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Name: VIGILANT
Launched: 1874
Completed: 1874
Builder: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 102
Dimensions: 115grt, 17nrt, 100.3 x 18.1 x 9.4ft
Engines: 2 x SL1cyl (26.5 x 48ins), 70nhp
Engines By: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 70588
History:
1874 Dr Matthew Brownfield, Poplar; registered at London
02/1894 George Brown et al, South Shields; registered at South Shields
07/1923 Owners restyled as Brown Tug Co Ltd
1930 Broken up
Comments: 1930: Sold for breaking up on the Tyne


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