CRACKER 1900 - London & Glasgow

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CRACKER 1900 - London & Glasgow

Post by yorkieman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:46 pm

One of the 'Dromedary' class of naval paddle tugs
1900, 772 displacement tons
London & Glasgow Eng. & Iron Shipbuilding Co., Govan
Broken up at Grays 7/1956
George Robinson
Freeman of Eriskay

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Re: CRACKER 1900 - London & Glasgow

Post by E28 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:03 pm

Where the river is narrow & winding in its course, paddle tugs are mostly employed, such as those on the Clyde & Tyne.

For harbour work generally, where the main work consists of aiding ships to dock, undock, to turn short round with a strong current running, to swing for adjustment of compasses, to pick a ship up after being launched & to render efficient aid to disabled ships, undoubtedly the paddle tug is the best all-round vessel.

Extract, in part, from the Admiralty Manual of Seamanship. Vol II. 1909.
Additional texts in that Volume re paddle v screw tugs.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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