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DUNFALCON

Newport Screw Towing Company's 1949 Bowling built tug DUNFALCON is seen working as stern tug to CERRO BOLIVAR arriving at Newport on 29.11.64.

EX-BATTLEAXE-61 EX-VANGUARD-61 EX-EMPIRE PINE-46

She was broken up at Newport in December 1968

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DUNFALCON
O.N. 168686. 252g. 0n. 107.1 (115.6 –O.L.) x 26.2 x 12.4 feet
T.3-cyl. (16½”, 27” & 46” x 30”) by Plenty & Son Ltd., Newbury. 117nhp.
10.6.1941: Launched as EMPIRE PINE by Scott & Sons, Bowling, (Yard No.360), for The Ministry of War Transport, London.
29.8.1941: Registered at Glasgow: Vessel No.24 of 1941.
4.9.1941: Completed and handed over to Steel & Bennie Ltd., the appointed managers.
20.3.1946: Owners restyled as The Ministry of Transport.
1946: Sold to Steel & Bennie Ltd., Glasgow and renamed VANGUARD.
1961: Renamed BATTLEAXE, to release the name.
1961: Sold to Newport Screw Towing Ltd., Newport, and renamed DUNFALCON.
12.1968: Sold to John Cashmore Ltd., Newport, for demolition.
 

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Hi Malcolm,
I visited Newport Docks one day around that time, as a teenager, and went out on one of the tugs assisting an ore carrier in. I think it was Dunfalcon. Great days, before ISPS!
 

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Hi Richard, maybe we were on board together? - the DUNSNIPE - Danny Lynch was relief skipper; he had invited local photographer Des Harris on board and I had joined them
 

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Danny is still around but Des (Fotoship) Harris passed away some years ago, early eighties I think
 

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