Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

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Woody
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Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Woody » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:51 pm

Perseverance
Dockyard Tug - W.08
Launched by Fleming & Ferguson Paisley, Yard No 509, on 5/2/1931 as the dockyard tug IMARA for the Tanganyika Railway Co, Dar-es-Salaam. Sold 15/4/1958 to the British Iron & Steel Corporation for BU
437grt
109ft x 28.5ft x 13 ft
Twin screw, 2 x triple expansion engines, coal, combined 1000IHP giving 11 knots
Fire and salvage pump and a steam capstan at the stern

15/4/1931 left the Clyde for Dar-es-Salaam
1932 purchased by the Admiralty and as she had been built for the tropics she had to be refitted for British Waters. She was given an enclosed bridge, capped funnel, renamed PERSEVERANCE, and was based at Chatham

See also Clyde-built Ships: Photography
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C1 Perseverence steaming port bow.jpg
Perseverance at Chatham
C2 Perseverence underway starboard 1951.JPG
1951

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Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Toby » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:24 am

Hello Woody and other forum members who may be able to help,

I am interested to know, from where the first photograph (Perseverance at Chatham) was located and whether you have or know (or if anyone has or knows) where there might be, a higher resolution photograph available. I believe the second image may also be found in the book, Channel Sweep, but have not seen the first image anywhere else.
I am interested in images of, or anything pertaining to, this Royal Navy tug, for, I am building a largish model of the boat.

Hoping you or someone may be able to oblige.

Toby

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Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Brianh » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:38 pm

Toby - this is a World Ship Society Photo Library picture taken in the Medway off Chatham circa 1952.

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Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Toby » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:56 pm

Hello Brian H,

Thank you for taking the time to post a reply to me; much appreciated.
I shall try to find out more about World Ship Photo Library and what is available, for this is a Library of which I am unfamiliar.

Thanks,
Toby

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Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by steely17 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:45 am

try this facebook page RMAS Portsmouth many pictures of the naval tugs and chat from the crews who manned them

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Re: Perseverance 1931 - Dockyard Tug

Post by Toby » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:09 pm

I had emailed World Ship Photo but no response about photo or to visit.


Thank you steely 17 I shall try the Facebook page.

Toby

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