GREAT EMPEROR (1909)

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GREAT EMPEROR (1909)

Post by yorkieman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:52 pm

A view of the R.B.Harrison repair yard at Bill Quay on the Tyne
On the slipway, one of the ex US Army tugs in service at Sunderland
and alongside look carefully, not only GREAT EMPEROR but also CULLERCOATS (minus funnel) inside her

GREAT EMPEROR
1909, 171grt
J.T.Eltringham, South Shields (269) for The John Dry Steam Tugs Ltd.
1929 to Readhead & Dry's Tugs
1944 to France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Tugs
Broken up at Gateshead in 2/1959
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George Robinson
Freeman of Eriskay

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Re: GREAT EMPEROR (1909)

Post by Magoonigal » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:21 pm

The Cullercoats would date the picture to July/August/September 1956 when she was re-engined by Bobby Harrison's with the engine from a French Trawler called BEARN.

The DPC could be either Grangetown or Ryhope as I believe the Cornhill only had one mast.

Looking again at the length of the name I think its RYHOPE on the slip.
Paul Hood.

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