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EX TID-174

Ex Tyne Tug Bonchurch Brthed at Fiddlers Ferry Marina, Penketh Cheshire.

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Are you sure this was a Tyne tug? which one?, I knew most of them by heart.
It's the wheelhouse that does not make her look like a Tyne tug,
Maybe one of Frances Fenwicks fleet?
I must be getting older than I thought
Mike
 

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A lovely Tug! TiD'S were used by the MoD in the 5o's. I understand they had over 20 of them at navy bases.
 

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The owner posted these words to a site called threebandits.co (not sure of the link)

This is my Tug Boat Bonchurch – exTid 174 which I have just bought. It is 65ft long and the biggest boat I have ever owned! It is a TDI type Tug and was used until 1998 in the Newcastle area then laid up until 2002 when it was brought to Plymouth where I bought it. It now needs a lot of work to get it back to its former state.

Phill
 

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As Bonchurch she was operated by Red Funnel Tugs in Southampton in the 1960,s-70,s. Bonchurch is I believe an Isle of Wight name.

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Was at Newhaven for a time in 2005 - http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8237 - with the name Edinburgh in gold at the bows.

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A total of 182 TID tugs were completed and launched during The Second World War.
http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/tidtugs/index.html

TID 174 [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Yard No: S482[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Launched: Oct 1945[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Completed: Feb 1946[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Still in Existence[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1946: (Government of France).
1948: Abeille No. 13 (ëLes Abeillesí Rem. Et Sauv., France).
1958: (New (oil) engine).
1963: Baie Comeau (sirespa Building Co. Ltd.).
1966: Bonchurch (Red Funnel Tugs Ltd., Southampton).
1983: (H.G. Pounds, Portsmouth).
Later reported sold to a private buyer at Torquay: to be used in search for a sunken treasure ship off the Devon coast.
23.01.2002: Still exists. See www.tugtalk.co.uk (Paysite)
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If you did not know the distinctive TID's hull shape you would not think it was one judging by her upperworks, it's the most converted one I have seen, certainly seems in good shape for her age.
 

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ALL THE COMMENTS ARE GOOD BUT A TUGMAN WOULD NOT HAVE THAT DREADFUL LOOKING ROPE LOOPS AROUND THIS REALLY NICE LOOKING TUG SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GOING TO A FEST, OR A CIRCUS FRED THE TUGMAN
 

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Your right just a set of Firestone's or Pirelli's.
 

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