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GENERAL IX

VISTA
Ex:: 1940 VISTA, 1975 GENERAL IX
71 GRT
Machinery: diesel, 420bhp-313kW
re-engined 19xx 780hp PAXMAN main engine
90kva PERKINS generator

VISTA
1940: Built by "Richard Dunston" at Thorne
1940: To "Vokins & Co Ltd" at London
1975: To "Thames & General Lighterage Co Ltd" at London as GENERAL IX
1980: taken over by "Cory Lighterage Co Ltd"
1982: To "Hastings Bros" (GBR)
198x: To "John Reed" (GBR)
199x: To " Bill Blake" at Barking Creek (GBR)
199x: To "Thames & Medway Towing Co" at Gravesend (new wheelhouse ,engine removed?)

Seen at Denton Gravesend,March 08

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Ben(admin)   [Dec 20, 2009 at 11:41 PM]
Thanks Kieran. Details updated. I have to agree, i would love to see both the Warrior & Vista underway again.
the tug master   [Dec 20, 2009 at 01:21 AM]
Hi Ben, she now has a 780hp PAXMAN main engine also a 90kva PERKINS generator have been in her some time now all she is awaiting is a new tail shaft and prop. Also Ben she was built from the planes of the VANOC but was upsized on her dimensions by 2 feet all round including her draught. Havent spoke to Dave for a while so dont know if he has got them yet but i for sure would love to see this ole girl underway with craft once again..

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