyne. Cost 445


Above: ULYSSES leads PEAR BRANCH (built Palmers 1921, 4786grt) up the river

Above photographs courtesy of Kevin Blair