Australian connection

Bob S
2nd April 2005, 20:09
Two tugs originating from Australia working on the River Thames.

Adsteam Towage (Gravesend) tug GURRONG photographed at Gravesend during September 2003. Originally operated by Howard Smith (Australia). Taken over by Adsteam Marine (Australia) during 2001 and transferred to UK during 2003.

Adsteam Towage (Gravesend) tug REDCLIFFE photographed at Gravesend during September 2003.
Originally built as W J TROTTER for Queensland Tug & Salvage of Australia. Sold to Adsteam (Brisbane) during 2001 and renamed REDCLIFFE, transferred to UK during 2003.

Bob S
2nd April 2005, 20:41
Here’s a coincidence having just posted GURRONG above.

Thought I found a new tug on the River Thames today, the ADSTEAM VICTORY but it appears that she is the GURRONG after repainting and renaming.