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JOHN H AMOS

Tender/Tug (presumed being the last paddle tug built ever)
Registered: LR34-35:61642 /LR43-44:09493 /LR47-48:09164 /LR50-51:64505 /LR56-57:65195 /LR60-61:66449
IMO 5173735 /(GBR)ON 160734
202 GRT, L33,53m, B6,89m (110.0'x22.6'x10.7')
paddle, 2x C2cyl by shipbuilder, 127nhp-500ihp, sp 11kn

JOHN H. AMOS
1930: Built by "Bow, McLachlan & Co Ltd" at Paisley (GBR) (who went bankrupt just before finishing the tug) (YN 497)
1930 -xx/02: delivered to "Tees Conservancy Commissioners" at Middlesbrough (GBR)
(GBR flag, regd Middlesbrough, ON 160734)
1935 -xx/03: L.R. class withdrawn at owner's request
196x: To the Mayor, Aldermen & Burgesses of the County Borough of Teesside (GBR)
1967 -01/01: To the newly formed "Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority" (GBR)
1967: withdrawn from service
1968: donated to the "Middlesbrough Borough Council / Museum Service" (GBR)
(moved up river to Stockton Quay, preservation failes, laid up at Stockton Quay)
197x: To "ITL - International Towing Ltd" (M. List-Brain) at London (GBR)
1976 -xx/03: re-painted and towed to the River Medway in Kent by the tug 'Cervia', renamed HERO
1977: returned to her original Tees Conservancy Commissioners colour scheme, moored at Chatham (GBR)
1981: re-renamed JOHN H. AMOS
198x: To Martin Geoffrey Stevens at London (GBR)
(awaiting restoration, lying on a slipway at the Chatham Historic Dockyard (now known as the World Naval Base)
2004: still laid up on the Medway at the "Chatham Maritime Centre" at Chatham (GBR) in derilict state
2008 -28/03: lifted by floating crane 'GPS Atlas' on pontoon 'Portal Narvik' for transport to Chatham Docks for restoration

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