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Castor

Liverpool Grain Storage & Transit Co.Ltd motor tug Castor built 1944. In the Mersey with the Empress of Canada
at the landing stage in the background with the bunkering tanker Hemsley 1 in attendance.

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Built 1944, a goodly bit before 1961.

CASTOR
O.N. 180321. 54g. 0n. 65.0 x 17.0 x 7.4 feet.
C.2-cyl. (12½” and 26” x 18”) by John Dickinson and Sons Ltd., Sunderland. Boiler by Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd., Dundee. Oil fuel. 220 IHP. 8½ knots.
Post 196x: Unspecified type diesel.
04.10.1944: (Ministry Job No. A/MS/1033) launched as T.I.D. 116 by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne (Yard No. 537) for the Ministry of War Transport, London, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry).
22.11.1944: Registered at Hull, vessel No.134 of 1944.
12.12.1944: Completed.
13.12.1944 until 02.01.1945: Not allocated.
03.01.1945 until 30.10.1945: Allocated to miscellaneous naval duties
16.02.1945: Allocated to the Netherlands Royal Marine for duties at Vlissingen (Flushing)
31.10.1945: Allocated to the South East Asia Command, (T. Phelan and Co. Ltd, Liverpool, appointed as lay-up managers).
xx.04.1946: Owners restyled as the Ministry of Transport, (Stanley Lancelot Tottle, Hull, manager at the Ministry),
1947: Sold to the James Contracting and Dredging Co. Ltd at London,
18.02.1947: Hull registry closed, consequent of re-registry in London.
24.02.1947: Renamed TIDWORTH.
1947: Sold to the British Transport Commission, Southampton.
1962: Sold to Metal Recoveries Ltd and Associated Bridge Builders Ltd, Newhaven, and re-engined.
1966: Sold to the Liverpool Grain Storage and Transit Co. Ltd., Liverpool, and renamed CASTOR.
1976: Sold to Bradshaw and Weston Marine Services Ltd., Weston-super-Mare, rebuilt in part, and renamed WESTON COUGAR.
1976: Sold to Conteglade and Darlington Ltd., Liverpool.
1976: Reported as sold to Turkey. Also reported as demolished.
 

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Bill yes just about to change it got the date mixed up with their other tug Ceres.
 

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