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Seen at Gloucester on the 9th April 2013

SWALLOW is a river or dock tug built in 1937 by James Pollock Sons & Co. Limited at Faversham. Her current engine is a Ford diesel 6D, 130 bhp. She worked on the River Lea, Regents Canal and the Thames until the late 1960s. Purchased at Sunbury in 1978 in derelict condition with the original engine removed, she was restored by Anthony Mayes of Wargrave and retained for occasional towing on the Thames. She was sold to Malcolm Bristow in 1987 of Tetbury. Her present owners bought SWALLOW in 2012.


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Bob Smith   [Oct 20, 2013 at 03:42 PM]
Sorry, just a note that I saw her, not even a date Sad
daveyraver   [Oct 07, 2013 at 07:56 AM]
Nice photos Bob Very Happy . From your records do you happen to know which lighterage company previously owned Swallow Question
Bob Smith   [Apr 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM]
Thought you would like her Ben Smile . I have a record of seeing her way back in the mid sixties, but no photo Sad
Ben(admin)   [Apr 11, 2013 at 06:52 PM]
In great condition Bob. Lovely to see

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