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WORTHA

Reg: (GBR)ON 161318
96GRT (77.5'x19.6'x8.0)
1scr Worthington 276bhp sp 9kn
re-engined 1948 diesel Ingersoll Rand 340bhp
re-engined 1962 diesel 405bhp
re-engined 19xx Gardner x 3

WORTHA
1929: Built by "J.I Thornycroft & Co" at Woolston (GBR) (YN 1086)
1929: delivered to "Thames Steam Tug & Lighterage Co" at London (GBR)
1941: 16/07 : on UK MOWT service
1946: 18/02 : Returned to owners
1948: re-engined diesel Ingersoll Rand 340bhp
1962: re-engined diesel 405bhp
1962: To "Thames & General Lighterage Co" at London (GBR)
1973: To "John Ramsey" at Ipswich (GBR)
1974: To "Maritime Towage & Salvage" at London (GBR)
1975: To W.G.S Crouch & Sons" at Greenhithe (GBR)
1978: Renamed WORTH SPEARING
1984: engine removed, hull sold to owners in Rochester - most likely broken up

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Ben(admin)   [Sep 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM]
A little bit of info on the CABOT for you Gordon : 1974: To Maritime Towing & Salvage at London(GBR) , 1982: To "Winnie Towing" at Lowerstoft(GBR) , 198x: To B.Murphy (IRL) , 1995: Broken up at Oldcourt (IRL). I have updated WORTHA's engine specs and listed the Gardner engines.
GMcCann   [Sep 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM]
Thanks Ben I dont have any pictures of this tug. She was owned by Maritime towing and salvage along with the Cabot A. The company was set up by father and his marine solicitor Ron Wickens, M tugs eventually bought out Maritime towage. When he owned her she had three Gardners, One eight cylinder in center and two six cylinders either side runing throw a gear system then out through one shaft. She was very clean and painted throughout.

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