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allantcondie



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Two Tugs in the background of this photo of a railway engine on the quay in Aberdeen.

Date late 1940s - can anyone identify the Tugs.
· Date: Mon, 14 February 11 · Views: 329
· Filesize: 66.5kb · Dimensions: 838 x 480 ·
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Keywords: Aberdeen Tugs
Source of Image, If not your own: Unknown
Location photo was taken: Aberdeen
Date photo was taken: 1949
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Trawldoor
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Mon, 14 February 11 06:26

Are you sure it's Tug funnels? Looks like they belong to Steam Trawler to me as does the foremast in the picture
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allantcondie
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Mon, 14 February 11 07:42

I'm a bit rusty on Navigation Lights - I know Tugs had three on the foremast so that's how I went this time - but what about trawlers?
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emphatic
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Mon, 14 February 11 13:28

The navigation lights on the mast we can see are not tug nav lights when they desided to have three mast head lights each light was 6ft. apart don't think them there lamps are 6ft. apart not sure if it's a trawler Fred Denman
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john fraser
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Mon, 14 February 11 15:32

Going by the building opposite,it looks like they are lying at Blaikies quay.Sometimes ships under repair(North Boats) at Hall Russells were laid up in the corner.Quite possible the plain funnel with black top could be one of the Orkney Inter-island boats.Earl Thorfinn or Earl Sigurd.(Buff funnel with Black top)
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chadburn
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Wed, 16 February 11 11:27

Is it possible that the photo is from the Wartime Years and the vessel's are Minesweeping Trawler's or ex M.T's awaiting conversion back to "Civilian" after the War

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Geordie Chief

From Grey Funnel to any Funnel, just show him/ me the money Mabel
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allantcondie
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Wed, 16 February 11 12:28

I have studied pictures of the two Earls and I think they are ruled out. Current favourite is that the buff? black topped funnel belongs to a trawler just out of overhaul. What detail can be seen could put it as one of the WWI Strath Class.


I wish I could find a list of Aberdeen Trawlers.
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Supergoods

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Wed, 16 February 11 16:20

Going by the number on the shunting engine this would date the photo somewhere between 1946 when 8191 was allocated to it and August 1948 when it was renumbered by British Railways.

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allantcondie
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Wed, 16 February 11 17:10

Yes, that would be about right - but what also puzzles me after looking at the film North Sea is that if they were trawlers they woulde have the registration number painted on the front of the funnels.
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bobs

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Wed, 16 February 11 20:00

As Supergoods says, the locomotive's number indicates that the photo was taken 1946 to 1948.
The loco itself dates from 1915, when it was built by Manning Wardle, Hunslet, Leeds as No 44 for the Great North of Scotland Railway for Dock shunting duties in Aberdeen.
At the grouping of the railway companies in 1923 it became LNER Class Z4 no 6844; then 8191 with the company's renumbering programme of 1946. At nationalisation it became 68191 and survived until 1959, when it was scrapped by British Railways at Inverurie Works

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allantcondie
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Thu, 17 February 11 03:27

Thanks for the loco details which in fact I already had - its the funnels in the background that are causing the problem.
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bobs

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Thu, 17 February 11 03:56

The loco details were for anyone interested because you hadn't shared them with us!

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hippo-dave
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Thu, 24 February 11 17:23

Colours of the funnel on the left are very similar to the Aberdeen Harbour Board tugs. But I can't find a tug that matches the funnel.
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chadburn
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Fri, 25 February 11 09:19

You are right, the banded funnel colour's appear to be those of the Aberdeen Steam Tug Co. Ltd. Even in the early 1950's they were running some old vessel's, their names were Danny 1918, Glen 1904, Ness 1925 and Ridgeway 1902 and all recip's. Which one is it ? Judging by what appears to be a fresh paint job on the other funnel I wonder if the Tug is moving a "dead" Trawler around after o/h

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Geordie Chief

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