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Alexadria Towing FLYING KESTREL

Ocean Dock. FLYING KESTREL towing Brit Rail vessel from the berth. Also shown, the troopship DEVONSHIRE, later school ship DEVONIA. 1960s.

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Another splendid photo Stephen.

The British Railways vessel looks like it could be the MAID OF KENT, probably at Southampton for a maintenance refit by Thornycrofts.

Sean
 

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FLYING KESTREL (4th)
O.N. 169280. 244g. 106.7 x 26.7 x 11.6 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16", 26" & 43" x 30") by Charles D. Holmes & Company Ltd., Hull. 1,000ihp.
9.3.1943: Launched as EMPIRE MASCOT by Henry Scarr Ltd., Hessle (Yard No. S. 430) for the Ministry of War Transport, London.
12.5.1943: Registered at Hull.
19.5.1943: Completed. (C. Rowbotham & Sons, appointed as managers).
27.7.1946: Sold to Metal Industries Ltd. (T. McKenzie C.B., C.B.E., manager) and renamed METINDA IV.
1947: Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd. appointed as managers.
1948: Purchased by the Alexandra Towing Company Ltd.
1949: Renamed FLYING KESTREL.
18.3.1969: Delivered by MUMBLES (291g./69) to Haulbowline Industries Ltd., Passage West, Cork for demolition.
 

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