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Avenger

300 g.t. built 1962 by Cochrane, Selby.
Owner: Alexandra Towing Co (London) Ltd, London.
Flag: United Kingdom.
Seen waiting outside London's King George V Entrance Locks on 2nd September 1981.
Renamed: 85-Avenger IV.

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Built 1962 by Cochrane and Sons Ltd., Selby. YN1482. Screw Tug. L118'5''. B30'5''. D12'11''. 293grt 1800bhp 9cyl British Polar diesel engine. Speed 12 knots BP 36 tons. Acquired 1962. Disposed 1975. Official No. 304381. Call sign GKSU.

1962:Built for Ship Towage [London] Ltd.
1969 Transferred to London Tugs Ltd.
1974/5:Fitted with Kort nozzle and variable pitch prop by Tyne Dock and Engineering Co., South Shields. Bollard pull increased from 18 to 32 tons.
1975:Owners The Alexandra Towing Co. [London] Ltd.
1985:Sold to Purvis Marine, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, renamed Avenger IV.
1985:Departed Gravesend bound for Great Lakes of Canada.
2005 Still in service.
 

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Lovely shot Jonesy,
what a classic profile she had -truly distinctive.
But see her now at ......
http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/tug/images/avengerIV-mn.jpg

what have they done to her !

Glad she is still afloat and earning a crust though .

Regards,
Rick
 

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Thanks Rick,

as you say, the good thing is she still exists!

Regards
John J.
 

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