Llanwern Tug

shutchison
19th July 2009, 22:22
Hi! My name is Sharon. I am looking for a photo or any information on the llanwern tug based at Newport. My grandfather was apparently the skipper on this tug. I think it may have been in the 1960's.

Steve Woodward
19th July 2009, 23:03
Sharon, Welcome to SN from East Yorkshire, there is a little bit of information on her with this image CLICK HERE (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=74629) and a later image under a different name HERE (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=80504).
Lets hope the mebership can come up with a bit more for you, best of luck, enjoy your time with us
Steve

K urgess
19th July 2009, 23:03
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Sharon.
Quite a few tuggies in the crew who may be able to help.
This site will give you some basic details
http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/230099

gdynia
19th July 2009, 23:55
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

BillH
20th July 2009, 05:50
Hi! My name is Sharon. I am looking for a photo or any information on the llanwern tug based at Newport. My grandfather was apparently the skipper on this tug. I think it may have been in the 1960's.
LLANWERN
O.N. 183374. 152g. 28.66 x 8.18 x 3.048 metres oa. Fire-fighting tug.
Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (222 x 292mm) Blackstone ERS8M type oil engines manufactured by Lister, Blackstone Ltd., Dursley, powering two generators each driving two electric motors geared to twin fixed pitch propellers. 1,200 BHP. 16 tons bollard pull. 10 kts.

8.9.1959: Keel laid as LLANWERN by P. K. Harris (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Appledore (Yard No. 119) for British Transport Commission, London.

3.12.1959: Launched.

22.6.1960: Completed. Registered Newport.

1963: Owner restyled British Transport Docks Board.

1977: Purchased by Cory Ship Towage Ltd., London, and renamed TAFFGARTH.

1979: Bareboat chartered to the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners, N. Ireland, with an option to purchase.

1980: Option taken and renamed FOYLEDALE, re-registered at Londonderry.

1993: Laid up for disposal with machinery defects.

11.1994: Sold to McKenzie Marine, Ullapool.

1995: Refurbished and renamed ULLA PULL, retaining Londonderry registry.

(it had been intended to be renamed ULLAPOOL but that name is still registered to Ropner Shipping Company Ltd., Hartlepool.

2.1999: Sold to West Africa Marine, Honduras, and renamed LUBA.

Still in service January 2000.

R58484956
20th July 2009, 08:46
Greetings Sharon and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

billyboy
20th July 2009, 09:13
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

Jon M
8th January 2012, 22:38
Hi Sharon,

I know a lot about thuis tug and have many pictures of it. My daughter married the skipper (McKenzie Marine family) when it was called the Ullapull and spent a few years round the UK towing barges. If you are still interested post a reply or get in touch (not sure if you can do that as I am new to this group), anyway, then I will search out some pictures.

wkmarine
5th December 2013, 20:58
Hi Jon,, I also worked on this tug!! On the same watch as Joe(daughter) unfortunately we lost the props in Lowestoft! and were laid off,,I didnt return as was on another job but really enjoyed my time on her,,,,,We met once must have been Lowestoft,,,best regards Kevan

mr g elliott
15th December 2013, 12:21
Hi! My name is Sharon. I am looking for a photo or any information on the llanwern tug based at Newport. My grandfather was apparently the skipper on this tug. I think it may have been in the 1960's.

I was a steward on a cargo ship named llanwern back in the sixties it was owened by radcliffs of cardiff(Jester)